Duration: 8 hours
Operates: Tuesday to Sunday
Included: Transportation, Private Bilingual Naturalist Guide, Box Lunch, Train Tickets
Offered in: English, Spanish
Location: Alausí, Ecuador
About your excursion
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 built 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 in Sibambe.
This excursion starts early in the morning at 6:00am with a fresh healthy breakfast as you’ll be driving from 30 meters above sea level to 2500 through breathtaking sceneries of the mountains and volcanoes. We will arrive at 9:00am and check in at the Train Station to start the journey up to the Devil’s Nose at 10:30am. At about 1:30pm lunch will be served before we return to Hacienda La Danesa at 6:00pm