THE DEVIL'S NOSE

Southern Andes; Alusi- Sibambe- Alausi

The biggest complication faced by the construction of the Trans-Andean railroad was the Devil’s Nose, a mountain with almost perpendicular walls.

¿What's Included?

  • Train ticket
  • Guidance through the journey
  • Visit to Puñuna Condor Museum in Sibambe
  • Presentation of a folk dance in Sibambe

Exclusions

  • Additional expenses not detailed in the itinerary

Starting at: $33USD



Itinerary

The biggest complication faced by the construction of the Trans-Andean railroad was the Devil’s Nose, a mountain with almost perpendicular walls. To overcome this obstacle a zigzag railroad was bulit that climbs more than 500 meters in less than 12 km with steep ascents and descents. It today remains an impressive piece of engineering.

Departures: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

Schedule: Departure Time #1: 08:00 am to 10:30 pm; Departure Time #2: 11 am to 13:30 pm; Passengers should be at station 30 minutes prior departure

Rates: Standard $33,00 USD; Standard Child / People with Special Needs $22,00 USD

Important Notes

  • Alausi is 5 hours away from Quito and it is connected by the Pan-American Southern highway. You can also overnight at Riobamba, located 3 hours away from Quito, and continue the next morning to Alausi in a 2 hours drive.
  • A public parking area is available in front of the station.
  • All itineraries are subjected to change due to force majeure or technical, operational circumstances.

"We did the four day Tren Crucero tour from Quito to Guayaquil. The train is beautifully appointed and comfortable, and the onboard staff just could not be better. The trip features beautiful landscapes, impressive volcanos, friendly locals, and colourful indigenous people working in the fields and waving to the passing train". Kitty Victoria- British, Columbia- Tripadvisor

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