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Address: Calle 24 Esquina Mendez Colonia Pacifico, Ciudad de Chihuahua | Tel: +52 (614) 439-7211 Desde Mexico: 01 800 122-4373, Chihuahua 31020, Mexico
Phone Number: 614-439-7212

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Dream come true for my three kids, hubby and my elderly parents

July 2-5 2016, we traveled from Chihuahua to El Fuerte, to Posada Barrancas, Creel then back to Chihuahua. Wish we could've doubled the length of our trip - it was THAT fantastic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

July 2-5 2016, we traveled from Chihuahua to El Fuerte, to Posada Barrancas, Creel then back to Chihuahua. Wish we could've doubled the length of our trip - it was THAT fantastic. Train was uber comfy, the reclining seats, the AC, and our kids absolutely LOVED the tasty local flavors of the yummy, satisfying meals in the dining car. Highlight... More 

Thank GracielaTS
Queretaro, Mexico
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We begin our journey in Los Mochis, from the airport the Balderrama Hotels staff give us a ride to El Fuerte. We stay one night there in a hotel, they say, was the Zorro's house. Early next day we took the Chepe to Bahuichivo, spend two nigths in another Balderrama hotel in Cerocahui, then took the train again to Divisadero... More 

2 Thank JUF571
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

A split journey from Los Mochis to Chihuahua via Creel. First class carriage. On time. Very comfortable. Police on train but not from Creel. Fantastic scenery. Lots of luggage space. Buffet car very good and food more than acceptable. Would be handy to advertise operating times of buffet car.

Thank heather681
San Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

I took Chepe last march going from Chihuahua to Barrancas. This train ride is supposed to be in of the great train rides in the world and I agree. You board Chepe early in the morning and travel from dessert, to grass plains, to apple plantations, thru farms small towns and finally pine forests just before you arrive at Barrancas... More 

Thank Rodrigo G
Vero Beach, Florida
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

True story...we were having morning coffee in the dining car sightseeing thru the picture window. The waiter asks us if we would like anything else...toast perhaps? Sure, toast is good. The waiter walks two tables forward, snatches a plate of toast from a feller having breakfast and walks toward the galley. At the galley door he pirouettes, walks back to... More 

2 Thank Kurdz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Our trip began in the city of Chihuahua and ended in El Fuerte. We took a taxi down to the Chihuahua train station, bought our tickets and left the next day. We travelled in first class which isn't fancy but had comfortable seats and a dining car where we ate and played cards. The scenery was so beautiful and it... More 

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Houston, Texas
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116 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

Really a lot of fun riding El Chepe. Same gauge tracks as in the USA. The seats are comfortable and there is a nice dining car for something to eat, and also refreshments. Every coach has large windows which allow for enjoying the countryside form your seat. For those who want a little more "adventure" to take photos there is... More 

1 Thank GKP46
Dallas, Texas, United States
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

We went from Divisadero to El Fuerte. Amazing views! Very safe! Better view in the left side od the train. Can take pictures from in between the trains.

Thank Alci O
Fullerton, California, USA
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128 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

First Class service on the Chepe from Chihuahua through Copper Canyon to El Fuerte is one of the greatest train rides in the world. I took a tour group of 33 on it. Every year we do one somewhere in the world and this was among the best. Imagine a train through the Grand Canyon but four times larger! Also... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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143 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Takes 6 hours, but it was a lot of fun, good service, clean, food descent. Interesting lineup in the morning, You line up along the tracks, hundreds of you. Outside, no station to speak of.

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