Want adventure and drama? Tren Crucero is for you. When IRT visited Ecuador in the spring of 2017, we fell in love with the food, the people, the accommodations and the trains. The scenery -- mountains, volcanoes, rain forests and coastal areas -- is some of the most spectacular in the world. Stand on the spacious outdoor deck of the Tren Crucero and prepare to be amazed at every turn. To read more about it, please read our blog post. This tour features some amazing new offerings in Ecuador: chief among them is the Tren Crucero Gold, a 4-night adventure from the mountainous landscape of the Andes to the coastal plains, including a journey along the famed "Devil's Nose." In the Gold program, with availability for only 10 passengers, you stay at the finest haciendas along the route. It's no wonder this new train program, with its upgraded offerings, has earned The Society of IRT's prestigious World's Top 25 Trains status, announced in June 2017. The new Gold program includes the fabulous Plaza Grande in Quito, the Hosteria La Andaluza in Riobamba, the Hacienda La Danesa in Bucay and the Hotel del Parque, Guayaquil. Availability is very limited - just for 10 guests -- so book early! Also, the order of our tour may change, due to availability. Your tour begins in Quito, Ecuador's colonial capital. You then travel to the Andes rain forest for a two night, three-day stay at the fabulous Mashpi Lodge, a must-do for anyone who loves nature and the outdoors. Finally, watch the beautiful scenery unfold as you travel aboard the Tren Crucero to Guayaquil with overnights at the great hotels that are part of the package. You will especially love the new Hotel del Parque, which blew us away! Also, you can extend your journey with a Galapagos cruise that includes all transfers, flights, meals and a stay at an eco-lodge on the islands. Great new video shared by Tren Crucero.