Quick tips for your tour (whether you travel with us or not):
Start your Copper Canyon Adventure in El Fuerte, Mexico. Not only do you get to visit a charming colonial town (instead of a big agricultural city), you do not have to get up at 4:30 am (or earlier) to catch the train! We do not know how many times we have seen people with "Mochis" lag, sleeping thru the best part of the train trip because they had to leave way too early from Los Mochis. Don't let it happen to you! : )
Consider summer travel to the Copper Canyon. Temperatures are nice on the rim, and the entire area is beautifully green due to summer rains. In addition, there are fewer other visitors around.
Think about traveling with a guide. While our independent journeys are comprehensive and flexible, there is no better way to learn about the canyon and its people and history than with a fully guided trip. The worst part about traveling somewhere new are the things you miss because you didn't even know they existed--our knowledgeable resident guides eliminate that risk.
If you are considering travel to Batopilas, you might want to consider Urique instead. It is also an historic mining town in a gorgeous canyon, and is less than two hours from Cerocahui. We still like Batopilas, of course, but know that not everyone can afford the four days/three nights that is required to visit there due to its isolated location.
Have a great trip!