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Tren Crucero Departures 2018Here you find the Departure Dates for the Tren  Crucero in 2018. The number of departures are about the same as in 2017. Add a trip on the Tren Crucero to your next visit to Ecuador.

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4 Days / 3 Nights
6 Days / 5 Nights
Tour A: 4 Days / Tour B: 3 Days
10 Days / 9 Nights
16 Days / 15 Nights
21 Days / 20 Nights


Ecuador Train Travel


From its variety of its terrain... coastal, rain forest, and mountains, Ecuador has much to get excited about when traveling by train.
Peru Train Travel


Travel comfortable by train and explore the majestic ruins of Machu Picchu, the Lake Titicaca’s floating islands or the fascinating Mantaro Valley.
Bolivia Train Travel


Travel by train across the "Rooftop of the world" from the highest navigable lake Titicaca in the north to the world's largest salt lake Uyuni in the south.
Argentina Train Travel


Argentina's landscapes create memorable backdrops for amazing experiences. Explore by train colorful cañons, translucent glaciers and vibrant cities.
Chile Train Travel


A long sliver of land wedged between the Andes and the Pacific, Discover Chile's wealth of diverse landscapes in its narrow borders by train.


Colombia's is the only South American country that fringes both the Atlantic and Pacific. Explore the amazing Bogota area with the fascinating Tren de la Sabana.

The Rail South America Difference

Lima - Huancayo Departures

Lima – Huancayo Train 2017

Ferrocarril Central Andino (FCCA) published the departure dates 2017 for South America’s highest Train journey Lima – Huancayo – Lima. FCCA keeps the right to cancel passenger train trips due to severe weather conditions, landslides or strikes. Lima – La...
Why Choose Rail South America

Why choose Rail South America

Are you ready to discover South America? Turn to the experts at Rail South America, where we specialize in train tours in South America, from the Hiram Bingham train tour to Machu Picchu in Peru, to the Tren Crucero or ‘The Cruise Train’ journey in Ecuador and beyond....
Special Interest Group Tours

3 Advantages of Traveling on a Special Interest Group Tour

Traveling as a member of a special interest group tour has several advantages over traveling individually. Firstly, it is a great way to make new friends. This is especially true if you travel on a special interest itinerary where you meet people with similar interests. Secondly,...
Train Travel in South America

Train Travel in South America

In South America, train travel has played a major role in the development of modern society over the past century. As such, much of the continent is criss-crossed by railroad lines which provide tourists with an opportunity to see the incredible natural beauty and the diverse...

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Andean Explorer Train

The “Old” Andean Explorer Train continues its Operation

Belmond introduced the Belmond Andean Explorer Train at the beginning of May 2017, running...
Steamship Ollanta

Lake Titicaca Steamer SS Ollanta

The Peruvian Corporation was a company with owners from the UK controlling Peru’s...
Expreso Oriental

Expreso Oriental & The Jesuit Missions in Bolivia

You find the Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos in the province of Santa Cruz, in the eastern part of...
Tren Crucero Departures 2018

Tren Crucero Departures 2018

The departures of the Tren Crucero in 2018 are fixed and published now. The number of...
Books about South America

4 Books to Read before you Visit South America

1. The Candy Machine Written by Tom Feiling NON-FICTION: An absorbing read which explains the...
Cusco-MachuPicchu Train Schedule

Train Schedule Cusco – Machu Picchu during the Rainy Season

Vistadome and Expedition Trains We want to inform you that until April 30, 2017, PeruRail...

Documentary Eisenbahn Romantik

Eisenbahn Romantik

Eisenbahn Romantik

Last June an “Eisenbahn Romantik” Team from “Südwestrundfunk” Stuttgart, Germany turned a Documentary about the Train journey from Duran to Quito. The Documentary will be broadcasted during the first part of next year. Web: Eisenbahn Romantik