6 days from £1110pp plus international flights.
Set to become a modern 'classic railway journey' this is a superb way to see Ecuador.
The Tren Crucero or literally the Cruise Train, is a new experience in Ecuador and makes for an excellent few days on any Ecuador holiday. It's a really fantastic way to see some of the country. The railway line that runs from Quito through the Avenue of the Volcanoes and then down to the coast at Guayaquil has been fully restored and a 4 coach stylish luxury train now runs along this route. And the route also includes the famous section known as The Devil's Nose. As a multi-day luxury train journey using both diesel and steam engines, it is the first in South America and will become a modern classic of great railway journeys.
You'll see Cotapaxi Volcano, learn about the local culture and visit a traditional market, visit a rose plantation and a church, visit a Shuar tribal community and have lunch in a coastal ranch.
NOTE: this trip can be taken in reverse (Guayaquil to Quito) and you can also take shorter sections of the trip too. Please ask us about this.
The price of £956 is an introductory offer. The standard price is £1175 pp sharing in 2014. 2015 prices are available on request.
Guide price from (pp sharing): £1110 (ex. international flights)
1 night in Patio Andaluz in Quito B&B); 1 night in The Hampton Inn in Guayaquil (B&B); 3 nights in accommodation included in the train cruise (in Lasso, Riobamba and Huigra); guides; transfers; excursions and activities as shown in the itinerary; meals as shown.
International flights and taxes; dinner on the first and last day; single supplements for accommodation; drinks; tips; visa, vaccinations and insurance.
Getting there: The 6-day trip starts in Quito and ends in Guayaquil. It can also be done in reverse. A rough guide to flights in and out of Ecuador from £900 per person.
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Time: GMT -5 hours
Flight time: There is an international airport at Quito and at Guayaquil. KLM and Iberia have routes via Europe to both cities. The flying time is about 14 hours. It is also possible to fly via America.
Language: Spanish is Ecuador's official language.
Visas: Not required for British travellers. Other nationalities should obtain advice from their embassy.
Health: There are no compulsory vaccinations, except yellow fever if visiting the rainforest. Malaria prophylactics are also recommended in the rainforest.
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Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
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