Today we embark on our journey to Guayaquil on the famous Tren Crucero.
Tren Crucero is currently the most stunning vintage transportation. The train will take you on an exceptional trip across different ages and periods of Ecuadorian history. Its convoy features four different coaches, each one with its own style reflecting Ecuadorian history and culture.
Upon your arrival, a professional crew will await you with the warmest welcome. The crew will join you throughout the journey, offering unmatched service.
We depart from the Chimbacalle train station in Quito at 8:00 am on board the Tren Crucero. We start our trip travelling on board the train to our next train station El Boliche located in the surroundings of Cotopaxi National Park. Once there, our journey continues on board modern coach buses to explore Cotopaxi National Park. Incredible landscapes will dominate our visit while hiking near Limpiopungo glacial lake. Cotopaxi areais an important shelter for a variety of Andean fauna as caracaras, Andean gulls,
Andean dear, wolves, the unique bear of South America, the spectacle bear and one of the last places to see occasionally the magnificent Andean Condor. Moorlands are also a highlight of the park as well as the impressive snow-capped Cotopaxi volcano rising almost 6.000 meters above sea level.
Our journey continues to San Agustin del Callo Hacienda for a delicious typical lunch. The hacienda features incredible Inca walls and constitutes the further place from Cuzco in the north were you can admire an imperial style palace. After exploring the hacienda, we will be part of a local festivity in Lasso Train station. We hope to see the local community perform a synchronized ballet with local musicians.
Overnight and dinner at La Cienega Hacienda. This hacienda once lodged important scientists as Alexander Von Humboldt and the members of the French Geodesic Mission while they attempted to measure the exact circumference of Earth for the first time in modern history. The hacienda also lodged the most important South American hero, the Liberator Simon Bolivar who helped four countries liberate themselves from Spanish colonial rule.