Train of Wonders
Quito – Guayaquil - 4 days/3 nights - Tuesday to Friday
Our journey begins in the
northern Andes of Ecuador, in the valley of Otavalo, where we
will discover traditional cultures, handicrafts, and modern
export-class rose plantations. From Quito we will start our 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 Chanchan river canyon we leave the highlands behind. We cross a
cloud forest, then ride along the tropical plantations to the
end of our trip in Guayaquil. We reach the shores of the Pacific
Ocean after 504 km or rail and a 12,000 ft. descent to the sea.
- 11, 25 April, 2017
- 09, 23 May, 2017
- 06, 20 June, 2017
- 04, 18 July, 2017
- 01, 15, 29 August, 2017
- 12, 26 September, 2017
- 10, 24 October, 2017
- 07, 21 November, 2017
- 05, 19 December, 2017
4-Days/3-Nights itinerary |
Tuesday to Friday
Quito - Otavalo - San Roque - Andrade Marin - San Antonio -
am Departure from Swissôtel.
*Otavalo-Ibarra with steam engine.
*Quito-Otavalo/ Ibarra-Quito by tourist bus
San Roque: Music and textile weaving
Andrade Marín: Visit to Imbabura Textiles Museum
San Antonio: Woodcarvers
Cayambe: Roses and Lunch
Return trip to Quito, dinner and night.
Quito - Boliche - Ambato - Urbina
am Departure from Swissôtel to Chimbacalle Train Station
Andean Forest trail in El Boliche recreational natural area.
Lunch on Board
Urbina: Artisans’ Square and meeting with The Last ice Merchant
Dinner and night in Riobamba.
Riobamba - Colta - Guamote - Alausi - Mirador Nariz del Diablo -
- Colta with steam engine.
Guamote: ancestral Andean market. Visit.
Lunch on Board
Alausi: Devil’s Nose descent and Pistishi lookout
Bucay: Dinner and night.
Bucay - Naranjito - Yaguachi - Durán (Guayaquil)
and chocolate tasting in Hacienda
Montubio culture exhibition
Yaguachi to Duran with steam engine.
Transfer to the hotel in Guayaquil for overnight.
Extension to Train of