Mexico’s Copper Canyon Train

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Guided Sightseeing - Copper Canyon Train Tour

Experience both north and south canyon train routes on our Caravan guided sightseeing tour of Copper Canyon Mexico.

Round-trip sightseeing train rides aboard private, air-conditioned rail cars are scheduled during the daytime for optimum sightseeing with exceptional opportunities to take amazing photographs.

This fantastic, guided train tour through Barrancas del Cobre (Copper Canyon) is widely regarded as one of the world’s most scenic rail car vacation routes.

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Exceptional Tour Itinerary

You’ll love our carefully planned Mexico tour itinerary that includes stops in:

Creel
El Fuerte
Chihuahua
Barrancas

Weather permitting, you’ll also get to enjoy a relaxing El Fuerte river float trip!

Your Caravan guided sightseeing tour through Copper Canyon is also all-inclusive with no surprise option sales. All meals and luxury hotel accommodations are included for one low tour price.

One of your hotel accommodations is right on the rim near the highest point of Copper Canyon where every room has an unbelievable view of this remote and isolated backcountry.

Unbelievable Copper Canyon Sightseeing Train Trips

In all, there are five major canyons in the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountain Range that form the Copper Canyon.

The Copper Canyon train, operated by Ferrocaril Mexicano, traverses nearly 400 miles through Copper Canyon’s five major canyons.

Finished in 1961, the rail route took over 90 years to complete. It was a monumental task that necessitated building 38 bridges and blasting 86 tunnels, including the mile-long El Descanso tunnel.

Our Copper Canyon tour gets a lot of compliments. Many of our Caravan tour guests have remarked that they wouldn’t want us to change a thing about our guided sightseeing tour of Copper Canyon.

Most Knowledgeable Tour Guides

We hire outstanding, highly experienced local tour guides. They love sharing not only the intricate details of destinations on this guided sightseeing tour but also the amazing history and culture of Mexico.

Caravan Tours has designed this Copper Canyon train tour to exceed your expectations. Our tours are very informative and well-orchestrated with plenty of stops and incredible photo opportunities. You’ll also have plenty of time to rest, shop, or check out the local areas.

We love it when our guests tell us that our tour guides are organized, knowledgeable, and simply the best tour directors they’ve ever had. You’ll learn so much and be well taken care of.

About the Chihuahua-Pacifico Railroad

Initially conceived in 1872, Chihauhua-Pacifico Railroad, Mexico’s Copper Canyon rail route, was intended to provide the shortest route for transporting goods from Kansas City to the Pacific Ocean.

The inherent difficulties of engineering and building through such a mountainous region (plus the Mexican Revolution and World War II) delayed the project’s completion until 1961.

The final cost of building Mexico’s rail route through Copper Canyon was over $100 million U.S. dollars, which is nearly one billion in today’s dollars. Learn more about the history of the Chihauhua-Pacifico Railroad here.

About Caravan Tours

Since 1952 (celebrating 70 years in 2022), family-owned and operated Caravan Tours has been conducting fully guided sightseeing tours across the United States, Canada, and Central America.

Our fully guided tours are also offered at exceptional value, which in most cases is 30% less than our competitors.

In Mexico, we also offer guided sightseeing tours of Mexico’s ancient ruins including the famous archeological site at Teotihuacan plus, the Mayan ruins of Uxmal, and Chichen Itza.

Book a Copper Canyon Mexico tour with Caravan Tours and help us celebrate 7 decades of exceptional fully guided travel tours.

Book Your All-Inclusive Copper Canyon Vacation NOW!

Caravan Copper Canyon Mexico tours are fully guided and all-inclusive, so they do tend to sell out. Be sure to book your Copper Canyon train tour early to ensure you can book your preferred tour dates.

If you would like to learn more about our guided sightseeing tour of Copper Canyon Mexico, please get in touch.

Call Caravan toll-free at 1-800-Caravan (227-2826)

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Posada del Hidalgo
Canyon Views
Tarahumara

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2023 Hotels

Accommodations in the hotels and lodges are rooms with two beds and private bath or shower. A limited number of single rooms are available. Triple rooms are usually two beds.


