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Chepe Express

Calle Mendez y 24 | Col. Pacífico, Chihuahua 31030, Mexico
+52 614 439 7212
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Copper Canyon Adventures

Les was very helpful in planning our customized trip on El Chepe to Copper Canyon including... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
San Francisco, California
Copper Canyon Adventures

Copper Canyon Adventures organized our 8 day hiking trip in Copper Canyon. As a result of their... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vancouver, Canada
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¡The train trip most spectacular in the world! Every day since 1961, El Chepe ventures into imposing landscapes of the Sierra Tarahumara, until it reaches the área that encompasses the most representative characteristics of the Tarahumara culture, history and folklore; the Barrancas del Cobre, or Copper Canyon, as this región is know worldwide.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“first class” (61 reviews)
“dining car” (44 reviews)
“los mochis” (38 reviews)
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Calle Mendez y 24 | Col. Pacífico, Chihuahua 31030, Mexico
+52 614 439 7212
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Les was very helpful in planning our customized trip on El Chepe to Copper Canyon including arranging for an English-speaking guide. He purchased our multi-segment train tickets with stops in Barrancas in a rim room overlooking the canyon, in downtown Creel, and at a ranch...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Copper Canyon Adventures organized our 8 day hiking trip in Copper Canyon. As a result of their well thought through program we had a wonderful week that included travel on the Chepe Express, ( first class tickets), hiking and cultural interpretation of this unique region....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1. Chepe accepts credit cards for ticket purchases. We went the previous afternoon and bought our tickets with no problem. 2. People say to get your seats on the south side of the train, which is true, but you will find yourself in the open...More

2  Thank 111markusmo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Canyon Travel is the best company to get a booking from as they have all the other services necessary to have a great adventure. There are 35 span bridges, many many tunnels, mile high waterfalls and several aboriginal tribes of very interesting people.

1  Thank CanyonShaman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s really slow, stops with no sense. We were the first trip at 6am, and they don’t even have soap in the bathrooms. Very cold at morning, then, very good heating and air conditioning. You can have a breakfast in order of your wagon, so...More

1  Thank NikaFichidindia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Initially we had planned on starting our trip from Los Mochis but my recommendation is to take a cab or “colectivo” from the airport to town and catch yet another “colectivo” from the terminus. Takes about two hours but next day you can board the...More

3  Thank Jeanne M
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Fear not Americans... El Chepe is safe, beautiful and totally worth the money! My friend and I road el Chepe’s Primera Express (first class) from Los Mochis to Chihuahua and booked a two night stay in Creel to take in the sites. I suggest at...More

4  Thank kaylamc1974
Reviewed 31 December 2017

El Chepe is the ideal way to access the stunning Copper Canyons. Copper Canyon Adventures put together a fantastic package for us, which was particularly helpful since we didn't have much luck booking train tickets or accommodation independently. I typically avoid travel agencies, but in...More

4  Thank EvanRH
Reviewed 29 December 2017

I made the trip from Los Mochis to Chihuahua in one day but recommend taking a week if you want to fully enjoy the experience. I spent way too much time attempting to buy tickets online and in the end simply purchased them the morning...More

2  Thank ColoradoBill
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

traveling by train in mexico is a unique experience because it is the only passenger train available in the country. though chepe is a bit old and dirty, it is comfortable and your way to barrancas you can enjoy amazing views of the landscape. totally...More

3  Thank marinalebo
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5 January 2018|
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Response from ColoradoBill | Reviewed this property |
I wasted a lot of time online trying to secure tickets and ultimately wound up purchasing them in Los Mochis the morning of travel. The agent in Los Mochis speaks perfect English, takes credit cards and there is even an ATM... More
5 December 2017|
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Response from Fran M | Reviewed this property |
This summer my family used Amigo Trails. They were incredible. There were 6 of us ranging from 2 who do triathlons, to 2 who only walk as far as parking spot to grocery store, to 2 who were what I'd consider normal age 70... More
Barbara W
20 June 2017|
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Response from Gadget665 | Reviewed this property |
Barbara, I can't say because we flew in and took a taxi to the station. I don't have a gauge for the safety of the neighborhood the station is in.