Tren Crucero


First-class

Introduction/History:

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!

Accommodations

This is a day-time only train; there are no sleeping accommodations.  Overnights are spent in local haciendas along the way.

Dining

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.

Lounge Cars

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.

Other

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.

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Tren Crucero crosses a bridge on the journey from Quito to Guayaquil.
Tren Crucero crosses a bridge on the journey from Quito to Guayaquil.
Tren Crucero has two dining and two lounge cars.
Tren Crucero has two dining and two lounge cars.
Tren Crucero is pulled by a steam locomotive on two short sections of its journey.
Tren Crucero is pulled by a steam locomotive on two short sections of its journey.
Lounge car of the Tren Crucero.
Lounge car of the Tren Crucero.
Tren Crucero navigates the
Tren Crucero navigates the