Copper Canyon train ride: fully escorted, all-inclusive.

Come enjoy a Copper Canyon train ride and take an all-inclusive, fully escorted tour on private rail cars reserved exclusively for Caravan passengers only, through the Mexican Sierra Madre Mountains.

Caravan’s Copper Canyon train ride offers some of the most spectacular scenery and sightseeing you’ll ever do by rail (for more details see our Copper Canyon Train Ride page.

This stretch of Chihuahua-Pacifico Railway was completed in 1961 and is a modern marvel of engineering that took over 90 years to complete at a cost of over US $100 million.

The Copper Canyon train ride is operated by Ferrocaril Mexicano, exclusive owners of the Copper Canyon rail route and travels the same rails used by all trains going through the Canyon.

Other interesting facts about Caravan’s Copper Canyon train ride:

  • You travel first class in Copper Canyon’s air-conditioned private train cars (newly refurbished in 1999)
  • Rail car seats are reserved for Caravan passengers only
  • Fully escorted by a professional tour director
  • Copper Canyon’s train ride travels both south and north (roundtrip) travel routes
  • Both routes are scheduled in the daytime for optimum sightseeing
  • One all inclusive price with no surprise option sales (up to 30% less than most of our lower cost competitors)
  • All meals are included
  • You stay in carefully chosen and memorable lodges and hotels
  • Restaurants and menus are carefully chosen by Caravan
  • Purified drinking water and purified ice is served at all meals
  • Caravan provides bottled water on the coach and train
  • The five major canyons are collectively known as the Copper Canyon
  • There are 25,000 square miles of canyons in the Sierra Madre

For more information on our Copper Canyon train ride or to make reservations, please call 1 800-227-2826 or 312-321-9800or visit our Copper Canyon Train Ride page.

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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.
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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 Update.

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.


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.


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 Tours is a member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents), NTA (National Tour Association), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), and an allied member of ACTA (Alliance of Canadian Travel Agencies).