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Address: Riobamba - Alausi, Riobamba, Ecuador
Description: Considered one of the world’s best railway engineering feats, this scenic...
Considered one of the world’s best railway engineering feats, this scenic railroad travels over a series of switchbacks as it zigzags down the steep mountainside passing small villages and Andean lakes along the way.
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Nowadays Ecuador had various train rides to offer, all catered for (international) tourists and not for local transport. Prices are quite high, but the scenery from the antique... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Some friends gave me a trip on the Devil's Nose Train and it was one of the best gifts ever! The train is small and comfortable, the train station is efficient and charming and the town of Alausí was so lovely. Having a population of 4000, the little pueblo was friendly and accommodating. We chose the 11 am departure for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Nowadays Ecuador had various train rides to offer, all catered for (international) tourists and not for local transport. Prices are quite high, but the scenery from the antique train wagons is breath taking. Especially the Devil's Nose (that now leaves from Alausi station, not from Riobamba) is a beautiful scenic (although short) ride from Alausi to Sibambe and back. It... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Its a little far away from Quito but the ride is very pretty and the train is cool. Make sure you are more than 30 minutes prior departure there.

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calgary,alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We took the afternoon train and the weather was great. Lots of sun and no clouds. Train cars are nicely restored and comfortable. You don't often get to ride on a steam train so don't miss this. We stayed overnight at a hotel fairly close to the train station in the town of Alausi. Don't think I would drive all... More 

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Beautiful journey from the train station. Which is In a very pretty little town lovely watching the local people many of them in traditional costume. Train then winds its way down the mountains. Our young guide was totally useless. He told us a little. Then spent the rest of the journey on his iPhone !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We arrived in the afternoon to Alausi by bus and had planned on taking the 3 o'clock train, but it was quite cloudy and starting to rain, and after asking around apparently every afternoon was like this. We were told to take the train in the morning and we're really happy we did! it was a nice clear sunny morning!... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Train ride is only 12 KM, but goes from 11,000ft above sea level to 6,000 by way of switchbacks along the mountain side. Beautifully restored train cars.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

It was a pleasant ride and very nice countryside and well worth the price but it just doesn't stand out enough to make it the purpose of a trip. I was in Riobamba and had a free day so I went and don't regret it. The staff on the train were quite friendly and informative. The remote station at the... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Wonderful experience travelling on the train zigzagging down the mountain. Just a pity it was raining most of the time.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Ride this engineering marvel through the Andes Mountains. Sit back and enjoy this thrilling train ride through beautiful mountains and valleys. The views are spectacular , the ride smooth and relaxing. Enjoy a meal and traditional folk dancers before returning to Alausi. The narration on the trip is in both Spanish and English. Don't miss this unique adventure.

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Address: Address: Riobamba - Alausi, Riobamba, Ecuador
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Chimborazo Province  >  Riobamba

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