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Join me for a 9 day adventure through Mexico's Copper Canyon ending in La Paz in Baja California.
Day 1: We'll begin in Chihuahua, where we can spend the afternoon of your arrival checking out the sites of the central pedestrian plaza.
Day 2: Sunday morning we'll transfer to the town of Creel, where we can explore the indigenous village of the Tarahumara people. We'll enjoy local foods and stay in a cozy inn just a few minutes from the train station.
Day 3: We have the whole day to explore the area. Included in this day will be a tour of the land of the Tarahumara with its odd rock formations and a dramatic waterfall.
Day 4: In the morning, we'll catch El Chepe, the last passenger train running in Mexico to the town of Divisadero, overlooking the 4600 foot deep Copper Canyon.
Day 5: In the morning, we can hike to the Copper Canyon Adventure Park, which boasts the longest zip line in the world (optional, not included in the trip price). There are many hiking options into and around the canyon.
Day 6: We hop back on the train to spend the bulk of the afternoon winding through the canyons as we make our way to the Gulf of California for our overnight ferry trip to La Paz on the Baja Peninsula.
Day 7: We arrive in La Paz first thing Friday morning, which gives us the day to enjoy the town and its waterfront boardwalk.
Day 8: We can head out to some of the nearby beaches. Optional for today is swimming with whale sharks.
Day 9: Depart for home.
Photos from 2019 trip: https://photos.app.goo.gl/7AwrxxPGdR2T1aaZA
===Trip cost includes:
- 7 night's lodging in double occupancy rooms and one night in a shared berth on the overnight ferry.
- Train transportation in tourist class coach from Chihuahua to Los Mochis, bus transfer from Chihuahua to Creel, taxi to ferry, and hotel transfers at all of our destinations.
- Day tour excursion in Creel
-Air transportation to and from Mexico
===Extending your trip
If you would like to come earlier or leave later, please let me know, and I can arrange the additional nights' accommodation at cost.
This trip takes place in rugged country and is intended as an adventure tour. You must be physically capable of carrying all of your belongings over uneven ground without assistance.
As with all travel, changes may become necessary, but I will do my best to stick to the above itinerary.
===How to Sign Up
I plan to limit the number of people on this trip to 8 people max.
= Step one: Sign up for the trip. Once all the sign ups are filled, a waiting list will be created. Do not purchase your ticket if you are not on the Yes list.
= Step two: Purchase your plane ticket. You will have 24 hours to email me your air itinerary after signing up for the trip. If I have not received your itinerary, you will be moved to the waiting list (if the event is full).
Your ticket for the start of trip should be to Chihuahua, Mexico and your return ticket should be from La Paz, Baja California, Mexico (not Bolivia!)
= Step three: Pay for the trip
Once I've confirmed I've received your itinerary, you will need to pay for the trip via Venmo, Zelle, or PayPal (extra charge for PayPal).
Cost for double occupancy*: $800 (Double occupancy is 2 people in a room in separate beds. Same gender occupancy will be prioritized but not guaranteed.)
Cost for single occupancy*: $1000 (Your own room to yourself)
*In rare circumstances rooms may have shared bathrooms due to the rustic nature of accommodations in this area.
After that, it's time to start getting excited about the trip!
Once you've paid for the trip, I will purchase your train and ferry tickets, which are non-refundable. For this reason, I will hold onto $400 as a cancellation fee to cover my costs. If I can fill your space, I will issue the appropriate refund.
If you cancel less than two weeks in advance of the trip, you will lose your entire payment since I must still pay for all your accommodations.