Cusarare waterfall

Combo Private Tour

from $160$149

Flat Rate for 1-4 people: $149USD

Per person rate starting 5th person: $37.25USD

Visit the Valley of the Mushrooms, Frogs & Monks, San Ignacio Mission, Cusarare Mission, Lake Arareko and Cusarare Waterfall. This 6 hour private tour of the Creel and Cusarare vicinity in the Copper Canyon of Chihuahua is ideal for those who are short of time, but still want a great half day tour in the Sierra Madre.

We highly recommend you choose one of the full day tours instead if you have the entire day and are sleeping again in Creel at the end of the day. This will allow you to maximize your time best so you can see and do more with your full day. The Copper Canyon tour includes everything on this Combo Tour, but also drives you through 3 canyons. The 4 Canyons & More tour is all about canyons so it shows you the Cusarare area plus 4 different canyons, including Batopilas Canyon. The Basaseachi Falls tour is in Candamena Canyon and allows for several hours of hiking. 

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
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  • Activity Level Leisurely
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  • Group Size Small Group
    Private
All about the Combo Private Tour.

Start location: Creel, Chihuahua

End location: Creel, Chihuahua

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Explore the Cusarare and Creel areas of the Chihuahua–Pacific Railway
  • Buy unique, hand-made souvenir gifts from the native Raramuri Indians
  • Go to the San Ignacio Jesuit Mission
  • Discover the unusual rock formations in the Valley of the Mushrooms, Frogs and Monks
  • Visit the Cusarare Mission (if open)
  • Enjoy a cool dip in the Cusarare Waterfall after descending the stairs to the bottom

Visit the Valley of the Mushrooms, Frogs & Monks, San Ignacio Mission, Cusarare Mission, Lake Arareko and Cusarare Waterfall. This 6 hour private tour of the Creel and Cusarare vicinity in the Copper Canyon of Chihuahua is ideal for those who are short of time, but still want a great half day tour in the Sierra Madre.

Note: This tour requires one to be capable of walking 500 meters from the parking area to the waterfall and back again over uneven trails and going up and down several sets of man-made stairs along the trail. 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Clean, well maintained and private vehicle
  • Professional, historian, private guide
  • Ice chest filled with beverages
  • Snack basket
  • 16% Mexican tax
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Meals  – Our Perfect Picnic and Box Lunches are available as Add-Ons. Please include any of these lunches as an Add-On choice at time of booking if you’d like to include them.
  • Any personal items
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips
  • Raramuri toll booth fees that are paid directly to the Indians. Please include this Add-On choice at time of booking if you’d like to include this.
  1. 9:00am Pickup from hotel

    Please be ready and waiting in the reception area of your hotel for your guide. He will be there to meet you a few minutes before your scheduled pickup time.

  2. 9:15am - 10:45am Valley's Area Visit

    We’ll start off today with a visit to the Valley of the Mushrooms, and the Valley of the Frogs and Monks in the nearby Raramuri Indian Ejido.

    Look out for Raramuri Indians walking along dirt roads in the valley, herding goats, or washing their clothes in nearby streams, which they then hang out to dry in ribbons of bright colors on neighborhood fences.

    Pause at the San Ignacio Mission, in the middle of the San Ignacio Ejido, and continue to the Valley of the Monks to look at the large rock formations that resemble monks wearing hoods. This area is actually the fertility valley for the Sisoguichi Ejido and their name for it is ‘Bisibirachi’.

  3. 11:00am Lake Arareko

    Then it is on to Lake Arareko, approximately 5 miles (8 kilometers) outside of Creel. Taking its name from the Raramuri word for “horseshoe,” the beautiful man-made lake was originally a reservoir. Today, it is mainly used for fishing by the locals and camping on the weekends. It is also an excellent spot for a picnic. Spend a few pesos on some souvenirs of the Raramuri Indians, who gather around the lake to sell their hand-made crafts.

  4. 11:30am Cusarare Mission

    Continue to Cusarare Mission (if open), in the Cusarare Ejido, about 30 minutes drive from Creel. Jesuit Missionaries built the mission in the early 18th-Century, while the neighboring Loyola Museum was constructed to house art collections from all missions within the Copper Canyon. Unfortunately the Museum is no longer open due to funding cuts by the Chihuahua State government.

  5. 12:30pm - 1:30pm Stop For Lunch

    If you’ve included the Perfect Picnic, or one of the box lunches today as an Add-On during your tour, your guide will stop to set up your lunch for you at a nice overlook, or perhaps near a river or stream. Enjoy an immersive experience as you dine in the outdoors in Amigo Style.

  6. 1:30pm - 2:30pm Cusarare Waterfall

    End your private tour at the 100-foot-high (30 meter) Cusarare Waterfall on the Cusarare Raramuri Ejido. Enjoy the lovely overlooks, and walk down the man-made steps to enjoy a cool dip in the pools at the bottom. If you like to walk, your guide can arrange to allow you to walk along a trail through the woods  to get to the waterfall, rather than using the nearby parking lot. Just let him know you enjoy walking and he’ll allow you to take advantage of that as much as possible on this tour.

  7. 3:00pm Drop Off At Hotel

    You’ll be dropped back at your hotel after a full day of canyon touring. Be sure to ask your guide about restaurant recommendations, and be sure to check out our Face Book page in the next week or so as we’ll be posting your day tours photos for you and your friends and family to enjoy!

It is always ideal to wear layers as it starts out cool in the mornings, but gets a bit hotter during the day. If you are traveling during the rainy season (July through Sept.) be sure to bring rain gear. Some walking is required on this tour so be sure you have footwear with good traction.

Your guide will try to give you some time to do a bit of hiking in the Cusarare Waterfall area, if time permits. If you are looking for a full day tour that includes ample hiking, we recommend you choose the Basaseachi Falls tour instead.

No, because you will be outside of town, you will not find anywhere to purchase food. Be sure to include one of our picnic Add-Ons for your own convenience, or bring along something to eat on your own if you prefer it.

However, please note that our picnic Add-Ons have all been specifically designed to fill you up and add a special touch to your tour that will make it more memorable so we always recommend you include one of them for your own best experience and comfort.

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