Combine the dramatic scenery experienced on a train ride through the Copper Canyon and Mexico's revolutionary history in Chihuahua, with an exploration of the desert and coast of the Baja peninsula, where pristine bays surrounded by turquoise waters team with marine life.
Begin in Chihuahua in the north. Visit Pancho Villa's former home and the Museum of Revolution. Stay overnight at Quality Inn San Francisco. (N)
Board the Chihuahua Pacific train to the stunning Copper Canyon. Stay at Posada Barrancas Mirador, situated on a natural viewpoint of the canyon and surrounded by plunging valleys. (B, D)
Visit the Divisadero outlook for spectacular canyon views. (B, L, D)
Descend by train through the Sierra Madre mountains to El Fuerte. Stay overnight at Posada del Hidalgo. (B)
Morning at leisure to explore El Fuerte. Drive to Los Mochis and fly to La Paz. Stay 2 nights at Posada del las Flores. Alternatively, transfer from El Fuerte to Topolobambo and take an overnight ferry (private cabin with air conditioning) across the Sea of Cortez to La Paz, arriving the following morning. (B)
Boat trip to Espiritu Santo island to spot sea lions and blue whales (Jan-Mar). (B, L)
Continue through the rugged desert to San José del Cabo, on the tip of the Baja peninsula, for 2 nights at Casa Natalia. Alternatively, stay in the quieter Todos los Santos at a property such as the Guyacura boutique hotel. Relax or further explore the coast.
It is possible to book an optional whale-watching excursion from Bahia Magdalena in season (mid-December to March), where you may see grey whales calving in the shallow waters. (B)
Transfer to the airport at San Jose del Cabo for onward flight. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
The train journey can be arranged in reverse order with additional stops and visits.
Prices, based on two people travelling and sharing a twin-room, are intended as a guideline only and will vary according to time of year.
This is a suggested itinerary, which can be added to any tour of Mexico or further tailored to suit your individual needs, and does not include international flights. Please refer to our tailor-made section or inquire for further details on hotels.
Casa Natalia is set in a secluded enclave in San Jose del Cabo amid palm trees, waterfalls and tropical flowers. It features striking, contemporary architecture and has 18 de luxe rooms and two spa suites, individually decorated with local...
Each of the 48 rooms and suites in this beautifully located property has a private balcony that overlooks the awe-inspiring scenery of the Copper Canyon. The design reflects the indigenous Tarahumara influence and culture of the state of Chihuahua, and the rooms are furnished with authentic custom-made pieces. The hotel has its own bar and restaurant, and offers easy access to the trails along the canyon...
This attractive boutique hotel is situated on the La Paz promenade overlooking the sea and offers beautiful sunset views. Each colourful colonial-style room is individually decorated with Mexican furniture and locally produced artworks. The property features an outdoor breakfast area, a sun terrace and a small outdoor swimming...
Posada del Hidalgo is a former colonial mansion built by a silver baron in the 18th century. The hotel has 54 air-conditioned rooms.The original bedrooms of the mansion feature old high ceilings with wooden beams and two-storey balconies while the newer part is built around a tropical garden, typical of the old colonial houses. There is a charming open-air restaurant offering Mexican cuisine and a fine selection of Spanish heritage Mexican table wines, as well as a swimming pool and...
The Quality Inn Chihuahua San Francisco has an excellent location in the historic centre of Chihuahua, close to the cathedral and main square. The 131 rooms feature air conditioning and heating, while the facilities include a restaurant, business centre and small...
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