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The Devil's Nose Train Ride

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The Devil’s Nose awaits us beyond the quaint village of Alausi; a defiant outcrop that looks almost impossible to climb down. The train descents, in a breathtaking maneuver, 500 meters in just 12 kilometers across a zigzag craved in the rocks of the...more
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Estacion de Alausi | Station Alausí, Riobamba 060150, Ecuador
+593 1800 873 637
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Reviewed 11 August 2018

In our opinion, you enjoy the other trains more (especially in the mountain village near Chimborazo). This was very touristic. Yes, I know the support of Ecuador community is important but this really did not worth for us.

Thank stickal
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Fascinating insight into a past train service. Beautiful views and all very efficient. Easy to find train entrance, staff were friendly.

1  Thank kaygeorge46
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Although the scenery was beautiful, the trip itself did not have the "thrill" that seemed to be the motivation for this attraction. It was a very sedate ride. In addition, there was an hour stop before heading back to the depot. Although the entertainment by...More

Thank kathylh2
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Included as part of a 4 day tour of Ecuador out of Quito. Quaint wonderful hillside town, rustic old style train. The train trip involves zig-zag switch-backs very well explained by our conductress/guide in our carriage (Gabriella). The history and the development of the train....More

1  Thank Peter v
Reviewed 1 June 2018

We really enjoyed this trainride, winding through the valley and with switchbacks, because the Nariz del Diablo is too steep to just go by. The guide in the train was in Spanish and English and clear to understand. We were advised to reserve places on...More

2  Thank Marjolijn F
Reviewed 18 May 2018

For starters, we loved the little town of Alausi and we were excited about the train ride. What an engineering feat this was to get the zig-zag train track up the side of a mountain. We were lucky with the weather and enjoyed the amazing...More

2  Thank LondonKiwiinlondon
Reviewed 8 May 2018

exciting trip onboard this train right in the high Andes mountains, doing zig-zags or switchbacks to gain altitude or go down to Sibambe station where you can meet local people or take a break at its bar with panoramic view over the valley and the...More

1  Thank Pablo B
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

I can’t believe some people have given this s bad review it has be one of the most iconic train journeys in the world. Gabby our guide on the train was great she spoke in Spanish and English. The train drops 500 metres in just...More

Thank pburgess2016
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

The train was a very neat attraction to see but very touristy. Trains ride was one hour with an hour stop at the turn round. I found this stopover too long and not necessary. Our car was full and difficult to see and take photos...More

2  Thank Rubymoon1
Reviewed 20 April 2018

Talk about bringing out the inner child! Well, this lovingly restored little train line does just that as it weaves it way down steep inclines, does switchbacks and provides you with absolutely spectacular views of the Andes. It was a truly magical experience.

1  Thank SiobhanS
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17 September 2018|
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Response from kaygeorge46 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, the buses are frequent. We took a bus to Alausi from Guayaquil and stayed just one night in Alausi as apart from the train ride there is nothing much to do or see. We then took a way ticket to Riobambo it’s all... More
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Response from Pablo B | Reviewed this property |
it´s about 2 1/2 hours total, 1 hour from Alausi to Sibambe, 1 hour for coffee/lunch break, sightseeing and watch some dancers at the station, and finally 30/45 minutes going back to Alausi