Wyndham El Paso Airport

Day 1 • El Paso, Texas

Wyndham El Paso Airport

Wyndham El Paso Airport

The Wyndham El Paso Airport, a beautiful airport property with a southwest flair and many amenities including a beautiful outdoor swimming pool, is conveniently located just 200 yards from El Paso International Airport off I-10.


The Lodge at Creel Hotel and Spa

Day 2 • Creel

The Lodge at Creel Hotel and Spa

The Lodge at Creel Hotel and Spa

The Lodge at Creel Hotel and Spa is a beautiful hotel with log cabin construction and is located near the boardwalk. The hotel is surrounded by apple trees and pine trees, on the main street of the Magical Town of Creel. The Lodge at Creel Hotel and Spa offers a gym and spa, with a menu of aromatherapy massages, relaxation, hot peas, reflexology and magnets. We also have a sauna room and free gym equipment. The hotel is perfectly located to start your Copper Canyon Train ride.


Posada del Hidalgo

Days 3, 4 • El Fuerte

Posada del Hidalgo

Posada del Hidalgo

The Posada del Hidalgo is centrally located for exploring El Fuerte. This beautiful hotel is a former colonial mansion built by Señor Rafael Almada in 1890 for 100,000 gold pesos. Most of the original pine beams and furniture were brought by boat from San Francisco, California. The hotel features a swimming pool, restaurant, high ceilings with wood beams and two story balconies. Most of the rooms are air conditioned and all have private tile baths.


El Maravilloso

Day 5 • Copper Canyon

El Maravilloso

El Maravilloso

El Maravilloso is located at the canyon's edge, near the highest point of the canyon. El Maravilloso is the premier hotel on the canyon rim and each guest room has a spectacular view overlooking the canyon. From the hotel you may walk to see the Tarahumara Indians who live in the canyon caves below. You can also shop for native crafts from the Tarahumara artisan vendors who gather in front of the hotel.


Ramada Encore by Wyndham

Day 6 • Chihuahua

Ramada Encore by Wyndham

Ramada Encore by Wyndham

Located in the heart of Chihuahua's trendiest zone, the Citadela Lifestyle Center, minutes from downtown, bars and restaurants, and the historic center. All of the contemporary guest rooms include hairdryers, safe, free wi-fi and a coffeemaker. Enjoy the fitness center or outdoor pool.


Wyndham El Paso Airport

Day 7 • El Paso, Texas

Wyndham El Paso Airport

Wyndham El Paso Airport

The Wyndham El Paso Airport, a beautiful airport property with a southwest flair and many amenities including a beautiful outdoor swimming pool, is conveniently located just 200 yards from El Paso International Airport off I-10.

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Airport Transfers

arrival Transfers

Caravan’s El Paso, Texas hotel, the Wyndham Airport (2027 Airway Blvd) provides a courtesy shuttle from the El Paso International Airport (ELP). Upon arrival, call the hotel directly at (915) 701-3202 for pickup. If you prefer driving to El Paso, you may park for free at the hotel for the length of your tour. See Travel Tips for more details.

departure Transfers

Caravan's hotel in El Paso, Texas, the Wyndham Airport, provides departure transfers to the El Paso Airport (ELP). Your Tour Director will help you arrange your transfer to the airport with the Wyndham shuttle desk. See Travel Tips for more details.

Airfare is not included or sold by Caravan.

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Passports & Visas

To enter Mexico, you will need a U.S. passport valid for 6 additional months after the date of your arrival into Mexico. Non U.S. citizens, please check passport and visa requirements. Note: If you are travelling with children under 18 years old without both parents or legal guardians, you should carry a notarized letter of authorization signed by the missing parent(s) or guardian(s). A notarized birth certificate showing only one parent, a parent’s death certificate, or a court order of child custody may also be permissible. Failure to have proper documentation could result in denial of boarding by the airline, due to international child protection laws. See Travel Tips for more details.

