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2018: Is monterrey safe for a solo traveler?

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2018: Is monterrey safe for a solo traveler?

I am planning to travel to monterrey for 3 days. Is it safe for a solo traveler? Also, what are good travel tour agencies? I struggled to find tours to go outside the city- hiking.

Thank you!

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1. Re: 2018: Is monterrey safe for a solo traveler?

I would not go there alone unless you know people there. Most of the city is safe. IMO the person most at risk in a Northern Mexican city is a solo female traveler who is not familiar with the city or the area. I would choose a city which is more tourist oriented especially if you want to hike.

Tours from most Mexican cities are found with travel agencies in the city.

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2. Re: 2018: Is monterrey safe for a solo traveler?

Hey Sunshine.

Monterrey city center is as safe as any other large urban metropolis. as long as you use common sense you should be fine.

If you want to travel outside of the city there quite a few exciting adventure activity options available, including canyoneering, hot air ballooning and zip-lining.

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3. Re: 2018: Is monterrey safe for a solo traveler?

Sunshine,

Wow, I have been looking for the same thing. I am going soon (solo) for 3 days for work but will have free time and was interested in hiking, but definitely not alone. There are a few tour companies but I'm not sure if they pick up from Monterrey hotels.

Good luck!

Jen

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4. Re: 2018: Is monterrey safe for a solo traveler?

I'm very curious about Northern Mexico as it seems off the tourist trail. Monterrey, Chihuahua, Alamos and all the parks up there. I was reading a lot of old US western movies were filmed up there. Sunshine1890, if you go please do a trip report!

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5. Re: 2018: Is monterrey safe for a solo traveler?

I will try!

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6. Re: 2018: Is monterrey safe for a solo traveler?

I tried to contact couple of companies and I didn't receive a response :(

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7. Re: 2018: Is monterrey safe for a solo traveler?

Do you know a company that does tours? Thank you

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8. Re: 2018: Is monterrey safe for a solo traveler?

You can contact the administration of the Chipinque Ecological Park. You can also search agencies that make trips to the Huasteca.

http://www.chipinque.org.mx/

I hope this is useful for you :)

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9. Re: 2018: Is monterrey safe for a solo traveler?

how is you Monterry travel experience.

i am also planing to go there

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