10 best train journeys in Latin America
Travel from the end of the world to the edge of a canyon, as we share our favourite train journeys from across Latin America.…
Travel in ultimate style between the Andes and the Pacific Coast with the magnificent Tren Crucero, the jewel in the crown of Ecuador’s world class rail system. From the comfort of the panoramic carriages, watch in wonder as you pass through the dramatic Avenue of the Volcanoes, fertile valleys, misty cloud forests and breathtaking Andean landscapes.
This is much more than just a train journey however, throughout the three night cultural tour you will have the chance to sample local Andean cuisine and frequently alight to visit indigenous markets, explore the ever-changing scenery and meet the locals who are keeping alive centuries old traditions and trades. On part of the journey you will be pulled along by an immaculately restored steam engine, as well having the chance to experience first-hand the vertiginous Devil’s Nose Pass.
The journey carries travellers in both directions between the high altitude capital Quito, down to the coastal city of Guayaquil - departure point for your next adventure; a cruise of the Galapagos Islands.