Palace Tours to represent Ecuador Railways in the US
Tren Ecuador has officially signed a contract with Palace Tours, USA, to represent them in the United States.
Tren Ecuador has officially signed a contract with Palace Tours, USA, to represent them in the United States. Palace Tours is an experienced, leading train tour consolidator that already represents Spanish Railway (RENFE) and a variety of trains in India. Palace Tours will be focusing on the promotion of train tour products in mainland Ecuador, including the country’s flagship luxury train tourism product – Tren Crucero or “The Cruise Train”. The company is working on building exciting new voyages in cooperation with Ecuador Railway and other local vendors to integrate programs in already popular Ecuadorian destinations. These trips will aim to highlight the immense diversity of Ecuador and excite them to come back again for a more “in-depth” experience in different parts of this incredible country.
Tren Crucero is an enchanting vintage train journey that takes guests on an unforgettable voyage through Ecuadorian heritage, culture, and scenery. Guests travel along a historic railway line that connects Quito, high in the Andes, with Ecuador’s lush coastal plain via the Avenue of the Volcanoes and some of Latin America’s most spectacular scenery.
This four day – three night expedition is undertaken in a refurbished heritage train pulled, wherever possible, by a magnificent 100-year old steam engine. Up to 54 passengers are accommodated in two luxurious carriages accompanied by a cafe lounge and an observation car with a unique open air viewing platform.
Selected by CNN in its feature “Eleven Places to Go” in 2014, and the New York Times “52 Places to Go in 2014,” the train offers a once in a lifetime trip opportunity for travelers to experience Ecuador in luxury.
For the 2014 season already underway, the package cost is US$1270 per person and includes all sightseeing tours, excursions, meals, and beverages. Meals are enjoyed outside the train in local restaurants and overnight accommodation en-route is provided by traditional hacienda-style hotels, adding to the enchanting authenticity of this amazing journey. Guests will be accompanied by a highly trained Train Manager, English and Spanish speaking guides, and hospitality staff, who will take care of their every need throughout the entirety of their journey.
The Tren Crucero package is available as a stand-alone product for travel agents who would like to build their own programs with pre and post extensions. Alternatively, travelers can choose from many “out of the box” itineraries that include the magnificent Tren Crucero already created by Palace Tours.