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Flavors of the land

[vc_row row_type="row" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]The railroad truly reveals Ecuador’s amazing agricultural dimension and potential. As we make our way from the high Andes to the Andean slopes and eventually the coastal plains, we get to experience and observe not only clear changes in climate, but astounding...

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27 March
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Tren del Hielo ll

[vc_row row_type="row" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]This is without a doubt a must-experience adventure. It starts early in the morning, as the train leaves from the station at Ambato at 8:00 am. For this trip, we advise you to take gloves, a wool or alpaca hat (which you...

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27 March
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Tren de la Libertad II

[vc_row row_type="row" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]At 8 am, we meet at the Otavalo Train Station to embark on the first leg of the Freedom Train (Tren de la Libertad). Although it’s cloudy, the powerful imbabura mountains can be seen on both sides of the tracks. It is...

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27 March
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10 reasons to explore the Otavalo area

[vc_row row_type="row" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]Everyone comes to visit this corner of the Ecuadorian northern Andes to witness a town turn into a marketplace, where all the typical Andean wares are on show on the streets and, namely, at the main square, for everyone to see and...

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07 September
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The Devil’s Nose: A devilishly good combination of drama, beauty and community

[vc_row row_type="row" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] “Welcome to the most difficult railway in the world,” exclaims our guide, Paúl López, soon after we board. It’s a dramatic welcome to the journey, and not really tourist hyperbole: Ecuador’s railway really was one of the most difficult feats of engineering...

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12 July
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