Liberty Train

See breathtaking landscapes, the town of Salinas and its afro-ecuadorian culture on this train journey.
Day Tour (~8hours)
By Duration: 1 day        By Destination: North of Ibarra        By Interest: Culture || Liberty Train ||



Description: In the morning we head to the city of Ibarra and board the Liberty Train to Salinas. During the journey we pass several tunnels and bridges, enjoying the impressive landscape along the way. Once we arrive in Salinas, we get to see traditional dances, and later we walk around town and visit the Salt Museum. After lunch at the community-owned restaurant, you´ll get some free time to explore the town. Finally, we board the train back to Ibarra and return in private transportation to your accommodation.

Difficulty: easy

Total Duration: ~8 hours

Note: This tour only runs Wednesday through Sunday.


Tour Itinerary*

- 9am: meeting point Runa Tupari office in Otavalo (pick-up from hotel in Otavalo is possible), drive to Ibarra (~45min)

- 9:45am: free time to explore the historic train station

- 10:20am: boarding of the train and train journey

- 12:15pm: arrival in Salinas, demonstartion of traditional afro-ecuadorian dances and music

- 1pm: Salt Museum

- 1:45pm: lunch and free time to explore the town

- 2:45pm: boarding of the train, return to Ibarra

- 4:30pm: arrival in Ibarra, drive to Otavalo

- 5pm: arrival in Otavalo

*Given times are approximate times only. Starting times and order of activities may be changed due to weather conditions, change in train schedules, clients´preferences and other reasons.






Included Services

Guide, private transport, train, lunch, entry fees

What to bring?

 Mandatory: interest in afro-ecuadorian culture, love for old trains

Recommended: camera, water (small bottle), sun protection

Optional: some money in case you want to buy handmade handicrafts






60 US$

 55 US$

50 US$

Prices are per person. Ecuadorian clients will be charged an additional 12% VAT.
Children under 2 years travel for free. Children 2-6 years pay half the price.



How to find us


Tel: (+593) 06 2915977
Mobile: (+593) 0986775257