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Travel by train

I regularly offer during the organization of my trips, a day trip by train. Particularly unusual in Peru and Bolivia, the train is a different way of getting together of these vast lands. Not to mention landscapes covered, you will be with this mode of transportation in contact with Peruvians and Bolivians. These old locomotives will transport you beyond time, in decor and wild.

Below are some examples of train travel that I offer. Many others are possible.

For a customized program, please mail me via « contact » section

Villazon to Oruro (Bolivia)

The town of Uyuni is the largest railway hub in Bolivia, is has four lines. Line Villazon / Oruro: Towards La Paz (via Oruro) to the north and also to Villazón, south to the Argentine border. This line will be a journey where the railway is widely used by Bolivians.
On leaving the town of Uyuni, piled the carcasses of steam locomotives, partially looted.

Level : Everybody

Period : All the year

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Calama to Uyuni (Bolivia)

The ride Calama Uyuni by train, or vice versa, takes 19 h of travel time, polar temperature, but extraordinary journey.
The train leaves once a week Calama.
Very basic comforts, a term that is deserved in colors very local … For those who want to live a great crossing, negative temperature at night, so be well equipped …

Level : Everybody

Period : All the year

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From Lima to Huancayo (Peru)

Surprising as that will travel from Lima to Huancayo, the line of railway built in the late 19th century crosses several rivers and climbing mountains to dizzying heights, with some 54 bridges, 68 tunnels and 1,154 turns. It is the railroad world’s tallest (4.800m). During this journey of 10 hours, we discover a varied landscape, green at first, then more and more barren and wild.

Level : Everybody

Period : All the year

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From Cuzco to Aguas Calientes (Peru)

The usual way to get to Machu Picchu is by train, from Cusco in the early hours of the morning. There must be nearly 3:30 to reach Aguas Calientes along the river Vilcanota.
Since this train at the prestigious blue and gold livery so typical, passengers will feel like part of the majestic landscape of Peru.
The return to Cusco from Aguas Calientes can be the same day or another day.

Level : Everybody

Period : All the year

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Cuzco to Lake Titicaca (Peru)

The Andean Explorer serves Cuzco and Titicaca Lake. This exciting train journey begins with the historic city of Cusco before reaching the pretty town of Puno on the shores of Titicaca Lake (or in reverse). On this journey, the train climbs gradually to higher elevations and cooler.
It crosses the sweeping plains of the Andes, where you can see vicuñas and alpacas.
This luxury train has dining cars and an observation platform in the open air, unique in South America.

Level : Everybody

Period : All the year

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Santa Cruz to Quijarro (Bolivia)

The famous “death train” which has retained its famous nickname when he was so loaded with passengers and merchandises, then once full, the passengers climbed onto the roof to make the trip, the accidents were shot frequent.
So far its nickname is nowhere and no one takes more space on the roof either. The company that operates it is Ferroviario Oriental.
Approximately 15 hours of travel where the cars are tossed from left to right, doing good from top to bottom, there’s not a moment when the train is not shaken …

Level : Everybody

Period : All the year

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