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).