Tungurahua, Banos

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Admire the grand shape and snowy cap of Tungurahua, one of South America's most active volcanoes. Take a hike on one of many routes intersecting the surrounding area. Though access to the volcano itself is understandably restricted due to its frequent activity, the surrounding farmland and foothills offer great views of the erupting giant. At 5,023 m (16,480 ft) tall, the volcano cuts an imposing figure over the landscape and, set against the sky or jutting out from the land below, photographs well. To visit Tungurahua on your holiday in Banos, and find out what else Banos has to offer, use our Banos holiday planner.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Great view from outside of town. You can sometimes see ashes coming from the volcano. Evacuation plans are in place.  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    It is an excellent place to piping hot lands that help human beings to feel at home and also people are very friendly.
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  • July 16, 2017
    I just saw a few ratings here that indicates poor? If you think it is, then do not go. (JK). Everything about this place is magical and is geared towards the active people looking for adventure. If it...  more »

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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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