Mexico’s Copper Canyon is considered the most scenic rail trip on the continent. Those who experience it cannot help but be amazed by its beauty and grandeur, and many describe it as more spectacular than the Grand Canyon.
This string of breathtaking canyons wind through the Sierra Madre Mountains, and are home to a vibrant tapestry of landscapes - from the immense cliffs that tower overhead and plummet to a seemingly bottomless abyss below, to the fertile green valleys and fragrant orchards, and to wind-blown crops and desert sands. This amazing journey traverses 37 bridges and 86 tunnels, and crosses interlocking canyons that are deeper, narrower and longer than any in the Americas.
We will have dramatic views of all of this from our comfortable car on the Chihuahua al Pacifico Railway. Nicknamed ‘The Chepe’, this comfortable, well-appointed train runs from the city of Chihuahua to the state of Sinaloa. Its construction is classified as a masterpiece of Mexican Engineering, and features roomy bucket seats and an open air car allowing photographers the opportunity to enjoy unobstructed panoramic vistas. As we relax and take in the views, we will learn about the indigenous cultures and unique archaeological sites around us.
We begin and end our tour in the state of Chihuahua - Mexicos largest, covering over one-eighth of the country´s territory. We will also visit the state of Sinaloa, and enjoy ‘El Fuerte’ - one of the most charming colonial towns in the country with its colourful gardens and towering palms. As well as the spectacular canyons and vistas that will take your breath away, we will also experience the fascinating local history, uniquely talented artisans and colourful local traditions. All in all a guaranteed unforgettable experience!