Mexico’s Copper Canyon

October 12, 2022 thru October 19, 2022

The Copper Canyon – Las Barrancas del Cobre in Spanish – should be on every bucket list! A network of six interweaving canyons deep within the Sierra Madre Mountains contain stunning natural beauty and abundant wildlife. This pristine environment that rivals runs deeper than Arizona’s Grand Canyon by a margin of over 1,000 feet. This stunning natural marvel is truly a special, unexploited corner of the world. You’ll be immersed in local culture and see spectacular landscapes.


Transportation

Motorcoach

Roundtrip motorcoach transportation included.

Transportation

Rail

Ride the Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacífico, better known as El Chepe, for one of the most spectacular train rides in North America.

Transportation

Cruise

Sea of Cortez scenic cruise included.

Duration

8 days, 7 nights

Activity Level 3

Moderate

Appropriate for: Most travelers beginning with those who are moderately fit, lead semi-active lives, are comfortable participating in long days of activities and expect some physical exertion.

Meals

22 meals (7 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners) included

Availability

SOLD OUT. Please call to be added to the waiting list.

Pickup/Dropoff

Roundtrip livery service included


Tour Highlights

  • Sea of Cortez scenic cruise
  • “Chichuahua al Pacifico” Train
  • Tarahumara cultural presentation
  • Canyon-view hotel in Posada Barrancas
  • Copper Canyon Aerial Tramway
  • Chihuahua City Tour
  • Poncho Villa Museum
  • Paquimé Casas Grandes

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip motorcoach transportation
  • Pick-up/livery service
  • 7 nights lodging
  • 22 meals
  • Admissions as described
  • Marine Excursion on the Sea of Cortez
  • Reserved train seating
  • Aerial Tramway in the Canyon
  • Services of a Tour Director
  • Services of a bilingual tour guide
  • Baggage Handling
  • Coach refreshments
  • Taxes & gratuities for included items
  • Mexican Visa entry fee


Day 1 - Tucson to Nuevo Casas Grandes

A tour escort from Pleasurebent Tours, as well as a bilingual expert tour guide will lead this journey from start to finish. We depart in the morning from Tucson and just over the border, we will stop for lunch in Puerto Palomas. Travel through the Chihuahuan Desert to reach the city of Nuevo Casas Grandes. Visit México’s northernmost archeological site at Paquimé, where the ancient Gran Chichimeca civilization once thrived. Tonight we have a Mata Ortiz pottery demonstration and our welcome dinner. (L,D)

Day 2 - Chihuahua

Travel to the city of Chihuahua, capital of the State, which played a pivotal role in the Mexican revolution. Arrive in the afternoon and tour the downtown “Centro Histórico, visiting the Plaza de Armas, Cathedral and State Capital Building with its impressive murals depicting the local history. Visit the Francisco Villa Museum, dedicated to the life and history of Mexican Revolutionary Francisco “Pancho” Villa before dinner at a local restaurant. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Posada Barrancas

This morning after breakfast, we will leave the high planes of the Chihuahuan Desert and head for the Sierra Madre Mountains, home of the reclusive Tarahumara (Raramuri) people. Travel through Creel and over the Continental Divide along the way. As we gain altitude, you will see the landscape changing from rolling hills into rugged mountains. Arrive to Posada Barrancas and enjoy a short nature walk around the canyon rim with a presentation by your Tour Manager about the Tarahumara culture. Dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

 

Day 4 - Copper Canyon Aerial Tramway

Today we have time to view and interpret Tarahumara Indian arts and crafts, visit the rim of the canyon and enjoy the surroundings. Opportunity to board the new Copper Canyon aerial tramway, allowing us to descend halfway into the Canyons and experience great views. There is time today for some optional activities or just relaxing. (B,L,D)

 

Day 5 - Copper Canyon Train

In the morning, we transfer to the train station, boarding at 9:00 a.m. for the most spectacular train ride in North America. Lunch onboard the train. We arrive in El Fuerte by mid-afternoon. This evening, immerse yourself in the local culture with folk dancing by performers in traditional costumes. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Álamos & San Carlos

Today we take a guided walking tour through the cobblestone streets, visiting some fabled mansions that have been restored to their original glory. The city of Álamos has been declared a national historic landmark by the government. Lunch is at the hotel and then we travel north past the foothills of the Sierra Madre and through rich grain farmlands. Arrive in San Carlos Bay by sunset with dinner at the hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - San Carlos

