The Avenue of the volcanoes tour in Ecuador is an amazing way to discover the Andes. Start in Quito and head south passing the Cotopaxi volcano, the beautiful colonial city of Riobamba, then, continue on the most famous train ride in the Andes, called “The Devils Nose”, Ingapirca and Cuenca (UNESCO heritage city). The fantastic view you will have will remind you the majestic power of nature. The volcanoes avenue has many active snow capped mountain peaks that impress you with its altitude and shapes. The is a non strenous and easy to enjoy sightseeing trip, fully guided excursions with stays at a small locally owned country inn in Ecuador's heartland and a restored colonial mansion in the historic UNESCO area of Cuenca.
Traveling by train makes you go back in time, where you people used roads that now are far from the big avenues.