Trip Style
4 days
Quito – Guayaquil
Trip Type

Tren Crucero Ecuador Guayaquil – Quito | 4 Days / 3 nights.

As know as Train to the Clouds 


  • Get close with local communities and traditions traveling on board the legendary Tren Crucero Ecuador.
  • Travel though the amazing landscape of the Avenue of the Volcanoes on the Sierra.
  • Enjoy a stunning scenery transformation from the Andean Sierra into the idyllic Coast.
  • Spend overnights at traditional vintage Haciendas of the Ecuadorian Highlands.
  • An incomparable gastronomic journey into authentic regional Ecuadorian cuisine.

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ROUTE Guayaquil – Quito
DURATION  4 days / 3 nights
SHARED DEPARTURE Departs on Saturday
DEPARTURE LOCATION 6:30 am Departure from Duran train station. Passengers must arrive 45 mins before departure time.
ARRIVAL LOCATION Quito at Swissotel.
WEAR Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, hat, jacket and sunscreen, camera.
INCLUDED Train ticket (transportation aboard Tren Crucero).
Snacks and soft drinks on board.
All meals during the trip.
 Guidance in Spanish and English.
Excursions according to the itinerary.
Accommodation based on double occupancy.
Transportation by bus/van during the program for excursions.
Entrance fees.
Alcoholic drinks (wine, beer and whisky are available on the train ́s bar).
Meals or visits not detailed in the itinerary.
Shuttles/transfers to non-specified hotels.
 Personal expenses.
 We strongly suggest to all customers to separately purchase a travel insurance.
Tips & Gratuities (optional)

CLOTHING : Wear layers, a jacket for cold weather and a light coat for the rain (coast), walking shoes, hat, sunscreen (SPF 70 at least), sunglasses, camera, cash and insect repellant.

ALTITUDE: It ranges from 80 to 3,610 meters above sea level. The temperature ranges from 14 ° to 35 °C.


  • Duran station is 30 minutes away from Guayaquil.
  • Swissôtel is located in the city of Quito, Avenida 12 de Octubre y Luis Cordero.
  • You can take the train in the Quito to Guayaquil route from the Otavalo Station if there are passengers who are in Otavalo.
  • However there is no refund for unused services. 

Call or text us via Whatsapp for a free quoute :  +593 96 936 1777

Tren Crucero Ecuador Quito - Guayaquil
Tren Crucero Ecuador Quito – Guayaquil
Day 1

Saturday: Duran – Yaguachi – Naranjito – Bucay

Check in at Duran Train Station from 07:30. Atm08:30, departure from Duran to Yaguachi operated with steam engine. Includes a visit to a Coastal Hacienda in Bucay and cacao and chocolate tasting. Overnight in Bucay 

Day 2

Sunday: Bucay – Huigra – The Devil’s Nose – Alausí – Colta – 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 with steam engine. Overnight in Riobamba  

Day 3

Monday: Riobamba – Urbina – Boliche – 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.  

Day 4

Tuesday: Quito – Otavalo – Ibarra – Quito

Stretch 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. The journey ends at 18:00 at the Swissôtel lobby.  

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