Departures: Tuesdays (almost every other week)
Experience the wonders of Ecuador on board Tren Crucero, recognized as the Leading Luxury Train in South America in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Modern, electric-diesel, and lovingly restored, antique steam locomotives pull a high quality convoy of two luxury, Colonial and Republican-style themed passenger cars carrying just fifty passengers, to ensure personalized service for all.
The guides and bartenders are deeply passionate about their land and culture, and are ready to satisfy your curiosity at any time while you enjoy the views. Nights are spent in characterful countryside hotels and haciendas. You will hike the rainforest, roam ancestral markets, visit artisans’ workshops, meet the last “ice-harvester” of Chimborazo, be welcomed in indigenous communities where you will learn about Andean cosmogony and ancestral traditions…All this straight from the true guardians of these riches, the local communities that have preserved this astounding heritage.
Your journey begins in the northern Andes of Ecuador, in the valley of Otavalo, where you will discover traditional cultures, handicrafts, and modern export-class rose plantations. From Quito you will start your trip to the coast, first climbing to the Chimborazo volcano moorlands along the Avenue of Volcanoes. The Mythical “Devil’s Nose” pass awaits with its vertiginous zig-zag. Riding along the Chanchán river canyon you leave the highlands behind. You cross a cloud forest, then ride along the tropical plantations to the end of your trip in Guayaquil. You reach the shores of the Pacific Ocean after 504 km or rail and a 12,000 ft. descent to the sea.
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