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Picaflor: Ecuador on track

10 days from £3,031pp

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Picaflor: Ecuador on track

10 days from £3,031pp
 

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This unique escorted group trip ran for the first time in 2014 to celebrate the reopening of Ecuador's railway network, and has been running ever since. For over 15 years much of the rail line that once traversed this small Andean country had been closed following destruction by torrential rains and landslides, but after considerable work and investment from the government portions of this spectacular railway are now up and running again. We start the tour in the capital Quito and the nearby temperate cloud forest of Mindo on the western slopes of the Andes. Then continue by road and rail, over high passes and amazing switchbacks to finish in the sweltering Pacific lowlands in Guayaquil, Ecuador's main deep water port, and largest city.

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Holiday itinerary

UK clients depart Thursday, arriving Quito, Ecuador, the same day.

Day 1

Transfer to hotel in Quito, overnight in the capital.

Day 2

Guided tour of the city and the Equatorial Monument.

Day 3

Travel to Mindo.

Day 4

Bird spotting and walks in Mindo Cloud Forest.

Day 5

Back to Quito, stopping to spot hummingbirds on the way.

Day 6

Board the Slow Train Sierra, passing magnificent volcanoes including Cotopaxi.

Day 7

Continue your journey by train, passing Ecuador's highest station.

Day 8

Travel by traditional steam train and tackle the famous Devil's Nose.

Day 9

By train into the tropical lowlands, finishing in Guayaquil.

Day 10

Day at leisure before flying home.

UK clients arrive home the following day, Sunday.

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What our experts say

Railways once crisscrossed South America, transporting people and goods to far-flung regions of the continent. Now, most are sadly gone, but this tour offers the chance to experience an epic ride through the Andes of Ecuador. Climb onboard the restored Tren Crucero as transports you from the mountains of Quito all the way to the Pacific coast at Guayaquil. A truly unique way to explore this fascinating country of contrasts.

Jim

Jim Ashworth

Travel Consultants

Included in this holiday

Quito
Places visited

 
Quito building
Things to do

 
Patio Andaluz
Accommodation

 

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