Batopilas Canyon Explorer (4 days)

Join this epic expedition that starts at over 7,000 feet in the upper sierra, passes through three climate zones and a variety of amazing canyon views, and finally ends deep inside Batopilas Canyon at just above sea level, in the old silver mining village of Batopilas.

Step back in time as you enter this beautiful Magic Town from the 17th century, and immerse yourselves in its hidden culture and enchanting past.

DAY 1
Early departure from Creel to Batopilas
Visit to the Cusarare Museum
Visit to the Cusarare Waterfalls (optional hiking available)
Drive through the Humira, Basihuare, Copper Canyons
Stop at the Urique River viewpoint at the bottom of the Copper Canyon
Optional (recommended) picnic (Please visit the ADD-ONS tab below for assistance in choosing and paying for this additional item)
Descend on switchback roads into Batopilas Canyon
Overnight in Batopilas

Accommodation is NOT included in the tour pricing. Please visit the ADD-ONS tab below for assistance in choosing and paying for this additional item.
Meals are NOT included in the tour pricing. Your guide will meet you for dinner and suggest where to dine for the town’s best local cuisine.

DAY 2
Full day sightseeing tour of Batopilas that includes:
– Visit to the Lost Cathedral of Satevo
– Batopilas Museum
– Visit to the ruins of Hacienda San Miguel
– Walk to Batopilas aqueduct (available on request)
– Hike to silver mine (3 hours) (available on request)
Overnight in Batopilas

Accommodation is NOT included in the tour pricing. Please see the ADD-ONS tab below for assistance in choosing and paying for this additional item.
Meals are NOT included in the tour pricing. Your guide will meet you for dinner and suggest where to dine for the town’s best local cuisine.

DAY 3
Local 4×4 vehicle drive
Optional 1.5 hour hike
Spectacular canyon viewpoints
Overnight in Batopilas

Accommodation is NOT included in the tour pricing. Please see the ADD-ONS tab below for assistance in choosing and paying for this additional item.
Meals are NOT included in the tour pricing. Your guide will meet you for dinner and suggest where to dine for the town’s best local cuisine.

DAY 4
Visit to the Valley of the Mushrooms, Frogs, Monks
Visit to San Ignacio Mission
Visit to Lake Arareko
Return to Creel

Tour Only Price (1-4 persons): $1,328
Tour Only Price per person (5+ persons): $332

This 4-day private tour price includes the TOUR ONLY. You must provide for your own hotel, meals and entrance fees for the Raramuri Toll Booths. Please visit the ADD-ONS tab below for assistance in choosing and paying for these additional items.

Features

Your Batopilas Canyon Explorer (4 days) includes the following:

  • Bilingual staff
  • Historian guide
  • Round trip private, deluxe transportation from Creel
  • Snack basket in touring vehicle
  • Ice chest filled with beverages in touring vehicle
  • Drive through Humira, Basihuare, Batopilas and Copper Canyons
  • Cusarare Waterfalls (optional hikes available)
  • Cusarare Museum
  • Urique River viewpoint
  • Lost Cathedral of Satevo
  • Batopilas Museum
  • Ruins of Hacienda San Miguel
  • Batopilas aqueduct walk (optional)
  • Hike to silver mine (optional)
  • 4×4 vehicle experience
  • Canyon viewpoint hike (optional)
  • Valley of the Mushrooms, Frogs, Monks
  • San Ignacio Mission
  • Lake Arareko
  • Optional picnic
  • Sotol (type of tequila made only in Chihuahua) tasting and Lechuguia (a type of locally distilled mezcal) tasting upon availability
  • Local taxes
Details
  • Tour duration: 2 nights, 3 days
  • Tour schedule: 8.00 AM daily
  • Tour departure: from Creel (details will accompany your reservation confirmation)
  • Activity level: easy to moderate
  • Accommodation: not included, ADD-ON options available at time of booking will influence final cost
Recommendations

Please bring the following to your Batopilas Canyon Explorer (4 days):

  • Biodegradable sunscreen/repellent
  • Sunglasses and hat
  • Comfortable walking
  • Good hiking boots (for optional hikes)
  • Layered clothing options for 3 different climate zones
  • Camera
  • Torch or headlamp
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Small backpack
  • Travel insurance (this supplier does NOT provide travel insurance for any of their tours), and your acceptance of an online liability waiver release form is required in order to participate in this tour
  • If you choose not include the recommended picnic Add-ons be sure to take along prepared meals as purchasing options are not readily available
  • If you choose not include the recommended Raramuri toll booth fees in the Add-ons tab be sure to take along cash (small change as big bills are not easily changed)
  • Extra $$ for meals, tips, souvenirs etc…
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