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Ecuador by train and Galapagos cruise

14 days from £6,518pp

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Ecuador by train and Galapagos cruise

 

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The slow pace of life in rural Ecuador, a country whose Andean spine is studded with snow-dipped volcanoes and haciendas dating back to the colonial era which sprawl across upland pastures, is ideal for discovery by train. The rail network, which was once a primary means of transportation across this small country, has been revived so that visitors can enjoy a nostalgic experience travelling at a gentle speed behind steam and diesel powered locomotives. En route, you spend the night in welcoming countryside lodges and ranches.

You’ll explore the rugged uplands north of Quito: this is artisan country, where age-old crafts including weaving, wood-carving and leather work have been kept alive in small indigenous villages. A separate journey takes you south down the famed Avenue of Volcanoes, a journey of almost indescribable beauty where fertile farmland is juxtaposed with icy peaks. Ride down the dizzying switchback Devil’s Nose and end your journey in the sub-tropical lowlands close to Guayaquil, well placed to continue your holiday with a cruise around the Galápagos Islands.

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Quito and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2

Guided walking tour of colonial Quito and El Panecillo.

Day 3

Embark your train, journey through the highlands.

Day 4

Along the Avenue of Volcanoes by rail.

Day 5

From Riobamba down the Devil’s Nose by train.

Day 6

By rail to the end of the line at Duran, Guayaquil.

Day 7

Fly to the Galápagos islands, board MV Treasure of Galápagos.

Days 8-12

Excursions by boat and on land in the Galapagos Islands.

Day 13

Return to Guayaquil by air to connect with your international flight.

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Included in this holiday

Quito
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Swissotel Quito
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