Day Tours

Eco-alterNATIVE Tours is a small organization in the Copper Canyon.

We recommend reserving your spot online. 

Our small group tours are given in Spanish. Translation is available when booking your tour.

You will absolutely enjoy your tour, even if you only speak a little Spanish!

 

EL HECHIZO

Sightseeing and Optional Easy Hike

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El Hechizo (A Premier guided tour of Mexico in the Copper Canyon)

Not your regular sightseeing tour in the Sierra Tarahumara. El Hechizo, the cultural and spiritual day tour, begins in the Pueblo Magico and takes you to see this famous landscape, including the village of San Ignacio de Arareko, the lake of Arareko, many valleys and includes the Valley of the Monks, all while providing an introduction to the spirit and voice of the Sierra Tarahumara, the Raramuri.

 A native Rarámuri, drives you along the winding paths while teaching of the Raramuri culture, connection to nature, and beliefs in the spirit that lives in the very mountains, lakes, and valleys you are passing through. 

This day tour provides some opportunity to get out and explore and a guide to show you the beauty of the Sierra Tarahumara. The stories  tells of the simple, happy life of the Raramuri provide a new perspective to travelers and an appreciation of the vibrant, viable culture of the indigenous people.

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KAWIÍ

Cultural Experience and Easy to Hard Hiking

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KAWIÍ

Kawii, or ‘Earth’ reveals an even closer look at the Copper Canyon and at the lives of the Raramuri, native to the stunning landscape.

Guided by a native Raramuri, you will breathe in the same air, walk the same paths, and experience the spirit of the mountains just as the Raramuri do everyday. Through his stories and your curiosity, your guide will teach you about a culture so vibrant and alive, yet so different from any you’ve experienced, and then, you will visit and eat dinner with them in their village surrounded by family, the green cornfields where they grow their staple crop and in the beautiful stone construction of a Raramuri home. 

Bring your open mind and a camera. Your adventure in the Sierra Tarahumara includes a new perspective on beauty. Not just in your surroundings, but in the native people who call them home. The more time you select for your tour, the more there is to take in of the Sierra. 

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COMO PIEDRA 

Easy to Moderate Hike

Copper Canyon HIke

Preston and Wafa taking it all in on our Como Piedra Tour.

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Mountains made of stone, but full of life. At least this is the belief of the native people in the Sierra, the Raramuri. Como Piedra is a deeper hike and deeper experience of the Sierra and its native Rarámuri. 

This hiking tour near the Copper Canyon is for the traveler who is looking for a boots-on-the-ground experience through the majesty that is the home of the Raramuri. Not only will you walk the same paths of the stewards of this landscape, you will learn, through the eyes and voice of your native tour guide, about their culture, the challenges they face, their connection to nature, and beliefs in the spirit that lives in the very mountains, lakes and valleys you will see on your hike. You may even pass by a nearby Raramuri village!

While hiking and learning of the simple, but dynamic lives of the Raramuri, you will be able to witness, without impacting them, their way of life. This tour promises you leave the Copper Canyon with a heart full of a new appreciation for a culture and people you may have never imagined exists.

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Not seeing what you are looking for? Check our stay tour page for more tour options or email us  for your private tour!