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3 Nights - £1,395pp

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  • Quito - Guayaquil Rail Tour
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Train tickets
  • Entrance fees & Sightseeing

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Quito-Guayaquil Rail Tour

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Quito - Guayaquil Rail Tour

The vintage-style Train

The vintage-style Train

A Beautiful Journey

A Beautiful Journey

The Train

The Train

Nariz del Diablo

Nariz del Diablo

Impressive Landscapes

Impressive Landscapes


This is a very special tailor-made tour. A 4-day Rail Tour from Quito to Guayaquil where you will explore Ecuador’s countryside en-route towards the Pacific coast.

This is one of our favourite experiences in South America, a once in a life time experience, journeying along the historic rail line that extends from Quito in the high Andes to Ecuador’s lush Pacific coast.

Enjoy spectacular scenery, beautiful volcanoes and green plains. 

This rail journey in Ecuador makes a perfect combination with a few days in Quito and a Galapagos Cruise.

Just ask us how and we will put together your ideal Ecuador itinerary.

At a glance

  • Train Tickets 
  • 1 nights Quito
  • 1 night Riobamba
  • 1 night Bucay
  • Meals as indicated 
  • English speaking Tour Leaders and Local Guides
  • Transfers to selected Hotels in Quito & Guayaquil 
  • Entrance fees and Sightseeing

Day 1: Quito - Guayaquil Rail Tour

Quito - Otavalo - Ibarra

After breakfast, depart by bus to Otavalo.

The stretch from Otavalo to Ibarra is operated with a steam locomotive across the northern valleys.

Visit woodcarving workshops at San Antonio, discover local traditional food in Andrade Marin and a show of local music and textile weaving at San Roque train station.

Overnight Quito. Breakfast and all activities included. 

Day 2: Quito - Guayaquil Rail Tour

Quito - Boliche - Urbina 

After breakfast get ready for a journey across the Avenue of the Volcanoes. 

Discover the Andean woods, an ecosystem in the El Boliche area, in Cotopaxi National Park. 

Enjoy amazing views of Yambo lake and visit Baltasar, the last ice-harvester in the Chimborazo slopes. 

Overnight in Riobamba at Hoteria Abraspungo or similar. All meals and activities included. 

Day 3:  Quito - Guayaquil Rail Tour

Riobamba - Colta - Alausi - Devil´s Nose - Bucay

After breakfast, jounrey from Riobamba to Colta under steam.

Visit one of the very last Andean indigenous market, Guamote Market. 

Journey across the Devil’s Nose crossing and experience the impressive climatic transition from the Andes Mountain Range to the Pacific coast. 

Overnight in Bucay at Hostería D´Franco or similar. All meals and activities included. 

Day 4: Quito - Guayaquil Rail Tour

Bucay - Naranjito - Yaguachi - Duran (Guayaquil)

Enjoy cacao and chocolate tasting at Naranjito in a Coastal Hacienda. 

Travel the final stretch from Yaguachi to Duran (Guayaquil) under steam.

Arrival at Duran train station at 16:45h with complimentary shuttle to selected hotels in Guayaquil.

Superior Hotel Suggestions Quito:

Swissotel Quito or similar.

Superior Hotel Suggestions Riobamba:

Hoteria Abraspungo or similar.

Superior Hotel Suggestions Bucay:

Hostería D´Franco or similar.

Please note:

The Quito -Guayaquil Rail Tour operates every second Tuesday.




Quito - Guayaquil Rail Tour:

  • Price from £1,395 pp

This is a guide price only, based on travel in low season.

Prices will vary according to choice of hotel and seasonal airfare and hotel surcharges. Please ask us for any current special offers.

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