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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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  • Having stayed in Banos for almost 5 weeks, I was very fortunate to see the volcano from a number of viewpoints just outside of town. The view from Luna Run Tun was on a clear day (which a number of re...  more »
  • You can find different entertainment options and visit, there are also several places to travel and get to know nature in its proximity
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  • We did the hike up from Pondoa to the refugio in the National Park. The views of the volcano from this point (3,380m) were not great because of cloud cover mainly. The hike up and down though allows f...  more »