- On a budget, Won't break the bank
- Age range
- 35-44, 45-54, 55-64
Travel from Chihuaha MX to the Gulf of California on the Ferrocarril Barrancas del Cobre. The trip can be done in one day, I'm planning to take about a week for plenty of sightseeing on the way.
The Copper Canyon is bigger and deeper than the Grand Canyon in Arizona, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is, by all accounts, a must-see. The package tours are all inordinately expensive, so I priced out what it would cost do it on my own. The following is a draft itinerary.
Day 1 - Arrive in Chihuaha
Day 2 - Sightseeing in Chinuaha, organized when we get there (or not). Plaza Mayor, Cathedral, Pancho Villa museum.
Day 3 - Transfer to Creel, either by rail (6:00 am!) or by bus. Creel is a mountain town (2,240m) with local sightseeing to waterfalls, lake, hot springs, and cultural tours to visit the indigenous Tarahumara, etc. Side trips would be arranged when we get there.
Day 4 - Creel
Day 5 - Transfer by train to Posada Barrancas/Divisadero area.
Day 6 - Posada Barrancas/Divisadero area. There is an "Adventure Park" with ziplines etc. Also, reviews says it is a nice area to walk around just for the views.
Day 7 - Transfer by train to El Fuerte, which is an old colonial town.
Day 8 - Sightseeing or relaxing El Fuerte.
Day 9 - Fly home from Los Mochis (which is near El Fuerte)
The above would cost about $1000 US plus meals and any sightseeing. It could be as little as $600 US with less expensive hotels and shared rooms.
I was also thinking of an option on Day 8 to take the Baja Ferry to La Paz and then spend a couple of days in La Paz or Los Cabos, and fly home from there.
This itinerary it pretty loose right now.