The trip Mexico – Copper Canyon and Baja California connects two regions of the country that do not necessarily correspond to the widespread ideas of Mexico.
After the prelude in Mexico City, the trip actually starts in Chihuahua, where Francisco “Pancho” Villa and his revolutionary troops had their headquarters. With the legendary “Chepe” you will travel on one of the most spectacular railroad lines in the world through the high plateau of the Sierra Tarahumara and the canyon system of the Barrancas del Cobre to El Fuerte. In Creel you will stop for a few days to explore the spectacular landscapes of the canyons.
After crossing the Cortés Sea, the second part of the trip begins in La Paz. By rental car you will explore the southern part of Baja California with its desert landscape, many beaches and the species-rich Cortés Sea, which is also called “Mexico’s Galapagos” by marine biologists. But the highlight is the whale watching in the Lagoon of San Ignacio before you spend a few relaxing days in Todos Santos at the end.
|Day||Transport to the next destination and number of nights||Hotel|
|1||Arrival in Mexico City, taxi to your hotel in the historic center (3N B&B)||Catedral|
|5||Flight to Chihuahua (2N B&B)||San Felipe El Real|
|7||Train ride with the “Chepe” to Creel (3N B&B)||La Troje de Adobe|
|10||Train ride with the “Chepe” to El Fuerte (1N)||Mansión Serrano or Posada del Hidalgo|
|11||Transfer (or bus ride) to Topolobambo and crossing to La Paz (the ferry departs in the evening and sails overnight).||ferry|
|12||Arrival in La Paz in the early morning (3N B&B), pick up rental car||Posada Luna Sol|
|15||Drive to Loreto (1N)||Posada del Cortes|
|16||Drive to San Ignacio (1N B&B)||Ignacio Springs|
|17||Drive to Laguna San Ignacio (1N FB and whale watching)||Camp Pachicos Eco Tours|
|18||Drive to Mulegé (2N), Tour Canyon La Trinidad||Clementine’s|
|20||Drive to Bahía Magdalena (1N in Puerto San Carlos)||Brennan|
|21||Drive to Todos Santos (3N)||Los Colibris Casitas|
|24||Drive to La Paz airport, drop off rental car and return flight|