Travel Blogs from Banos, Ecuador

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Banos, Ecuador, Cantón Baños, Ecuador travel blog

Banos, Ecuador

A travel blog entry by simej

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Banos is right on the edge of the Amazon. We climbed up a mountain to our host's cousin's house for breakfast, then were off on a busy day! The mountains are closer together than the ones near Quito. We went ziplining and hiking to some waterfalls. What ...

Banos,2, Banos,2, Ecuador travel blog

Banos,2

A travel blog entry by rpferg

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Banos Backroads, Baņos, Ecuador travel blog

Banos Backroads

A travel blog entry by sa2013

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... greenhouse territory ending up thirty km or so south of Banos. A great glimpse into the mountainous region of farmers around Banos. Our final foray in Ecuador will be a ten day trip to the Galapagos. Make hay while the sun shines as they say. No ...

Katsaridaphobia, Baņos, Ecuador travel blog

Katsaridaphobia

A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp

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... easy to walk around. The sidewalks are wide (4 people can walk side by side) and made of interlocking bricks in interesting patterns. Banos has about 20,000 people living in it, and as it is a tourist town, there are lots of good restaurants, souvenirs, ...

Day 50-51 of 126 Latacunga to Banos, Baņos, Ecuador travel blog

Day 50-51 of 126 Latacunga to Banos

A travel blog entry by mmlivelife2011

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... was the only bus to Banos and if we would have missed it, we would have had to have waited for it to return from Banos - probably about a 4 hour wait!!  Bus ride to Banos took about 2 hours and cost $2.50 each. Checked in the Hostal Plantas y Blanco ...

Onward, to Banos, Río Verde, Ecuador travel blog

Onward, to Banos

A travel blog entry by mightyperlines

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... the older boy. Interesting life they have set up here. Sounds like they may move to NZ for schooling in the future. Banos is a pretty, quaint town which thrives on tourists who come here for rafting, canyoning, bike riding, kayaking and hiking. Had ...

Feliz Aņo, Baņos, Ecuador travel blog

Feliz Aņo

A travel blog entry by camilon

... . Ano novo aqui se comemora muito mais que no Brasil. É quase um Carnaval. Se nao foi uns 80 bloqueios na estrada pra chegar em Banos com caras fantasiados de monstros e de mulher foi quase. Demorei 1 hora e meia a mais do que o planejado porque a cada ...

Adventure in the Amazon and Baņos, Baņos, Ecuador travel blog

Adventure in the Amazon and Baņos

A travel blog entry by kat_p

We decided to hire a private bus to take us to our lodge in the Amazon in order to be able to stop at the hot springs in Papallacta on the way. This made a nice break in the travel time and was a gorgeous setting, with mountains and even a smoking ...

Depart de Quito et arrivee a Banos.., Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Depart de Quito et arrivee a Banos..

A travel blog entry by emeric.bensaci

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... adieu au staff. Ai ete sur internet puis ai paye 260 $ pour onze nuits et toute la bouffe et l'alcool. Ai pris le bus pour Banos a 10h50 et suis arrive a 15h20. Me suis installe a l'hotel, pour le moment je suis seul dans ma chambre mais Hannah devrait me ...

Camping!, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Camping!

A travel blog entry by emmavbrittain

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Weīre camping now about 17k from Banos, which is a spa town that sits underneath an active volcano. Itīs been on orange alert for a few years, and last night we could feel the earth rumbling while we ate dinner. Very strange. The town is quite big, ...

Beautiful Banos, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Beautiful Banos

A travel blog entry by flicky123

... at 5.00 am and rocking around the bus on some very windy mountain roads for most of the morning, we arrived in Banos (means toilets in Spanish... interesting choice of name!). Its a cute little town surrounded by green tropical forest covered mountains, ...

mudslides here not as intoxicating as in the keys, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

mudslides here not as intoxicating as in the keys

A travel blog entry by jeffreyandrenee

rain, rain go away! mudslides closed the roads this morning but i've just news that they've reopened now. this leaves us with a decision... should we stay or should we go now? i've a yearning for salinas, for fine chocolates and yummy ...

Post Galapagos Extravaganza, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Post Galapagos Extravaganza

A travel blog entry by andrewjwhite

Two days after we get back from the Galapagos, our friend Amanda turned 21, on the same day that Ecuador played Venezuela for the start of World Cup 2010 qualifiers.  That game was AWESOME.  We got to the stadium four hours early, sat in POURING ...

just happy to be here..., Banos, Ecuador travel blog

just happy to be here...

A travel blog entry by bryanoboyle

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... it. We stayed in a good hostel called Princesa Maria run by a local family who are very helpful. We were knackered after Quito...but Banos is an adventure centre so we had two action planned days ahead...the first day we went to the centre of the town and ...

Banos to Quilotoa Loop, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Banos to Quilotoa Loop

A travel blog entry by rebeccaholt

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... trouble on the journey such as being robbed or drugged if you bought food from the sellers but it was absoltuely fine, we felt safe. Banos itself is a small town set in a gorgeous valley, popular with locals as it's a spa town with public baths. We were ...

