Jun 8
Jun 26, 2023
19 Days / 18 Nights

Majestic Andean Rail Adventure

Trip Synopsis

This unforgettable train expedition through the majestic Andean mountains combines two breathtaking railway journeys across Chile, Peru, and Bolivia, along with various traditional sightseeing activities focused on trains, mining sites, and the industrial history of the region.

Our journey begins in Tacna, the southernmost Peruvian City, from which we will travel by rail through the remote Andean regions of northern Chile, Bolivia, and Peru. You’ll want to have your camera ready at all times, as the views are some of the most spectacular anywhere in the world. Among our many adventures, we’ll visit the world-famous Machu Picchu before eventually arriving in Lima where, as a fitting end to our mountain journey, we’ll ascend on the famous Lima–Huancayo–Lima train to the second-highest railway station in the world at 4780 m (15,681 ft) above sea level.

Note that this rail expedition is for travelers who don’t mind sacrificing a few comforts for a truly unforgettable experience and who are prepared to encounter possible last-minute changes in the tour program due to unforeseen events.

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Summary of the Trip

Day 1: Arrival at Tacna (Peru)
Day 2:
Tacna to Arica (Chile)
Day 3:
La Paz to Arica Railroad (Oruro, Bolivia)
Day 4:
Railway Museum Machacamarca (Oruro)
Day 5:
City Tour Oruro
Day 6:
Expreso del Sur Oruro to Uyuni
Day 7: Pulacayo and Railway Cemetery Uyuni
Day 8: Uyuni Salt Flat (Incahuasi Island)
Day 9:
Uyuni to La Paz
Day 10: City Tour La Paz
Day 11: La Paz Telefericos (Cable Cars)
Day 12:
Viacha to Charaña Railroad (La Paz)
Day 13: La Paz to Puno (Peru)
Day 14: Lake Titicaca Uros and Taquile Islands
Day 15:
Lake Titicaca Train Puno to Cusco
Day 16:
Machu Picchu (Cusco)
Day 17:
City Tour Cusco and flight to Lima
Day 18: City Tour Lima
Day 19:
Departure from Lima

Tour Extension:

Day 1: Lima to Huancayo Railroad
Day 2:
Day at leisure Huancayo
Day 3:
Mantaro Valley (Huancayo)
Day 4:
Huancayo to Lima

Rates & Travel Dates
Upcoming travel date:
Jun 8
Jun 26, 2023
Tour length:
19 Days / 18 Nights
Maximum travellers:
Other planned departure dates:
Jul 14, 2022

Pricing based on two persons traveling together and sharing a bedroom: USD $5,936 per person.

Single Room Supplement: USD $969 per person.

Additional Money for personal expenses such as drinks to accompany meals, some meals, and incidental expenses: approximately USD $500 per person.

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during COVID-Times

When you book any 2022 journey, enjoy flexible payment terms with no change fees on your tour cost. For all 2022 bookings, final payment will not be due until 60 days before departure – giving you more time and flexibility should your plans change.

If your 2022 plans do change due to COVID any time up until the day of departure, your full deposit (or tour payment) can be applied to a future Rail South America journey of your choice.
Be assured that you’ll also have choices in the event Rail South America cannot operate your journey’s departure date. We’ll give you flexible options to travel on another 2022 or 2023 date – or, if you wish, on a different journey. And if you decide that the time is not right for you to travel, we’ll refund your full tour cost.

Please Note: These flexible payment terms apply to 2021/22 journeys only; deposit must be made at the time of booking.

Price Includes:
  • Full support before, during, & after your trip
  • Meals during travel portions of the tour
  • Accommodation at 2-4* hotels
  • Tours/activities as mentioned
  • Domestic flights in Economy Class
  • Transport as mentioned
Price Excludes:
  • International flights to Tacna and out of Lima
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Entrance visas when applicable
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Tips and gratuities to guides and driver
  • Personal Expenses


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