"Tren de la Libertad I" from Quito - Northern Andes

In Salinas you’ll discover colorful murals commemorating the history and culture of Afro-ecuadorian people. Visit its museums and enterprises and enjoy the local cuisine in a trip full of memorable experiences.

 

Location

Description:

With seven tunnels dug with pick and shovel and tall bridges across steep canyons, the la Libertad Train offers a unique journey starting from Ibarra, the “White City” to reach the warm Salinas, where we are received to the tune of la “bomba”.
 

In Salinas you’ll discover colorful murals commemorating the history and culture of Afro-ecuadorian people. Visit its museums and enterprises and enjoy the local cuisine in a trip full of memorable experiences.

With seven tunnels dug with pick and shovel and tall bridges across steep canyons, the la Libertad Train offers a unique journey starting from Ibarra, the “White City” to reach the warm Salinas, where we are received to the tune of la “bomba”.
 

In Salinas you’ll discover colorful murals commemorating the history and culture of Afro-ecuadorian people. Visit its museums and enterprises and enjoy the local cuisine in a trip full of memorable experiences.

 

Departure to Ibarra in the afternoon.

Travel Tips

CLOTHING: A light jacket, walking shoes, hat, sunscreen (SPF 70 at least), sunglasses, camera, cash and insect repellant.

 

ALTITUDE: It ranges from 1,600 to 2,200 meters above sea level. The temperature ranges from 14 ° to 25 °C.

 

IMPORTANT: A guarded parking area is available at Ibarra Station. Ibarra is 126 km north from Quito -2.30 to 3 hour’s drive. In Otavalo there are paid parking lots nearby the railway station. Otavalo is 90km north from Quito –a 2 to 2;30 hours’ drive.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: All itineraries are subjected to change due to force majeure or technical, operational circumstances. Please check our policy regarding refunds and cancellations. At Tren Ecuador we are committed to providing the best possible travel experience.

Additional Info:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide