The Best South America Train Tours
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The Best South America Train Tours

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May 13, 2011


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All aboard! Traveling South America by train is one of the best ways to experience South America. Here are some of the top South America Train Tours that’ll put the fun back in travel. Breathtaking landscapes of raging rivers, snow-capped mountains, and lush rainforests await you on our South America railway tours.
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Brazil Rail Tours

maria fumaca train railway tiradentes brazilThe Maria Fumaça (aka The Smoking Maria) train route whisks you through the highlights of Brazil. On an 8 Day Brazil Rail Tour, you can start in the port city of Vitoria, follow the route of the colonial gold rush miners to Minas Gerais and Ouro Preto, and then continue on to the metropolis of Rio de Janeiro. You’ll steamroll through Belo Horizonte, Tiradentes, and São Jão del Rey, where you’ll have the chance to visit the famous Brazil railway museum – featuring the largest collection of steam engines in Brazil.

Check out our 14 Day Brazil Train Tour that includes Salvador de Bahia.

Argentina & Chile Rail Tours

patagonia train railwayArgentina and Chile make up a vast swath of land in South America, and one of the best ways to make sure you get to see it all is to travel by rail on an Argentina and Chile Rail Tour. Our 18 Day Argentina and Chile Rail Tour covers Buenos Aires and the Rio de la Plata region on the Tren de la Costa, the Atlantic Coast including Peninsula Valdes, Patagonia along the La Trochita train route,  the Lake District near Bariloche, and Santiago de Chile. You’ll also get to see the open-air train museum Museo Ferroviario and the Quinta Normal Railway Museum in Santiago de Chile. Check out our Train to the Clouds Tour to Salta, Argentina.

Bolivia & Peru Rail Tours

Puno Lake Titicaca Andes Cusco Cuzco PeruRail Train Railway Orient-ExpressExplore the heartland of the Incas on a Peru and Bolivia train tour that covers a lot of ground. Some of the sights include the capital city, Lima, the highlands of Huancayo and Huancavelica, Ballestas Islands, and Nazca Lines in the coastal desert, Cuzco and Machu Picchu in the cloud forest, the Andes in central Peru, and Lake Titicaca on the border of Peru and Bolivia.

On your Machu Picchu tour day, you’ll take the train from Cuzco to Machu Picchu past the Sacred Valley, and then enjoy a full-day tour of Machu Picchu itself, one of the wonders of the Americas. Continue on from Cuzco to Puno on the luxurious Orient Express train.

Read our Exclusive Interview with Train Travel Expert, The Man in Seat 61.

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