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TravelPod Member ReviewsHacienda Manteles Banos
This was a lovely quaint lodging outside Patate, Ecuador. The new rooms are large with incredible views of the Tungurahua volcano. The open grounds were well manicured and the flowers were beautiful. We even had a beautiful Ecuadorean hummingbird grace us with its presence at breakfast. The main Hacienda is very warm and comfortable. The living room makes you feel right at home. The wine choices were great. Wi-fi is available at the main house. The food for dinner and breakfast was delicious.
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We all slept very well during our second night in the Amazon..that is until around 5:30am. We were all roused from our sleep when we heard the steadily growing sound of what sounded like an earthquake. It was still dark and I was disoriented, so I could not make out what I was hearing or from where it was coming. Just as I was getting out of bed to …
After a very relaxing afternoon, we enjoyed dinner with friends. Organized our suitcases, closed our account at the resort and hit the bed. About 4am we experienced a Amazon rainforest deluge. It rained very hard and very long. The windows in our room has only screens - no glass - but the roof has such a large overhang that you don't need to worry …
After a lie in I just rented a bike for $7 and hit the road a little after 9:30am. There are plenty of nearby waterfalls to visit, but so soon after checking out Gatca they seem small fry. Instead I planned to ride the 61km to Puyo (having gotten back google maps says its 63km), which as described in Wikitravel is a mostly downhill jaunty. It's downhill out of Banos at least, but after about 20km it switches into a mix ...
... being dressed up like Little Red Riding Hood. So, I guess, officially in the Amazon Coops and I are now married – just don’t tell our parents.
Day two in the Amazon was amazing. We got issued a pair of massive gumboots (or as the poms in our group called them, 'wellies’) and set off into the jungle. We were told not to bring anything as we would be getting very, very wet. And that is exactly what happened – we ...
... do, and onto the avery. As nice as it was to see the Macaw, Tucan and parrots up close, it was also a little depressing to see them caged up, especially the birds of prey. Up the road from the ruins was a church we had seen earlier in the distance so we decided to check it out. After the church we headed back towards the main plaza to find the Panama hat shop from yesterday but made a quick stop for a hotdog along the way. At the hat shop we both found something ...