We took the Baja Ferry from La Paz to Topolobampo, departed at 15:00 and arrived at 21:30, took 45 minutes to offload.
Had to get documentation to bring the bikes in to mainland Mexico. Required the registration, passport and visitor card (got this when we entered Mexico at Tecate on 4OCT). This was all done at the port of departure, about 17 miles from La Paz. Once the gal saw the original documents we were required to provide her with one copy of each document. Copies can be made at the Baja Ferry ticket Office which is next door to the office where they issue the vehicle permit. They charge $400 to your credit card and when you depart Mexico they refund the money.
We got a cabin for four for the two of us. There are four beds per cabin, one up and one that folds down. The lunch is free, there is no dinner. It's mostly truckers and they all stay in the bar and drink.
Once we landed in Topolobampo it took 45 minutes to off-load. It was then about a 15 mile ride in to Los Mochis on a four lane divided highway for much of it.
We stayed at the Santa Anita Hotel as part of a package deal for our visit to Copper Canyon. Took the train up on Saturday the 8th and came back on the 9th (13:30 to 20:45). There is food on the train.
Copper Canyon is beyond description. If you're ever in this part of the world its a must see.Posted by Doug Laird at October 07, 2011 02:51 AM GMT
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