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Parasailing / Paragliding
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Admire aerial views of the Amazon rainforest and the Ecuadorian Andes during a parasailing or paragliding adventure from Banos. You'll have a
Waterfall
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Plunging water makes quite a spectacle at Cascada EL Pailon, located on Ecuador's "ruta de las cascadas," the waterfall route along the Rio V
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Biking Trail
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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 r
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Lookout
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Swing out over a forest climbing up the side of a misty mountain at La Casa del Arbol. The iconic swing hangs from a treehouse perched on wha
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Banos

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A trip to Banos, a relatively small town in the picturesque Andean highlands, ensures plenty of chances for outdoor activities like horseback riding, hiking, climbing, canyoning, and mountain biking. The town thrives under the smoky peak of nearby Tungurahua volcano, making the whole area highly photogenic. Those looking for a more relaxing experience in a rustic setting will also appreciate a holiday in Banos, thanks to the many local hydrothermal springs. Teeming with visitors from around the world and packed with souvenir shops, restaurants, and hotels, little Banos boasts a big cosmopolitan heart and ranks among the most welcoming destinations in South America. To arrange what you want to do in Banos, use our Ecuador tour itinerary planner.

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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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