'Tren del Hielo II' Experience: Ambato - Mocha - Urbina - Cevallos - Ambato

Day Trips & Excursions in Ambato

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Tour description provided by Viator

This train combines scenery, culture and shopping in a journey that takes us from the temperate valley of Ambato to the Andean high plateau – known as paramo- of Urbina, more than 4,000 meters above sea level in the foothills of Chimborazo. There, the last Ice Merchant of Chimborazo and custodian of this ancient trade awaits us. Those willing to stay overnight in this unique place can book a comfortable room at the Train Mountain Lodge.
Central AndesIce Train II Ambato – Mocha – Urbina – Cevallos – AmbatoDistance 43 KMItinerary07H30: Check In. Ambato Station08H00: Approach in Autoferro08h45: Stop in Cevallos to use toilets (10 minutes)09h45: Arrival Station Urbina09h50: Breakfast at Cafe del Tren (includes ticket of $ 1.00 for consumption)10h20: Visit Artisan Square and Interpretation Centre Ice11H00: Boarding and Exiting a Cevallos11h50: Arrival Station Cevallos12H00: Briefing of activities and guided walk to the restaurant12H30: Free Lunch13H30: Visit workshops leather and footwear14H30: Free time to visit and buy shoes15H30: Return to the station, crafts, jams and dance farewell16H00: Boarding and return to Ambato16h45: Arrival in Ambato. End of tour

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Cultural performance
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Tren Ecuador

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Additional expenses at the Train Cafe
  • Personal expenses


  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views