The Luxury Experience
Experience the wonders of Ecuador on board Tren Crucero, recognized as the Leading Luxury Train in South America in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Modern, electric-diesel, and lovingly restored, antique steam locomotives pull a high quality convoy of two luxury, Colonial and Republican-style themed passenger cars carrying just fifty passengers, to ensure personalized service for all. A bar and gift-shop car with two comfortable observation lounges and an open air terrace complete the setup of this comfortable, select boutique train.
Our guides and bartenders are deeply passionate about our land and our culture, and are ready to satisfy your curiosity at any time while you enjoy the views. Snacks, fresh-made juices, coffee, tea, soft and alcoholic drinks are available all day. Some meals are also served on board, while others are part of the tours.
Nights are spent in characterful countryside hotels and haciendas.
Feel the joy of discovering the hidden secrets of Ecuador with our carefully selected collection of Tren Crucero experiences. All our partners are local tourism companies with high standards of social and environmental responsibility and a deep commitment to the communities they serve. With them, you will hike the rainforest, roam ancestral markets, visit artisans’ workshops, meet the last “ice-harvester” of Chimborazo, be welcomed in indigenous communities where you will learn about Andean cosmogony and ancestral traditions…All this straight from the true guardians of these riches, the local communities that have preserved this astounding heritage.
Ancestral cuisine is an integral part of the fascinating cultural experience of this journey, thanks to the variety and diversity of ingredients found along the route. Ecuador is home to the finest cocoa bean in the world, the “fine aroma”, “arriba” cocoa. The train crosses large plantations of sugar cane, banana, pineapple, rice, and all kinds of tropical fruits, sweeter than any other you’ve ever tasted, thanks to the highest amount of sunlight in the Ecuador. Do not miss our fresh-made juices on board. Quinoa crops colour the landscape, dotted by herds of sheep and llama and the bright shades of the peasant’s ponchos. The rolling hills of the Andes highlands are a tapestry of hues that translate into beautiful dishes.