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Mexico/copper canyon via train


My husband is turning 70 in august and loves train travel.  What do you think about a luxury train trip thru copper canyon?  We can do a little hiking/walking but like comfortable accommodations.  Some of my research about the safety of the area has me concerned about a trip to copper canyon, even by train.  advice please.

Copper Canyon is the last location on our "to visit" list, so I can't give you any 1st hand information at this time.  Maybe next year we will do that trip.  I would advise you to really do your homework on the net.  Check out the accommodations.  It is my understanding that they can be quite rustic.  As well, I haven't heard anything about the train ride being "luxury".  It is my understanding that it is also fairly simple.   However, that is just what I have read and heard from folks who have been there.  I encourage you to do your own research, as will I when we are ready to make that journey, to make sure it is what you want and what you will be comfortable with.  Best wishes on your plans.  Sorry I couldn't give you the benefit of 1st hand experience.


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Linda Leonard


My husband and I have travelled extensively within mainland Mexico for over 15 years. We prefer quiet, locally owned accomodations over resorts. Once we retired, we spent 6 years RVing in Mexico during the winters, travelling along the coastlines and inland. We love the people, the climate and the culture, and we are still working hard at our Spanish. We now live in Zihuatanejo during the winters, and in Canada during the summers.


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