Mexico Explorer Mexico Explorer
£3480

One of the most relaxing and interesting ways to see a country is by rail. Especially when that train journey includes travelling first class through the mighty chasms, canyons and mountain landscapes of Mexico’s Sierra Madre.

You’ll chug over 400 miles through 86 tunnels, over 39 breath-taking bridges, past waterfalls and a canyon system bigger than the Grand Canyon, before reaching your ocean destination. From the wealthy city of Chihuahua your train will take you to Los Barrancas and on to El Fuerte.

On the way you’ll encounter staggering scenery and traditionally-dressed Indians - and you’ll arrive at the charming coastal town of Los Mochis where you will take a short flight over to San Jose Cabo for some relaxation by the beach.

This is a sample itinerary to inspire your holiday – it can be tweaked in every way possible from the places you want to go to and number of days you spend in each, as well as hotels you stay in and activities you do. Get in touch with one of our experts by calling +44+4402073864646 and a consultant will start creating your perfect trip.

Days Location Detail
days 1 - 2

London – Mexico City

You depart London Heathrow …

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London – Mexico City

You depart London Heathrow around midday and arrive in Mexico City in the evening. You’ll be met and taken to your hotel in the fashionable Polanco District. You’ll have a whole day to explore the Latin American Baroque marvels of Mexico City, sprawling between the snow-capped Popocatepetl and Ixtaccihuatl volcanoes.

Stay: Two nights in a standard room at Las Alcobas.

day 3

Take a short flight over to Chihuahua and you’…

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Take a short flight over to Chihuahua and you’ll find yourself in a city of wide boulevards and handsome buildings. You’ll notice an air of wealth about the place; in the last 30 years the city has become one of the largest and richest in Mexico – built on the success of its cattle, timber, mining and tourism industry. Walking around the streets you will readily understand the appeal of the latter.

Stay: One night in a standard room in Hotel San Felipe El Real.

days 4 - 5

Las Barrancas

Now your epic train journey …

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Las Barrancas

Now your epic train journey begins, in grand style. One of the finest rail lines in the world awaits; you’ll glide first class through the astonishing upland scenery of the Sierra Madre – over 25,000 sq miles of jagged mountains, plunging canyons and horizon-wide landscapes. The canyon system is formed by fiver major rivers and is four times larger than Colorado’s Grand Canyon The scale of the scenery is simply jaw-dropping. It’s a seven hour journey, but it will pass in a flash – bringing you to your hotel, perched dramatically on the edge of a canyon.

Stay: Two nights in a double room at Hotel Mirador.

days 6 - 7

El Fuerte

Another seven hour train journey …

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El Fuerte

Another seven hour train journey brings you to El Fuerte, originally a silver town and now considered to be the most beautiful city in the state. The countryside you’ll see on the way is extremely photogenic, and your hotel is pretty impressive too; it has been created from a 16th century hacienda and is said to be the one-time home of the legendary Zorro! Today’s El Fuerte features charming cobbled streets leading to graceful colonial mansions. The central plaza is a study in colonial elegance complete with a 19th century bandstand shaded by gently swaying palms.

Stay: Two nights in a standard room at Posada del Hidalgo.

days 8 - 10

San Jose Cabo

Today you’ll fly …

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San Jose Cabo

Today you’ll fly from Los Mochis Airport to San Jose Cabo where you’ll be met and taken to your hotel. This typically Mexican grand residence has been transformed into a boutique hotel surrounded by gardens that feature palms, waterfalls and abundant flowers. It’s truly peaceful, yet just a few minutes’ walk to San Jose’s central plaza with its shops, grand buildings and a highly recommended restaurant. You can take a shuttle to the exclusive private beach club of Cabo or venture a little further to Magdalena Bay to go whale watching, in season.

Stay: Three nights in a deluxe superior room at Casa Natalia

days 11 - 12

San Jose Cabo – Mexico City – London

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San Jose Cabo – Mexico City – London

A domestic flight from San Jose Cabo Airport will take you back to Mexico City to meet your evening flight to London, arriving the following afternoon.

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