Mexico’s Copper Canyon

October 12, 2020 thru October 19, 2020

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Dust off your passports and cameras and travel with us to Copper Canyon! The Barrancas del Cobre, in Spanish, should be on every bucket list! A network of six interweaving canyons deep within the Sierra Madre Mountains running deeper than Arizona’s Grand Canyon by a margin of over 1,000 feet. Natural beauty and wildlife abound in this pristine Canyon that rivals the Grand Canyon for its depth and vistas. This stunning natural marvel is truly a special, unexploited corner of the world. You’ll be immersed in local culture and see spectacular landscapes. This tour is almost all-inclusive, with 22 meals included, as well as round-trip door to door transportation from your home. Book soon, its sure to sell out.


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

Available

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
  • Mata Ortiz pottery demonstration
  • 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 escort
  • Services of a bilingual tour guide
  • Baggage Handling
  • Bus refreshments
  • Guide & driver tips
  • Mexican Visa entry fee


Day 1 - Home to San Carlos

A tour escort from Pleasurebent Tours, as well as a bilingual, expert tour guide will lead this journey from start to finish. Following a morning departure, we will cross the border at Nogales into Mexico. After a short drive, we arrive at Santa Ana for lunch. From there, we are on our way to the city of Hermosillo, founded in 1700 and the capital of Sonora, where we visit the Cathedral and the Government Palace to view the famous murals depicting the history of the region. We arrive at sunset in San Carlos Bay at our hotel for two nights, the Marinaterra Resort. Enjoy a Welcome to Mexico reception before dinner, hosted by your tour guide. Meals – Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 - San Carlos & the Sea of Cortez

After a relaxed start we board a private boat for a scenic cruise on the Sea of Cortez. Keep a look out for dolphins, seals and whales, and exotic birds such as the blue-footed booby and the great blue heron. After we return, we will visit a scenic lookout point en route to the local Cactus Garden. Wander among massive cacti and learn about these fascinating plants. Lunch is served poolside at the hotel, followed by time to relax and visit the Marina shops. This afternoon we depart for a seaside, sunset dinner. Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - San Carlos to El Fuerte

We will depart San Carlos after breakfast. Next, we travel south through rich grain farmlands to the foothills of the Sierra Madre arriving in El Fuerte by early afternoon. This evening, immerse yourself in the local culture at dinner with a colorful spectacle of music and folk dancing by performers in traditional costumes.

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Copper Canyon & Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacífico

Early in the morning, we board the Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacífico, better known as El Chepe, for one of the most spectacular train rides in North America, with lunch onboard the train. We will arrive at Posada Barrancas by mid-afternoon to check into our hotel in Copper Canyon for two nights. Tonight, we have dinner and a Tarahumara Indians cultural presentation. Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Copper Canyon

Today we take time to view and interpret Tarahumara Indian arts and crafts, visit the rim of the canyon and enjoy the surroundings. We ride the Copper Canyon aerial tramway, which allows us to descend through the Canyons and experience great views. There is time today for some optional activities: hiking, horseback riding or just relaxing, followed by dinner at the hotel. Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Copper Canyon to Chihuahua City

After breakfast, we board our motorcoach and transfer to Creel via Otero Canyon, stopping for lunch along the way. We arrive in Chihuahua City in the afternoon, tour the downtown “Centro Histórico” and  visit the Francisco Villa Museum, dedicated to the life and history of Mexican Revolutionary “Pancho” Villa before dinner at a local restaurant. Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Nuevo Casas Grandes & Chihuahua

This morning after breakfast we board the motorcoach and cross the Chihuahuan Desert to reach the city of Nuevo Casas Grandes. Lunch at a local restaurant in Old Casas Grandes. Afterwards, visit México’s northernmost archeological site at Paquimé, where the ancient Gran Chichimeca civilization erected their truncated pyramids and adobe multistory apartments. Tonight, we have a Mata Ortiz pottery demonstration and our farewell dinner.

Day 8 - Chihuahua to Home

After breakfast, we depart back to Arizona. Travel through the plains and cattle country of the state of Chihuahua before before reentering the USA at Douglas, Arizona and ending our journey back in Tucson. Meals – Breakfast, Lunch


Package Pricing

$2,187 per person

Double occupancy

Deposit: $200

$2,466 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 escort
Services of a bilingual tour guide
Baggage Handling
Bus refreshments
Guide & driver tips
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

$239 covers trip costs $2,050 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 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. Maid tips are not included.

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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