4 of us traveled aboard the El Chepe. We stayed in Creel and at El Mission. The staff on board the train were excellent, guiding us to the best spots at various stops. We met many other travelers both local and tourists aboard the train which made the trip even better. The view and scenery were wonderful, the Tamara Indians were kind and interesting. The side trips we took were breathtaking. I would recommend the El Chepe as a safe and interesting way to see some very remote parts of Mexico. Speak to the locals, interact with others. The trip can take interesting curves. We are going back in November to do the trip in reverse.