Can you guess where in the world this destination is based off of the clues below?
This is one of the largest canyons on its continent, formed by six rivers that merge into one and flow into the ocean. Explorers discovered this canyon in the early 17th century and encountered indigenous people who still live in remote areas of the canyon today. Mining for gold and silver ensued as did the spread of Christianity. There is a famous train here which traverses the canyon through more than 100 tunnels and bridges.
Where in the World is This Destination?
Copper Canyon (Barrancas del Cobre), Chihuahua, Mexico
The Copper Canyon is four times larger than the Grand Canyon in the United States and in some spots, 1,000 feet deeper. The Copper Canyon is comprised of six distinct canyons and six rivers which flow into the Rio Fuente and empty into the Gulf of California. The walls of the canyon are a copper color with some green, which is where the name originates.
Excursions to the Copper Canyon are available from cruise ships visiting Topolobampo in the Sea of Cortez via the famous Chepe train. Chepe connects the region through more than 80 tunnels and over 40 bridges with outstanding views of the Copper Canyon.
Get pumped up and excited! This is just one of the many wonders you will come across on a typical Panama Canal cruise.