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ECUADOR WITH THE TREN CRUCERO

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Overview

Tren Crucero — or ‘The Cruise Train’ — is a three day, two night Ecuador train tour that’s certain to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you’ll never forget! Come aboard Tren Crucero’s vintage train car for an incredible voyage through Ecuador’s countryside. You’ll get a taste of this South American nation’s culture, heritage and spirit, as you journey along the historic rail line that extends from Quito in the high Andes to Ecuador’s lush coastal regions. From Quito you explore the Northern Andes. A steam engine awaits you at the recently restored train station in Otavalo from where you travel on the “Tren de los Lagos” to Ibarra. In fact, passengers on this Ecuador train tour will enjoy spectacular scenery, ranging from beautiful volcanoes to thriving green plains. Book your ride aboard Tren Crucero and Tren de los Lagos and discover Ecuador’s premier train tour!

Tour Highlights
  • Travel on the Tren Crucero across the Volcanoes Avenue
  • Travel over the famous “Devil’s Nose”
  • Steam Locomotives pull the train on certain parts
  • Travel on the only train between the High Andes and the Pacific Ocean
  • Learn about the culture and customs of the Ecuadorian indigenous population
Departures
  • Jun 05 – 09 Quito – Guayaquil
  • Jun 09 – 13 Guayaquil – Quito
  • Jun 19 – 23 Quito – Guayaquil
  • Jun 23 – 27 Guayaquil – Quito
  • Jul 03 – 07 Quito – Guayaquil
  • Jul 07 – 11 Guayaquil – Quito
  • Jul 17 – 21 Quito – Guayaquil
  • Aug 04 – 08 Guayaquil – Quito
  • Aug 14 – 18 Quito – Guayaquil
  • Aug 18 – 22 Guayaquil – Quito
  • Aug 28 – Sep 01 Quito – Guayaquil
  • Sep 01 – 05 Guayaquil – Quito
  • Sep 11 – 15 Quito – Guayaquil
  • Sep 25 – 29 Quito – Guayaquil
  • Oct 09 – 13 Quito – Guayaquil
  • Oct 13 – 17 Guayaquil – Quito
  • Oct 23 – 27 Quito – Guayaquil
  • Oct 27 – Oct 31 Guayaquil – Quito
  • Nov 06 – 10 Quito – Guayaquil
  • Nov 10 – 14 Guayaquil – Quito
  • Nov 27 – Dec 01 Quito – Guayaquil
  • Dec 01 – 05 Guayaquil – Quito
  • Dec 11 – 15 Quito – Guayaquil
  • Dec 15 – 19 Guayaquil – Quito

What's Included

Price Includes

  • Train Tickets of the Tren Crucero and Tren de los Lagos
  • 4 Nights Accommodation in comfortable 3 and 4* hotels
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and Sightseeing
  • English speaking Tour Leaders and Local Guides

Price Excludes

  • International flight tickets
  • Early check-in / late check-out in Hotels
  • Tips for guides and train crew
Itineraries Quito - Guayaquil

Day 1Quito – Otavalo – Ibarra

Check in at Swissôtel lobby in Quito. Departure by bus to Otavalo. The stretch of Otavalo to Ibarra is operated with a steam locomotive across the northern valleys. Visit woodcarving workshops at San Antonio, discovery of local traditional food in Andrade Marin, and a show of local music and textile weaving at San Roque train station. Overnight in Quito. (L/D)

Day 2Quito – Boliche – Urbina

Journey across the Avenue of the Volcanoes, exploration of Andean woods, an ecosystem in the el Boliche area in Cotopaxi National Park, amazing views of Yambo lake and visit to Baltasar, the last ice-harvester in the Chimborazo slopes. Overnight in Riobamba. (B/L/D)

Day 3Riobamba – Colta – Alausi – Devil’s Nose – Bucay

Riobamba – Colta with steam engine, visit to one of the very last Andean indigenous markets: Guamote. Devil´s Nose crossing and the impressive climatic transition while traveling from the Andes Mountain Range to the Pacific coast. Overnight in Bucay. (B/L/D)

Day 4Bucay – Duran (Guayaquil)

Cacao and chocolates tasting at Naranjito in a Coastal Hacienda. Yaguachi to Duran is operated with a steam engine. Overnight you stay at the hotel Wyndham in Guayaquil (B/L)

Itineraries Guayaquil - Quito

Day 1 Duran (Guayaquil) – Bucay

Check in at Duran train station, departure from Duran to Yaguachi operated by steam engine. Includes a visit to a Coastal Hacienda in Bucay and cacao and chocolate tasting. Overnight in Bucay. (L/D)

Day 2Bucay – Riobamba

An amazing climatic transition from Bucay to Huigra as we travel from the Pacific coast to the largest mountain range in the world, the Andes, crossing the emblematic Devil’s Nose Pass and a visit to an ancestral Andean indigenous community. The stretch from Colta to Riobamba is with steam engine. Overnight in Riobamba. (B/L/D)

Day 3Urbina – Ambato –Quito

A unique visit to the last Ice-harvester up in the highlands of Chimborazo volcano (the highest peak in Ecuador), impressive views of the Avenue of Volcanoes (at least 10 volcanoes in the area), and a leisurely hike in Andean mountain woods. Overnight in Quito. (B/L/D)

Day 4Quito – Otavalo – Ibarra

Travel the stretch of Otavalo to Ibarra with steam locomotive across the northern valleys. Visit to woodcarving workshops at San Antonio, discovery of local gastronomy in Andrade Marin, and a show of local music and textile weaving at San Roque train station. Return to Quito. Overnight you stay at the Swissotel. (B/L)

Meals: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

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