Batopilas 4 Day Adventure Tour

Batopilas Day Hike

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Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights – Private Tour

Flat Price: $1,328USD (1-4 people)

Per Person Price: $332USD (5 People or More)

Highlights: 4×4 Experience and Exceptional Canyon Views

 

Travel for 4 days through unknown Mexico covering over 450 kilometers on the back roads and watch the amazing scenery unfold before you as you ‘step back in time’ when visiting this old silver mining village at the bottom of Batopilas Canyon on this fully guided and completely private 4-day tour. You’ll enjoy passing through 3 different climate zones, beginning in the upper sierra at over 7,000 feet, to end at the bottom of Batopilas Canyon at just above sea level. You’ll visit the Cusarare area en route, and once in Batopilas, you’ll also visit the Lost Cathedral of Satevo, the ruins of Hacienda San Miguel and take a walk along the old aqueduct to see the tropical birds that nest there, or hike up to an old silver mine high above the village of Batopilas.

Your 2nd full day in the Batopilas area will be spent doing a local 4×4 vehicle experience and then a 1.5 hour hike to an amazing mesa that overlooks of two different canyons, with views that seem like you are on top of the world you’ll enjoy a box lunch while you take it all in. OR, if you are not a hiker, no problem…you’ll instead be driven by a local 4×4 vehicle to one of the highest overlook points in the region to enjoy a civilized picnic with table and chairs with your view.

On Day 4, you’ll return the upper sierra; making stops in the San Ignacio Valley to see the rock formations, Lake Arareko and San Ignacio Mission. 

This 4-day tour is the best possible value and the best way to see it all in a short amount of time, with the extra day allowing you to enjoy some of the most amazing views in the Copper Canyon that few others will have seen. It encompasses all sights seen on 5 different tours all at once, including: the Around Creel Tour, The Cusarare Tour, The Combo Tour, The Copper Canyon Tour and The 4 Canyons and More Tour with another full day of canyon viewing that is not included on the regular Batopilas 3 Day Tour. 

NOTE:

This 4-day private tour includes the Tour Only and you must provide for your own hotel, meals (lunch is included on Day 3) and entrance fees through the Raramuri Toll Booths that we’ll pass through en route during the trip. You can include your hotel, Indian entrance fees and picnic lunch on the way down to Batopilas as optional Add-Ons during the booking process if you like. 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • See Cusarare & San Ignacio Mission’s
  • Visit Cusarare Waterfall in the Cusarare Ejido
  • Drive through Basihuare & Copper Canyons
  • Drive through Humira & Batopilas Canyons 
  • Enjoy walking through the streets of Batopilas, a Magic Town and old silver mining village
  • Walk to the Lost Cathedral of Satevo (8kms)
  • Hike along the old aqueduct (part of the Silver Trail)  in Batopilas or up to an old silver mine high above the town
  • Walk around the ruins of Hacienda San Miguel from the silver mining era
  • Try to sight the Mot Mot, Military Macaw, Trogan & the Squirrel Cuckoo’s that nest in the area
  • Cross through 3 different climate zones from pine forest to deciduous forest to sub-tropical
  • Visit the Batopilas History Museum to see photos from the silver mining days and the annual Silver Trail Reenactment photos
  • Visit the Vally of the Mushrooms, Frogs, Monks, and Lake Arareko in the San Ignacio Indian Ejido
  • Enjoy a full day of adventure in a local 4×4 vehicle on the back roads around Batopilas and hike up to an incredible overlook of two different canyons OR if you are not hikers, then you’ll stay in the vehicle and visit a different canyon view that is just as impressive. 

You’ll experience real adventure as you travel the roads from Creel in the high sierra through 4 different canyons and to the bottom of Batopilas Canyon to the Magic Town of Batopilas itself. Starting out from Creel, you’ll wind your way along the highway to the Cusarare Ejido about 22kms from Creel where you’ll stop off for a look at the Cusarare Mission in Cusarare Village. The first church in Cusarare was built in 1741 by the Jesuit fathers. Originally it was much smaller than the church we see today. It was dedicated to the ‘Five major saints’; Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Anne and Joaquim who are represented in an original painting to the left of the altar.

Next you’ll be driven to visit the lovely Cusarare Waterfall that has a drop of about 30 meters with steps that go all the way to the bottom. Some walking is required to visit the waterfall so please be sure to let your driver know if you cannot or do not wish to walk and he can skip this stop for you.

Continue on through Basihuare & Humira Canyons and begin to catch glimpses of the amazing views to come as you pass into Copper Canyon, arriving at the bottom of it at Humira Bridge where you can get out and stroll across it and view Urique River just under the bridge.

After lunch the views get even better as you enter big canyon country and you begin your descent down the switchback roads to the Magic Town of Batopilas nestled by the river far below. These are the most amazing views and you’ll need your camera handy to convince others that you’ve really traversed this dramatic canyon.

Arriving in Batopilas, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel where you can shower and freshen up for a nice dinner of Tlapia fish at Carolina’s Restaurant. Your guide will help you make reservations as well as help you with ordering. All meals in Batopilas are on your own, unless you’ve chosen to stay at the Riverside Lodge where a continental breakfast is included with the room rate.

The next two days you’ll enjoy all the sights around Batopilas, as well as a 4×4 experience and optional hiking to some of the highest points in the region. 

NOTE:

This 4-day private tour includes the Tour Only and you must provide for your own hotel, meals and entrance fees through the Raramuri Toll Booths that we’ll pass through en route during the trip. You can include a picnic lunch, box lunch, Batopilas hotel,  and/or Raramuri Indian entrance fees during the booking process. 

