2-Day Andes Tour from Quito with Avenue of the Volcanoes Train Ride

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Experience the incredible landscapes of the Ecuadorian Andes on this 2-day guided coach tour through the Avenue of the Volcanoes, south of Quito. The mountain peaks, blanketed in lush greenery and topped with snow in winter, stand along this 185-mile stretch of scenic byway. Stop at Cotopaxi National Park to view its active volcano and stay overnight at a hacienda in Riobamba before embarking on a 2-hour train ride in Alausí toward Devil’s Nose. The...
Experience the incredible landscapes of the Ecuadorian Andes on this 2-day guided coach tour through the Avenue of the Volcanoes, south of Quito. The mountain peaks, blanketed in lush greenery and topped with snow in winter, stand along this 185-mile stretch of scenic byway. Stop at Cotopaxi National Park to view its active volcano and stay overnight at a hacienda in Riobamba before embarking on a 2-hour train ride in Alausí toward Devil’s Nose. The majestic heights and stunning backdrops will take your breath away!
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary

Day 1: Quito - Riobamba

Stop At: Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador
Located in the largest volcanic area of Ecuador. In the central part is the Cotopaxi, one of the most active and highest volcanoes in the world. To the northwest is the Rumiñahui and between the two mountains is the Limpiopungo valley. Despite the great height, the Park has numerous species of mammals and birds.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hostería La Andaluza, Riobamba, Ecuador
A hundred-year-old house that has been declared Cultural Heritage of Ecuador is an exclusive site that houses centuries of history; recalling the roots of Ecuadorian culture, colonial experiences with the Spanish people, longings for freedom and setting of republican goals. The Andean landscapes, the beauty of its architecture combined with the excellence in service make Hostería La Andaluza the ideal place for rest, relaxation.
Duration: 12 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation...
Itinerary

Day 1: Quito - Riobamba

Stop At: Cotopaxi National Park, Ecuador
Located in the largest volcanic area of Ecuador. In the central part is the Cotopaxi, one of the most active and highest volcanoes in the world. To the northwest is the Rumiñahui and between the two mountains is the Limpiopungo valley. Despite the great height, the Park has numerous species of mammals and birds.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hostería La Andaluza, Riobamba, Ecuador
A hundred-year-old house that has been declared Cultural Heritage of Ecuador is an exclusive site that houses centuries of history; recalling the roots of Ecuadorian culture, colonial experiences with the Spanish people, longings for freedom and setting of republican goals. The Andean landscapes, the beauty of its architecture combined with the excellence in service make Hostería La Andaluza the ideal place for rest, relaxation.
Duration: 12 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Hostería La Andaluza

Day 2: Alausi - Devil’s Nose

Stop At: La Nariz del Diablo, Ecuador
An engineering work, unique in the world, for its peculiar form of zig-zag, cataloged as the route of the most difficult train to build in the world.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Details

Included
  • Entry/Admission - La Nariz del Diablo
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Breakfast (for the 2nd day only)
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Professional guide
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Entry/Admission - Hostería La Andaluza
  • 1x Breakfast
Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure Point
Hotel Kaia, Valladolid N24-742 y Julio Zaldumbide, Quito 170109, Ecuador

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up available from selected hotels at request if you book with 24+ hours of anticipation before tour begins.

Pick Up Schedules:
Thursday (AM): Sheraton 7:30, Dann Carlton 7:32, Le Parc 7:32, Wyndham Garden 7:40, KAIA 7:55, Swissotel 7:58, NH Collection 7:58, J.W. Marriott 8:08, Holiday Inn 8:10, Río Amazonas 8:15, Galería Ecuador 8:20, Nu House 8:22, Reina Isabel 8:24, Mercure Alameda 8:28, Hilton Colon 8:30, Patio Andaluz 8:45.

Otherwise if you book with less than 24 hours, the meeting point will be at KAIA Hotel at 7:55 - Thursday

7:55 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Note: it is recommended you wear light clothing during the day and a warm jacket at night
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.