Like many other travelors we were lured into the Agawa canyon train ride due to the nice brochure and beautiful pictures. Save your money and look at the brochure. As many others stated it was a long long trip. The scenery was obsured by the trees growing up to the train. I did see the employees clean the inside of the trains windows and the pictures I did take turned out well. We arrived promptly at 7:30 and were informed the train would be late. It was about 1/2 an hour late. No big deal we thought, until we got to the canyon and were told because we were late getting there, We only had 1 hour and 15 minutes to hike and explore the canyon. Most of the hikes were about 30-40 minutes so you could really only see a small part of the canyon. The canyon itself was beautiful, even in the rain. I traveled with 1 other adult and 2 boys 10 and 14. Here are some tips to survive the day. 1. Have your children bring cards, books, Handheld cames ( with the volume turned off ) and lots of snacks. Drinks and snacks are pricey on the train 2. Adults should bring books , snacks and drinks. The box lunches are unusual. they include carrot sticks, a sandwich , a hard boiled egg and something else. On line they listed the price for 20.00, Once we got on the train they announced that box lunches were 9.50. Still over priced and by the looks of the purchasers faces when they opened them up, I am glad we stopped at Subway and brought our lunch. Avoid the seats that face eachother, we thought it would be a great idea so we could look and talk to eachother face to face. Wrong, the leg room was so minimal, that we felt cramped the whole way there, luckily we were able to switch to the regular seating which was more comfortable. The souvenir shop on the train was tiny, but when you are bored anything is a diversion. The woman who works there was very nice as the other employees on the train. In conclusion even though I have flown a 12 hour plane trip, for some reason, this train trip seemed like it lasted longer, After I read my book, purchase untold numbers of snacks out of boredom, visited the souvenir kiosk, there was nothing to do as the scenery was so obsured by brush.
I think the elderly, train lovers would like the trip Children of any age are bored silly
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