...AN UNFORGETABLE EXPERIENCE!!!
Feb 15th & March 17th, 2020 (by plane)
7 days tour. $1,250 per person (double occupancy)
This morning we will depart from Rio Grande Valley to the international airport of Monterrey to catch our flight to Los Mochis, Sinaloa. Later we will be transferred to El Fuerte for our rest.
Overnight in El Fuerte.
Today we will experience a route through countless bridges and tunnels on the Chepe train. Be sure to bring your camera and cell phone fully charged because the landscapes will be incredible. The route from El Fuerte to Divisadero station will be about 6 hours. We will be arriving at our destination around 3:30 PM. There will be a walk for all those who like to visit one of the caves inhabited by Tarahumara families and reach the Mogotavo plateau to take extraordinary photographs. Upon returning to the hotel, we can enjoy the lounge while sipping our welcome cocktail. Later we will enjoy our included dinner.
Overnight in Divisadero.
We start our morning with an included breakfast, and then we will be off to the adventure park from which you can see great views of the canyons. The cable car will take us from the Piedra Volada viewpoint to the Bacajipare Viewpoint a distance of 1.87 miles (3 km), where we will spend some time to take memorable pictures. On our way back to the hotel, you may want to walk back or ride our vehicle, but shall you choose to walk, the path is very accessible and has lots of vendors selling local handcrafts and souvenirs. After our included lunch, we will start our way to the town of Creel, where we will visit Arareko Lake and Mrs. Petra! Once installed in our central hotel, you can explore the shops of this town, especially the one that is next to the entrance of the hotel, where you can find the authentic pottery from Mata Ortiz.
Overnight in Creel.
Included breakfast will set us in the mood to visit Cusarare waterfall forthis morning and later we will tour some of the rock formations that people have baptized as the mushroom´s valley, frog´s valley, the valley of the monks, and we will also pay a very especial visit to a boarding school for Tarahumara children in the little town of San Ignacio, as well as a quick peek to the old local Jesuit mission. The rest of the afternoon will be free in the town of Creel.
Overnight in Creel.
After enjoying breakfast (included), our destination is the city of Cuauhtemoc, Mennonite heart of Mexico! Here we will visit the Mennonite museum to learn about these new Mexicans who arrived in 1922 in arid lands that today have become immense fields of apples, peaches, pears, plums, corn, potatoes, wheat, oats, beans and more! Lunch will be at a local Mennonite family home and later we will be on the road to the City of Chihuahua, where we will be able to see the northernmost historical monument of Mexico: a cathedral that started its construction in 1725!
Overnight in Chihuahua.
More of Chihuahua this day! Enjoy your included breakfast and, according to the scheduled time of our flight back to Monterrey, we will visit some of the next landmarks: the Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the old house of Pancho Villa (now the Historical Museum of the Revolution) and Quinta Gameros: one of the most fascinating examples of architecture in this city! Our flight to Monterrey will be at night.
Overnight in Monterrey
We return to the RGV, via toll road to Reynosa, with a tremendous load of memories, photographs, baskets, violins, masks, necklaces, sotol and more, to share with our relatives and friends!
THIS TOUR INCLUDES: transfers McAllen – Monterrey’s airport – McAllen, airfare Monterrey – Chihuahua – Monterrey, 5 hotel nights, complimentary bottled water in our motor coach or Van vehicle, 1 breakfast in Chihuahua, 3 breakfasts in Creel, 1 breakfast in Monterrey, 1 lunch in Creel, 1 picnic lunch at the Cusarare waterfall (supplied breakfasts regularly include juice, coffee, tea, milk; supplied lunch and supper only includes purified water), admission to Mennonite Museum in Cuauhtémoc, admission to Mexican Revolutionary War Museum, chartered A/C motor coach or Van type vehicle, licensed bilingual tour guide, admission to the Cusarare Cascade, admission to the Valley of the Monks, admission to the valley of the mushrooms.
NOT INCLUDED: admissions to attractions or museums (other than the ones clearly described as included in the above paragraph), tips to waiters at any meal. Gratuities to tour guide are not included. We strongly recommend setting aside a minimum of $6-8 dollars per person, per day, for your tour guide. You will find that your guide is very knowledgeable and professional. Besides, he will always be on call to take care of you in every aspect you indicate him. Gratuities to bus driver are not included either.
NOTE: The cost of the Mexican Immigration Permit to travel into Mexico (charged by Mexican authorities and obtainable at the Mexican air or land ports of entry), beyond the 20 mile allowed distance, is about $35 USD, and it is not included in the tour price!