Train to the Clouds
Guayaquil to Quito - 4 days - 3 nights - Sunday to Wednesday
In this journey on board Tren
Crucero we climb 3600 meters in barely 450 km, experiencing one
of the most dramatic changes in vegetation and scenery in the
world. From the fertile plains in the coast we climb to the
highlands in the Andes through the mythical Devil’s Nose pass.
Riding across the
Avenue of Volcanoes we reach Quito, Cultural World
Heritage by UNESCO, to continue to Otavalo, amidst the Northern
Andes, where we will explore the quichua culture, skills and
traditions and have lunch in a very singular hacienda, amidst
export-class roses. In the evening we return to Quito, where
these services end.
- 15, 29 April, 2017
- 13, 27 May, 2017
- 10, 24 June, 2017
- 08, 22 July, 2017
- 05, 19, August, 2017
- 02, 16, 30 September, 2017
- 14, 28 October, 2017
- 11, 25 November, 2017
- 09, 27 December, 2017
4-Days/4-Nights itinerary -
Saturday to Tuesday
Duran – Yaguachi – Naranjito – Bucay
8:00 departure from Duran,
Cocoa plantation, chocolate tasting and visit to Hacienda in
Show of Montubio culture
Bucay. Dinner and Night
Bucay – Devil’s Nose – Alausi – Colta-Riobamba
Crossing of Chanchan river
Pistishi lookout and Devil’s Nose pass
Lunch on board
Visit to Palacio Rea indigenous community
Dinner and night in Riobamba
Riobamba – Urbina – Boliche – Quito
Urbina: Artisans’ Square, last
Ice Merchant of Chimborazo.
Breakfast on board
Boliche recreational area by Cotopaxi: Andean forest trail.
Quito: dinner and night
Quito – Otavalo – San Roque – Andrade Marin – San Antonio de
Ibarra – Quito
6:30 Departure from Quito,
Otavalo station: departure with steam engine.
San Roque: Music and loom weavers.
Andrade Marín: Sampling of traditional cuisine and visit to
Imbabura old textile Factory.
San Antonio: the art of woodcarving
Lunch: Hacienda La Compañía
Return trip to Quito and accommodation in Quito.
*Duran Yaguachi, Colta-Riobamba, Otavalo-Ibarra, steam engine
*Quito-Otavalo/Ibarra-Quito by bus.
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