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A wonderful day out

Pre-booked a trip via Internet from Ibarra to Salinas and back, which seemed to be the only service... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2019
Croydon, United Kingdom
Very recommended train

Regards to all the team specially to Rolando the guide from Salinas who speaks perfect English and... read more

Reviewed November 26, 2018
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Otavalo Station, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our agency in Ecuador has organized us a one day trip on this train on a route of the Andes. Despite being very close to the truck route, it was a great experience.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MarkNadines
Reviewed March 6, 2019

Pre-booked a trip via Internet from Ibarra to Salinas and back, which seemed to be the only service available starting near Otavalo. It was a comfortable and interesting ride on a refurbished diesel railcar. There was an informative commentary in both Spanish and English. We...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RMH088
Reviewed December 28, 2018

seems there is a track repair still going on, so you take a public bus from Otavalo to Ibarra to catch the train. EVERY agent we spoke too had GOOD English. A pleasant ride, a chance to meet others tourists, and the bus ride was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cpnegrad
Reviewed November 26, 2018

Regards to all the team specially to Rolando the guide from Salinas who speaks perfect English and care for us

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SILFI23
Reviewed September 3, 2018

First things first - if you are thinking about taking this day trip ensure you make reservations in advance. Our hotel's manager called in the same morning and was able to get us the last two seats on the "bus-train" (see photo!). Even though we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Paul W
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Went with this train from Otavalo to Salinas en back. Unfortunately we had to go the first part by bus because of the rain. The first part of the trip is very touristic. You visit a museum and a workplace. The last part is very...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Marguerite129
Reviewed February 20, 2018

All day trip that returns to Otavalo in the evening. The train is very comfortable, the stations along the way are modern, clean and have needed conveniences . There are several stops and three are to interesting sites. The first is a textile factory museum,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank mrappe
Reviewed February 14, 2018

This is a wonderful place to visit, but unfortunately the train is not leaving from here right now due to a track problem due to erosion north of town. Check with Ibarra station to see when the train tracks are repaired , and the train...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank WJD_CO
Reviewed February 7, 2018

Tren Ecuador runs two routes in the northern Imbabura Province, from Otovalo to Salinas and from Ibarra to Salinas. The longer Otovalo route runs less frequently, but is a great experience. You see more small towns and get to visit local museums and artisans. It...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank ATL_Jacket
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend this full day trip. Very well organised and extremely good value for money - especially if you're over 65. If possible book in person at Otovalo a few days ahead.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Stevewestwales
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