Devil's Nose Train and Ingapirca from Riobamba
7 to 10 hours
Enjoy our Devil Nose Train tour from Riobamba. One of the finest and most daring feats of engineering that the world had seen. The train switchbacks down rocky slopes connecting the Andes mountains to the coast. In this tour not only will you get to ride The Devil Nose train, but also visit Ingapirca, the most important remains from the Incas in Ecuador. The tours as two options, you can go back to Riobamba or you can end the tour in Cuenca.Experience two of the most interesting destinations in our country. After hotel pick up in Riobamba you will travel to Alausi, a little town considered a national heritage. In this charming town you will take the train known as "The Devil’s Nose". In its day it was considered one of the greatest feats of engineering that the world had seen.This railway was built in 1899 with the intent of linking the coastal city of Guayaquil with the highlands capital of Quito. This amazing ride traverses and descends an almost perpendicular mountain face by using switchbacks. Many lives were lost in the construction of this extraordinary railway. There are two options after the train excursion. You will return to Riobamba or you can continue to Cuenca.In the second option, our trip continues on the Pan-American Highway to Ingapirca, which is the major Inca archeological site in Ecuador. You will have the chance to appreciate one of the most important Inca structures, an elliptical platform known as the “Sun’s Temple”. Courtyards, terraces and various other ruins are found here as well.
3-Day Altar Volcano Trekking Tour to Laguna Amarilla from Riobamba
• Take a 3-day trek in the heart of the Andes, to the extinct Altar Volcano in the Sangay National Park • One of the most impressive mountain adventures in a dream-like landscape. • Visit the Eastern Andean Mountain Chain and its beautiful green spaces. • Delight your senses with the panoramic view of Laguna Amarilla at 4300 m.a.s.l. • This trek includes professional guidance, sleepover at the refugee and meals • Trekking level: Moderate to StrenuousItineraryDay 1: Departure from Riobamba City - Hike to Altar RefugeStop At: Sangay National Park, Miles From Banos 43, Riobamba 060150 EcuadorStart the day in the beautiful city of Riobamba, our guides will pick you up at your accommodation hotel around 9:00 AM. After an hour ride by private transportation, arrive at a large hacienda located in the Sangay National Park (height of 3070 m.a.s.l.). Here, with the help of your guide, you will get ready and mount all the necessary equipment on the horses and begin the adventure. Depending on the weather, you may catch sight of Altar Volcano in the distance next to the Collanes River valley.The hike is approximately 6 hours until you reach the Refuge of “El Altar” which is located at an altitude of 3830 m.a.s.l.Dinner and overnight at Collanes Refuge.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Collanes Refuge.Day 2: Collanes Valley - Laguna Amarilla HikeStop At: Altar Mountain, Riobamba EcuadorStart the day with a delicious breakfast. Afterwards, get ready for a hike through the Valley of Collanes towards Laguna Amarilla,the crater of Altar volcano. Laguna Amarilla translates to Yellow Lake, and the name comes from its beautiful greenish and yellowish color. The view is amazing and from the plateau, at an altitude of 4,300 m (14,108 ft), the highest point of the trek, you will have a stunnin