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Picaflor: Ecuador on track

10 days from £3,148pp

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Picaflor: Ecuador on track

10 days from £3,148pp
 

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This unique escorted group trip ran for the first time in 2014 to celebrate the reopening of Ecuador's railway network, and is back again for 2017. For over 15 years much of the rail line that once traversed this small Andean country had been closed following destruction by torrential rains and landslides, but after considerable work and investment from the government portions of this spectacular railway are now up and running again. We start the tour in the capital Quito and the nearby temperate cloud forest of Mindo on the western slopes of the Andes. Then continue by road and rail, over high passes and amazing switchbacks to finish in the sweltering Pacific lowlands in Guayaquil, Ecuador's main deep water port, and largest city.

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Holiday itinerary

UK clients depart Thursday, arriving Quito, Ecuador, the same day.

Day 1

Transfer to hotel in Quito, overnight in the capital.

Day 2

Guided tour of the city and the Equatorial Monument.

Day 3

Travel to Mindo.

Day 4

Bird spotting and walks in Mindo Cloud Forest.

Day 5

Back to Quito, stopping to spot hummingbirds on the way.

Day 6

Board the Slow Train Sierra, passing magnificent volcanoes including Cotopaxi.

Day 7

Continue your journey by train, passing Ecuador's highest station.

Day 8

Travel by traditional steam train and tackle the famous Devil's Nose.

Day 9

By train into the tropical lowlands, finishing in Guayaquil.

Day 10

Day at leisure before flying home.

UK clients arrive home the following day, Sunday.

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Included in this holiday

Quito
Places visited

Quito


 
Quito building
Thing to do

Walking tour of colonial Quito


 
Patio Andaluz
Accommodation

Patio Andaluz


 

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