Quito train station (La Estación de Ferrocarril Chambacalle) located at Avenida Sincholagua and Avenida Vicente Moldonado, two kilometers south of the Old City center. The train departs Saturdays and Sundays at 8am. This information For more information on this route, you may contact the railroad companies at 593 2 2650421, 593 2 2656144, or 593 6 950 390 (all lines being primarily for Spanish speakers only).
Cantalapiedra reserve is a private initiative created in 1989. It includes 2 areas: the eco-lodge and the reserve. …More
The eco-lodge was recently voted the leading eco lodge in the world, by Lonely Planet.
Working at both their beach based eco-lodge and inland jungle station, typically along side Ecuadorian students, you will experience how environmentally sustainable tourism can benefit the local community.
You can also check out the local surf school, scuba diving and the option of the lodge's own canopy wire - a tree top ride you will always remember!
Regarding the Galapagos trip for your friend, we can do it for £750 and this will include flights Quito-Galapagos-Quito, 3 days trip to Galapagos 3 nights accommodation in Quito (can be 2 nights before the cruise and 1 night after or vice versa).