Day 3 - Riobamba to Bucay - Tren Crucero
Central Highlands, Ecuador
Day three of this epic journey begins with a visit to the Balbanera Church, the first church built in Ecuador, before heading to the enormous indigenous market at Guamote. The afternoon sees you head down the infamous switchbacks of the Devil's Nose.
Here you will stop at the viewpoint, a perfect opportunity to appreciate the incredible scenery and the skilful engineering that went into this portion of the track. Continue to Bucay, experiencing the contrasting transition from sierra to coast. Stay overnight in Bucay.