Copper Canyon: Escorted Train Tours

Tours through Copper Canyon (often referred to as the Grand Canyon of Mexico) provide our rail car travelers with a rare and unique sightseeing experience.

Accessible only by rail, remote Barrancas del Cobre (or Copper Canyon) offers up some of the most rugged and isolated canyons in all of Mexico and is home to one of the most dramatic rail car tours anywhere in the world.

The Copper Canyon Train Tour Is One Of Our Most Popular Tours

Copper Canyon train tours are fully escorted by Professional Tour Operators.
Travel roundtrip during the day for optimal sightseeing and photography.
Rail cars are air-conditioned and reserved for Caravan passengers only.
The Copper Canyon train route travels from sea level to almost 8000’ elevation.
Traverse through 86 tunnels including the mile long El Descanso tunnel!
The almost 400 mile Chihuahua Pacifico railroad also crosses 38 bridges!
See the cave dwellings of the secluded and isolated Tarahumara Indians.
Stay at the Posada Barrancas Mirador on the rim near the highest point of the canyon.
Spend two nights at the restored, historic 1890’s colonial mansion Posada del Hidalgo.

Operated by Ferrocaril Mexicano this stretch of Chihuahua-Pacifico Railway was completed in 1961and is recognized as a modern marvel of engineering. The rail line took over 90 years to complete at a cost of over US $100 million.

Caravan’s Copper Canyon Mexico train tours are all-inclusive with no surprise option sales. Check out Caravan’s complete list of All-Inclusive Escorted Tours, many of which are up to 30% less than most of our lower cost competitors.

For more information on Caravan’s Copper Canyon Mexico train tours or to make Reservations, please call Toll Free 1-800-227-2826 or 312-321-9800 or visit our Mexico’s Copper Canyon Train Tours page.

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