One day train tours
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Tren de los Volcanes
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Devil´s Nose
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Tren del Hielo
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Tren de la Libertad
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Tren de la Dulzura
Tren de los Volcanes
Quito – El Boliche – Machachi – Quito

Friday to Sunday and holidays

The adventure begins in Eloy Alfaro Train Station at Chimbacalle, from where we depart southwards to the “Avenue of the Volcanoes”. 

Pichincha, Atacazo, Pasochoa, the Viudita, Rumiñahui volcanoes, among others flank the railway. The road descends through the “jungles of Panzaleo” whence wood for building the churches of Quito came from, through grasslands, croplands and haciendas. 

 In Tambillo and Machachi we’ll enjoy the cuisine and culture of the chagras, the Ecuadorian cowboys. In El Boliche, the recreation area of Cotopaxi National Park, we discover its singular flora and fauna in an easy walk, then return to Machachi for lunch (not included) and a the chance to visit the “Granja La Estación”, a beautifully kept farm home of native and exotic animals (extr cost). 

  • Includes
    Train ticket - Guidance through the journey - Mountain cloud forest walk at El Boliche area and cultural show
  • Not included
    Additional expenses not detailed in the itinerary
Devil´s  Nose
Alausi – Sibambe – Alausi

The biggest complication faced by the construction of the Trans-Andean railroad was the Devil’s Nose, a mountain with almost perpendicular walls. To overcome this obstacle a zigzag railroad was built that climbs more than 500 meters in less than 12 km with steep ascents and descents. It today remains an impressive piece of engineering. 

While recovering from the mind-blowing descent you will enjoy the views of the narrow gorge of river Chanchan and will have the chance to learn a bit about the traditions and worldview of the Puruhuas in Sibambe. 

  • Includes
    Train ticket, guidance through the journey - Visit to Puñuna Condor Museum in Sibambe - Presentation of a folk dance in Sibambe
  • Not included
    Additional expenses not detailed in the itinerary
Tren del Hielo 
Ambato – Mocha – Urbina – Cevallos – Ambato

This train combines scenery, culture and shopping in a journey that takes us from the temperate valley of Ambato to the Andean high plateau – known as paramo– of Urbina, more than 4,000 meters above sea level in the foothills of Chimborazo. There, the last Ice Merchant of Chimborazo and custodian of this ancient trade awaits us. Those willing to stay overnight in this unique place can book a comfortable room at the Train Mountain Lodge 

  • Includes
    Train ticket, guidance through the journey - Visit to Puñuna Condor Museum in Sibambe - Presentation of a folk dance in Sibambe
  • Not included
    Additional expenses not detailed in the itinerary
Tren de la Libertad
Otavalo – Salinas – Otavalo

Visit Imbabura, the most diverse province of Ecuador. From Otavalo, home of the country’s largest Indigenous market, to Salinas, where the culture and history of Afro-Ecuadorians is alive and present in its streets, Tren de la Libertad takes you through the history, music, gastronomy, crafts and the amazing landscapes of northern Andes. 

You will find unique experiences in San Roque, Andrade Marin, San Antonio, Ibarra, Hoja Blanca and Salinas de Ibarra stations, in a trip full of contrasts. 

  • Includes
    Train ticket Guidance through the journey - Snack on board - Snacks at destinations - Entrances to museums - Lunch - Visits detailed in the itinerary - Land transportation during the itinerary if necessary
  • Not included
    Additional expenses not detailed in the itinerary
Tren de la Dulzura
Duran – Yaguachi – Naranjito – Duran

Enjoy a day of adventure in Yaguachi and Naranjito, reliving the railway history of Ecuador. From the comfort of your seat in a renovated convoy with air conditioning and bar service, you will discover the changing landscapes of the Coast: from plantations to the cloud forest, through the historic town of Yaguachi. An unforgettable adventure to enjoy with the whole family or with your friends. 

  • Includes
    Train ticket - Guidance through the journey - Visits detailed in the itinerary
  • Not included
    Additional expenses not detailed in the itinerary
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