As Copper Canyon Experts we offer unique ecotourism and adventure activities away from mass tourism, enjoying or discovering the nature and culture of each region to visit. From the colonial city of Chihuahua to the Magical Towns of Casas Grandes, Batopilas, Creel or El Fuerte.
We take you to endless and peaceful natural beaches in Baja California and we show you one of the best diving paradises on earth.
Dare a romantic journey on Mexiko´s Copper Canyon railway, one of the 10 most spectacular train rides of the world, enjoy a first class service and the spectacular views of the Sierra Tarahumara in Chihuahua.
Let us guide you to secluded places and experience the fascinating culture of the indians in Mexico, which has been preserved to this day.
Because we know Northern Mexico as the back of our hand: the founder of Amapa Tours, Amalia Navarrete, was born in northwestern Mexico and grew up there. This means that the travel expert, who now lives in Germany, has full knowledge of the region, something that only native people can offer. For more than 25 years, she and her team have organized trips to the remotest places of their place of origin, which mass tourism has not yet discovered.
"As Copper Canyon Mexico Experts, I am glad to show the hidden beauty of my country of origin."
Founder of Amapa Tours
Copper Canyon Train Ride
A unique railroad experience. Enjoy the impressive views of the Sierra Madre and learn about the culture of the Raramuri indians. Enjoy the scenic train journey through the Copper Canyon in Mexico in a modern train.
Watch the whales in their natural habitat or venture into the depths of one of the world's best diving paradises. Enjoy the possibilities of numerous water sports. Walk and enjoy the endemic nature while discovering unique fauna and flora.
Throughout Mexico, whether in small or large cities, you can admire the architecture inherited by the Spanish: prosperous cities, which stood out among others and still keep their cobbled streets, their monumental buildings and their houses with balconies, doors and windows almost intact. We will gladly show you the most beautiful corners.
In the footsteps of the Mayas and Aztecs. We take you to explore the archaeological zone of Chichén Itzá, the ruins of Tulum in front of the sea or the preserved ruins of Palenque and Uxmal in the middle of the jungle. Marvel at the Agua Azul waterfalls or enjoy water fun at Xel-ha and Xcaret.
Just as in other countries there are important national events, in Mexico there is also a great variety of cultural and traditional events, most notably the celebration of the Day of the Dead or the equinox at Chichen Itza. We invite you to live any of our traditions that will surely give a plus to your travel experience
COPPER CANYON MEXICO EXPERTS
We will not leave you alone! We will show you not only the most beautiful tourist destinations in Mexico, we also will help you with the organization of the tour and we will give you a list of things to pack for your adventure.
For more than 25 years we have organized and attended trips to the northwest of México.
Take advantage of our magnificent knowledge of the region and the contact we have with the indigenous Rarámuris.
We will be delighted to advise you in detail and to organize the trip of your dreams.
Our destinations in Mexico
Move the mouse over the points on the interactive map and the names of the cities will appear. If you click on a point, a short description of the place opens. If you want to know more about it, we suggest you visit the description by cities.
Our experienced and certified local guides will take care of you during the whole tour.
It is very important for us to provide a quality service, where customer needs are primary.
We reveal to you when is the best season for your trip and also what you should pack.
The comments of our tourists support us, we invite you to read them
“This specialist agency can organize itineraries outside the traditional routes of Mexico, mainly in the Copper Canyon region; a perfect combination for an extraordinary vacation. All the guides had a lot of knowledge about each area to visit and they followed their schedules ”
Ralf TaegenerNorthern Mexico fan
“We were very well attended and the guides shared their knowledge with us. The trip was organized according to our wishes. We were traveling as a couple from La Paz to Mexico City and we practically had a private tour. ”
Margit WeberTraveler couple
Thank you very much for organizing our trip.
It was almost unbelievable how punctual all the guides were always. We have never experienced that before in Mexico. The quality of the guides was also great. We felt that we were in very good hands at all times.
We highly recommend Amapa Tours at all times!
Thank you very much Amalia!
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Creel belongs to the Pueblos Mágicos. The city is considered the center of the Tarahumara Indigenous, whose original way of life can be learned here.
There are numerous hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops. Many excursions start from here: to the great waterfalls, to the legendary silver route with various gold and silver mines, to the Jesuit mission or to Arareko Lake.
The journey with the Chepe Express train begins or ends in Los Mochis, depending on the direction in which you travel. You can get to this city from Mexico City, the United States or with the Baja Ferries Ferry that departs from La Paz and crosses the Sea of Cortez.
The port of Topolobampo is only 20 minutes away and there you can take various excursions such as a boat trip through the bay, where you can observe dolphins and endemic birds.
In Los Mochis you can visit the Regional Museum, the Botanical Garden or the Cerro de la Memoria viewpoint that offers a view over the city. We invite you to taste the shaken fish, the ax tripe or the giant shrimp offered in well-known restaurants such as Farallón, Spain or Pitahaya Costés.
This beautiful little colonial town is curiously a bit unknown to international travelers. Historically, El Fuerte is one of the most important and interesting cities in northern Mexico.
It is picturesquely situated on the banks of the Río Fuerte, has a Spanish colonial-style old town and is rooted in the indigenous traditions of the Yoreme-Mayo culture. El Fuerte is located on the tourist route from the Pacific (Sea of Cortez) to the Copper Canyon.
In Bahuichivo is the train station. From there we take you to the town of Cerocahui, which is 1,600 m high.
In this region live mainly indigenous Rarámuris. The area around Cerocahui is a true hiking paradise. You can also explore the area on horseback or walk always accompanied by a guide. You can visit waterfalls, rock formations or the Cerro del Gallego viewpoint.
