The Ecuadorian Railway is considered a priceless piece of history, a monumental feat of engineering and a symbol of the unity that connects the Andes and the Ecuadorian Pacific Coast. Its hallmark product, the Cruise Train, is one of the 10 best touristic trains, and in 2013 it won the Best Wider World Project of the British Guild of Travel. The route is approximately 450 km (279.62 mi) long and reaches an altitude of 3,600 meters above sea level, and descends all the way down to sea level.
This journey lasts four days and travels between Quito and Guayaquil, although trips are also available for two or three days. The train has four carriages, each with a capacity of 54 people. The carriages have elegant tables, panoramic windows, lockers, a café-bar and an open terrace to enjoy the landscape.
Along the trip, the temperature can vary between 10°C and 21°C (50°F and 69.8°F) in the Andes and 22°C and 28°C (71.6°F and 82.4°F) on the Coast. The voyage includes lodging in hotels and haciendas, guided tours, spanish-english guides and a bus for excursions. It is a fantastic experience, a pleasure for tourists of all tastes, upholding high safety standards and allowing you to discover the beauty of the country with the largest biodiversity per square meter in the world.