Mexico’s Copper Canyon by Luxury Train


We meet in the early afternoon at the Camino Real El Paso for a welcome reception before crossing over the border via motorcoach. We embark on a ride to Ciudad Juarez, where we board the train. This evening we enjoy our welcome cocktail reception and dinner.
Included Meals: Dinner

We awaken in Chihuahua, known for its livestock auctions and rodeos. Here our guided city tour includes opportunities to explore the Museum of the Revolution – once the home of Pancho Villa, the towering Chihuahua Cathedral, with its marvelous baroque facade, and the Government Palace. At the Quinta Gameros Museum, we hear the love story of Manual Gameros, who built this exquisite art nouveau-style mansion for his fiancé, who then left him for the builder. Today it houses the University of Chihuahua art collection in the upstairs galleries.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, we rise and shine in Creel, where we transfer to Cusárare Falls. Jesuits built the Cusárare Mission nearby in 1741 and acquired 12 Miguel Correa oils, depicting the life of the Virgin Mary. These restored paintings and others are housed today in the Loyola Museum. We visit the adobe mission, then tour the museum and enjoy a presentation by the curator and a gallery reception. After a late lunch onboard the train, we ride the rails to Divisadero, where local Tarahumara Indians demonstrate their traditional dance and footrace. Inhabiting one of the most isolated regions in North America, these indigenous people were relatively unknown to the outside world until the late 1800s. At sunset, we transfer to Balancing Rock Overlook and take part in a geological discussion. After dinner, at a hotel overlooking the canyon, we return to the train and overnight in Divisadero.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After either shopping in Divisadero or taking a short hike in the neighboring area, the train travels on of the world’s most scenic rail route – Mexico’s famous Copper Canyon, which the locals call Barranca del Cobre. A vast network of canyons and six rivers, this region is accessible only by rail. The American Orient Express winds through 83 tunnels, crosses 35 trestles and climbs 8,000 feet into the heart of the Sierra Madres to experience its pristine beauty. We pass through San Rafael, El Fuerte, Sufragio, Los Mochis and Topolobampo. Dinner is served onboard.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Alamos was founded in 1540, when Francisco Vazquez de Coronado, the future governor of the Colony of Western Mexico, selected it as his campsite. The haciendas and cathedral we see today reflect the town’s days as a silver mining center in the 1600s. Following narrow cobblestone streets, we enjoy a guided home and garden tour, with visits to Spanish mansions and the old plaza. This afternoon, we lunch in the picturesque hotel Hacienda de Los Santos, while a musical trio plays traditional Mexican songs. Later, we are free to shop, explore or just take in the rustic ambiance and relaxed atmosphere.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

The international yachting destination of San Carlos links a protected, rocky cove to the Sea of Cortez, with its sun-warmed waters and abundant wildlife. This morning we explore the near-shore waters by boat, with a local naturalist leading our search for sea lions. Back on terra firma, we lunch at the San Carlos Plaza Hotel. This afternoon, we experience both nature and civilization with tours of the working saltwater pearl farm in Guaymas. This evening we enjoy our farewell cocktail reception and dinner on the train.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We arrive in Nogales in the morning, where we board U.S. motorcoaches and cross the border to the airport in Tucson, Arizona for our domestic flights home.
Included Meals: Breakfast

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