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Address: Creel Chihuahua, 33200, Mexico
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Amazing views

The tarahumara sierra and all the copper canyon area have endless breathtaking views. It is very impressive to see how a family of ten natives live inside a cave, including the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2016
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

The tarahumara sierra and all the copper canyon area have endless breathtaking views. It is very impressive to see how a family of ten natives live inside a cave, including the 75 years old friendly grandmother (that does speak spanish ) that tells you she was born there and now three generations live there . Amazing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

No fake performances, this was a real view of how the Tarahumara Indians live. My tour included a visit to a woman who was raising her family in a cave. Unbelievable!

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Rustic pine mountain vistas, interesting rock formations....endless back-country roads.....Tarahumara women and children walking....packing babies on their backs...selling wooden carvings or dolls....Creel is a sleepy little Mexican town. Lots of live music in the town plaza weekends and evenings. Good home-cooking in several restaurants...easy walking around town. Reasonable lodgings, friendly people....several guides (we used Oscar in front of Cabaña Bertie's just... More 

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I had no idea that there was a mountain range in Mexico. We went on a World Cruise and one of our last excursions was a tour going to Copper Canyon. I had no idea that there was anything that rivaled the Grand Canyon of Arizona, USA. The tour would take a bus ride from the coast at Topolobampo to... More 

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Dieppe, NB
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We toured the southern portion of this area in mid-March with Superior Tours of Puerto Vallarta. More known as Copper Canyon (for those outside Mexico), this is truly an amazing creation of nature and visiting here should be on your bucket list. The tour lasts a week but 4 days are really only travel days as you need to go... More 

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The Tarahumara are a fascinating people. Their crafts are so lovely and they have a great love of their own music. I saw one man playing a violin type instrument. Definitely made the moment his own.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Beautiful countryside and culture. The tarahumara won't talk to you and seemed to not like the tourists, most are unfriendly but the kids loved us. We paid two little girls to take us down to the Cusamare falls. The town is UGLY, we think the ugliest town we have ever seen in Mexico (I am referring to the town of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

very interesting to see and learn about their life and lifestyle, wonderful people. Love them and the beautiful nature.

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1 Thank Ann-Christin M
Creel, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I live in this region part time and work with the Tarahumara people, who are the best natural long distance runners in the world, as well as some of the most colorfully dressed. It is a huge area, encompassing about 25,00 square miles and 7 canyons, one of which ( Urique ) is the deepest canyon in North America. There... More 

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Mexico CIty
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Raramuri communities are settled all around the immense Tarahumara mountains. If you travel here you will need open eyes, open ears and small talking. Really approaching to the Raramuri people needs respect and knowledge of the culture. Outsiders normally do not have an idea of this communities cosmovision, respect for the land, respect for the others, community work and sharing... More 

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