You travel on Peru’s least known, but most spectacular train from Lima to Huancayo. The passenger train Lima – Huancayo – Lima runs only a few times a year. During the 12-hours journey, the train travels 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 (15’686ft) a.s.l. The train journey is exceptionally scenic and breath-taking; there is no other train journey like this on earth.
We continue from Huancayo the next day by train to Huancavelica where you can explore this little town for a few hours before we return to Huancayo by car. The second day in Huancayo we have time to explore the region and visit the city itself before we return the next day by train to Lima.
This journey is a fantastic trip for train enthusiasts who don’t mind to get up early to travel on fantastic trains.
Oct 31 – Nov 5, 2018, from USD 1’230.– per person
ARRIVAL IN LIMA
Welcome to Peru! Arrival at Lima’s International Airport, reception, and transfer to your Hotel. The rest of the day you have free time. In the evening, meeting where we inform you about the last tour details and where you meet your fellow travelers. Overnight you stay in Lima.
TRAIN JOURNEY LIMA – HUANCAYO
Early morning transfer to the Railway Station in Lima. The train departs at 07:00AM 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 such a large altitude difference. It is a unique and very scenic experience to travel on this train. The train reaches at 20:30 PM Huancayo. At our arrival, transfer-in to our Hotel. (B/L/D)
TRAIN JOURNEY HUANCAYO – HUANCAVELICA
Very early transfer to the Railway station in Huancayo. The Departure of the train to Huancavelica is at 6:30 AM. The train journey to Huancavelica is very scenic. The train arrives in Huancavelica at 13:30 PM. At our arrival we have lunch. You have time to visit the village before we return with a private vehicle to Huancayo where we arrive in the early evening. We stay overnight in Huancayo. (B/L)
CITY TOUR HUANCAYO AND SUROUNDINGS
Visit the most important places in Huancayo. We visit the “Parque de la Identidad Huanca”, Cerrito de La Libertad from where you can see panoramic views of the city and the valley. We continue our journey visiting the old Cathedral and the Constitution Square. North of Huancayo is the Ocopa Convent with his Missionary Museum and his Library with over 20 thousand books. We have lunch at the Ingenio Valley before we return to Huancayo. (B/L)
TRAIN JOURNEY HUANCAYO – LIMA
Early morning transfer to the railway station in Huancayo. 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. Transfer to our Hotel in Lima. (B/L/D)
At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport to board the departure flight. (B)
(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)