Mexico Tours - Globus®

Mexico's Copper Canyon (YM)

10 Day Tour from Phoenix to Phoenix

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Set in the Sierra Madre Mountains, Mexico’s Copper Canyon consists of multiple canyons that, when combined, are larger than the Grand Canyon and deeper in some places. The area is home to the indigenous Tarahumaras and one of the world’s most breathtaking train rides. On this Copper Canyon tour, you’ll explore this area, experience beautiful scenery, and learn about the native cultures. You’ll overnight in Phoenix, San Carlos, El Fuerte, Cerocahui, Posada Barrancas (Copper Canyon), and Nuevo Casas Grandes.

The highlight of this tour is your train ride on the Chihuahua al Pacifico Railroad. Named an engineering marvel by National Geographic, you’ll travel from sea level to almost 8,000 feet as you wind through rugged terrain and cross deep ravines on bridges—it is nothing short of spectacular! You’ll get to immerse yourself in the peaceful beauty of Copper Canyon when you overnight at the Mirador Hotel in Posada Barrancas. Located on the canyon’s edge near the highest point, all rooms have a magnificent view overlooking the canyon.

Other tour highlights include Urique Canyon, the deepest canyon in the western Sierra Madre Mountains, and Paquime, Mexico’s northernmost archaeological site where you’ll see the ancient pyramids and adobe-style apartments. Enjoy a cruise on the Sea of Cortez with a chance to see dolphins, seals, and exotic birds. On this tour, Globus has also included out-of-the-ordinary experiences. You’ll hear a presentation on the Tarahumara Indians, descendants of the Northern Mexico tribes who fled from the Spanish conquest and made the remote canyons their homes. In El Fuerte, founded in 1564, you’ll enjoy a Mexican party, where you’ll learn about Zorro and maybe even meet him!

These are just some of the highlights of this Copper Canyon tour. Be sure to grab your camera and get ready for a wonderful vacation!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

SAN CARLOS
Cruise on the Sea of Cortez
El FUERTE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Mexican party; walking tour; folkloric dance show; board the scenic Copper Canyon train
CEROCAHUI
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit a local school and mission; enjoy a wine tasting
URIQUE CANYON
Sightseeing
POSADA BARRANCAS
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Tarahumara Indians presentation; sightseeing
NUEVO CASAS GRANDES
Visit the archeological site of Paquime; farewell dinner

NOTES:

  • When you cross the US/Mexico border on Day 2, you will be required by the Mexican Government to purchase and complete a Mexican Tourist Card. The cost is approximately $30US per person. Your Tour Director will be available to assist you or you can purchase it online up to 7 days in advance.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Archaeological Zone of Paquime, Casas Grandes

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 7 lunches, 7 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Nuevo Casas Grandes

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 Arrive in Phoenix

Welcome to Phoenix! At 6 pm, meet your fellow traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming Copper Canyon adventure.

Day 2 Phoenix–San Carlos

This morning, we cross into Mexico. See large saguaro cacti and huge expanses of ranchland and pecan tree orchards. Continue through the Sonora Desert to San Carlos, located on the beautiful Sea of Cortez.

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Day 3 San Carlos–El Fuerte

After breakfast, board a private boat for a CRUISE on the Sea of Cortez and the chance to see dolphins, seals, and exotic birds such as the blue-footed booby and great blue heron. We then continue to the picturesque colonial town of El Fuerte, founded in 1564. See the beautifully preserved colonial architecture and enjoy the festive atmosphere. El Fuerte is also famous for being the birthplace of the legendary Señor Diego de la Vegas, also known as Zorro. You’ll learn the history of Zorro and perhaps have a chance to meet him at tonight’s Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite MEXICAN PARTY.

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Day 4 El Fuerte

This morning, enjoy a WALKING TOUR of the historic city center. Later, there is time to join an optional float trip on the river, meet members of the local Mayo Indian tribe, or perhaps just relax in the hotel’s beautiful gardens. After dinner this evening, enjoy a folkloric DANCE SHOW.

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Day 5 El Fuerte–Copper Canyon Train–Cerocahui

This morning, we board the train for your rail adventure through El Canon de Cobre (Copper Canyon). Experience some of North America’s most magnificent scenery as your TRAIN winds its way along the rim of steep chasms, descends from mountain passes reaching 7,000 feet, and crosses canyons and rivers. Arrive in the beautiful valley of Cerocahui. After lunch, visit a local Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite SCHOOL to interact with the children who call this part of the world home. We’ll also visit a local MISSION, founded in 1556. Before dinner this evening, enjoy a tour of the hotel’s winery, along with a TASTING.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Spend the night at the impressive Hotel Misión. Located near Urique Canyon, you’ll enjoy a peaceful atmosphere, along with beautiful Spanish architecture. Stroll through the lush gardens and orchards, explore the quaint village, or perhaps enjoy a taste of delicious Tarahumara apple pie.

