Ecuador Invests in Domestic Train Travel

Following a $250 million investment from the government, Ecuador’s train system has re-launched old tourist routes, renovated stations and railcars and is now offering guided narration aboard certain trains
Ecuador's new Train // © 2013 Tren Crucero
Ecuador's new Train // © 2013 Tren Crucero

Following a $250 million investment from the government, Ecuador’s train system has re-launched old tourist routes, renovated stations and railcars and is now offering guided narration aboard certain trains. New and restored lines of interest include the famous Devil’s Nose route high in the Andes and the new 277-mile line between Quito and the coastal town of Duran, close to Guayaquil. To highlight the new and improved rail system, tour operators have created new tours of varying length. Tropic Journeys in Nature, for example, is offering a three-night trip on the new Quito to Guayaquil route with rates starting at $1,270 per person for lodging, guides and excursions. www.destinationecuador.com
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