A train trip in Ecuador billed by Lonely Planet as one of the world’s top five “unmissable rail journeys” was showcased by the operator, Tren Ecuador, to the travel industry in Sydney last night.
From left Solene Senlis and Peter Power from Aviareps representing Ecuador’s Ministry of Tourism wuith Claire Antell from Hemisphere Marketing for Tren Ecuador at the function
Claire Antell from Hemisphere Marketing, representing Tren Ecuador, hosted the function at the Velluto wine bar in Potts Point. Peter Power from Aviareps’ Australian office, which was recently appointed to represent Ecuador’s Ministry of Tourism in Australia, also addressed the crowd, which included agents and wholesalers specialising in tours to Ecuador and South America.
Solene Senlis and Peter Power from the Australian Aviareps office representing Ecuador’s Ministry of Tourism
Tren Ecuador’s spectacular 448km rail journey from Quito in the Andes to the tropical jungle around Guayaquil on the Pacific coast is a four-day trip featuring active volcanoes, snow-capped mountains, rugged gorges, colourful villages and the famous Devil’s Nose, a rugged geological formation where the steep, zig-zagging track is widely accepted as the toughest piece of railroad in the world. Passengers stay in lodges each night and the heritage trains offer open observation cars and dining, with steam locomotives hauling the carriages for part of the journey.
From left Peter Power from Aviareps for Ecuador’s Ministry of Tourism with Robert Fletcher from Active Travel at the Tren Ecuador function
For more see www.trenecuador.com.