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Otavalo to Salinas

All day trip that returns to Otavalo in the evening. The train is very comfortable, the stations... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
Chicago, Illinois
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Tren Ecuador runs two routes in the northern Imbabura Province, from Otovalo to Salinas and from... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2018
Atlanta, Georgia
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Otavalo Station, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
+593 1800 873 637
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

First things first - if you are thinking about taking this day trip ensure you make reservations in advance. Our hotel's manager called in the same morning and was able to get us the last two seats on the "bus-train" (see photo!). Even though we...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Went with this train from Otavalo to Salinas en back. Unfortunately we had to go the first part by bus because of the rain. The first part of the trip is very touristic. You visit a museum and a workplace. The last part is very...More

Thank molly129
Reviewed 20 February 2018

All day trip that returns to Otavalo in the evening. The train is very comfortable, the stations along the way are modern, clean and have needed conveniences . There are several stops and three are to interesting sites. The first is a textile factory museum,...More

1  Thank mrappe
Reviewed 14 February 2018

This is a wonderful place to visit, but unfortunately the train is not leaving from here right now due to a track problem due to erosion north of town. Check with Ibarra station to see when the train tracks are repaired , and the train...More

Thank WJD_CO
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Tren Ecuador runs two routes in the northern Imbabura Province, from Otovalo to Salinas and from Ibarra to Salinas. The longer Otovalo route runs less frequently, but is a great experience. You see more small towns and get to visit local museums and artisans. It...More

Thank ATL_Jacket
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend this full day trip. Very well organised and extremely good value for money - especially if you're over 65. If possible book in person at Otovalo a few days ahead.

Thank Stevewestwales
Reviewed 24 January 2018

We loved going to Otavalo, especially the market. The people were friendly and interesting, and the experience was so different from our Minnesota lives. We truly enjoyed our visit, and look forward to returning. Everyone we encountered were so welcoming and gracious.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 2 January 2018

The altitude gave us a bit of a headache because we had just arrived to Ecuador and it's a bit difficult to breath but it's beautiful and easy walking. Plenty of stops and snacks along the way. The meal at the Hacienda was amazing.

Thank KarenKumar16
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We went with a group of friends The train leaves Otavaloand travels north to Salinas, with interesting stops along the way. There's an old textile factory at San Roque, a stopp at a woodcarving factory in San antonio de Ibarra, a stop at the Yachay...More

1  Thank JohnP845
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I learned of this railroad tour from tourist map handed out at Otavalo tourist office. The tours operate Saturdays, Sundays, ,and holidays. You can purchase tickets online. I paid $38 for my ticket and that included all the museums, a wonderful lunch, and a guide...More

1  Thank Just-Ask-Me1937
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