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Day 6 Cerocahui–Urique Canyon–Posada Barrancas (Copper Canyon)

We start today with a visit to impressive URIQUE CANYON, the deepest canyon in the western Sierra Madre Mountains. Enjoy spectacular views as your guide explains the history and culture of this region. We continue to Posada Barrancas, located on the rim of Copper Canyon, for a 2-night stay. Before dinner this evening, enjoy a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite PRESENTATION on the Tarahumara Indians and their culture.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Your home for the next two nights is the Mirador Hotel. Located at the canyon’s edge near the highest point of the canyon, the Mirador is the premier hotel on the canyon rim and is the only hotel where each guestroom has a spectacular view overlooking the canyon.

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Day 7 Posada Barrancas

This morning, immerse yourself in the peaceful beauty of Copper Canyon. After area sightseeing, you may want to take an optional excursion on the new Aerial Tramway that descends into the canyon and affords great views. Cameras are a must! During free time this afternoon, you may wish to join a hike along the canyon’s rim, try an exciting zipline ride, go horseback riding, discover the local Tarahumara Indians’ arts and crafts, or just relax in the magnificent surroundings.

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Day 8 Posada Barrancas–Nuevo Casas Grandes

Today, we cross the Chihuahuan Desert and the fertile valley of Nuevo Casas Grandes. Enjoy a festive farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Director this evening—the perfect ending to your Copper Canyon adventure!

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Day 9 Nuevo Casas Grandes–Phoenix

After breakfast this morning, visit Mexico’s northernmost archaeological site of PAQUIME. Once an important trading center, it combines elements of the Pueblo Indian civilization from the Southwestern United States with Mesoamerican influences. See the pyramids, the adobe-style apartments, and learn about why these ruins are such a mystery to scientists, even today. Then, travel through the plains and cattle country of Chihuahua. Cross the border and re-enter the United States. Arrive in Phoenix early this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 Phoenix

Your tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers are provided to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

ANTONIO VALDEZ

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

My Name is Antonio Valdez , I am from Chihuahua city. I have been lucky to work in the Tourism Industry for over 25 years. My passion is to show guests Mexico's best in culture, places, archeology, botany or flora and fauna, and especially the journey through Copper Canyon by train.

Tour Director - ANTONIO VALDEZ

 Accommodations

San Carlos
El Fuerte
Cerocahui
Posada Barrancas
Nuevo Casas Grandes

San Carlos

Marinaterra Hotel

Moderate First-Class

Marinaterra Hotel Calle Gabriel Estrada S/N, San Carlos, SON Mexico

Calle Gabriel Estrada S/N
San Carlos, SON Mexico

Situated on the picturesque San Carlos Marina, Marinaterra Hotel offers two restaurants specializing in traditional Mexican cuisine and seafood, a poolside bar, and health club. Each of the hotel's 120 rooms has a balcony or terrace, air conditioning, satellite TV, and phone.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Beauty Salon
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Television
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer

El Fuerte

Hotel Posada del Hidalgo Hotel

First-Class

Hotel Posada del Hidalgo Hotel C.Hidalgo #101 Col.Centro, El Fuerte, SIN Mexico

C.Hidalgo #101 Col.Centro
El Fuerte, SIN Mexico

Built in 1890, this historic colonial mansion-style hotel offers a mix of old world charm with modern comforts. With 68 rooms located on 5 different courtyards and tropical gardens, the hotel offers a bar, pool, and thatch-roof, open air restaurant. Rooms are spacious with high ceilings and rustic wood beams.

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Spa Services
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer

Cerocahui

Hotel Mision

Moderate First-Class

Hotel Mision No 1 Est Fcc Bachu, Cerocahui, CHI Mexico

No 1 Est Fcc Bachu
Cerocahui, CHI Mexico

Surrounded by mountains and fertile valleys, this hotel is located within an old vineyard next to an historic Jesuit Mission Church. With 41 spacious rooms, this Mexican hacienda offers a restaurant overlooking the gardens and mission church, a cozy bar and fireplace, outdoor pool, and serves wine produced in the vineyard.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Gift Shop
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Television
  • Room Service
  • Internet Access

Posada Barrancas

Hotel Posada Barrancas Mirador

First-Class

Hotel Posada Barrancas Mirador Estacion Fcc No 1 Posada Barranca del Cobre, Divisadero, CHI Mexico

Estacion Fcc No 1 Posada Barranca del Cobre
Divisadero, CHI Mexico

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

This multi-award winning hotel sits at the canyon's edge, with stunning views sure that will leave you breathless. Unique in architecture, the Hotel Posada Barrancas Mirador features 70 luxury rooms, each with its own private balcony to take in the spectacular scenery. The hotel is furnished with traditional Mexican decor, including wood beam ceilings, terracotta tile floors, and adobe fireplaces.

Hotel Amenities

  • Spa Services
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Free WiFi
  • Luggage Storage
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Room Service
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • Window Opens

Nuevo Casas Grandes

Hotel Hacienda

Moderate First-Class

Hotel Hacienda Av. Benito Juarez #2603, Nuevo Casas Grandes, CHI Mexico

Av. Benito Juarez #2603
Nuevo Casas Grandes, CHI Mexico

Hotel Hacienda, located in the city of Nuevo Casas Grandes, overlooks an open lawn and garden and features a restaurant serving Mexican cuisine, bar, and cozy, air conditioned guestrooms.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool

Room Amenities

  • Desk
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Phone
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

No Excursions are available at this time.

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