We’ve received this testimonial from a recent visitor:
Throughout our tour arranged by David Warner, all went as it was described in the website. We were met at the airport in Los Mochis. A large sign saying "Camp David" as soon as we entered the airport left no cause for concern.
Camp David itself is clean, comfortable with a very friendly David and his wonderful help. The food was wonderful. We were taken by van to the train station. This is a real plus as the train leaves before dawn.
The train ride itself is fabulous, with beautiful scenery, comfortable seats, a dining car and a bar car. I didn’t want the ride to end. We had fun talking with other tourists and with the very knowledgeable and friendly crew.
Our first stop was at the Hotel Paraiso del Oso in Cerocahui. Again we were met at the station and taken directly to the Hotel. The Hotel was charming and very comfortable. Doug made us feel very much at home, and we truly enjoyed the tour to the rim of Uribe Canyon as well as the tour of Cerocahui and the boarding school for the little Tarahumara Indian girls. Again, the food was great.
On the train again, only for about an hour this time, and we arrived at our destination of two nights, Mansion Tarahumara. We loved the dining area and we were thrilled with our room which had a great view of Copper Canyon. WE did have to climb a bit to arrive at our room. To us it was worth it. However, there are several rooms closer to the main lodge. The food again was great. We were served lunch as soon as we arrived. At this site, we took a walking tour of some Tarahumara homes, a ride on the brand new cable cars, visits to various lookout points in the canyon, and a wonderful driving tour with Jorge to a valley where the Tarahumara live in community. We loved our time with the staff at Mansion Tarahumara. We were then escorted back to the train station for the 8 hour trip back to Camp David.
We had a wonderful day at David’s beach house on a beautiful and pristine beach. One of the highlights for us that I did not expect is that the area around Los Mochis is so agricultural and we saw lots of Mexican countryside on our drives to and from the beach.
My husband and I were taken in the van to Los Mochis airport and on our way home. We truly did feel safe while we were on David’s tour. We enjoyed all the people that we met on our trip, particularly the couple that we were on the tour with. At each place on the tour, we were expected and warmly welcomed. The Copper Canyon area is truly awesome. There are no ATMs so I would suggest that you take cash is small amounts. I would have liked to buy a little more from the Tarahumara women, but I did not have many 1, 5 or 10 dollar bills.
In all, we could recommend this tour and we are really glad that we finally got to Copper Canyon!
Come on down and enjoy the fun!