Salinas, Ecuador





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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 LoberĂ­a 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:

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.