Devil's Nose Train and Ingapirca from Riobamba

Day Trips & Excursions in Riobamba

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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.

What’s included

  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Licensed tour guide/driver
  • Transportation
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Lunch

What’s not included

  • Train Tickets $33 adult, $25 seniors
  • Entrance fee to Ingapirca $2
  • Gratuities