Tren de los Volcanes
Quito – El Boliche – Machachi – QuitoBook Now
*Available only at 1 8 0 0 – T R E N E S (873-637)
The adventure begins in Chimbacalle station, 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, at the foothills of Cotopaxi, we discover its singular flora and fauna in an easy trek, then return to Machachi for lunch and a visit to “Granja La Estación”, a beautifully kept farm home of native and exotic animals.
Friday - Saturday - Sunday - Holidays
08:00 to 17:30 - Passengers must arrive 30 mins before departure time
Standard Child / Senior Citizen / People with Special Needs $32,00*
Plus Child / Senior Citizen / People with Special Needs $37,00*
* Rates for children apply from 2 years old to 11 years and 11 months old.
* Access to differentiated rates upon presentation of enabling documents.
2017 Rates and Departures are subject to change without prior notice.
Train ticket, guidance through the journey, mountain cloud forest hiking at El Boliche area, farm visit and lunch.
Additional expenses not detailed in the itinerary.
*Standard rate does not include visit to the farm.
CLOTHING: A jacket for cold weather, comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen (SPF 70 at least), sunglasses, camera, and cash.
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.