1st January - 31st December
Running Dates Desc: December - February, June - August
Journey Time Desc: Up to 4 days / 3 nighst
Journey Length Desc: Up to 280 miles
Class: First / 1st Class
Food: Dining on board, Snacks, Hot & Cold Drinks
Locomotives: Steam Engine, Diesel Engine
Stations: Quito, Guayaquil, Alausi
Ride across Ecuador´s Andes watching the transition from moorlands, through cloud forests, to tropical coastal landscapes.
Travel the Avenue of Volcanoes - more than 10 volcanoes over 3,600 m / 12,000 ft; Tungurahua volcano is still active, 5,023 m / 16,480 ft.
450 kms / 280 miles of scenic train ride ascending to 3,600 m / 12,000 ft and descending to sea level during the trip.
Along the route, there are several opportunities to meet Andean and coastal indigenous communities and witness their way of life.
Steam locomotives from the beginning of the 20th century will run on 2 different stretches. The carriages are First Class, decorated in Ecuadorian style, with historical references; train crew ensure exceptional on-board service.
Itineraries vary from one to three nights, the nights being spent in selected hotels whilst the travel is on the train.