Our primary purpose in Alusí was not the town itself, although it was fun to photograph. Our objective on this leg was a train ride, the famous Devil’s Nose. So, let’s settle into our reserved seats and start the trip, shall we?
As you can tell, La Nariz del Diable Tren (The Devil’s Nose Train) is a throwback to an earlier era of train travel, with the cars replete with varnished wood. The train ride covers about 7.5 miles/12 kilometers, and at the end of the run in Sibambe the train will have descended some 500 feet/150 meters. The trip takes 2½ hours, including an hour in Sibambe to stretch one’s legs, get some refreshment, and watch native people dance for the tourists.
Along the way you’ll see some spectacular scenery, such as captured in these images from our February 18, 2016 train trip: