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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
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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Ecuador is the perfect place to experience the best white water rafting in warm tropical rivers, clean and scenic. You will experience a rafting adventure on the Pastaza River in Baños, Ecuador like no one and nowhere else. It's safe and fun!
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Parasailing / Paragliding
Admire aerial views of the Amazon rainforest and the Ecuadorian Andes during a parasailing or paragliding adventure from Banos. You'll have a
Religious Site
A place of pilgrimage for those wishing to thank the Virgin Mary for her miracles, Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del
Tours from $41


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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. Take a peek at our world travel planner: Banos and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.

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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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