Trip Report

Baja California Sur and the El Chepe train

A week exploring all kinds of landscapes in the north of Mexico - beaches, deserts, plains, forests, mountains and canyons.

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North AmericaMexico, United States8 days / June - July 2019

Highs & Lows

Watching the view from the Copper Canyon that is a whopping four times larger than the Grand Canyon in the USA

Although it is definitely worth it, the price of the train El Chepe is around $100 which is pricy for the Mexican standards

Q & A

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    We visited La Paz in Baja California Sur at the end of June, while the whale watching season starts in December and ends in April. Therefore, if this activity is a priority it makes sense to plan the period of the trip accordingly.

  • Packing tips?

    Baja California Sur is generally a desert while the weather in Los Mochis and el El Fuerte is very hot too, as the name of the latter suggests. The weather in Creel and the Canyon area though is mild and can become chilly at night due to the high altitude, therefore long sleeve clothing is recommended. Oh, a swimming suit, sunglasses and a mosquito repellent are must takes too, definitely bring those.

  • Transportation Tips?

    The train El Chepe doesn't not travel every day. Therefore, one should check its schedule before unless they want to spend one-two days in Los Mochis or El Fuerte.