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Mexico

Copper Canyon: Ancient Culture and Nature’s Grandeur

Program No. 24571RJ
Experience Copper Canyon — a natural wonder in Mexico four times larger than the Grand Canyon — and the culture of the indigenous people that call this region their home.

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Oct 15 - Oct 24, 2024
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3,699
Oct 29 - Nov 7, 2024
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Nov 12 - Nov 21, 2024
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Dec 3 - Dec 12, 2024
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Jan 7 - Jan 16, 2025
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3,999
Feb 4 - Feb 13, 2025
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4,049
Apr 1 - Apr 10, 2025
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Oct 14 - Oct 23, 2025
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Nov 11 - Nov 20, 2025
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Dec 2 - Dec 11, 2025
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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Oct 15 - Oct 24, 2024
Starting at
4,539
Oct 29 - Nov 7, 2024
Starting at
4,539
Nov 12 - Nov 21, 2024
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4,539
Dec 3 - Dec 12, 2024
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4,539
Jan 7 - Jan 16, 2025
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4,929
Feb 4 - Feb 13, 2025
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4,979
Apr 1 - Apr 10, 2025
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4,979
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Oct 14 - Oct 23, 2025
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4,979
Filling Fast!
Nov 11 - Nov 20, 2025
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4,979
Full Inventory
Dec 2 - Dec 11, 2025
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4,979

At a Glance

In the grandeur of Copper Canyon, nature dominates — four times larger than the Grand Canyon, this series of eleven canyons is a land of sharp drops, abundant vegetation, amazing geology and rock formations. As you explore several of these outstanding canyons, you’ll learn that Copper Canyon is more than a natural wonder — it is home to the Tarahumara people, who have lived in the Sierra Madre Mountains for over 2,000 years resisting outside intrusion. Experience nature and culture as your experts take you through the history, landscapes and villages of a part of Mexico that lies off the beaten path.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Moderate walks on uneven terrain, narrow paths with ups and downs. Optional hikes during free time. Must be able to climb one flight of stairs, walk through cars on a moving train and ascend and descend high train steps independently carrying hand luggage.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • Ride a gondola into Urique Canyon and descend into stunning Batopilas Canyon.
  • Experience the “Ride in the Sky” train journey or explore a stunning waterfall in Basaseachi Canyon.
  • Gain insight into the indigenous culture of the Tarahumara people and their past and present traditions through discussions and local music and dance performances.
Featured Expert
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Isabel Sanchez
Isabel Sanchez was born in Ensenada Baja California, Mexico. She began working as a group leader at a young age in the mid 1980s in her hometown. In 1998, she moved to Southern California where she continued her career as a successful group leader specializing in the Sonoran Desert as well as the Mojave Desert. In the fall of 2004, Isabel began leading groups through San Diego, Calif., the peninsula of Baja California, and the Copper Canyon in Chihuahua, Mexico.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Isabel Sanchez was born in Ensenada Baja California, Mexico. She began working as a group leader at a young age in the mid 1980s in her hometown. In 1998, she moved to Southern California where she continued her career as a successful group leader specializing in the Sonoran Desert as well as the Mojave Desert. In the fall of 2004, Isabel began leading groups through San Diego, Calif., the peninsula of Baja California, and the Copper Canyon in Chihuahua, Mexico.
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