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Second Highest Train Ride in the World from Lima to Huancayo

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  • Duration: 1 - 4 Days
  • Tour Dates: See Below
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Overview

You travel on Peru’s least known, but most spectacular train from Lima to Huancayo. During the 14-hours journey, the train goes 346 km (214 mi), crosses 58 bridges and traverses 69 tunnels on its way to Huancayo. The train has to do six zigzags to reach the second highest train station in the world at an altitude of 4781 m.a.s.l. (15’686 ft).

The train offers two classes: Clase Turistico (1st Class) and Clase Clasico (Second Class). The difference between the two classes is that in “Clase Turistico” you have access to the observation car which is the last carriage between San Bartolome and Huancayo during the most spectacular part of the trip. In “Clase Clasico” you have your seat on the train 2 x 2 seats are facing each other with a table in the middle.

The train journey is exceptionally scenic and breath-taking; there is no other train journey like this on earth. If you plan to travel one way, we recommend doing the trip Lima – Huancayo where you travel on the train the steep mountain part during the morning. 

Tour Highlights
  • Travel from 100m above sea level to Galera at 4781m (15’686 ft) above sea level in about 8 hours.
  • The train will do 6 Zigzags, traverse 69 tunnels and cross 58 bridges on its way to Huancayo
  • You cross the Carrion Viaduct, one of the largest viaducts in South America
  • Enjoy breathtaking views from the train’s observation car when traveling “Clase Turistico”
  • Spend a day or two in Huancayo and recognize that Peru has much more to offer than Machu PIcchu and Cusco

Departure Dates

Lima – Huancayo Huancayo – Lima 
March 29  April 01
April 28  May 01
June 29 July 01
July 26  July 29
August 10 August 12
August 30 September 02
October 06 October 08
November 01 November 04
November 23 November 25

Ticket Price

Route Clase Clasico (2nd Class) Clase Turistico (1st Class)
Lima – Huancayo – Lima 261 356
Lima – Huancayo 199 277
Huancayo – Lima 138 205

What's Included

Tour Price Includes

  • Train Ticket Lima - Huancayo - Lima, Lima - Huancayo or Huancayo Lima
  • Breakfast and Lunch aboard the Train

Price Excludes

  • Transfer from your hotel to the Railway stations in Lima and Huancayo
  • Hotel accommodation in Lima and Huancayo
  • Bar Consumption and additional meals aboard the train

Itinerary

Day 1:Lima – Huancayo

The train departs from Lima at 150 m (492 ft) a.s.l. and climbs in about 8 hours to an altitude of 4781 m (15’686 ft) a.s.l. to arrive in Huancayo about 5 hours later at 3261 m (10’699 ft) a.s.l. The train passes over 58 bridges, goes through 69 tunnels and does six zigzags on its way to Huancayo. There is no other train in the world that travels such a short distance while overcoming such a large altitude difference. It is a unique and very scenic experience to travel on this train. (B/L)

Day 3 or 4:Huancayo – Lima

The train journey back to Lima. This time, you travel during daylight the part where it was at dark on Day 1. The downward journey is as spectacular as the upward trip. The train reaches the Desamparados railway station in Lima in the evening. (B/L)

(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch)

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