Latin America Travel & Tour Information
Baņos Travel Information
Baņos, located in mid Ecuador on the route that links Guayaquil and Quito, is another town surrounded by lush forests, rivers and waterfalls, but also famous for its healing thermal waters. That's why it has been regarded as the main door to the Ecuadorian Amazonia. Getting close to the Virgin of Rosario Basilica will bring you to taste local specialties like the guava sweets and sugar candies on offer.
If you are in the mood, there are some activities to sweat and experience the emotional risk of being in close contact with nature. One of those is Baņos Rio Verde Round Tour, crossing over hanging bridges and cables. For extreme sports fans, this is just the perfect place: canyoning, bungee-jumping, rafting, rock climbing, horse riding, ecologic walks, mountain cycling, camping and paragliding.
Nature is very generous here and has still a lot more to offer: the seven tunnels and the waterfalls ring. You are probably in search of activities to connect you with nature's healing powers. For this purpose, Tungurahua volcano awaits with its spring and sulphurous water pools emanating from its interior. For greater relaxation and more specialized cares, there is a wide choice of SPAs with mud and aroma therapies and many other natural treatments.