Tren de los Volcanes
Quito – El Boliche – Machachi – Quito
The adventure begins in Eloy Alfaro Train Station at Chimbacalle, from where we depart southwards to the “Avenue of the Volcanoes”.
Pichincha, Atacazo, Pasochoa, the Viudita, Rumiñahui volcanoes, among others flank the railway. The road descends through the “jungles of Panzaleo” whence wood for building the churches of Quito came from, through grasslands, croplands and haciendas.
In Tambillo and Machachi we’ll enjoy the cuisine and culture of the chagras, the Ecuadorian cowboys. In El Boliche, the recreation area of Cotopaxi National Park, we discover its singular flora and fauna in an easy walk, then return to Machachi for lunch (not included) and a the chance to visit the “Granja La Estación”, a beautifully kept farm home of native and exotic animals (extr cost).
|Train ticket||Additional expenses|
|Guidance through the journey||Land transpotation to the train|
|Mountain cloud forest walk at El Boliche area and cultural show||Lunch is not included|
CLOTHING: A jacket for cold weather, comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen (SPF 70 at least), sunglasses, camera, and cash. We also recommend raincoat or rain poncho due the chance of rain.
ALTITUDE: From 2,890 to 3,547 meters above sea level. Temperature ranges from 5 ° to 25°C.
IMPORTANT: Short, easy treks in rough terrain and high altitude. Likelihood of mudded trails from October to June. Free, guarded parking areas available for our clients in Chimbacalle station.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: All itineraries are subjected to change due to force majeure or technical, operational circumstances. Please check our policy regarding refunds and cancellations. At Tren Ecuador we are committed to providing the best possible travel experience.
Terms & Conditions
If you cancel at least 10 days in advance of the tour departure, it won’t incur in any cancellation fee. If you cancel between 5 and 9 days in advance of the tour departure, there is a 50% cancellation fee. If you cancel within 4 days of the tour departure, there is a 100% cancellation fee.