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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.

Baños de Agua Santa: Whitewater Rafting Tour

2. 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.

Baños de Agua Santa: Waterfalls Tour by Double-Decker Bus

3. Baños de Agua Santa: Waterfalls Tour by Double-Decker Bus

We will start the tour with a city tour, knowing important attractions that are located in the urban part of the City of Baños de Agua Santa as The Basilica, The Baths of the Virgin, the Cabellera de la Virgen waterfall, Juan Montalvo park, the river gorge Bascun. The San Martín bridge and the canyon was the first carriage bridge to access the city of Baños, it is impressive to see the height of this bridge and how the Pastaza River opens its way through the basaltic rock that it has in this place. Our first stop will be The Adventure Park of San Martin; For those who love adrenaline, we have a 350-meter canopy that is one of the fastest canopies in the city of Baños de Agua Santa; in this place you can cross over tarabita to see how the Pastaza River makes its way through the basaltic rock of San Martín canyoning. Our second stop will be made in the waterfall of Agoyan and Guamag two waterfalls of impressive waters that join feeding the Rio Pastaza that advances to the Ecuadorian east. At the edge of the ravine our buses advance through the old narrow road that linked the city of Baños with the city of Puyo, here we can enjoy the beautiful waterfall La Esperanza, Puertas del Cielo waterfall, Face of Christ and the White River. We will do another stop at the Manto de la Novia, a beautiful waterfall which bears its name since the whiteness of its waters and the shape of its fall resemble a wedding veil. Here you can cross in Tarabita above the Cascada. And for the daring we have the crossing of the double canopy above the waterfall, you can enjoy this flight with the companion of your preference, appreciating a spectacular view. The clean waters of the San Pedro waterfall come from the páramos of Sangay National Park, the waterfall that gives life to the Community of San Pedro. We close with a flourish with the walk to the impressive Pailón del Diablo waterfall. We will enter to enjoy its clean waters and refresh ourselves with the dew that this waterfall produces when hitting the rock. To access this place you must cross two impressive suspension bridges. A unique adventure that you can not miss!

Baños de Agua Santa Half-Day Canyoning Tour

4. 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.

2-Day Private Tour from Quito:Baños and Quilotoa Lagoon

5. 2-Day Private Tour from Quito:Baños and Quilotoa Lagoon

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.

Ecuador: Half-Day Guided Rock Climbing Tour

6. 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 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: The Andes of Ecuador Private Guided 5-Day Tour

8. From Quito: The Andes of Ecuador Private Guided 5-Day Tour

Day 1- Quito Old town and Middle of the world to admire the marvelous churches and old constructions in the city. La Basílica, La Compañia , El Panecillo, Plaza Grande main square, Monument in the Middle of the world and Intiñan museum Overnight in Quito Day 2- Cotopaxi and Quilotoa, beautiful volcanoes where the nature is present. Cotopaxi and its perfect cone , Quilotoa and its spectacular lake. Overnight in Quilotoa Day 3- Baños de Agua Santa- The place where we all have unlimited fun. Canopy, Cable Car, waterfalls like Pailón del Diablo, Route of the waterfalls, House of the tree and swing of the end of the world. Day 4- Chimborazo volcano and Riobamba. The highest volcano in Ecuador and the closest point to the sun. Riobamba is a small city where we can try the slow roasted pork in the local food market. Overnight in Riobamba. Day 5- Quilotoa and the lake inside of the crater. Spectacular landscapes and friendly people. Overnight in Quito.

Banos: Scenic Ecuador Paragliding Experience

9. 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.

From Quito: Waterfalls of Baños de Agua Santa Guided Tour

10. 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.

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Very cool day trip to Banos. Totally different landscape, very green. Also THIS is the place for daredevils, lots of activties like cablecar, airswing canopy etc,