Things to do in Baños, Ecuador

Things to do in Baños, Ecuador

Baños de Agua Santa is a destination that has it all: adventure and extreme sports, dazzling fauna and flora, sparkling nightlife, delicious gastronomy, relaxing natural thermal waters, unprecedented waterfalls, and much more. Given that it is a place that deserves to be seen when you visit Ecuador, we want to give advice about some of the activities you have to do in Baños.

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Ride on The Swing at the End of the World

The famous Swing at the End of the World is located in the city of Baños de Agua Santa, specifically at La Casa del Árbol (The Treehouse). Fill yourself with adrenaline and freedom when riding on this swing, located at 2,600 meters, since you will feel like you are flying over a cliff. The view of Tungurahua Volcano and the valley from The Swing at the End of the World are simply awesome.

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Take a bath in relaxing natural thermal waters

Baños is well known for its thermal waters. In the area, you can find some spas that have mineral and sulphurous waters naturally heated by Tungurahua Volcano. There are city hall swimming pools in the area, but there are also private spas that have natural thermal baths.

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Visit The Devil’s Cauldron Waterfall (Pailón del Diablo)

The Devil’s Cauldron is a waterfall of incomparable beauty. It has an approximate height of 80 meters, which is why it is considered one of the largest waterfalls in the country. This is a great place for photography lovers, since the place offers magnificent views. Furthermore, it has flora composed of ferns, mosses, and orchids.

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Riding Tarabita Cable Car over Pastaza River

Watching Pastaza River Canyon on board a Tarabita Cable Car is an unmissable activity in Baños. The tarabitas are mechanical baskets that slide on iron cables which transport you over great heights. Riding the cable car is a perfect opportunity to obtain extraordinary panoramic views of the waterfalls, mountains, and beautiful jungle landscapes. You are going to be dazzled by all the natural charms offered by Baños, and the sensation of vertigo that you will surely feel when riding on the tarabita.

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Visit an Adventure Park (Parque de Aventuras San Martín)

In San Martín Adventure Park you can make activities, such as: riding the tarabita, canopy (850 and 350 meters), hiking, among others. You can not miss the opportunity to experience this adrenaline-filled experience in Baños, considered a perfect place for adventure.

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Visit Baños with Quito Tour Bus

All these activities, that we consider essential when going to Baños, are included in our tours. Quito Tour Bus offers you three different options: 2 days 1 night to Baños, 3 days 2 nights to Baños, and 3 days 2 nights Cotopaxi and Baños. We invite you to learn more about our tours, and to realize how easy will be visiting this fantastic destination.


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