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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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Where to stay in Banos

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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  • I had the opportunity to travel to the city of BAÑOS with my family where on arrival we were welcomed by people who offered tours in chivas that included a tour to the viewpoint of the TUNGURAHUA volc...  more »
  • I could never tire of looking at volcanoes and marveling at their majesty and towering presence. Tungurahua is visible from the town of Banos and if you are lucky, you will see puffs of smoke coming o...  more »
  • Stayed at a home on the river with views to the volcano. Just beautiful! Woke up several mornings when it was crystal clear and saw fresh snow on the top part of the mountain.  more »