After breakfast, we transfer by bus to Riobamba station to board the Cruise Train at Urbina Station, located 3,609 meters above sea level. Urbina is the country’s highest station and here you’ll meet Ecuador’s last “ice-gather”, Ushca Baltazar, who will share his experiences on extracting ice from the slopes of the Chimborazo volcano.
We then take the train to Ambato for lunch at the Roka Plaza hotel, an old colonial house.
Weather permitting, we may be able to enjoy – at a safe distance – a beautiful view of the still active Tungurahua volcano, which offers one of nature’s most impressive spectacles: a volcanic eruption.
After lunch, we reach Cunchibamba the starting point for exploring a rose plantation. This is your opportunity to learn about Ecuador’s world-famous roses and their cultivation.
We rejoin the train, continuing to Latacunga where a bus takes us to our hotel.
Dinner and overnight stay at La Cienega, Hato Verde or Rumipamba de las Rosas hotel (depending on availability). (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)