There is no regular train service to get to Lima, but it is worth mentioning the options for tourists who prefer to travel this way.
They started to reduce the railway network in Perú at the beginning of the 20th century for different political and economical reasons. Today there is only a tourist train, run by the Ferrocarril Central Andino that travels all along the valley of the River Rímac, taking the same route at the Carretera Central (central road). The route ends at Huancayo and takes a whole day, during which you get to enjoy the views of the Rímac and Mantaro valley, that you reach once you have passed the Anticona or Ticlio opening, the highest point of the route at 4818 metres above sea level.
The route includes two touristic stops, one at the San Bartolome station and the other at the Galera station that is reached after going through one of the 68 tunnels on the whole route. The train also goes over 58 bridges and 6 zigzags. There are two classes of service on the carriages and during the trip you will be offered food, refreshments and typical shows.
The tourist train doesn't run every day, only on special dates. To know what dates it will be running you can check www.ferrocarrilcentral.com.pe.
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