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Tickets for The Devil's Nose - Roundtrip

All aboooaard - for a remarkable roundtrip rail journey along Nariz del Diablo

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Starting time
08:00 or 11:00
2.5 hours altogether
  • Travel the stretch of railroad track that's earned the nickname "the most difficult railway in the world"
  • Enjoy stories from the guides on board the train as you travel down then back up the Devil’s Nose
  • While in Sibambe, explore the local culture with a folk dance performance and a visit to the Puñuna Condor Museum

Board this elegant train for a journey of a lifetime through the switchbacks of Devil's Nose mountain. Hop aboard in Alausí and descend nearly 1000m in less than 12km, as you travel this engineering marvel. Savor the local customs in Sibambe then board the train again for the return journey along the zigzags of this central Andean railway.

This is a full Andean experience - dramatic mountainscapes, the train that made it accessible, and the people who call it home.

When you hop aboard this unique, quaint train in Alausí your guides will share stories of the Devil's Nose and the construction of the railroad line. All while you snap photo after stunning photo of the breathtaking landscape.

The dazzling ride takes you from mountain heights to green valleys, before dropping you in Sibambe, where you can explore the local customs of the Puruhá people. Take in a colorful folk dance performance and a visit to the Puñuna Condor Museum - both are included in your ticket.

And before long, the train's whistle will blast and you'll get to do the entire stunning journey - switchbacks and all - in reverse, as you make your way back to Alausí.

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What's included
  • Train journey Alausí-Sibambe-Alausí
  • English and Spanish speaking guide throughout the journey
  • Visit of the Puñuna Condor Museum in Sibambe
  • Folk dance performance in Sibambe
  • Journey to Alausí train station
  • Additional expenses
  • Show your smartphone ticket at the train
  • Please make sure to be at the train station 30 minutes before departure!

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Alausí Train Station
Estación del Tren de Alausí, Alausí, Quito
Key info
Live guide
Speaks English and Spanish
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Getting There

  • Alausí is 5 hours from Quito and is connected by the Pan-American Southern highway. You can also overnight at Riobamba, located 3 hours from Quito, and continue the next morning to Alausí
  • A public parking area is available in front of the station
Insider tip

The temperatures range between 15C and 25C, so make sure you take a jacket for cold weather as well as a hat and sunscreen.

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