Guayaquil-Quito Luxury Train

Overview

Tren Crucero is the most stunning vintage transportation that will take you on an exceptional trip through different times and spaces of Ecuadorian history.

Its convoy is comprised of four coaches with different characteristics which reflect the history and culture of our country.
Upon your arrival the crew of professionals in tourism, will receive you with a warm welcome, will guide you to the carriage of your choice and will accompany you throughout the trip , offering the best attention and service.

The selected hotels to stay in each of the stops have been rigorously chosen to provide you the comfort, care and relaxation that you require in this exquisite journey.

The landscapes, the whisper of the volcanoes and snow-capped mountains, the picturesque colors of the coast and the astonishing lines of the valleys, the equatorial sunshine, the kindness of its people, all comprise of a real lifetime experience. Come along to enjoy this magical journey.

TRIP CODE
ECTSGQL
DEPARTURE
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DURATION
4 Days
LOCATIONS
Quito, Guayaquil

Itinerary

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Hotels & Haciendas
Inclusions

The program includes:

- Transportation on board Tren Crucero,
- All meals during the itinerary,
- Snacks and soft rinks on board the train,
- Spanish/English speaking guide*,
- Excursions as detailed in the itinerary,
- Land transportation during the itinerary and accommodation in double basis.
- Luggage porterage at hotels is included.
- Exceptional train ride crossing from Ecuador´s Andes watching the transition from moorlands through cloud forests, to tropical Coastal landscapes in 4 days 3 nights all included.
- Enjoy the Avenue of Volcanoes, more than 10 Volcanoes over 12000 feet, one of them active (Tungurahua volcano 5023 mts.)
- 280 miles of scenic train ride ascending to 3600 meters and descending to sea level during the trip.
- Cultural immersion with Andes and Coastal indigenous communities and customs included on trip.
- Steam locomotives from the beginning of XX century will run 2 different stretches. Luxury and comfortable train coaches representing the Ecuadorian identity and history with exceptional onboard service.

 

NOT INCLUDED

Alcoholic drinks (wine, beer and whisky are available on the train´s bar),
Meals or visits not detailed in the itinerary,
Personal expenses, tips or shuttles/transfers to non-specified hotels.

 

Difficulty Rating 1 (easy)
Single Surcharge

FROM US$260 - Subject to season and availability, contact us for more details.

Notes

Contact us for more details

Price Dependent upon

Season and availability.

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:

1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.

2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.

3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America.

4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.

5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle.

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Accommodation & Pricing

PRICING
STANDARD TRIP CODE PRICING FROM
Standard ECTSGQL-STD AUD 2580


The below hotels are our preferred options for the respective tour standards mentioned above. Hotels can easily be changed at the customers request. We also note that in some cases our preferred hotels may be unavailable and in those circumstances we may need to provide an alternative hotel of a similar standard.

ACCOMMODATION
Standard
 Tren Crucero Train To the Clouds - Guayaquil
Standard FB Room
In this fascinating 4-day tour we will experience one of the most dramatic changes in vegetation, climate and geography when we make the transition between coast and mountains. To achieve this great feat, we will tackle the famous train of the Devil´s Nose and experience first-hand, how this magnificent engineering work, allowed the train to conquer the Andes. Join us on a journey without equal from the fertile plains on the coast to the colossal Andes and its spectacular Avenue of the volcanoes to reach the beautiful city of Quito, named the world´s first cultural world heritage by UNESCO more than 40 years ago. On the way we will enjoy the mighty Andes and its kind people, an experience perhaps, what will feel like a time capsule. The train to the clouds will be a wonderful experience full of unparalleled adventures, a journey of discovery through the Ecuadorian Andes that takes into account the local cuisine and cultures. A bus accompanies us during our journey and train lovers will be able to board it at given times, in order to take the best pictures from outside towards these signature trains, this bus will be available to pay our visits along the way, the journey will be escorted by expert guides.

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