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Weather & Clothing

Temperature °F (high/low) Rainfall (inches)

El PasoEl Fuerte
TempRainTempRain
Jan59/350.381/520.8
Feb65/400.384/530.6
Mar73/460.289/570.2
Apr81/540.295/620.1
May89/620.3100/670.1
Jun96/700.5102/751.5
Jul95/731.398/785.2
Aug93/711.596/775.4
Sep88/651.196/753.7
Oct79/540.695/671.4
Nov67/430.488/590.9
Dec59/350.581/531.0

Temperature °F (high/low) Rainfall (inches)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
El Paso
temp59/3565/4073/4681/5489/6296/7095/7393/7188/6579/5467/4359/35
rainfall0.30.30.20.20.30.51.31.51.10.60.40.5
El Fuerte
temp81/5284/5389/5795/62100/67102/7598/7896/7796/7595/6788/5981/53
rainfall0.80.60.20.10.11.55.25.43.71.40.91.0

Clothing Tips

This is a casual tour. Casual wear is suggested for sightseeing and daytime travelling. Dress code for evenings is casual. Suit jackets for men and dresses for women are not required. See Travel Tips for more details.

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Travel Tips & FAQs

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My Tour Price Includes

Virtually everything! Hotels, all meals, all of the activities described in the itinerary pages, airport transfers in select cities, gratuities to hotel porters, restaurant staff and local guides. Caravan’s professional Tour Directors and local guides will be with you every step of the way, ensuring a worry free vacation. They are fluent in English, experienced and fun, ensuring a worry-free vacation.

What is included in the tour price?

Virtually everything! Hotels, all meals listed in the itinerary, all of the activities described in the itinerary pages, airport transfers in select cities, gratuities to hotel porters, restaurant staff and local guides. Caravan’s professional Tour Directors and local guides will be with you every step of the way, ensuring a worry free vacation. They are fluent in English, experienced and fun, ensuring a worry-free vacation.

Are meals included?

Included meals for each tour are listed at the end of each day. Meals are shown by B (breakfast), L (lunch) and D (dinner). Full, buffet, or deluxe continental breakfasts are included everywhere. Bottled water is provided free on the motorcoach and purified water is provided at the meals. Alcoholic beverages are not included unless specified.

Children on Tour

Children age 5 and over are welcome on tour when accompanied by an adult. Usually, children travel during the school vacation months of June, July and August, and also during spring and winter school breaks.

Family Trips

Families are always welcome on any of our tours, but we do not have any programs specifically for or limited to families. Families can make specific requests for connecting, adjacent, triple or quad rooms, when available. Children must be at least 5 years old.

My Tour Price Does Not Include

Prices do not include air travel, country entry or departure fees, airport porters, visas, phone calls, valet, laundry, all items of a personal nature, extra food and beverages not on the regular menu, and tips to the Caravan Tour Director and Driver. General fees and taxes are additional and listed separately beneath each tour’s price.

Age of Travelers on a Caravan Tour

Usually, you find a mix of different age adult travelers on a Caravan Tour. Children age five (5) and over are welcome, and children usually join tours offered during Christmas holidays, summer vacation and spring break vacation.

Forms of Payment

Caravan accepts payment (in U.S. funds only) via MasterCard, Visa, or Discover.

Many Tours Sell Out Each Year

The farther in advance that you book, the more likely it is that your preferred tour will be open. Late bookings are welcome if the space is still available.

Fully Guided Tours Since 1952

Caravan has been offering fully guided tours worldwide under the same family ownership and management since 1952. Caravan understands and truly cares about your great expectations.

Size of Tour Group

Group sizes will vary depending on the reserved rooms at the hotels and the capacity of the boats and motorcoaches used. Usually, group sizes range from 30 to 44 passengers.

A Well-Paced Itinerary

A well-paced and unhurried itinerary is our goal, after all, you are on vacation! Touring days begin and end at reasonable hours and include frequent stops. While the occasional early morning departure is necessary, we do our best to ensure a leisurely vacation.

Caravan’s $129 Protection Plan Offers Peace of Mind

Caravan Travel Protection offers peace of mind if you cancel for any reason whatsoever prior to the departure of the tour. The travel protection plan also includes air, baggage, evacuation and medical coverage. The cost is $129.

Caravan Travel Protection

Caravan Travel Protection offers peace of mind if you cancel for any reason whatsoever prior to the departure of the tour. The travel protection plan also includes air, baggage, evacuation and medical coverage. The cost is $129.

