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Travel slowly and authentically, discover South America by train

We Organize Travel With A Special Touch Of Adventure Where The Journey Counts As Much As The Destination…

Rail South America shows you some of the most extraordinary places in Latin America. Our escorted tours are planned and continuously refined with almost two decades of travel expertise in the region.

Small Group Journeys

Rail South America - Machu Picchu, Uyuni, Patagonia, Hiram Bingham, Andean Explorer Trains

All our Tour Leaders are also travel planners, which means that our trips are planned from experts who travel the region with guests regularly. Celebrating almost two decades of engaging travel, Rail South America’s inspirational escorted journeys offer an authentic and immersive look at South America and its cultural wonders — all through the eyes of our passionate, knowledgeable local guides that we have in all our destinations.

Great People. Amazing Trains. Beautiful South America.

What Rail South America Can Offer You

When you travel with Rail South America, you go with pioneers in train and long-distance travel in South America.

The Best Guides

Make the difference between a good trip and an outstanding one.Hand picked by us or our local partners as the best available.


Value for Money

We don't claim to be the cheapest, but we do believe we offer very good value.


Small Travel Groups

Our carefully designed small group trips have all been inspired by people or places that you wouldn’t normally have access to unless you travel as a small group.


Trip Design

On our train journeys through South America, you will discover the diverse cultures and impressive natural experiences between Panama and Patagonia.

Peter Lauffer as miner in Potosi

Meet The Founder

Peter Lauffer

I am a Tour Developper specialized in Railway Journeys in South America. My guests are seasoned travelers who enjoy discovering South America and Railfans alike. My field of activity goes from Panama to Patagonia.

Another niche where I am working in are Flower, Garden, and Agricultural tours.

As a Travel Planner I am always on the search for new and exciting tour destinations.

Enjoy Amazing Railway Tours Around South America With A Great Team Of Expert Guides.

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