Drawing on our nearly two decades of travel expertise in the region, Rail South America offers premium-quality small group tours of the most extraordinary places in Latin America. Our escorted tours are meticulously planned and continuously refined in order to ensure the safest, most satisfying experience for all of our guests.
Rail South America offers travelers an authentic, immersive experience of South America and its many cultural and scenic wonders—all explained and celebrated by our passionate and knowledgeable local guides.
Travel Planner Peter Lauffer is on a never-ending search for new and exciting tourist destinations.
"I am a Tour Developer specializing in Railway Journeys in South America. My guests are railfans (or simply those who wish to discover the wonders of travel by rail) as well as seasoned travelers eager to explore South America. My field of activity ranges from Panama to Patagonia. Other niches in which I work with my team include Flower, Garden, and Agricultural tours."
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Arica to La Paz railway is a historically and technically impressive international railroad connecting Chile and Bolivia. The railway passes through 205 kilometers in Chilean territory and 208 kilometers in Bolivia. Today, the Chilean side is entirely in service. However, passenger trains run only from Arica to Paconchile (Km 36.8) and sometimes to Central (Km 69.8). In Bolivia there are two weekly Ferrobuses (Buses on rails) going from Viacha, near la Paz, to Charaña at the Chilean Border.