Devil's Nose Train and Ingapirca from Riobamba
Enjoy our Devil Nose Train tour from Riobamba. One of the finest and most daring feats of engineering that the world had seen. The train switchbacks down rocky slopes connecting the Andes mountains to the coast. In this tour not only will you get to ride The Devil Nose train, but also visit Ingapirca, the most important remains from the Incas in Ecuador. The tours as two options, you can go back to Riobamba or you can end the tour in Cuenca.
Experience two of the most interesting destinations in our country. After hotel pick up in Riobamba you will travel to Alausi, a little town considered a national heritage. In this charming town you will take the train known as "The Devil’s Nose". In its day it was considered one of the greatest feats of engineering that the world had seen.
This railway was built in 1899 with the intent of linking the coastal city of Guayaquil with the highlands capital of Quito. This amazing ride traverses and descends an almost perpendicular mountain face by using switchbacks. Many lives were lost in the construction of this extraordinary railway.
There are two options after the train excursion. You will return to Riobamba or you can continue to Cuenca.
In the second option, our trip continues on the Pan-American Highway to Ingapirca, which is the major Inca archeological site in Ecuador. You will have the chance to appreciate one of the most important Inca structures, an elliptical platform known as the “Sun’s Temple”. Courtyards, terraces and various other ruins are found here as well.
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"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infant seats available"
"Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten Free/Lactose Free options are available, please advise at time of booking if required"
"Infant meals not included"
"Train tickets are not included due to different rates for locals, foreigners, adults and seniors. However, we can book them for you and you can pay in cash at the pick up. Please contact us to firstname.lastname@example.org for more details."
"For 1 to 5 passengers, a bilingual guide will also be the driver. For more than 5 passengers, a driver and a bilingual guide will be provided."
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"We reserve the right to cancel the tour if the tour does not have a minimum of participants."
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"
Duration: 7 To 10 Hours
Riobamba hotels or Airbnbs
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.