Copper Canyon Special
7 days (9 meals)
The Copper Canyon is four times larger than our own Grand Canyon.¬† Ride the “World’s Most Scenic Railroad”.¬† Enjoy¬† spectacular views.¬†¬† Be sure to buy some of that delicious Chihuahua cheese.¬† Note that Jo is including a ride on¬† the newest attraction – a teleferico that takes you from canyon rim to canyon rim.
DAY 1 – Cross into Mexico and travel west over a divided highway and on to Saltillo, the mile high city, where we stop for lunch.¬† Continue to Torreon, a center for cotton farming.¬† Overnight at the Hampton Inn in Torreon.
DAY 2 -After breakfast, sit¬† back and listen to tales of Pancho Villa and his men, Los Dorados (the Golden Ones) as we head for Chihuahua.¬† See the cathedral directly behind our hotel. Tonight, relax as you dream of all the exciting times ahead.¬† Overnight at the Quality Inn¬† in Chihuahua.¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†B
DAY 3 – After breakfast be ready to explore.¬† Nearby is the State Capital Building where you can see the cell where Father Hidalgo, the Father of Mexico‚Äôs Independence, was held prisoner.¬† Visit the home of Pancho Villa, who is sometimes called a hero, a Robin Hood or a bandit, depending on who is talking about him. Continue by bus to Creel, traveling through the Mennonite country to reach our home for the next two nights at the Lodge in Creel.¬† ¬†¬†¬† B, D
DAY 4 – Enjoy breakfast with some free time for visiting this John Wayne type of town before we take a spectacular¬† train ride¬† to Divisadero on the¬† Chihuahua al Pacifico, affectionately called El Chepe by the locals.¬† Watch for El Lazo where the train makes a 360 degree turn around itself as it wends its way through the mountains.¬† Arrive at Divisadero, the mid point (divide) where you will enjoy a light lunch before we begin our exploration. Take a leisurely walk along the canyon rim.¬† Local Indian dancers perform typical dances accompanied by a musician playing on a home made violin.¬†¬† There will be free time for a ride¬† on the Teleferico – opened in late 2010- a short ride that takes you from rim to rim with magnificent views of the canyon. Return by bus to the Lodge at Creel. B, PL, D
DAY 5 – After breakfast, depart for the Mennonite area visiting a local hardware store that even sells that wonderful Mennonite cheese.
Overnight In Chihuahua.
DAY 6 – See as much as possible of Chihuahua before we depart for Parras, an oasis in the desert and¬† famous for their candies – they are to die for. Tonight we say farewell to Mexico with a special dinner.¬† Overnight at the Rincon de Montero in Parras.¬†¬†¬† B, D
DAY 7 – Visit the oldest winery in the Americas before we depart for the Rio Grande Valley passing through Saltillo, also known as the adobe city.¬† In the older sections of the city, hand made adobe bricks peak through the stucco. Visit the sarape factory and the Cathedral of Santiago.¬†¬† Last chance to buy pan de pulque before we continue to the border.¬†¬†¬†¬† B
Price per person:
Single - $1,085
Double - $825
Triple - $800
Saturday, March 4, 2017
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