Duration: 4 days/3 nights – Private

Start location: Creel, Chihuahua

End location: Creel, Chihuahua

INCLUDED:

• Clean, well maintained and private vehicle

• Professional, local, private guide English/Spanish

• Ice chest filled with beverages

  • Sotol (type of tequila made only in Chihuahua) tasting and Lechuguia (a type of local distilled Mezcal) tasting upon availability
  • Picnic lunch or box lunch on Day 3 for 4×4 experience/hike. 

* 16% Mexican tax

NOT included:

• Meals (with the exception of the lunch on Day 3 as part of the 4×4 experience)

• Hotel in Batopilas – available as an optional Add-On (Please include this 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.

• Meals – A Perfect Picnic with table and chairs, or Box Lunch to have en route during the tour down to Batopilas is available as an optional Add-On.  (Please include this Add-On choice at time of booking if you’d like to include this.)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

• Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing. A sweater for the mornings in Batopilas is recommended in spring, fall and winter

• 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 for your stops outside the vehicle

• Please note that this private tour has a Base Price for 1-4 people. Per person pricing is based on the type of vehicle used and number of nights in Batopilas. A suburban holds 6 people comfortably and a van holds up to 12 people.

• Please see our Cancellation Policy before booking.

 

BASIC ITINERARY:

Day 1: Creel to Batopilas

 Your adventure tour into the remote canyons today will begin from Creel at 7,500 feet with a tour around the Creel area to the valley’s of the mushrooms, frogs and monks. Stopping off at Lake Arareko on the way out of town,  and then you’ll drive through the Cusarare Indian Ejido to visit Cusarare Mission. Afterwards, you’ll start your descent going into Basihuare Canyon, Humira Canyon, Copper Canyon and ultimately to the old silver mining village of Batopilas at the bottom of Batopilas Canyon just 400 meters above sea level. 

We will of course make stops at wonderful overlooks en route for photos, and an outdoor, stylish picnic lunch served with wine is always included as well for your comfort and convenience at mid-day. You’ll also enjoy the added Amigo amenities of a snack basket and ice chest with a wide variety of cold beverages during your tour. 

*You must pay for your own hotel and meals during this 4 day tour as well as any entrance fees required to go through Raramuri Indian land. A variety of hotels at all budget levels are available in Batopilas, or as we highly recommend, you can include one of the hotels we work with, along with a beautiful picnic on the way down, and the Indian toll fees as an optional Add-On during the booking process. 

Day 2: Batopilas

Your first full day in Batopilas will show you the Lost Cathedral of Satevo, the Batopilas Museum and you can do one of two optional hikes in the area; One is along the river on a section of aqueduct, which is a section of the old Silver Trail. This hike is about 3kms and will take about an hour over fairly flat (small ups and downs), but uneven ground. The 2nd hiking option is to an old silver mine with views of Batopilas town from above. The trail takes you up above Batopilas, along the side and then back down again. This hike is about 3 hours total. 

*You must pay for your own hotel and meals during this 3 day tour as well as any entrance fees required to go through Raramuri Indian land. A variety of hotels at all budget levels are available in Batopilas, or as we highly recommend, you can include one of the hotels we work with, along with a beautiful picnic on the way down, and the Indian toll fees as an optional Add-On during the booking process. 

Day 3: Batopilas 4×4 Experience

Your second full day in Batopilas will allow you one of two canyon sightseeing options; Option one is for hikers and includes a box lunch. You will be driven by a 4×4 local vehicle up incredible canyon roads to an Indian village tucked away in the mountains. From there you hike up the mountain 1.5 hours to the overlook of two different canyons. Enjoy your box lunch with a magnificent display of canyon views (photo from overlook of this hike is shown below). Option two is for non-hikers and includes a picnic with table and chairs. You will be driven by a 4×4 local vehicle up a different canyon road to one of the highest points in the region to an incredible overlook of Batopilas Canyon. Enjoy your picnic lunch admiring Batopilas Canyon from the top. 

*You must pay for your own hotel and meals during this 3 day tour as well as any entrance fees required to go through Raramuri Indian land. A variety of hotels at all budget levels are available in Batopilas, or as we highly recommend, you can include one of the hotels we work with, along with a beautiful picnic on the way down, and the Indian toll fees as an optional Add-On during the booking process. 

Day 4: Batopilas to Creel

You’ll stop off to see the ruins of Hacienda San Miguel before departing Batopilas this morning and will stop off to see anything you may have missed on the way down to Batopilas. Lunch is not included today, as you should arrive back in Creel in time for a late lunch. Your guide will suggest you purchase snacks if  he still has much to show you on the return journey and thinks you may arrive later than scheduled. We suggest you dress in layers as you will be traveling through 3 different climate zones; pine/oak forest, deciduous forest and subtropical. 

**Please be aware when considering a visit to Batopilas on your customized Copper Canyon itinerary that going to Batopilas is like stepping back in time and is a very rural and authentic part of the Copper Canyon and Mexico where few tourists visit. The drive to get to Batopilas is much easier now that the main road is completely paved, but still it is not for everyone and only those wishing to discover a relatively untouched part of Mexico on an Adventurous itinerary should consider including this particular 4 day tour that takes you through many canyons on steep, switchback canyon roads. One should be flexible in nature, have an adventurous spirit and above all, a desire to experience a journey off the beaten path. 

 


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The 3 Amigos does not include Travel Insurance on any of its day tours or renals 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 WorldNomads.com, 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.

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