Around Creel Tour

San Ignacio Mission

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Duration: 3 Hours – Private Tour

Flat Price: $109USD (1-4 people)

Per Person Price: $27.25USD (5 People Or More)

Highlights: Valley’s area, mission, lake


This 3 hour private tour from Creel visits the interesting rock formations at the Valley of the Mushrooms, Frogs and Monks. See the San Ignacio Mission and the San Ignacio Ejido. Discover the beautiful Lake Arareko and the local Raramuri people herding goats.

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. 


  • Enjoy this short tour in the Creel area if you are on a tight schedule
  • See the interesting rock formations at the Valley of the Mushrooms, Monks and Frogs
  • Meet the Rarámuri people in their native setting
  • Discover the beauty of man-made Lake Arareko
  • See the San Ignacio Mission and the San Ignacio Ejido

This 3 hour private tour picks you up at your Creel hotel and takes you to see some of the more interesting sights around the immediate Creel vicinity. You’ll drive through the Valley of the Mushrooms, Frogs and Monks, named after their interesting rock formations. You’ll also see the local Rarámuri people walking along dirt roads, herding goats or washing their colorful clothes in the nearby streams.

The San Ignacio Mission sits in the middle of the San Ignacio Ejido (communally-owned land), next to the Valley of the Frogs. Here you’ll see lots of local children playing in a nearby boarding school.

If you’ve chosen to add in our Amigo Perfect Picnic for your outing today, then you’ll enjoy your picnic lunch with table and chairs somewhere along the way at a nice spot. Your driver will find a place that is perfect for dining and viewing at the lake or a perhaps a nearby forest or stream. Or you may prefer a more simple, but still wholesome lunch with our Box Lunch instead. Choose to add in either option during the check-out process.

Lake Arareko sits 8 kms (about 5 miles) outside of Creel and means ‘horseshoe’ in the Raramuri language. This beautiful lake is man’made, originally built to be used as a reservoir. Now it is used mainly for fishing and paddle boat rides and is an excellent spot for a picnic.


Duration: 3 hours – Private

Start location: Creel, Chihuahua

End location: Creel, Chihuahua



• Clean, well maintained and private vehicle

• Professional, local, private guide

• Cold water

* 16% Mexican taxes

NOT Included:

• Meals – Perfect Picnic and Box Lunch available. Please include either of these lunches as an Add-On choice at time of booking if you’d like to include this.

• 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.


• Wear comfortable walking shoes

• We recommend you bring a bottle of water

• Bring small change or small bills so you can purchase hand-made crafts and souvenirs from the Raramuri people.

• Please bring sunblock and a hat as you will be above 7,000 feet and one burns easily this high up

• Please note that this private tour has a base price for 1-4 people. If you do not have more than 4 people in your traveling party, you will simply pay the base rate that is listed on the overview tab.

• Please see our Cancellation Policy before booking.

The 3 Amigos recommends you buy Travel Insurance

The 3 Amigos does not include Travel Insurance on any of its day tours or rentals and assumes no financial responsibility for personal injury, emergency evacuation or equipment that has been lost or damaged in anyway. However, we have partnered with, a Travel Insurance provider to keep you traveling safely. Click on one of the links below to go straight to the World Nomads website, or just look to your right in the sidebar to see where you can get an instant quote.

It is the full responisibility of the trip participant to purchase and provide his/her own trip insurance at a level that makes him/her feel comfortable. If you are concerned about having to cancel your tour, we strongly suggest you purchase trip cancelation insurance to cover your vacation investment.

Cover Your Adventure travel insurance is designed for adventurous travellers, with cover for emergency overseas medical assistance and evacuation if you’re in an accident or seriously injured while participating in a range of adventure sports and activities.

Exactly which adventures they will and won’t cover varies, depending on your country of permanent residence. Check their A to Z guide to adventure, to make sure all of activities you’re planning to do on your trip are covered.

Be aware, participation in any professional sports or any activity where you purposefully put your life at risk are generally excluded and, depending on your country of permanent residence, there may be restrictions or upgrades on coverage for certain activities.

Do read the fine print in the policy description of cover carefully, to make sure the travel insurance is right for you and you understand what you’re covered for (and not). Contact if you have specific questions about their adventure sport coverage.

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