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Tren Ecuador

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Address: Sincholagua St. | av. Pedro Vicente Maldonado, Chimbacalle Railway Station, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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+593 2-399-2100
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Tue 07:00 - 17:00
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Explore Ecuador by train with 9 spectacular expeditions across the...

Explore Ecuador by train with 9 spectacular expeditions across the Ecuadorian Northern, Central and Southern Andes and the Pacific Coast. Experience amazing landscapes and a variety of ecosystems on every journey while you witness an extraordinary biodiversity.

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Fantastic Ecuadorian train journey

My 23-year-old daughter and I just returned from Ecuador. While many people assume the Galapagos is the only Ecuadorian experience, we heartedly disagree. We took the four-day... read more

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Ann H
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La Mirada, California

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La Mirada, California
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My 23-year-old daughter and I just returned from Ecuador. While many people assume the Galapagos is the only Ecuadorian experience, we heartedly disagree. We took the four-day Tren Crucero train trip starting from Quito, ending in Quayaquil and had an amazing time. Our guides were informative, gracious and helpful, attending to any need. We were all overfed with delicious Ecuadorean... More 

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Basalt
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72 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great way to see parts of Ecuador. We left at 11:30 and got back close to 5. It can get cool so dress in layers. The staff gives some good insight into the region.

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Thank Richard S
Vancouver, Canada
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220 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great way too see the countryside. I think too many people fly into Ecuador and then off to the Galapagos. We are so glad we took the extra days to do the train trip. We booked because of the Devil's Nose but are so happy we did the whole thing. The staff were incredible. We had some... More 

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Thank Dave D
Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Tren Crucero is a luxury tour for 4 days/4 nights. It is sheer luxury & delight. Wonderful varying scenery, a variety of trains with buses in between. Food to die for, continuously available. The greatest, happiest staff we've ever seen. Pure magic. Too many people are putting reviews here for a different tour. Trip advisor can you please sort this... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

We did the Tren de los Volcanos and the train ride was OK but not as good as others such as the Devils Nose Train. It costs US$50.40 each. The train leaves at 8.00am and first stop is Boliche for some snacks (that you have to buy), some folk dancing and a walk through a forest. Then it's on to... More 

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Midland, Canada
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

A fascinating different way to experience Ecuador. Not cheap at about $1650 US per person (double occupancy) but a great experience. Last time we did inland Ecuador we did it on buses with G Adventures and that was great and very close to the people. This was a luxurious experience and very relaxing way to the Andean section of the... More 

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4 Thank turtlers2
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is the second time we took the Tren Ecuador. The Good: 1) wagons are clean and with good visibility (clean bathrooms) 2) personnel and guides are very friendly 3) the route and scenary is superb 4) Activities are ok 5) stations on the road are clean (same as bathrooms) What they need to improve 1) offer breakfast in the... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

We caught a very slow train out of Quito, taking over an hour to get out of the very deprived and depressing townships, then into the country with views of the avenue of volcanoes, which were glorious. Trip included an enjoyable lunch and walk overlooking Cotapaxi volcanoes and surrounding country. Limited translation by guides on train and sometimes difficult to... More 

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San Rafael, California
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

The four day trip from Quito to Guayaquil provided us a smorgasbord of the Ecuadorian culture, people and countryside. As part of the trip we experienced a variety of Ecuadorian cuisine, visited several craftsmen at work, viewed an amazing variety of terrains, listened to some wonderful indigenous music, and of course met the last ice merchant of Ecuador. This was... More 

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1 Thank John C
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

When we inquired about the ticket prices 41 or 51 noone bothered to explained whats the difference (and we spoke spanish), so paid 41 as we thought its the same as 51 onyl different is we booked them through a call, so went to the tour, the train is modern but the seating are too small for such a long... More 

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