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Baja & the Copper Canyon

Private Travel | Rail journeys 11 Days & 10 Nights Lead-in price: £2295

This package excludes international flights.

Combine the dramatic scenery of the Copper Canyon train ride with Baja peninsula’s spectacular desert and coastal scenery.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Ride the Chepe train through the Sierra Madre mountains
  • Hike the rim of the vast Copper Canyon
  • Sealions & snorkelling at Espiritu Santo Island
  • Desert scenery & beaches of Baja Peninsula
  • Stay in 3- & 4-star accommodation
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Standard Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Chihuahua

Begin in Chihuahua in the north. Visit Pancho Villa’s former home and the Museum of Revolution and stay overnight. (N)

Day 2: Creel

Drive to Creel for an overnight stay, visiting via a Mennonite comunity en-route. (B)

Days 3-4: Copper Canyon

Board the Chihuahua Pacific Express train to the stunning Copper Canyon. Stay at Posada Barrancas Mirador. Visit the Divisadero outlook, with pure, crisp, clean air and incredible views across the Urique canyon, the deepest of the canyons in the area. (B, D)

Day 5: El Fuerte

Descend by train through the Sierra Madre mountains to El Fuerte. (B)

Day 6: La Paz

Time at leisure to explore El Fuerte. Drive to Los Mochis and take an overnight ferry (private cabin with air conditioning) across the Sea of Cortez to La Paz. (B)

Days 7-8: La Paz

Arrive in La Paz for a 2 night stay. Take a boat trip to Espiritu Santo island to spot sea lions and blue whales (Jan – Mar). (B)

Days 9-11: Baja peninsula

Continue through the rugged desert to Los Cabos or picturesque Todos Santos and relax on the coast for 2 nights. Extend your stay further, or continue your journey in Mexico. (B)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information

Board the Chihuahua Pacific Express train to the stunning Copper Canyon. Stay at Posada Barrancas Mirador. Visit the Divisadero outlook, with pure, crisp, clean air and incredible views across the Urique canyon, the deepest of the canyons in the area. (B, D)

Alternative itineraries:

This journey can be arranged in reverse order with additional stops and visits. This itinerary is subject to train schedules.

Standard tour

This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.

Tailor-made travel:

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Standard private tour accommodation

  • Hotel Quality Inn Chihuahua San Francisco
    Hotel Quality Inn Chihuahua San Francisco

    Hotel 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 gym.

  • Hotel Posada del Hidalgo
    Hotel Posada del Hidalgo

    Posada del Hidalgo is a former colonial mansion built by a silver baron in the 18th century. The hotel has 68 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 spa.

  • Mar del Cabo by Velas Resorts
    Mar del Cabo by Velas Resorts

    Located just a 30-minute drive from the airport, the Mar del Cabo is a chic boutique hotel overlooking the Sea of Cortez. The European-influenced, whitewashed property has sleek interiors and social areas, and direct beach access. Accommodation comes in the form of spacious one- or two-bedroom suites with either garden or ocean views. Each features a fresh and neutral décor with wooden furnishings, complemented by colourful Mexican artwork, motifs and textiles. The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor dining areas and serves fresh organic meals influenced by Mediterranean and regional Baja cuisine.

  • The Lodge at Creel
    The Lodge at Creel

    This attractive property contains 29 rooms built in a log cabin style and featuring television, a gas woodstove and your own covered porch. The Best Western hotel has its own restaurant and bar and excursions in the area can be organised. There is also a gym, and sauna and spa services are available.

Standard private tour extensions

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £2295 per person

High season from £2395 per person


Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

  • Chihuahua

    Chihuahua is an attractive and prosperous city with many fine buildings from the...

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  • Barrancas

    The Copper Canyon is a series of spectacular rugged and forested canyons, some much...

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  • Creel

    Creel is a small, pleasant town situated at over 2,300 metres and surrounded by pine...

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