Southern Andes - (Day Trip)
Devil’s Nose (Nariz
Alausí – Sibambe – Alausí
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
While recovering from the
mind-blowing descent you will enjoy the views of the narrow
gorge of river Chanchán and will have the chance to learn a bit
about the traditions and worldview of the Puruhuas in Sibambe.
Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday -
Departure Time 1: 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM | Departure Time 2: 11:00
AM to 1:30 PM
What is included?
Train ticket, guidance through the journey and Visit to Puńuna
Condor Museum in Sibambe.
What is not included?
Additional expenses not detailed in the itinerary.
CLOTHING: A jacket for
cold weather, walking shoes, hat, sunscreen (SPF 70 at least),
sunglasses, camera, cash and insect repellant.
ALTITUDE: From 2,340 to
1,400 meters above sea level. The temperature ranges from
15° to 25°C.
IMPORTANT: A public
parking area is available in front of the station.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: All
itineraries are subjected to change due to force majeure or
technical, operational circumstances. Please check our
policy regarding refunds and cancellations. We are
committed to providing the best possible travel experience.