As close to heaven as it gets for train enthusiasts for 2013

As close to heaven as it gets for train enthusiasts for 2013

One of the world’s great railway journeys is the trip from Lima to Huancayo over the central Andes.

The rail line is considered one of history’s most amazing feats of railway engineering, with the world’s steepest gradient, reaching 4,781 m.a.s.l. at its highest point in the Galera Tunnel.

Lima-Huancayo high mountain train cabooseExperience the thrill of this astonishing ride, starting at sea level and quickly ascending to incredible altitudes and crossing breath-taking ravines on magnificent bridges.

This 12-hour journey is a train enthusiast’s delight, passing through 69 tunnels and over 58 magnificent bridges, offering unparalleled views of the high Andes.

First class carriage offers comfort, and access to the observatory car where you can enjoy the awe-inspiring views and a unique vantage point to take stunning photographs.

Since 1912, the train has set out from Lima’s historic Desamparados Railway Station.

In 2009, the building underwent renovation to become the ‘Casa de la Literatura Peruana’ (House of Peruvian Literature), one of the Peruvian capital city’s premier cultural centers.

As part of that association, the train offers on loan to passengers the literature of great Peruvian writers like Ciro Alegría, César Vallejo, Alfredo Bryce Echenique, Alonso Cueto, Blanca Varela y Julio Ramón Ribeyro.

Included in the lending library are the complete works of Mario Vargas Llosa, translated into English, French, Italian and German.

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Authored by: PeruTravelTrends

A Peru Tour Operator and Travel Agency: Since 1994 creating wonderful vacation experiences for adventure travelers and holidaymakers in Cusco, Lima, Arequipa, Lake Titicaca, and all around the Andean region.

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