After a relaxed breakfast, we board a private boat for a scenic cruise on the Sea of Cortez – keep a lookout for dolphins, seals, and exotic birds such as the blue-footed booby and the magnificent frigatebird. This morning we will also visit the Guaymas Pearl Farm, the first cultured pearl farm in the Americas. Here you will learn about pearl farming, pearl grading, and quality selection. Afterward, we will visit the Mirador Escénico en route back to the hotel, rated by National Geographic as one of the top ten ocean views in the world. Lunch at the hotel with time to relax and visit the Marina shops. Farewell dinner tonight with your fellow travelers. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Sonora & Tucson

This morning we depart back to Arizona and travel through Hermosillo the capital of the State, visit the Cathedral and the Government Palace to view the famous murals depicting the history of Sonora. Continue to Santa Ana, where we stop for lunch before reentering the USA at Nogales, AZ arriving in Tucson around 5:00 p.m. (B,L)

Itinerary Subject to Change.


Package Pricing

$2,475 per person

Double occupancy

Deposit: $200

$2,871 per person

Single occupancy

Deposit: $200

Price Includes

Roundtrip motorcoach transportation
Pick-up/livery service
7 nights lodging
22 meals
Admissions as described
Marine Excursion on the Sea of Cortez
Reserved train seating
Aerial Tramway in the Canyon
Services of a Tour Director
Services of a bilingual tour guide
Baggage Handling
Coach refreshments
Taxes & gratuities for included items
Mexican Visa entry fee


Booking Policy

We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all and will go over our booking policies after you make your request for booking. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at (520) 325-8839, or visit our Booking Policies page. Click here for more information on our booking policies.

Travel Insurance

We recommend that all travelers purchase a travel protection plan to help protect themselves and their trip investment. Travel protection plans can provide coverage for trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical expenses and emergency evacuation/repatriation, trip delay, baggage delay, and more. For your convenience, we offer the following plan for this tour:

ADULT GROUP PREMIER PLAN

360° Adult Group Premier Plan – Provides the full coverage term details, including exclusions and limitations

$187 covers trip costs $2,001 to $3,000.  Cost may be more or less depending on your total trip cost. If you do not wish to purchase now, the plan can be purchased any time prior to final payment.

Contact us to purchase. If you have questions about coverage, please review the policy or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 888.574.7026 or email 360group@travelexinsurance.com. Travelex Insurance Services, Inc. CA Agency License #0D10209. Travel Insurance is underwritten by Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company; NAIC #22276. RWF


ITINERARY

For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.

The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.

ACTIVITY LEVEL

The Activity Level for this tour is 3: Moderate.

Expectations: Expect a moderate amount of walking. There will be time to rest on the coach and between attractions. To enjoy this tour, you should be prepared to walk slightly longer distances, climb stairs and tolerate periods of standing, for example on city walks, sightseeing stops or ship excursions. The daily pace and timing can fluctuate significantly between longer and shorter travel days, with additional activities possibly occurring in the early morning or evening. There may be some changes in altitude or temperatures.

Appropriate for: Most travelers beginning with those who are moderately fit, lead semi-active lives, are comfortable participating in long days of activities and expect some physical exertion.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.

GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE

The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is not included. If you feel your Tour Director helped you enjoy your tour, we suggest you enclose a gratuity in an envelope and present it individually at the end of the tour. Simply as a guideline, one may consider a per person, per day gratuity of $8.00 per tour guide as an average to be modified by one’s own personal experience. All hotel porterage and airport skycap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach/livery drivers.

LIVERY

For your convenience, we have a (round-tour) door-to-door pickup service with each multi-day tour. (This service is not available to all clients depending on your location.) Approximately 2 to 3 days prior to the departure date you will receive a call from our office and we will tell you your assigned pickup time. (These times can vary up to 15 minutes depending on traffic.)

LODGING REQUESTS

If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.

Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.

TRAVEL REQUESTS

We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.

RESPONSIBILITY

Pleasurebent Tours acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.

WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS

The average daytime high temperatures during our stay in Mexico is typically in the middle 70’s and the average night-time temperature is usually middle 50’s. When we are on or close to the Sea those temperatures drop 5-10 degrees or more. Typically, the air is much more humid than in Tucson and we can expect some Fall storms. Please be sure to bring a sweater and/or rain jacket, along with good walking shoes and a hat. There are no dress codes for the areas we take you on this tour.

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