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Tren Crucero

Av. Daniel Leon Borja y Carabobo, Riobamba 170121, Ecuador
+593 3-296-7316
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Add Tren Crucero to your Galapagos trip

Tren Crucero is a great way to see Ecuador. I was looking for an add on to my Galapagos trip and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nashville, Tn
Wonderful way to see Ecuador

We travelled from Quito to Guayaquil on this amazing journey. The scenery was spectacular and the... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Sydney, Australia
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The Ecuadorian Train was called "the impossible one". When the project was finished, the train brought together for the first time the young Ecuador, it connected the Pacific coast with the Andean highlands, carrying voices, colors and goods to every corner of the country. Ride the train and be part of an historical journey: feel the excitement when you go up to the Andes; see the amazing climatic transition when the landscape changes in front of you eyes, feel the cool air from the mountains while the daunting Devil´s Nose appears in the horizon! This journey will take you from zero to 2,300 meters above sea level (m.a.s.l) featuring an authentic Ecuador, on board a comfortable panoramic convoy. Discover by yourself why this railway was known as the "most difficult train in the world". Schedule and routes: - Round Trip, Guayaquil (Duran) - Alausi - Guayaquil | Saturdays to Sundays (2 per month) - One Way departing Guayaquil (Duran) to Alausi | Saturdays (2 per month) - One Way from Alausi to Guayaquil (Duran) - | Sundays (2 per month)
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tren Crucero is a great way to see Ecuador. I was looking for an add on to my Galapagos trip and was very pleased to find Tren Crucero. I took the Quito to Guayaquil trip (Tuesday thru Friday), spent a day in Guayaquil and then...More

1  Thank Nashville1
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We travelled from Quito to Guayaquil on this amazing journey. The scenery was spectacular and the visits to a beautiful hacienda with its original Jesuit chapel and rose farm among many other great places of interest were real highlights of the journey. Unfortunately several sites...More

Thank LED276
Reviewed 22 March 2017

A friend and I took this train from Quito to Guayaquil. What a wonderful experience it was. 5* service all the way. The seating was extremely comfortable and the rear viewing platform was a great place for photography. The hotels/haciendas we stayed at en route...More

Thank Tanglewood17
Reviewed 22 March 2017

From the start at the Swiss Hotel, first by bus travelling north (?) & then meeting up with our train - this was a wonderful trip. We saw a lot of great views & learnt so much about the country of Ecuador and yes some...More

Thank kaw118
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We took the 4 day train journey from Guayaquil to Quito.Apparently this is not as popular as the reverse journey from Quito to Guayaquil but I would recommend the trip in this direction. This way you have the climb from the coast up into the...More

Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I did the 4 day train journey from Quito to Guayaquil in January and had lovely sunny days everyday. This meant we could enjoy all the wonderful views as we travelled. The train was lovely with first class service and comfortable seating....More

Thank SSP10
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We have just concluded our 4 day tour, and feel it is definitely worth booking ! I won't go into the detailed itinerary as others have, but will say: 1) The first 3 days were very full, with 7am starts, and 5.30 finish 2) Day...More

Thank davlynski
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The four days in the Train Crucero were just amazing: an attractive program, nice staff, a good mix between travelling by train and other activities, excellent food, good hotels. Everything was perfect, in all details. I can strongly recommend this trip to everyone who likes...More

Thank Christian D
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The government has put together this elegant and comfortable train travel across Ecuador, identifying special music, markets, overnight stays and more. We feel fortunate to have discovered this fairly new enterprise and hope that funding continues to keep it going. We had a glorious 4...More

Thank Katey B
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I arrived on the 4day/3night 'Tren Crucero', Guayaquil to Quito, on Nov 16. I will remember it as the "Bus Crucero", because most of the mileage was covered in buses. The buses travelled much faster than the train, which made only about 25 mi/hr over...More

1  Thank BillW07
TrenEcuadorOficial, Tren Ecuador at Tren Crucero, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2016

Dear BillW07 we regret you haven’t enjoyed your journey on board Tren Crucero. You may rest assured that every guest's opinion is very valuable for us and they will passed to our Product and Quality department. Many thanks, Tren Ecuador

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My wife and I are looking to book this trip for later this year. We are probably going to book direct but they want full payment now, not 35% with the balance later. Also their method of payment wants full credit card details emailing to them. Has anyone had any problems with this company and this payment process. The trip looks great but cannot afford to slip up with the payment. Graeme
9 May 2017|
Response from Jennifer F | Reviewed this property |
Dear Graeme, We booked our trip through a South American agent in Australia. I think we had to pay the full amount about three months ahead. I can't recommend this trip too highly. You really get to see Ecuador as the... More
Will there be enough time at all of the chosen hotels to have breakfast BEFORE being bused to the train? I am a vegetarian. In advance of the trip can I let that be known? Can I obtain a brochure online which provides details of both of the train rides "Train to the Clouds" and "Train of Wonders"? We are planning to go to Ecuador in February, will it be too rainy for some of the train's steep grades? Gracias in advance to whomever will answer these questions!
8 January 2017|
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Response from Christian D | Reviewed this property |
I have been on the trip with Tren Cruzero last week. There are always three options for food - one of them is for vegetarian. And yes: There is enough time for breakfast, though you have to get up early since on three days... More
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