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Ecuadorian Railroad

Quito, Ecuador
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Tren Ecuador offers train journeys through the unique Coast and Andean landscapes of Ecuador. This experience will take you through the history and culture of Ecuador.
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Darmah wrote a review Nov 2019
Chonburi, Thailand12 contributions
This was a fun excursion with an incredible history and visually rewarding topography and cultural experience. It is certainly interesting enough to make it a no miss while traveling in Ecuador. The indigenous groups that put on an authentic display of folklorico dance and exhibition of crafts was a treat my wife and I experienced will stand out when relating our travels.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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JHVVDV wrote a review Nov 2017
Saint Helens, Oregon2 contributions1 helpful vote
In November we took the Liberty Train from Ibarra to Salanis. It costs $30 per person. It took Two hours to reach Salanis. The trip was pretty boring. Two Bridges, sugar cane fields, and one water falls to reach a small town with one restaurant. The tour included some local dancers and you needed to buy your own lunch. I noticed they have recently increased the price from $15 to $30. The train trip is way too expensive for what you get and should have included a free lunch. There are more interesting tours for the money. TOO EXPENSIVE
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Date of experience: November 2017
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Alan J wrote a review Aug 2013
Quito, Ecuador113 contributions27 helpful votes
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Currently in Ecuador one of the most difficult railroads to construct in the world, is breating new life. The most notorious up until the present, is known as Nariz del Diablo, and in 2007 it finally earned it's name. Yet a massive undertaking by the Ecuadorian government to restore this line from the mountains down to the coast, is nearing completion. Thanks to Patty Batallas Guererro and Wakani Expediciones, The experience of Nariz del Diablo and the trip from Chimbacalle to El Boliche near Mt. Cotopaxi were great. The coaches are in great shape and there are guides present to explain the history of the areas those rails pass through.
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Date of experience: July 2013
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Little_Beret wrote a review Oct 2012
Bewdley, United Kingdom65 contributions61 helpful votes
This was a great way of travelling up to Latacunga for only $10. However it was cloudy on the day we travelled, so we did not see much of the Avenue of the Volcanoes! However the guide was good, spoke good English, and it is a nice gentle way of travelling compared to the mayhem on the buses. However please be aware it takes a while! Usually fully booked on a weekend, go on a thursday or friday, then you should be fine.
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Date of experience: October 2012
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bureado wrote a review Sep 2012
Seattle, Washington165 contributions53 helpful votes
Needs to be booked well in advance (you choose seats and car there) and plan in advance to arrive to the station on time (I take Trole from the Northern station to Chimbacalle) -- guides are superb, english is not the best but they will certainly make a lot of efforts, landscape is great and the experience of riding an historic train.
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Date of experience: October 2011
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