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From Quito: Baños and Upper Amazon Day Trip

1. From Quito: Baños and Upper Amazon Day Trip

Enjoy a unique day trip to Baños de Agua Santa, and see the beautiful volcanoes of Ecuador, waterfalls, the cloud forest, and the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. Visit Baños de Agua Santa, a city located at 1,820 meters above sea level (5,971 ft), south of Quito on the north-eastern flanks of the Tungurahua Volcano (5,000 m / 16,404 ft), with natural hot springs downtown, and a natural entrance to the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. Be picked up at 7:30 am from your hotel in Quito to start an incredible adventure. Admire beautiful volcanoes on the way, like Antisana, Los Ilinizas, Cotopaxi, and Tungurahua. Arrive to start a walk through the charming streets of Baños around 10:15 am, and take time to visit the monastery of the "Virgin of Agua Santa”, and see paintings that describe different eruptions of the Tungurahua Volcano, whose volcanic activity started again in 1999. Drive towards the beautiful and stunning “Avenue of the Waterfalls”; beginning with a stop in front of the Agoyan Hydroelectric Dam, and walk towards the local community of "Río Blanco" to appreciate the beauty of the cloud forest. Cross the Pastaza River Canyon on a cable car that rides a 500 meters-long-cable to visit the "Manto de la Novia" waterfall, learn all about the local people's lifestyle, and take a hike down to the river. Stop at the viewpoint of the "San Jorge" waterfall, and recover energy with a tasty lunch. Visit the world-famous Devil's Cauldron or "Pailón del Diablo" waterfall, and see some of the Amazon's vegetation. Arrive back in Quito approximately at 6:30 pm, after having enjoyed more than four different microclimates on the same day.

Zip-lining Baños Puntzan Canopy

2. Zip-lining Baños Puntzan Canopy

Start at an altitude of 20 meters above Pucayaco river, and finish the course at an altitude of 160 meters over the Ulba river. One this adventure, you can choose either the direct route, or an adventure pack. Each activity allows you to see impressive landscapes and connect more with the flora and fauna that surrounds you. With a total of 5 activities, you can be assured that your adventure will be full of adrenaline, challenges, and excitement that you will never forget. Ziplining route: The entire route is ensured by a stainless steel cable that runs 2000 meters from start to finish, however, the route is divided into several sections consisting of 6 stations, each with a different distance and height. Route: • First line 150 meters: Where you receive a safety talk and can practice the sitting style • Second line 300 meters: Here you have two options to sit or practice the bat style • Third line 250 meters: Try out the Superman style • Fourth line 350 meters: Here try the sitting style, so you can appreciate the surroundings  • Fifth line 450 meters: This is ideal for lovers as two people can go together at the same time • Sixth line 550 meters: This is the last and longest line, reach speeds of up to 80 km per hour The Adventure pack: • Flying canopy: it is 450 meters long. Altitude: starts at 70 meters and ends at 2 meters, speed: up to 90 km/hr. In the middle, and is 4 minutes on foot • Canopy sitting: 300 meters long. Altitude: starts at 70 meters and ends at 2 meters, speed: up to 70 km/hr. It is located between and is 10 minutes on foot • 2 lines of Tibetan Bridge: 60 meters long. Altitude: 15 meters. In the middle and accessed by the Ferrata line: 10 meters of a curved line • Flying Skateboard: 100 meters long. Altitude: 30 meters and is in the middle, accessed by Ferrata: 40 meters (going up) • Tibetan Bridge: 90 meters long. Altitude: 80 meters. In the middle accessed by Ferrata: 15 meters (going up)

Baños de Agua Santa Half-Day Canyoning Tour

3. Baños de Agua Santa Half-Day Canyoning Tour

Experience the beauty of Llanganates National Park in a protected area of Tungurahua Province on a half-day canyoning tour from Baños de Agua Santa. Highly qualified guides will kit you out with wet suits and take you through the strict safety regulations before taking you into the canyon to walk down a waterfall! Don't worry if you don't make it on the 1st try; you can practice more than once. Continue to a waterfall that cascades down 6 meters, and enjoy more canyoning thrills before raising the adrenaline stakes at an even higher waterfall. This time you will have to descend 45 meters.

