Overview



The Avenue of the Volcanoes from Guayaquil (GUAYAQUIL / CUENCA & TREN)

Private: Daily, except Saturday
SIB: Wednesday
(2 nights / 3 days)

Pick-up Hours: 12:00 – 12:30pm

Includes train ticket, accommodation and mentioned meals


ITINERARY

Day 1:
Departure at noon from Guayaquil, at the beginning of this ride we´ll observe a typical vegetation from the area, which belongs to the Ecuadorian Coast with large plantations of bananas and cocoa beans, continue with an interesting ascent through the Andes. Next, a visit to the National Park El Cajas, known for its glacial lakes
and high mountain vegetation. Here we will walk through this beautiful place to see some of the lakes and primary forest. We will also visit "3 Cruses" which forms the continental water division. We will walk to observe this curious place. Lunch will be provided on the way. Arrival to Cuenca, lodging
Day 2:
Breakfast at the hotel following by a city tour. Lodging.
Day 3:
After breakfast, transfer from Cuenca to Alausí in order to take the train portion. From Alausi we´ll enjoy a train ride towards the famous ¨Devil's Nose¨, a magnificent work incrusted in the Andes (train ride takes approx. 2 hours), box lunch is included. Return to Quito in the afternoon through the Avenue of the Volcanoes, where we´ll have the opportunity to see, among others: Cotopaxi, Rumiñahui, Los Ilinizas, Corazón, Pichincha.
** Train Operation is subject to change

Prices


SIB

DEPARTURE DAYS SIB SERVICE

1 PAX

2 PAX

3-4 PAX

5-9 PAX

10-14 PAX

15-19 PAX

20-24 PAX

25-+ PAX

518
Wednesday
1413 818 705 599 533 482 457 452

Prices are per person, in US. Dollars
Prices are valid until December 15 /2015


Atracctions :

CAJAS NATIONAL PARK

CAJAS NATIONAL PARK Cajas is a national park located on the northwester side of the city of Cuenca; it’s formed by wetland from glacial origins with more than 200 lakes. Our visit will located on the lower part of the park called the area “Llaviuco” only 30 minutes away from the city of Cuenca. We will hike at an easy rate for one hour at an altitude of 3,000 meters above sea level (9,842ft). We will continue our visit until we get to a point called “tres cruces” which forms the Continental Divide between the Pacific and the Atlantic ocean at an altitude of 4,135m (13,566ft), we will have a short walk to observe this interesting area, then we will descend

Note: We recommend taking warm clothes, a bottle of water and some snacks.

THE TRAIN OF THE ANDES AND DEVIL´S NOSE

THE TRAIN OF THE ANDES AND DEVIL´S NOSEThe construction of the railroad of Ecuador is like a symbol of a national unit that has helped the progression of the country. Several plans and attempts were made to build the railway from Guayaquil to Quito, since 1860 until 1874, when the first locomotive reached Milagro.

But it was only by 1895, when Eloy Alfaro the president at the time contacted North American technicians Archer Harman and Edward Morely, representatives of an American company interested in the building of the most difficult railway in the world as it was called at that time. The tracks finally reached a huge obstacle - an almost perpendicular wall of rock - called the Devil´s Nose.

Many lives were shed in the construction of what to this day is referred as a masterpiece of railway engineering: a zig-zag carved out of the rock, which allows the train, by advancing and backing up, to reach the necessary height to the town of Alausí. The train finally reached Alausí by September 1902 and Riobamba by July 1905 and finally on June 25, 1908 the train made its triumphal entrance to Quito and was received by; arches of palms, laurel and flowers, bells tolling banquettes, dances and popular festivities that lasted four days.

Today’s train is a public national railroad company which at the moment, serves as one of the main tourist attractions in Ecuador and the province of Chimborazo holds what is called The most difficult train in the world. This train departs from Alausi and crosses the Devil´s Nose, which sports an impressive descent down a steep cliff.

THE AVENUE OF THE VOLCANOES FROM GUAYAQUIL

ITINERARY STARTING ON WEDNESDAY

Guayaquil - National Park Cajas - Cuenca - Alausi - Sibambe - Quito

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