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Customer Reviews

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"I thank you for a well-thought tour!"

Ms. L.B., San Diego, California

"The hotels were fabulous, service was great, and personnel was courteous and helpful. The meals, there were absolutely no complaints. The restaurants were clean and unique. Very nice!"

Mr. & Mrs. R.D., St. Ann, Missouri

"We enjoyed our trip very much and we are looking forward to our next trip."

Mr. R.J., Newbury Park, California

"We are looking forward to going on other Caravan tours later next year."

Mr. & Mrs. R.S., Hideaway, Texas

"Each of the hotels were clean, comfortable, we enjoyed them all. The meals were all excellent and the service was superb. We enjoyed the spectacular scenery, especially the canyons (Copper Canyon). We enjoyed all phases of this trip very much. Caravan does an excellent job!"

Mr. & Mrs. R.R., St. George, Utah

"Your tour director made the trip worthwhile; in fact, all the tour directors whom we have had on our three trips with Caravan are exceptional. I have been on your tours three times and all were excellent. Love to see more tours outside the U.S. Thank you for wonderful trips!"

Mr. & Mrs. J.S., Raleigh, North Carolina

"I enjoyed the float and seeing the birds, the views from the trains were excellent. Based on our experience on this trip, will want to go with Caravan again."

Mr. & Mrs. M.K., San Diego, California

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Why Travel with Caravan?

Excellence Since 1952

You can trust our years of experience with tours of superb quality and excellent value. Caravan has enjoyed the same family management and ownership since 1952.

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In 1959, Pan Am invited Caravan to be the very first tour company to fly their clients on its new line of Clipper Jets.
Vintage Motorcoach
In 1964, Caravan introduced the very first fleet of air conditioned motorcoaches in all of Europe.
Leather Back Turtle Park
Caravan is a proud supporter of the Leatherback Turtle National Park and Costa Rica's efforts to protect this endangered giant.
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Caravan Care

For your safety, Caravan cancelled most 2020 and all 2021 tour departures and refunded 100% of all payments received. See Caravan’s Covid-19 Terms of Travel.

Caravan's Proud History

In 1965, Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour CBS TV special on Caravan Tours. This TV production took about one month to make and was so successful it inspired the 1968 romantic comedy movie “If it’s Tuesday this must be Belgium.” In the early 50’s the Mayor of Dublin presented Caravan with the Key to Dublin for bringing the first American tour to the city after WWII. Since then, Caravan has been recognized as a pioneer in travel. You can trust in our stability, experience and dedication to quality.

Great Hotels

Stay at park lodges, scenic resorts, and excellent hotels in great locations. See hotel descriptions on each tour page.

Meals

In Costa Rica, Panama, and Guatemala, Caravan includes all meals. For USA and Canada tours, included meals are listed on each itinerary page. In Latin America, bottled water is provided free on the motorcoach and purified water is provided at the meals.

Complete Sightseeing

Enjoy complete sightseeing with more visits, extra features, and local guides.

Fully Guided by Tour Directors

All tours conducted from start to finish by professional tour directors, who are fluent in English, experienced, and fun.

All-inclusive

Caravan includes all activities listed in the tour itinerary page. Caravan does not sell any optional activities which can add hundreds of dollars to your tour price. Your free time is scheduled in great settings where there is no need to buy additional expensive activities.

Shopping Freedom

Caravan will not bring you to overpriced shops in exchange for payments. Caravan gives you ample opportunity and time for great shopping, and the freedom to choose where and when to shop.

Great Value, Book Early

Caravan’s strong buying power gives you great vacations at prices much lower than you can find anywhere. In a typical year, most of our tours sell out quickly. Book early for the date you prefer and the best air fare.

How does Caravan Tours sell these tours for such a low cost?

Caravan delivers volume to our suppliers, who in turn reward us with their very best prices. We in turn pass these savings on to you, and you reward us by buying our tours. As volume continues to rise, we then receive even better prices from our suppliers, and we pass even greater savings on to you. This year our tours are better than ever.

Trade Association Memberships

Caravan is a member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors), NTA (National Tour Association), ABA (American Bus Association), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), and ACMA (American Catalog Association).

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