S & S Tours, LLC

Who We Are

Why Travel with S & S Tours?

See more, learn more, do more with S & S Tours. Our company was formed to provide a safe, informative, in-depth & FUN traveling experience for visitors to Mexico, Costa Rica and South America.

We are ecologically & culturally sensitive to the land & people. We work hard to assure we have a positive impact on the areas we visit.

Traveling with us you will truly experience the culture, and become acquainted with the people, instead of just “seeing the sights.”

Our trips are active & interesting, but still allow time to unwind, relax & appreciate where you are. Our average groups are 8-10 people or less. Our personal attention & care creates a group camaraderie not found on most tours. We have friends returning 2-3 times for the same trip!

If you are not able to fit into one of our escorted group trips, we can customize an itinerary for you to fit your time frame and budget.

Susan Stilwell – Owner

Sue Stilwell owns S & S Tours and loves sharing her enthusiasm with clients when leading the trips. She speaks fluent Spanish and has traveled, worked & studied in Latin America most of her life. Mexico is Sue’s passion. She believes the Mexican people will win your hearts with their warm hospitality, passionate music, colorful pageantry & wonderful sense of humor. They have a love of life, country, family and fiestas which is contagious. Her love of the Mexican people and genuine understanding of Latin culture has helped to foster unique long-term relationships. “Susy’s” groups always feel special and very welcome as her “mission” is to encourage being good ambassadors wherever she goes.

Erica Soto – Office Mgr.

Erica Soto, our wonderful office manager, is so appreciated by all. Her efficiency and unfailingly cheerful spirit is a great asset. She is a treasure and we are thankful for her good care of all of our office staff and clients.

Carlos Granados – Guide, Los Mochis

Carlos Granados, of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, is a most excellent certified, bi-lingual Mexican guide. He is an expert in Copper Canyon and Baja California and is well known throughout the area. With his thirst for knowledge he is continual student. We dare you to ask him a question he can’t answer about his country and region! He adds so much to the trip experience that clients tell us we need to “clone Carlos!” While he takes wonderful care of you, you will enjoy his keen sense of humor and learn so much from him.

Alejandro Granados – Guide, Los Mochis

Alejandro Granados, of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, is our newest member of Mexican bilingual guides. Our guide Alejandro is very knowledgeable of the area as well as attentive. He will take care of you from the beginning to the end of your trip.

Oscar Loya – Guide, Creel

Oscar Loya, of Creel, Chihuahua is the best in this area. His familiarity with the Tarahumara Indians and the region offer a meaningful understanding of the culture. Oscar’s knowledge and experience in the area of Creel, Cusarare and Batopilas Canyon make of your travel experience one that will make you want to return again and again.

In partnership with Mexico’s Copper Canyon Company

You will find our hotels in the Copper Canyon to be your “home away from home”. Comfort, prime locations and excellent service are our hallmarks

50 Years of Experience

A pioneer in the field and looking ahead to the completion of the construction of the Chihuahua al Pacifico Railroad (1961), the Balderrama enterprise was created in 1957 to offer premium hotel services in the vast Copper Canyon region for visitors from all over the world.

Copper Canyon Travel Advisors

Our Copper Canyon Travel Advisors are always here for you, to take care of the smallest detail and enable you to have the best vacation of your life, in one of nature’s most spectacular areas in all of México!


Your facilities were great. Your service staff was friendly and very helpful and the canyon vistas were spectacular. Overall the trip was a tremendous value for our money.

Best to you,


Over 50 years we have gathered dozens of Awards from travel companies, magazines, newspapers, government, and most important of all … our satisfied guests and clients.