Ecuador has a chain of volcanoes known as the “Avenue of the Volcanoes.” On this tour, you’ll take a train that passes by some of the area’s impressive volcanoes.
- 9 hrs
- Available Days:
- Sun Fri Sat
- 7:00 AM, 8:15 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
This tour leaves from the Chimbacalle Station. As you continue down the road, you’ll pass by the Pichincha, Atacazo, Pasochoa, Viudita, and Rumiñahui volcanoes.
The road continues into the jungles of Panzaleo, you’ll see the area where locals harvest wood to build the churches of Quito. This tour includes stops in Tambillo and Machachi, small towns where you can see Ecuadorian chagras culture — “chagras” are Ecuadorian cowboys. While you’re here you’ll get to try the hearty Ecuadorian fare for lunch.
See more of the local wildlife at the Granja La Estación farmhouse, which has its own menagerie of native and exotic animals. This farmhouse has an elegant interior and lovely grounds. Next, you’ll go for an easy walk through the cloud forest of El Boliche, a town at the foothills of Cotopaxi.
What to Bring
Jacket for cold weather, comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, a camera, and money for personal expenses.
Train ticket and issuing fees, guided tours, light hiking excursions, farm visit, and round trip transportation to and from train station and Quito hotel.
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Train/Car accident "derailed" the trip somewhat, but staff were great and the day was still very pleasurable
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This tour explores both the wonderful city of Quito and the so called "Middle of the World," which is the place where the equator runs through Ecuador. You'll learn a great deal about the history and culture of Ecuador while on this tour.