2-Day Andes Tour from Quito with Avenue of the Volcanoes Train Ride

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating

Venture into the Andes on this 2-day guided tour through Ecuador’s Avenue of the Volcanoes, located just south of the capital city of Quito. Brilliant green mountaintops, capped by white snow in winter months, line this stunning 185-mile stretch of the nation’s countryside. Check out Ecuador’s most active volcano during a stop at Cotopaxi National Park and spend the evening at a quaint hacienda in Riobamba before settling in for a 2-hour train ride towards the famed Devil’s Nose. Take in the incredible views of Ecuador’s truly breathtaking scenery as your travel through Alausi—a truly memorable experience!
  • 2-day tour through Avenue of the Volcanoes with overnight stay in Riobamba
  • Marvel at Ecuador’s most famous volcanoes, including Cayambe, Sangay and El Altar
  • Visit Cotopaxi National Park for photo opportunities
  • Embark on a 2-hour train ride from Alausí toward Devil’s Nose, a dramatic rock formation
  • Round-trip transport by coach from Quito is included
  • Enjoy an overnight stay in Riobamba, awakening to breakfast at your hacienda

Professional guide
Breakfast (for the 2nd day only)
Overnight accommodation
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Hotel Kaia, Valladolid N24-742 y Julio Zaldumbide, Quito 170109, Ecuador

Traveler pickup is offered
If you choose the option with pick-up from hotels, you can choose from any of the following list:

Thursday: Sheraton 7:30, Dann Carlton 7:32, Le Parc 7:32, Wyndham Garden 7:40, KAIA 7:55, Swissotel 7:58, NH Collection 7:58, J.W. Marriott 8:08, Holiday Inn 8:10, Río Amazonas 8:15, Galería Ecuador 8:20, Nu House 8:22, Reina Isabel 8:24, Mercure Alameda 8:28, Hilton Colon 8:30, Patio Andaluz 8:45.

You must specify the name of the hotel in the booking process (any from the list). If you didn’t specify your hotel in the booking process, or if you put one that is not on this list, your meeting point will be at KAIA HOTEL (Valladolid N24-742 y Julio Zaldumbide) Thursday at 07:55.

Remember to show up at the hotel at the time determined above or at the meeting point. There will be no refunds for not following the instructions mentioned here.

Departure Time

7:55 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Cotopaxi National Park
Located in the largest volcanic area of Ecuador. In the central part is the Cotopaxi, one of the most active and highest volcanoes in the world. To the northwest is the Rumiñahui and between the two mountains is the Limpiopungo valley. Despite the great height, the Park has numerous species of mammals and birds.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Hostería La Andaluza
A hundred-year-old house that has been declared Cultural Heritage of Ecuador is an exclusive site that houses centuries of history; recalling the roots of Ecuadorian culture, colonial experiences with the Spanish people, longings for freedom and setting of republican goals. The Andean landscapes, the beauty of its architecture combined with the excellence in service make Hostería La Andaluza the ideal place for rest, relaxation.
Duration: 12 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
 Hostería La Andaluza
  Not Included
La Nariz del Diablo
An engineering work, unique in the world, for its peculiar form of zig-zag, cataloged as the route of the most difficult train to build in the world.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Note: it is recommended you wear light clothing during the day and a warm jacket at night
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.
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