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 October 29, 2012
Ferrocarriles del Ecuador, Ecuador's Train Unveils Two Routes

 Ferrocarriles del Ecuador now offers new routes from Riobamba for its passangers. Tren del Hielo will go from Riobamba to Urbina and Senderos de los Ancestros, will travel from Riobamba to Colta.

Tren de Hielo route passes by the majestic Chimborazo, Ecuador's highest volcano. The train's ample windows allow visitors to take in breathtaking scenery including the Altar, Tungurahua and Carihuayrazo peaks.

Upon arriving to Urbina, visitors can head to the Eco-Center where agricultural activities are available. The train also offers traditional dishes, and even ice cream made with shaved ice from the peaks!

Ending in Colta, Sendero de los Ancestros' route offers natural, mud baths and music relaxation therapies. Accompanied by local guides, visitors can enjoy a boat ride around Colta's lagoon while learning about the region's history and endemic species. There is also the Balbanera church, which is the first catholic church built in Ecuador.