At a Glance

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.

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Itinerary of the trip Mexico – Copper Canyon and Baja California

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


Sample Itineraries

Duration: 24 days/ 23 nights
Services included: 23 nights as described, all bus tickets (1st class), rental car (compact) from Tuxtla Gutiérrez and from Oaxaca including insurance without deductible, flight Puebla - Tuxtla Gutiérrez, flight Oaxaca - Mexico City, tours Sumidero Canyon, Yaxchilán and Bonampak, our fee
Price: from approx. 2250 € per person in a double room with two travellers (2021)
Duration: 17 days/ 16 nights
Services included: Rental car for the entire time (compact class including insurance without deductible), 16 nights as described, our fee.
Price: from ca. 1500 € per person in a double room with two travellers (valid for 2021)
Duration: 24 days/ 23 nights
Services included: 23 nights as described, flight Mexico City - Chihuahua, train ticket Chepe (1st class). Class), Transfer El Fuerte - Topolobambo (Los Mochis), Ferry Los Mochis - La Paz with private cabin), Tour from La Paz to Isla Espiritu Santo, Rental car for the days on Baja California, Tour to Canyon La Trinidad from Mulegé, Whale watching tour with overnight stay in the lagoon of San Ignacio, Whale watching tour in Bahía Magdalena, our fee
Price: from around 2750 € pro person in a double room with 2 travelers (2021)