From high altitude trains along the Andes, to trains through the verdant forests of Brazil’s Serra Verde, you’re sure to find one of South America’s classic railway journeys to your liking.
|Ecuador Train in South America|
One of the most iconic railway journeys in South America is undoubtedly the Andean Explorer, run by the Peruvian subsidiary of Orient Express, Peru Rail.
It’s a first-class only service, and not only are you served an at-seat three course meal of traditional Andean delicacies, but there is also a dedicated bar and dining car.
The Train to Machu Picchu
Peru Rail also operate another of South America’s most amazing railway journeys, from Cusco to the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu.
|Perurail Andean Explorer|
The journey takes you right along the valley of the River Urubamba, which the Incas called the Sacred Valley, believing it to be an earthly reflection of the Milky Way.
Down the Devil’s Nose...
Further north in Ecuador, the railway network gradually fell into disrepair in the second half of the twentieth century, but it has now been almost fully restored, including the infamous switchback called the Nariz del Diablo (Devil’s Nose).
|Hiram Bingham - Luxury Train|
Other Luxury Railway Journeys in South America