The Maria Fumaça (aka The Smoking Maria) train route whisks you through the highlights of Brazil. On an 8 Day Brazil Rail Tour, you can start in the port city of Vitoria, follow the route of the colonial gold rush miners to Minas Gerais and Ouro Preto, and then continue on to the metropolis of Rio de Janeiro. You’ll steamroll through Belo Horizonte, Tiradentes, and São Jão del Rey, where you’ll have the chance to visit the famous Brazil railway museum – featuring the largest collection of steam engines in Brazil.
Check out our 14 Day Brazil Train Tour that includes Salvador de Bahia.
Our 18 Day Argentina and Chile Rail Tour covers Buenos Aires and the Rio de la Plata region on the Tren de la Costa, the Atlantic Coast including Peninsula Valdes, Patagonia along the La Trochita train route, the Lake District near Bariloche, and Santiago de Chile.
You’ll also get to see the open-air train museum Museo Ferroviario and the Quinta Normal Railway Museum in Santiago de Chile.
Check out our Train to the Clouds Tour to Salta, Argentina.
Explore the heartland of the Incas on a Peru and Bolivia train tour that covers a lot of ground. Some of the sights include the capital city, Lima, the highlands of Huancayo and Huancavelica, Ballestas Islands and Nazca Lines in the coastal desert, Cuzco and Machu Picchu in the cloud forest, the Andes in central Peru, and Lake Titicaca on the border of Peru and Bolivia.