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News about the Copper Canyon

News about Copper Canyon, the Chepe Express Train and information about air connectivity in Mexico especially to Chihuahua and Los Mochis. In this section we will keep you updated with the latest news about Copper Canyon. Current schedules of the Chepe Express train and new flights that operate especially to Chihuahua and Los Mochis. We invite you to visit Chihuahua and get to know the Sierra Tarahumara¡ We Invite you to visit Chihuahua and know the Sierra Tarahumara!

We have good news to start this year!!!

Volaris starts operations with a new direct route Culiacan – Cancun – Culiacan.

The inauguration of the flight is the 1st of April 2022: CUL CUN in direct flight, with a very good schedule and an excellent fare.

We share the information with you:

The days of operation are Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.  


3:01 PM – 8:09 PM


12:58 PM – 3:16 PM 

We invite you to extend your stay in Cancun to Los Mochis, Sinaloa and from there to the COPPER CANYON destination  to travel aboard the Chepe Express train. 

The Chihuahua State Tourism Board officially presented the Safe Travels Seal to Amapa Tours as a company that complies with the regulations set forth by the World Travel and Tourism Council to correctly apply the hygiene and sanitation measures established in its protocols.

This organisation represents and supports tourism companies in the private sector in order to recover tourism worldwide, while taking care of the health and safety of employees and visitors.

Travel safe to Chihuahua, Copper Canyon and Mexico with Amapa Tours.

Safe Travel Certification

The traditional tourism fair ITB Berlin NOW 2021 is just around the corner and we think it’s a shame that we won’t meet in person this year. Amapa Tours will be present virtually and we would be happy if we could see each other in this way.

As part of the international tourism fair, we would like to cordially invite you to the presentation of the destination “Copper Gorges”, the Chepe Express train and our services in this impressive region.

The event will take place on March 9th at 5:00 p.m.

In this presentation we introduce:

  • The new deluxe Chepe Express train
  • The culture of the Raramuri
  • The outdoor activities with the longest cable car in Mexico
    Insider tips on gastronomy, wines and artisanal beer from the region
  • The “Pueblos Magicos” that you will find along the Sierra Tarahumara Route

We also talk about the current health and safety measures implemented by the local authorities so that tourists can enjoy their trip without worries.

Follow-up tours to the travel destinations Baja California, the most beautiful colonial cities in central Mexico and the temples and pyramids in southern Mexico, especially in Palenque, Uxmal and Chichén Itzá, are also presented.

We look forward to your participation.–ed_569

As part of the celebrations for the 6th anniversary of Amapa Tours foundation, we are holding various promotional events and one of them is a series of interviews for the program “Tu vida en lo Alto” ​​which is a broadcast live by Radio Tentación in Madrid, Spain. During these broadcasts we will have the opportunity to provide the Spanish audience with information on the natural, cultural, gastronomic and adventure attractions offered by the Copper Canyon region in Chihuahua.

On February 27, 2021 we talked about the attractions of the Magic Town of Creel in Chihuahua, Mexico.

Creel is located 257 km south of Chihuahua and is considered “The Gateway to the Copper Canyon”. All tourists with an adventurous spirit can:

  • practice extreme outdoor adventure activities
  • know the customs and traditions of the indigenous Tarahumara or Rarámuris.
  • Enjoy in the sightseeing tours the impressive rock formations of its valleys and much more …

During the program we gave some tips about the hotel industry, activities to do in the surroundings, as well as the gastronomic richness that this picturesque place has to offer.

Just click on the following link to listen to the Podcast:

We can organize your next trip to this spectacular destination.

A new year has started and we want to look forward with optimism and confidence to what we hope will be a much better new year.

While we in Europe are all preparing for the resumption of tourism operations for the 2021 season, the Copper Canyon region continues to train all service personnel who look after our customers on site.

The Chepe train,the hotels and the National Park Barrancas del Cobre continue operating at around 50% of their capacity. Health and safety measures are implemented and monitored by the local health authorities, supported by the Chihuahua Tourist Offices, so that the tourists visiting the region can enjoy their trip without worries.

Important and good news for the destination is that the Chepe Express train operates with new departure times since January 11th. The new timetable offers to the passengers more convenient departure and arrival times in the Copper Canyon and in Creel.

Los Mochis-Creel: Departure 8:00 a.m. Arrival 5:40 p.m. (Monday and Friday)

Creel – Los Mochis: Departure 8:00 a.m. Arrival 5:40 p.m. (Tuesday and Sunday)

1. First class Chepe Express: This is the highest category (96 passengers). This category allows access to the Domo “Urike” restaurant, a meal on board is included, which can be lunch, dinner or breakfast, as well as a snack and a national non-alcoholic drink. It allows access to the bar and has exclusive access to the terrace bar with panoramic view and sliding windows.

Viaja abordo del tren Chepe Express

2. Executive Chepe Express: This category offers seats for 240 passengers. Access to the Domo “Urike” restaurant is allowed only on the ground floor. It does not include food. It offers access to the executive bar which has panoramic windows.

Viaje comodamente en el tren lounge del tren Chepe Express

3. Tourist Chepe Express: This is the new category with capacity for 192 passengers. Access to the exclusive restaurant for tourist class. It does not include food. It does not allow access to the executive bar, the lounges or the terrace bar.

Viaje con el tren Chepe por la Barranca del Cobre Chihuahua México

We invite you to experience the trip on board the new Chepe Express train and enjoy the natural beauty of the Copper Canyon. A destination known for its location and its outdoor activities that also guarantee unique and unforgettable travel experiences. Book trip with your travel specialist.

Today, Thursday December 17, the airline Viva Aerobús inaugurated the first flight from Los Mochis to Mexico City which will be operating twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays and has a capacity of 180 passengers.

This flight offers greater air connectivity to Los Mochis and allows access to the Copper Canyon. Additionally, Viva Aerobús operates two flights a week to Monterrey: Monday and Friday.

We invite you to take advantage of the offers offered by Viva Aerobus and program your trip to the spectacular destination of Copper Canyon.

Contact us for more information: / /0052 6681 705619

On September 23rd and 24th 2020, the first Digital Tourist Tianguis was held in Mexico and Amapa Tours was present promoting the attractions of the Copper Canyon in Chihuahua and the Chepe Express train. 

It was a digital meeting held as an effective and innovative alternative that has implemented a new strategy allowing the entire tourism sector in Mexico and its many destinations, without exception, have a virtual space to carry out the dissemination, promotion and marketing of our products and regional attractions. 

This new promotion modality has opened a window of opportunity for us to do very productive business and that without a doubt gave us the opportunity to contact new clients. This event is an example of innovation, creativity and adaptation, core elements to face the challenges imposed by the new reality and that contributes to make tourism a solid tool for social welfare.

Aeromexico increases international flight operations.

  • It will restart operations in six destinations from Mexico City and one from Guadalajara
  • It will increase frequencies to another seven destinations outside the country

For the month of October, Aeroméxico will operate about 30% more international flights compared to September. Thus, the company will have a presence in 28 destinations in the United States, Canada, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.

Restart of operations from Mexico City:

San José, Costa Rica – Guatemala, Guatemala – Lima, Peru, Medellin and Bogotá, Colombia – Buenos Aires, Argentina.

From Guadalajara, it will restart towards:

San Francisco, United States.

Destinations with increased frequencies:

Seoul, South Korea – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – Paris, France, Quito, Ecuador – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Miami and Sacramento, United States.

With these modifications, Aeroméxico will increase its offer of kilometer seats (ASK) by 31% compared to September, through almost 1,100 international flights.

Mexico’s leading airline estimates that it will serve around 70 national and international destinations in October, with more than 9,300 scheduled flights.

The company continues to apply the highest standards through its Health and Hygiene Management System, in all its operations.


Today the Guadalajara International Airport, operated by the Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP), celebrated the departure of the new flights that Aeroméxico will be operating from the Jalisco capital of Jalisco to Cancun and Los Cabos.

Aeroméxico will operate 7 weekly flights to and from Guadalajara on the Cancun route and 5 weekly flights on the Los Cabos route. Thanks to this, the airline will have an offer in this destination of more than 90 weekly flights, serving seven of the most important markets for the city of Guadalajara: Mexico City, Tijuana, Monterrey, Cancun, Los Cabos, Los Angeles and Chicago.

These new routes allow customers to extend their trip to Mexico from the city of tequila “Guadalajara” and the pearl of the Pacific “Los Cabos”. These destinations can be combined with your visit to the Copper Canyon.

TAR – Airline

TAR airline will start a new flight from Puerto Vallarta to Chihuahua on August 20, 2020.

TAR route:

  • CHIHUAHUA- PUERTO VALLARTA Thursdays and Sundays: departure at 08:25 am – arrival at 10:00 am
  • PUERTO VALLARTA – CHIHUAHUA Thursdays and Sundays: departure at 10:25 am – arrival at 11:55 am

This new air connection will allow you to extend your stay in Mexico and visit the state of Chihuahua and the Copper Canyon from Puerto Vallarta. We will be happy to help you with the reservation.

The Chepe Express train

Due to the changes we are experiencing with the Covid-19 pandemic, Ferromex has made the decision to cut off-season train travel. Therefore, the Chepe train will stop offering services on Wednesdays and Thursdays from September 3 to December 1, 2020.

The Chepe Express train began operating again on July 17, 2020. We are prepared with special protection measures so that your train journey through the Copper Canyon is unforgettable.

The majestic Copper Canyon awaits you and Amapa Tours will help you organize your trip.

Contact us, we will be happy to advise you!

Dear clients and friends.

We thank everyone for their understanding and support in relation to these difficult times that we are living with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Thank you for your positive feedback and for your willingness to postpone your trips. With each travel voucher you have accepted, you support us, as well as the northwest of Mexico and the inhabitants of the Copper Canyon, who currently have no income due to the lack of tourists.

We hope to see you again soon and plan your trip to Mexico.

Interested? We will gladly answer your questions