Train Travel South America

From the old-world charm of Ecuador’s Trenecuador trains to the luxury of Peru’s Belmond Hiram Bingham, train travel in South America is a great option for anyone who wants to travel responsibly around this rich and diverse continent. Nab yourself a window seat, bring along a good book and a thirst for adventure and take to the tracks.

Whether you're after an all-out train trip around South America or a few tranquil train journeys thrown into the mix, we can help recommend the best rail routes for an unforgettable adventure away. Forget about the hassle of train times and tickets, as we create a bespoke itinerary overflowing with stunning scenery and handpicked experiences tailored just to you.

When it comes to train travel in South America, there's no shortage of wonderful routes to choose from. In Peru, wind through the stunning Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu town, or laze in the lap of luxury aboard the Belmond Andean Explorer - South America's first luxury sleeper train - while you glide across the lofty Andean plains from Cusco to the white city of Arequipa.

Over in Ecuador, meanwhile, chug through cowboy country en route between the historic capital of Quito and the port city of Guayaquil, the gateway to the gorgeous Galapagos islands. And in Argentina? Step aboard the unforgettable Tren a Las Nubes (Train to the Clouds), a high-altitude railway that whisks you past mighty mountains and across arid lowlands in the country's dramatic Salta Province

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Ollie is our 'Train Travel South America' expert and as a seasoned traveller has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.