Ecuador: Half-Day Guided Rock Climbing Tour

4. Ecuador: Half-Day Guided Rock Climbing Tour

The city of Baños is surrounded by natural walls of basalt rock, formed by the eruptions of the Tungurahua volcano. Travel by car just 20 minutes from the city to this popular rock climbing site and admire the beauty of the landscape. Your guides will explain the program and provide a safety briefing. You’ll be able to practice the climbing exercise more than one time if you wish! There are different levels of activities ranging from beginner to expert on this half-day program. Beginning climbs usually range in difficulty from 5.5 to 5.8, and involve using a top-rope setup within 50 feet of the ground. Using this technique, you can easily receive instruction and return to the ground at any time. Intermediate guided climbs usually range in difficulty from 5.7 to 5.9, and take place utilizing a top-belay setup or multi-pitch techniques. Top-belay setups require that you have general climbing knowledge and are proficient at belaying technique. You would belay the guide to the top of the cliff, and then join the guide at the top, where you would once again be under direct guide supervision. Advanced guided climbs usually range in difficulty from 5.8 to 5.11 and beyond, and typically involve multi-pitch techniques. Multi-pitch techniques are required in order to cover the significant amount of climbing involved. At this level you would be required to be alone at a belay station while the guide climbs to the next belay station. In addition, you would have to exit the belay station and clean the station by bringing along all of the guide’s equipment used to construct the belay. You will discuss advanced topics such as rope management, descent systems, anchor placement, and station management, with your guide.

Banos: Scenic Ecuador Paragliding Experience

5. Banos: Scenic Ecuador Paragliding Experience

Meet your expert guides at the pre-established meeting place to start your paragliding adventure. You’ll begin the paragliding in Niton, descending from which you can observe the Banos landscape and see the Tungurahua volcano. Flying from here will provide you with the best possible observation point of the city of Banos.  Listen to a technical talk to make sure you feel completely comfortable before the experience begins. You will also be provided with thermal wear to combat cold conditions once in the air. When it's time to take off, enjoy 15 minutes of pure euphoria as you glide through the city attached to your expert guide during this unique aerial experience.

Baños de Agua Santa: Whitewater Rafting Tour

6. Baños de Agua Santa: Whitewater Rafting Tour

Depart central Baños de Agua Santa at 09:00 for the start of this full-day whitewater rafting adventure into the lush landscape of the northern foothills of Tungurahua volcano and Ecuador’s gateway to the Amazon. You will be provided will all necessary equipment for a safe and fun river adventure. Transfer to the town of San Francisco by private van. En route, admire the cascades of many waterfalls, such as Agoyan, Manto de la Novia, and El Pailon del Diablo. Upon arrival at the Pastaza River, your certified guide will give a safety talk and explain the various commands to keep you safe on the river at all times. Then, get set for some real rafting thrills of class III and IV rapids as the Pastaza River passes through a steep gorge and joins the free-flowing Topo River. Before your transfer back to Baños de Agua Santa, enjoy a well-deserved lunch and share memories of your adventure.

Banos Canyoning Experience

7. Banos Canyoning Experience

The trip starts in the tour office at 9 am every day where you will try the equipment and drive by car toward Casahurco, one of the most emblematic sceneries in which to practice this adventure. When you get there you will have a safety briefing and start going down big waterfalls, swimming through it and jumping to big pools. You can practice different jumps here, zip lining on the rope to change a new route. The time in the Canyon will be more or less 3 hours, and after you finish the tour stop by a local restaurant nearby where you will get served a delicious lunch. Return to to Banos at around 2 pm.

From Quito: Waterfalls of Baños de Agua Santa Guided Tour

8. From Quito: Waterfalls of Baños de Agua Santa Guided Tour

See the waterfalls and charming Ecuadorian landscape on this guided tour to Baños de Agua Santa from Quito. Visit the Tree House and swing on the "swing at the end of the world." Begin your adventure early in the morning with a pickup in Quito. If the weather allows for it, catch views of the Cotopaxi volcano from the car on the way to Baños de Agua Santa. After a 3-hour journey, arrive at the Pailon del Diablo waterfall. Take a 20-minute walk up to the viewing point to admire this natural wonder. Next, stop at the Manto de la Novia and Agoyan waterfalls. Finally, visit the fascinating Tree House with its "swing at the end of the world." With the right weather conditions, see the imposing Tungurahua volcano in the distance. Enjoy a transfer back to Quito at the end of your tour.

From Quito: 2-Day Small Group Baños and Quilotoa Lagoon Tour

9. From Quito: 2-Day Small Group Baños and Quilotoa Lagoon Tour

DAY 1- Andes Landscape – Hike – Local Natives – Lake Your day tour starts by heading south of Quito and driving through the Avenue of the Volcanoes, passing through the towns of Latacunga and Pujilí. On the way to Quilotoa, stop to visit an indigenous local house from the “Paramos.” You will observe their clothes and customs and visit them in a typical indigenous house made of straw. Have a chat and learn from about their lives and how they prepare to sow the soil.    Visit the town of Tigua, famous for its native paintings. Continue up to the Quilotoa Volcano, where you will be able to descend to the lake located inside the crater or just walk around the crater. Prepare to enjoy an unforgettable experience riding a mule! Take in the most beautiful landscapes of the highlands and see traditional indigenous villages. Stay overnight in Baños. DAY 2 - Adventure Activities – Baños Waterfalls – Quito After breakfast, we’ll take a walk to Agoyan Pailón del Diablo and Manto de la Novia Waterfalls, where it is possible to take a cable car close to the waterfall and Casa del Árbol to enjoy a spectacular view of Baños. Have lunch and then return to Quito.

From Cuenca: 4-Day Ecuador Exploration Tour

10. From Cuenca: 4-Day Ecuador Exploration Tour

Day 1: After getting picked up from your hotel in Cuenca, travel to Alausi, where you will have a litlle city tour and also you will admire beautiful Andean landscapes and watch an Andean music performance along the way. Afterward, break for lunch before beginning the journey to Riobamba. Stop along the way to visit Ecuador's oldest church and the beautiful Colta Lagoon, then you will visit the highest peak of Ecuador " Chimborazo 6300 meters". Spend the night at a hotel in Riobamba. Day 2: After breakfast, head to the charming city of Baños to admire a spectacular waterfall. Afterward, hop on a cable car and ride towards a viewpoint where you can enjoy a ride on the "swing at the end of the world". Return to Baños after your swing ride and get a good night's sleep before tomorrow's activities. Day 3: Today, visit Pujili and do a spot of shopping at the town's indigenous market, where you'll find everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to clothing. Later, visit Tigua, where a small indigenous community lives. Immerse yourself in the daily life and culture of this community before heading to Quilotoa Lake, which is often referred to as the most beautiful place in Ecuador. Here, enjoy a stroll around the edges of the lake or even take an optional donkey ride. Spend the night at a hotel in Quilotoa. Day 4: Rise early to travel to the Cotopaxi National Park, where you can go for a walk around the Limpiopungo Lake. If the weather is clear, admire panoramic views of one of the world's most active volcanoes. Afterward, travel to Quito where you will say goodbye to your guide and spend the evening exploring the city at your leisure. 

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What people are saying about Baños de Agua Santa

This was the most magical and adventure filled day! We had a group of 9 people, ranging in age from 1-50, and everyone enjoyed the day. Our guide Carlos was so informative, kind, and helpful even with our one year old. We loved seeing the animals at the rehabilitation center, hiking through the rain forest and setting rubber and incense trees, and especially swimming in the waterfall! That was a one of a kind experience! Being paddled down the river at dusk in a canoe made from a single tree was adventurous and beautiful. We learned so much at the cacao farm and enjoyed making our own chocolate and hot chocolate. We couldn't believe how much was packed into our day, and are so grateful to Carlos for making it perfect for us!

As the title states, this tour was phenomenal from start to finish. The day was packed with activities yet never felt rushed or exhausting. Our tour guide, Carlos, offered the tour in either English or Spanish. He was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Overall, the tour was a great value. Hoping to use Imagine Ecuador for more tours in the future. P.S. the tilapia lunch (with local tea) was one of the best I've ever had. I am back in the States and will dearly miss the juices and teas of Ecuador.

Our Baños guide Angel was phenomenal. He was hilarious, extremely knowledgeable, flexible, and full of excellent recommendations. The experience itself was one of a kind. Every activity was more exhilarating than the last. If you only have a few days to take in this gorgeous place, this is the tour for you!

This was such an amazing tour! David was amazing and took care of every need. He was an excellent driver and tour guide and I adore his family. He made the trip very memorable. Book this tour! It was amazing!

The trip was amazing. Jonathan is the best guide ever. I completely recommend this tour.