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Devils Nose Train Ride from Alausi

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    Stop At: The Devil's Nose Train Ride, Estacion de Alausi, Riobamba 060150 Ecuador

    The Devil's Nose Route is, without a doubt, the most impressive section of Ecuador's railway: a hair-raising trip down the rocky slopes of the Andes departing form the town of Alausi to the town of Simbambe on the way down to the coastal region.

    Depart by train to Sibambe. The train will descend more than 500 meters in less than 12km doing zigzag maneuvers on the mountain.
    This is a unique adventure and the most attractive of this route. You will experience a different landscape combinations between mountains, vegetation, and the central Andes valley.
    Arrive at Sibambe and enjoy the culture of Ecuador. Discover the history of the indigenous people, and learn more about the railroad construction which took place more than 100 years ago.
    You will have a short free time for pictures and a visit to the artisan market at Sibambe Train Station.
    When your time here is complete, you will depart back to Alusi by train.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Tren Ecuador, Quito Ecuador

    Two daily departures at 8am and 11am except on Mondays.
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    Reviewed 9 July 2019

    I made this ride when I was a little girl with my parents and brothers in the old train. The train station is small but cozy The ride is fun with beautiful view of the mountains. They offered a nice show that was fun. Will...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank GreciaR10
    Reviewed 23 June 2019

    This is one of the gems in Ecuador! It's a must do if you even get close to Alausi. We did the early morning 8 am ride since later in the day there is more of a chance of clouds. Also, the morning sun creates...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Janis C
    Reviewed 19 March 2019

    This train ride is awesome.... anyone in the area should be certain to go on this ride.... The scenery is out of this world and I love picture taking so it was so fun for me.... If you are in this place, make sure you...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    2  Thank LoveToTravelMazatlan
    Reviewed 9 February 2019

    Alausi is a charming little town that the train leaves from. The ride is exciting but I had to look straight out the window or up. If I looked down, it was a little scary in places. However, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and where...More

    Date of experience: March 2018
    1  Thank Patty M
    Reviewed 22 December 2018

    This trip is better than it sounded especially if you like train rides. Although the advice is to sit on the right hand side you can get up & move about to get good views & pictures, there is a guard giving a commentary in...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    1  Thank Fiona P
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