Excursions from Cuenca - Devil’s Nose
Alausi – Sibambe – Alausi
The biggest complication faced by the construction of the Trans-Andean railroad was the Devil’s Nose,
a mountain with almost perpendicular walls. To overcome this obstacle a zigzag railroad was bulit that
climbs more than 500 meters in less than 12 km with steep ascents and descents. It today remains an
impressive piece of engineering.
While recovering from the mind-blowing descent you will enjoy the views of the narrow gorge of river
Chanchán and will have the chance to learn a bit about the traditions and worldview of the Puruhuas
Rates and Departures
|Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday - holidays|
|1 Departure Time, |
08:00 a 10:30
|2 Departure Time, |
11:00 a 13:30
|Standard Child / Senior Citizen / People with Specia l Needs||$20,00*|
|Transfer from Cuenca - Alausi||$25,00|
- Rates for children apply from 2 years old to 11 years and 11 months old.
- Access to differentiated rates upon presentation of enabling documents.
What is included?
Train ticket, guidance through the journey and Visit to Puñuna Condor Museum in Sibambe.
What is not included?
Additional expenses not detailed in the itinerary.
A jacket for cold weather, walking shoes, hat, sunscreen (SPF 70 at least), sunglasses,
camera, cash and insect repellant.
From 2,340 to 1,400 meters above sea level. The temperature ranges from 15 ° to 25°C.
A public parking area is available in front of the station.
All itineraries are subjected to change due to force majeure or technical, operational circumstances.
Please check our policy regarding refunds and cancellations. At Tren Ecuador we are committed to
providing the best possible travel experience.
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