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Angel Statue, Paseo De La Reforma, Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City Tour - Angel of Independence

The open plaza at the pyramids of the sun and moon at Teotihuacan. Media

Mexico City Tour - Teotihuacan

Downtown Mexico City- Cathedral Zócalo de la Ciudad de México
A boat harbor full of sail and power boats at Copper Canyon, Mexico

Copper Canyon Tour - San Carlos, Sonora


Experience Mexico’s Copper Canyon, Colonial Cities, and other Cultural Tours

A Closer Look Tours is the leader in guided tours into the heart of Mexico. From the breathtaking views of the Copper Canyon to the tranquil sea shores of Baja, our passion is to share the history, land, and culture of Mexico with all who will join us on the adventures of a lifetime.

Your experience with A Closer Look Tours will be like no other. We are a family-owned company and we prioritize partnerships with local guides and vendors. Our connection to Mexico and its people is founded on our family’s original upbringing in Mexico City. This unique perspective allows us to present our bus tours as a genuine, local experience. Our unmatched expertise takes our tours to the next level and will leave you feeling truly connected to the destination.  We offer authentic experiences, bringing the history of our locations to life through unforgettable journeys.

We are the premier tour operator for the Copper Canyon. For 25 years both individual travelers and major tour companies from around the world have trusted A Closer Look Tours to connect them with the majesty of the Copper Canyon. Allow us to do what we do best. Join us and experience the wonders of Mexico.

What you can expect on the Copper Canyon Railway

A visit to Mexico’s Copper Canyon would not be complete without experiencing the rail journey often called the “Copper Canyon Train”.

About the Copper Canyon Railway

The Chihuahua al Pacifico railway, "Chepe," provides impressively unique access into Copper Canyon country. One of the most scenic railroads in the world, on its 420 mile run, the Copper Canyon train goes through 86 tunnels and over 32 trestles. From Los Mochis, located at sea level, it makes a sharp climb up the western slopes of the Sierra Madre through pine and oak highlands to heart of the Copper Canyon region Divisadero, then on to the grassy plains of the Chihuahuan desert.

The Copper Canyon railroad is marked every kilometer by a marker post. Kilometer Post Zero is in Ojinaga, Chihuahua (on the border with Presidio, TX) where the train first originated, going to Topolobampo, Sinaloa on the Sea of Cortez. Currently, the Copper Canyon train runs only between the City of Chihuahua and Los Mochis, Sinaloa.

History of the Copper Canyon Railway

It took 89 years from concept to final spike. The Copper Canyon railroad was planned in 1872 by Albert Owen, whose hope was to connect the mid-western states of the US with the Bay of Topolobampo as a short cut to the Orient. Many bankruptcies, the Depression and the Mexican Revolution prevented the accomplishment. The Mexican Government bought the railroad and the first train from Chihuahua arrived in Los Mochis in 1961, allowing tourist access to Copper Canyon region, an area previously inhabited only by the Tarahumara people.

Why Choose A Closer Look Tours

A Closer Look Tours specializes in unique, guided tours in the heart of Mexico. We offer all-inclusive guided tours, allowing explorers to discover and connect with the genuine spirit of Mexico. A Closer Look Tours invites seasoned travelers and new adventurers alike to come join us for an unforgettable journey.

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Monarch Butterflies

Experience the majestic pageantry and beauty of the journey of the Monarch Butterfly. This unique experience is one of many offered by A Closer Look Tours.

Travel Tips

  • If you speak Spanish (even broken Spanish) most Mexican’s take it as a compliment that you attempt to communicate in their language. Most hotel staff has at least a basic understanding and usage of English. If something comes up and you don’t feel comfortable or you feel there is a language barrier, your A Closer Look Tour director will be happy to assist you.
  • To ensure fair and equitable seating for all tour members, seating on the motorcoach will be rotated once a day in a clockwise direction. Rotation will take place regardless of the number of passengers. Your Tour Director will explain the procedure.
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