La Paz is a cozy welcoming city famous for its picturesque sunsets. The Malecón invites you to stroll, and the square with the cathedral and its pink bell towers invite you to stay. Within walking distance you will find secluded beaches, quiet bays and unspoiled islands.
The rich underwater world makes this place a paradise for divers. It is also ideal for sport fishermen, ecologists, tourists, naturalists, and whale watchers.
Tulum is located about 55 km south of Playa del Carmen, in the Riviera Maya, a coastal strip on the Caribbean coast of Quintana Roo. One of the must-see places in Tulum are the Mayan ruins, which are located on the cliffs above the Caribbean.
The city was once a commercial and religious center and, above all, an important Mayan seaport. A wall of more than 4 m high and a total of 600 m long surrounds the large area of 380 y / 170 m, in which there are around 50 temples (houses) and remains of palaces (smaller).
Tulum has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The most famous and best restored Mayan site in Yucatan. Recognized around the world as a wonderful world heritage. The main pyramid serves as a Mayan calendar turned into stone, in which a spectacular spectacle takes place at the equinox in spring and autumn:
Depending on the position of the sun, the illusion is created that a snake is crawling up the stairs.
Other local attractions include:
Uxmal is about 80 km southwest of Mérida and together with Chichén-Itzá, they are the most important Mayan sites in the Yucatán peninsula. Uxmal was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The first traces of Uxmal date back to AD 400. It can be traced. The city-state experienced its heyday as an economic and religious center between AD 800 and 1000. Back then, around 20,000 people lived in Uxmal.
Embedded in the rainforest are the ruins of Palenque, probably the most impressive of all the classic Mayan sites in southern Mexico.
These archaeological ruins have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1987. Numerous small streams flow through the archaeological zone.
The ruins, for which artificial terraces were often created, stand against the green hills of the highlands, which have been integrated into the architecture of the city. So far only about 5 percent of the buildings have been exposed, the rest are still covered by jungle.
The place is in the middle of the rugged moor between Guerrero Negro and Santa Rosalía. In 1728 the Jesuit Juan Bautista Loyando established a mission here to convert the Cochimí Indians who live there.
The mission and the plaza upstream continue to form the center of the quiet little town, which is home to a few hundred residents, and gives it a colonial feel.
San Ignacio is also an oasis, the San Ignacio underground river rises to the surface here. Diverse plants and animal species in a green forest and palm trees delight the eye and make San Ignacio an unreal contrast to the surrounding desert landscape.
Todos Santos was founded in 1723 and is located on a plateau at the foot of the Sierra Laguna facing the Pacific Ocean. This tropical paradise is the most fertile place in southern Baja California.
During the 100-year boom, beautiful buildings, houses, and a magnificent theater were built. This beautiful and enigmatic place hides an authentic Magical Town, it is a place full of legends and a source of inspiration for artists and poets.
Los Cabos consists of a 30 km long tourist corridor that runs from Cabo San Lucas to the Magic Town of San José del Cabo. The road that connects these two cities runs parallel to the spectacular coastline, from where you can enjoy a wonderful view.
The nature and beauty of the place form the ideal framework for a modern infrastructure, which includes luxury hotels, restaurants, discos and various shops.
Mexico City is the capital with the largest inhabitants in the entire country and is located at an altitude of 2,250 meters. It is famous for the Templo Mayor of the 13th century Aztec temple, the Mexican Metropolitan Cathedral of the Spanish conquerors in baroque style and the National Palace, with the historical mural of Diego Rivera. These places of interest are located around the Plaza de la Constitución, the great main square, also known as Zócalo . Mexico City is the political, economic, social and cultural center and the largest transportation hub in the country.
Guerrero Negro (“black warrior”) was founded in 1954 by the American Daniel Ludwig. He founded the salt extraction plant to supply the West of the USA with salt. The salt extraction plant was established on the banks of the Laguna Ojo de Liebre. With an annual production of around seven million tonnes, this salt works is the largest in the world.
Guanajuato is located 432 km from Mexico City in a narrow valley protected by barren mountains. The beautiful and inviting city grew rather accidentally and unplanned. The streets form picturesque corners, like the famous Callejón del Beso, which owes its name to a romantic colonial legend.
The silver deposits made it possible to build an opulent city full of impressive buildings, churches and beautiful squares. The bright colours of the front of many houses give the streets a special charm.
This stop is located exactly in the middle of the railway line between Los Mochis and Chihuahua at an altitude of 2,200 m. and almost on the edge of the Copper Canyon. This is where three of the largest canyons are located, the Urique, Cobre and Tararecua canyons that offer one of the most beautiful views of the entire train route.
The train stops at Divisadero for 15 minutes. The Barrancas del Cobre National Park is nearby. On board the cable car or zip line you can “fly” over the canyons. The cabins can accommodate up to 60 passengers.
Chihuahua is the capital of the state of the same name. It is not only the largest, but also one of the richest states in Mexico due to cattle ranching, mining, and the logging industry. The city is 1,440 m high and has 247,087 km2.
The state played a very important role in the history of Mexico. In 1811, priest Miguel Hidalgo, father of the independence movement, was arrested by Spanish troops after his flight north, sentenced to death, and shot in Chihuahua. One of the most prominent personages in Chihuahua was undoubtedly Pancho Villa. He frequently visited the city during the LA Mexican Revolution of 1910.
Loreto is the oldest town in the Baja California Sur peninsula, it was founded in 1697, it is a magical town full of history because it was the starting point of the Jesuit friars who left for the new territory of America to evangelize.
Loreto is considered the head and mother of all the missions of the state.
Oaxaca is a melting pot of different languages and indigenous groups. Millennial civilizations, colonial architecture and lively traditions create a rich history and culture that makes this picturesque city a fascinating tourist destination. The warmth of its inhabitants is another reason to visit Oaxaca and enjoy its hospitality.