1. Day 1 Quito – Lasso

    Our trip will begin in Quito at the Chimbacalle station in the south of Quito where we will welcome our passengers in this building considered one of the 7 Treasures of the Material Cultural Heritage of Quito. To go south to the impressive "Avenida de los Volcanes"; This Andean area where there are more than 20 volcanoes, many of them inactive. We will visit a floriculture farm where we will know the activity that takes place every day to cultivate the most beautiful roses that Ecuador exports to the rest of the world, then we will have lunch. The trip continues on board a tourist bus to the Cotopaxi National Park to the Limpiopungo lagoon at the foot of the Cotopaxi Volcano. In the afternoon we will go to our hotel to enjoy a delicious dinner and rest in a comfortable room in a patrimonial establishment.

  2. Day 2 Lasso – Riobamba

    Our second day we moved to Latacunga where we will board our Cruise Train heading to the city of Ambato while we enjoy the incredible postcards that give us the Ecuadorian Andes with plantations of Andean products and the amazing view of the Yambo Lagoon. During the journey we will be approached by colorful devils, part of a long tradition of the Sierra mountains of the country known as the Diablada Pillareña. We will celebrate with this folkloric demonstration and we will be part of this happy tradition. We arrived at the Urbina station, the highest point of our visit, located at 3609 meters above sea level. There we will be received by Baltazar Ushca, the last Hielero del Chimborazo who will share the secrets of his old trade. After midday we continue our journey until we reach Jatari, then we will take a short walk to reach the community La Moya, a community tourist center, which opens its doors to our passengers to know the close relationship of Taita Chimborazo with indigenous communities, their customs and traditions. In the end, we will delight ourselves with a lunch with typical ingredients from our mountains. In the afternoon, we will return to the boarding point to board the unit and continue the journey to the city of Riobamba. At night we will enjoy a peaceful night in a local hacienda and enjoy its gastronomy and hospitality.

  3. Day 3 Riobamba – Nariz del Diablo – Alausí

    We will get up early to head to the Riobamba station, where we will board the old locomotive known as "The Black Monster". It will be waiting for us to take us through colorful quinoa fields, picturesque villages and unique landscapes. Upon our arrival to Colta, we will carry out a complex maneuver that will allow us to change the steam locomotive by a diesel-electric machine with which we will continue south towards the Guamote station. In Guamote we will visit an authentic Andean market, here people from various communities come together to trade a myriad of products. The trip continues to the Palmyra station while we enjoy lunch served on board the train. At the Palmyra station we will take our bus that will take us on a short trip to Alausí, where the convoy awaits us that will transport us through the mythical Nariz del Diablo. An intricate system of zigzags that allow the locomotive to descend into the Sibambe valley and which, during its construction, was considered one of the most important engineering milestones in the country. We return to Alausí where we will stay in the assigned hotel and dinner.

  4. Day 4 Alausí – Guayaquil

    Our last day begins with the bus journey to Huigra, where we will know the old station of this town and the establishment where the matrix of the old Guayaquil & Quito Railway Company used to operate. Then continue the tour by bus to Bucay, where you will enjoy a refreshing drink of welcome to the Ecuadorian coast and an artistic presentation alluding to the culture of the Ecuadorian coast. We continue to the hacienda La Hacienda La Danesa, the passenger can see plantations of banana, cocoa, pineapple coffee and other tropical fruits. Upon our arrival at this historic hacienda in 1870, we will tour its plantations and learn about the sowing and harvesting of Ecuadorian cacao, which is considered the best cocoa bean in the world, lunch will be served at the hacienda and we will enjoy of the gastronomy of the coast. We board the train on the San Antonio platform in the direction of Yaguachi, the first station built within the Ecuadorian rail system, where a Baldwin steam locomotive awaits us to take us to our final destination on this trip full of wonderful landscapes. Arrival to Durán, transportation to selected hotels in the city of Guayaquil and end of services.

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