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Copper Canyon, Mexico, Photography Tour


  April or October: This photography tour is not currently in the schedule, but can be added by request

  8 nights/9 inclusive days  |  Maximum of 8 participants, and a minimum of 5 participants

  $4,064 USD per person  |  Single Supplement: 14% of the base cost of the trip

  The deposit for this photography tour is $500. Make a deposit, or pay your tour balance here

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  Arrival and departure airport: El Paso, Texas [ELP]
  Arrival window: For a variety of travel related reasons, arriving one day early is recommended
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This photo tour will run with one or more participants. Please note that our group limit is not a requirement!  8 places are available at this time
  Updated: Saturday the 27th of May, 2023

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Photography tours to Mexico's Copper Canyon


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Photography Tour Overview:
  Canyons, waterfalls, rivers, wildlife, wildflowers, indigenous Tarahumara Indian tribe, remote villages, missions and the Chihuahua al Pacifico Railroad. Mexico’s Copper Canyon [Barranca del Cobre] is actually a series of spectacular canyons and ravines, and the entire complex is almost four times larger than the Grand Canyon in the United States, plus it's 280 feet deeper. You’ll also find that the photography is far more enriching and varied too.
As with all of our photography tours, early and late shooting is scheduled for each day.


Our itinerary . . .
But first things first! We suggest that you set your camera's clock to the local time, as your images will then synchronize with the times in our included photo tour field notes.


Day 1  |  El Paso, Texas
We'll gather in El Paso, and following dinner you’ll have the option of some twilight photography if you’re up to it.
El Paso, 1 night


Day 2  |  Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua
We cross the Rio Grande into Mexico this morning, and following some time in Ciudad Juarez on the border, we’ll go directly south via Ahumada, El Sueco and the mining region of El Sauz while pausing for images at every opportunity. On to Chihuahua for the night where among the architectural delights is the pink-stoned baroque cathedral dating to 1826 [construction started in 1724].
Chihuahua, 1 night


Days 3, 4, 5 + 6  |  Copper Canyon
We’ll work our way - photographically as usual – towards the Copper Canyon region and arrive on the fringes by early afternoon. We’ll have the remainder of today, plus days 4, 5, 6 and most of day 7 to explore this rugged and spectacular region. We’ll be based in Creel for 4 nights which is central to many highlights which include the canyon-cradled Mayo, Conchos, Oteros, Urique and Cusaráre Rivers: Basaseáchi and Cerocahui Falls: the Cerocahui Jesuit Mission dating from 1681: the Chihuahua al Pacifico Railroad which took 90 years to build: the indigenous and colorful Tarahumara Indian tribe: Divisadero: Cusaráre: wildlife such as Deer: plus a day-trip to the ‘tropical’ Batopilas which lies in the bottom of a canyon in lush surroundings while the Sierra Madre mountains tower overhead. Our stay in Creel will also include trips to the most spectacular spots for the early light.
Creel, 4 nights


Day 7   |  To Chihuahua
We’ll ‘mop-up’ photographically around Copper Canyon and it’s environs during the day as we make our way steadily back to Chihuahua for a one-night stay. Late-light photography is planned at the remnants of Chihuahua’s 1864 colonial aqueduct with it’s 50 foot arches.
Chihuahua, 1 night


Day 8   |  To El Paso
One last look at Chihuahua’s highlights this morning prior to going directly north to the United States border. We’ll make more photography stops as we go, but an afternoon highlight will be a short detour for another photo-op at the El Sauzal petrified forest. The trees there were covered by sand and turned to ‘stone’ via the action of salt. The included dinner on the last night of our photography tour will feature an 'It's You!' presentation of clients in action on this tour by John.
El Paso, 1 night


Day 9  |  Departure day
As there isn't any photography scheduled for the day of departure on this trip, your flight home can be arranged for any time today. Transport to the airport is included unless you’re staying on for a day or more.


Photo Tour Photographer/Leader: John Baker, Travel Images Photography Tours and local guides
The preceding itinerary is a copyrighted work by John Baker Photographer LLC, and Travel Images Photography Tours




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Photography Tour Cost, Deposit, Cancellation Policy and Enrollment Guidance

Trip Cost: $4,064 USD per person not including airfare. A 5% discount is applied to all double occupancies. A single room supplement is required for single occupancy

Single Supplement: 14% of the base cost of the trip


The deposit for this photography tour is $500. Make a deposit, or pay your tour balance here


Cancellation policy: Go here

Enrollment guidance: Go here


Included in the Trip Cost: The following items are included in the trip cost . . .

  • Photography instruction throughout the trip by John

  • All accommodations with private facilities [en-suite]

  • All breakfasts

  • Lunch on day one of the trip

  • Dinner on the last night of the trip

  • On-vehicle snacks and bottled water

  • All ground transportation

  • Airport pick-up on day 1, and drop-off on departure day. Arrival prior to day 1 is not included

  • Entrance fees for sites and activities listed below under ‘Admissions Included’

  • Following the trip you'll receive detailed field notes describing the time, place and subject of each photo stop, plus image uploads to a private web page of clients 'in action' on the trip

Not Included in the Trip Cost: The costs for these items are the responsibility of each participant . . .

  • Airfare

  • Travel costs between your home and the gateway airport and return

  • Any transportation or travel costs incurred prior to or after the tour’s inclusive dates

  • Pre-tour and/or post-tour accommodation

  • Lunches and dinners except for lunch on day one of the trip, and dinner on the last night of the trip

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Entrance fees or costs related to optional sites or activities not included in the itinerary

  • Baggage fees

  • Medical expenses

  • Personal items such as the hotel mini-bar, laundry et cetera

  • Incidental charges incurred at our accommodations such as movie rentals, internet and phone

  • Travel insurance

  • Passport or visa expenses

  • Airport departure taxes, if applicable


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