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Visit Banos, Ecuador for the Adventure Lover in You

Maya Pillai Jun 21, 2024
Baños de Agua Santa is the complete name of the city Banos. The city nestles among the green hills, snow-capped volcanoes, hot springs and rapid rivers.
Banos is the adventure capital of Ecuador. Though it's one of the laid-back cities here, it has all the right things for adrenaline activities.

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The giant swings here on top of a steep hill are super fun enough to give you a flutter in your tummy.
Swing At End of the World - Casa del Arbol
Sail in the air to get an unobstructed view of the snow-capped mountains with only a seat belt to hold you safely.
If you love the swirl of the waters, never miss water rafting. The rafters will experience the class 3 & 4 rapids on the fast and bumpy Rio Pastaza.
Water Rafting on Rio Pastaza
Zip line to enjoy the lush green rain forests.
You zip line through six different lines totaling 2 km. Choose from the options of hanging upside down, seated or fly like the Superman.
If you are looking for a variety and a big dose of adrenaline rush, then sign up for Canyoning Tour.
In this tour, you alternate between various adventure activities to reach the waterfall canyon.The activities include waterfall rappelling, cliff jumping, zip-lining or even sliding on your butt.
Rent a mountain bike for a self-guided tour of the waterfalls and to the various viewpoints. There are also guided tours offered for more challenging routes.
Mountain Biking
Hike to Devil’s Cauldron
In the midst of the lush jungle landscape is the gushing waterfall known as the Pailon del Diablo.
Hiking to the waterfall is easy where you can enjoy the vista from a suspension bridge.
Soak in one of the many hotsprings.
Banos means Bath. There are several thermal springs here at a walking distance from the city center. Soak and relax in one of them after a strenuous biking or hiking exercise.
Carved from a volcanic rock, the church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Every October, a festival is held to honor the Virgin Mary.
Whisper a Prayer at Virgin's Basilica
It is believed that she protected the natives from the eruptions of volcano Tungurahua.