Train
Trip Style
4 days
Duration
Quito – Guayaquil
Location
Package
Trip Type

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

As know as Train of Wonders 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 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.

ROUTE Quito – Guayaquil
DURATION  4 days / 3 nights
SHARED DEPARTURE Departs each Tuesday
DEPARTURE LOCATION 6:30 am Departure from Swissôtel. Passengers must arrive 45 mins before departure time.
ARRIVAL LOCATION Duran Train station. Once the train has arrived at the station (Guayaquil), transfers are provided on a shared basis to the Hilton (airport), Oro Verde (Downtown) & Wyndham (Santa Ana) hotels.
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.
Transfer on a shared basis to the Hilton (airport), Oro Verde (Downtown) & Wyndham (Santa Ana) hotels.
NOT INCLUDED  Taxes.
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.


IMPORTANT: 

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

Tuesday: Quito - Otavalo - Ibarra - Quito

Check in at Swissôtel lobby from 06:30. At 07:30, departure by bus to Otavalo. The stretch Otavalo to Ibarra is operated with an steam locomotive across the northern valleys. Visit to 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.  

Day 2

Wednesday: Quito - Urbina

Journey across the Avenue of the Volcanoes, exploration of Andean woods an ecosystems at 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  

Day 3

Thursday: Riobamba – Nariz del Diablo – Bucay

Devil´s Nose View point – Bucay  Riobamba – Colta with steam engine, visit to one of the very last Andean indigenous market: Guamote. Devil´s nose crossing and the impressive climatic transition while traveling from the Andes Mountain Range to the Pacific coast. Overnight in Bucay.  

Day 4

Friday: Bucay - Guayaquil

Cacao and chocolates tasting at Naranjito in a Coastal Hacienda. Yaguachi to Duran (Guayaquil) with steam engine. Arrival to Duran train station at 16:45. Complimentary shuttle to selected hotels in Guayaquil. 

Tren Crucero Ecuador Quito - Guayaquil
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