The Tren Crucero began service in 2014. The daytime-only train consists of four carriages–two dining cars and two lounge cars, with a capacity for 54 passengers. It operates between Quito and Guayaquil on a 4 day/3 night journey, with touring along the way and overnights in local hotels. A wonderful way to take in the varied landscape of Ecuador!
This is a day-time only train; there are no sleeping accommodations. Overnights are spent in local haciendas along the way.
Coach 1 is furnished with tables and chairs for 30 people; it is decorated in the Baroque style. Coach 2 seats 24 and is in Neoclassical style.
Coach 3 has a lounge, coffee bar and handicraft shop. The final coach has a lounge area and open-air terrace for viewing the passing scenery.
One of the highlights of the Tren Crucero journey is interacting with the people of Ecuador, from the wonderful staff on the train, to the entertainment on board, to the friendly locals at the haciendas and towns along the way.to top