This is a great investment opportunity with a lucrative and popular Salinas coastal tourist train -- and a unique and fun way for locals and people visiting this popular Ecuadorian seaside town to see Salinas and the surrounding area.
The Salinas Tourist train is really a converted 1998 Ford van that now looks and "acts" like a train and is beloved by the community and visitors alike. The train has a capacity of 32 seated passengers and four standing passengers. This unique one-of-a-kind tourist attraction is not just a pretty face. It's a smart investment, netting between $20,000 and $30,000 during high season (February, March, July, August, October, November and December) and brings in approximately $800 - $2000 per week ($1200 - $8000 a month) during the rest of the year.
The current in-operation business relies on a trusted driver who has worked for the owner for over five years and earns $45 per day and an administrator, who does all the bookings and earns $35 per day. -- both of whom would be happy to stay on to work with the new owner. The hours of operation are from 8:00 am until 10:00 pm. $20 per hour is paid for overtime to the driver and the manager.
The Tren Touristica offers individual riders tours to local Salinas tourist sites such as La Chocolatera -- a wildlife observation point -- and the nature preserve, La Lobería in the morning and afternoons, as well as rides along the San Lorenzo, Chipipe and nearby boardwalks and beaches in the evening hours. Tours are organized for groups at $120 - $150 per hour to go throughout Salinas and $350 per hour to drive through Salinas onto Santa Elena, netting additional income. If clients choose to make this a "party bus" and rent it for the night, the train has lights and music and can be perfect for a celebration, graduation or birthday. The tour company and train also just signed a contract with the Royal Decameron de Sol Resort which will bring additional revenue, with customers paying $35 each for their tour.
To get an idea of this train "in action" watch EU's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBCyLtu5i4g&t=5s
This investment opportunity with a lucrative and popular Salinas coastal tourist train offers an immediate money-making business. The train may be purchased for a listing price of $175,000, which also includes its logo, customer base and Facebook page.