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. Our Banos trip itinerary planning website makes visiting Tungurahua and other Banos attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Been going for many many years still a safe quaint friendly town. Has raised prices since use of dollar and a little touristy but great place to do everything.  more »
  • From the beginning, my idea was pure adrenaline, yet exceeded my expectations! It is a beautiful place, easy to move, very complete tours, adrenaline to the maximum!
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  • So we wanted to climb a Tungurahua volcano. First I wanted to go by ourselves and just get to the Refugio and then maybe try to go little bit higher and if it's too difficult we would return. My girlf...  more »
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  • The Tungurahua Volcano has a mystical surrounding. Most of the time it is covered with clouds, but even then you can smell its sulfur and hear it roar and even feel the earth tremble.
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  • Beautiful Ecuador. Active volcano. Perfect cone in the heart of the country.
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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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