Ruta de las cascadas, Banos

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Cycle from waterfall to waterfall along Ruta de las cascadas, a 61 km (37 mi) road that's perfectly suited to adventures on two wheels. The road winds its way between Banos and Puyo, through mountains, canyons, and lush valleys. Stop at Cascada de Agoyan to admire the route's number one attraction, a twin waterfall that you can view from a high bridge or by taking a gondola ride from the fall's base. You can observe much of the route's best scenery in the 18 km (11 mi) between Banos and El Diablo. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Banos holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Ruta de las cascadas and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Although I never had the opportunity to ride as it should without a doubt be I recommend for their views and all the experience that means make the trip to the route of the waterfalls.
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  • August 14, 2017
    A charming path that you can do in taxi or bicycle, chivas, the latter was the taken by me, are rented from 4 dollars to 12 dollars the day depending on the place so there that walk a bit to get the cheaper site, and allows you to stop and remove your photos in different waterfalls, almost all cruise is down so that without too much effort can be below there are truck you climb with bikes in several points for 2 dollars and you climb back to bath
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  • August 13, 2017
    The best bathrooms, views, valleys, rivers and waterfalls. The tour is very primitive, very basic, music to stop, in a truck with benches in the back box. The price is reasonable.
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Banos is full of hotels and hostels, yet during weekends and holidays most fill up quickly despite a considerable hike in prices. Reserve in advance to take advantage of discounts and choose a room with views. You can find some of the area's finest lodgings in elegant guesthouses on the edge of town, where each room comes with free Wi-Fi and access to carefully maintained gardens. Consider also the town's rental apartments, ideal for families with little kids.
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