Latin America’s iconic rail journeys is an incredible way to see Central and South America, over canyons and across the full spectrum of the region's geography. They penetrate into some extraordinarily picturesque landscapes, and often involve marvels of engineering almost as impressive as the surroundings.
From the Copper Canyon railway to the Train to the Clouds, there are many spectacular routes to choose from if you want to discover Central and South America by train.
Some are notable for the scenery they traverse, others for the altitude they reach, and others for their destination. Machu Picchu, for example, can only be reached via a magnificent train journey, and to really get there in style there's even the option to be transported back to the golden age of rail travel on the sumptuous Hiram Bingham. Meanwhile, other lines, such as the Old Patagonian Express, recapture the excitement of travelling by steam locomotive. Whatever it is that inspires your love of train travel, you're sure to find a Latin American journey that will take it to new heights.
Enjoy some of Latin America’s most spectacular mountain scenery during a ride on the Copper Canyon railway on our Copper Canyon Railway and Baja Coast
holiday. Start your holiday in Mexico City, board the train in Chihuahua, overnight on the edge of the canyon and continue the next day to El Fuerte before spending the last few days in Baja California.
Enjoy the magic of Peru on our Peru by rail
holiday where you will be travelling between the highlights by luxury train operated by Belmond, formerly Orient Express. Travel by train to and from Machu Picchu, before boarding another luxury rail service from the Sacred Valley. Spend two nights sleeping on the train in a luxury, fully furnished stateroom and stay in first class hotels in Lima, Cusco and the Sacred Valley.
Or, join like-minded travellers on our Picaflor: Ecuador on track
escorted group tour. Start your journey in Quito, go bird spotting in the Mindo Cloud Forest, pass the magnificent volcanoes, including Cotopaxi on the Slow Train Sierra and travel by traditional steam train to Devil’s Nose.
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if exploring the picturesque landscapes of Central and South America by train is your kind of holiday.
At Journey Latin America, we have almost 40 years of experience in planning trips to Central and South America, so we’re best-placed to put together the perfect holiday for you.