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Before taking the tren ride, we shopped around the various booths, and although we never purchased anything this time, we have previously bought a aht and T-shirt which are very unique. They also have a very nice cafe.
By boarding the train for the Devils Nose you are riding a small part of what once was one of the great railways in the world and a fantastic piece of engineering. What today between Alausi to Sibambe a train-excursion for tourists is, was once...More
This lovely railway station is the starting point for the amazing Nariz del Diablo train excursion, which descends 500 m in 12 km via a series of switchbacks. The station itself has a nice handicrafts market.
Bought tickets online ahead of arriving to town. Train to Nariz Del Diablo departs from Station. Train is four cars. The station has a cafe, souvenir shops and a bit of railroad history. It’s very clean and safe.
I arrived in Aluasi on New Year's Day, so the train station was closed, and I didn't trust the online booking system over a public holiday - rightly so - as it turned out other people had tried unsuccessfully the night before and on the...More
Alausi turned out to be quite a sleepy little place, with cheerful locals and a nice peaceful ambience. We took the train to the ‘Devils Nose’ and really enjoyed it. Just wished it was longer.
The staff all obviously enjoyed their work and it was...More
Although the train looks nice, everything is clean and the town is very cute, this train is not your money's worth. Scenery is nice but more or less the same with a bus. Very touristic stopover with so called "local activities" like dancing show and...More