Donde Esta El Bano?, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Donde Esta El Bano?

A travel blog entry by ktowell

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... that the entire town is protected by a Virgin Saint--La Virgin de la Agua Santa.  The Spanish speakers in this part of Ecuador pronounce their "V"s as "B" so the first 15 or so times I heard about the miracles of La Virgin I thought she was a magic ...

Volano eruption, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Volano eruption

A travel blog entry by hollypolly

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... de la Virgen, the beautiful thermal baths under the waterfall. My nights were spent perfecting my salsa at Good Bar. Loved everything. Banos is such a friendly town! I caught the bus the Mera on the 30th. Having not quite got the hang of the busses yet, ...

'Highly Active Volcanoes in Banos', Banos, Ecuador travel blog

'Highly Active Volcanoes in Banos'

A travel blog entry by sarahandjustin

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After Latacunga and trekkingsome huge volcanoes, it was time for more volcanoes!! This time in Banos, which is home to Ecuador's most active volcano. So active, tour companies run buses up to a viewing point where, on a good night you can see lava ...

My cycling limit through hilly jungles is 60km, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

My cycling limit through hilly jungles is 60km

A travel blog entry by halcondelcielo

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If you ever come to Baņos I would recommend renting a bike and visiting the many waterfalls that surround this beautiful city. We paid $5 to rent a bike for the entire day.  I donīt know that Iīve mentioned it, but I met up with my friend Cara ...

Onward and Downward, Baņos, Ecuador travel blog

Onward and Downward

A travel blog entry by howieb

... for tourism and we arrived following the weekend, the town is rather peaceful. It is also noticeably tidier than any other city in Ecuador we have visited. Baņos lies a mere 5 miles from the Tungurahua volcano, active since 1999. The city had been ...

The Chinese Massage, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

The Chinese Massage

A travel blog entry by lisannelee

Well, I had booked for this the previous day and I thought that I was in for an hour long foot massage, which would deliberately be for my PCOS (polysistic ovary syndrome), however, when I actually went in for the appointment, the Chinese lady had ...

Death by volcano or horse?, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Death by volcano or horse?

A travel blog entry by lorddodo

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We have arrived in Banos-a picturesque town with multiple hot springs nestled in the mountains but more specifically, under the active volcano Tungurahua (meaning throat of fire), an ultra, stratovolcano, actively spewing away since 2010. Last eruption ...

The Devil's Cauldron & Riobamba, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

The Devil's Cauldron & Riobamba

A travel blog entry by jamieferry

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Today I rented a go-cart and visited the Pailon del Diablo (The Devil's Cauldron), a raging waterfall near Banos, Ecuador. Afterwards, I packed up and jumped on a bus destined for Riobamba. Highlights: * Go-cart – Driving around in this small dune ...

Trying to work this travelblog thing out, Quito, Banos. Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Trying to work this travelblog thing out

A travel blog entry by cwardle42

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... burning on to CDs. Should be sorted in the next week. So far itīs been a lot of travelling through the Andes in Ecuador with bits of sightseeing in varios places as well as experiencing some nightlife. Tomorow we move on into Peru at Punta Sal ...

Toilet, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Toilet

A travel blog entry by steffandcat

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Next stop, the toilet! Here in South America there is actually a place called Banos meaning 'bathroom' in spanish, which was our next destination. It is called this because of all of its natural thermal baths which draw on volcanic spring ...

Semana Santa in Baņos, Baņos, Ecuador travel blog

Semana Santa in Baņos

A travel blog entry by marrita

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Es ist bereits schon wieder Halbzeit in Montaņita und die Zeit vergeht leide wieder wie im Fluge. Ich verbringe meine Tage nach der Schule meist am Strand oder mit Surfen. Es klingt zwar etwas eintoenig, aber ich geniesse es total. Ich liebe das Dorf ...

Semana Santa, Baņos, Ecuador travel blog

Semana Santa

A travel blog entry by amelietravel

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Baņos is beautiful, Yes it is extremely touristy, but yet beautiful. I spend 6 days here doing all kinds of activities. From Hiking and Biking to River Rafting and Rapel. Itīs a gret place to spend semana santa as well, since approx. 10 000 or more ...

involved less baths and more biking, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

involved less baths and more biking

A travel blog entry by katiesue

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Day 1 walked up the hill behind our hostel (which has an amazing view up a cliff and of a waterfall) to have a good view over the city. Went with my new equadorian friend who wanted me to give him my heart so swiftly avoided him post out walk. Went out ...

Cayoning, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Cayoning

A travel blog entry by yvan.huppe

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I slept in as i had no plans this day yet. I was going to take it easy this morning and not think too much as i had a slight hangover and my calves were so sore from the hike. I had breakfast in my room and a great shower and shave. It was raining very ...

Canyoning in Banos, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Canyoning in Banos

A travel blog entry by kennymulryan

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On Wednesday we took a four hour bus journey to Banos, the adventure capital of Ecuador. Had the option to do various adventures, white-water rafting, bungee jump etc.. but I decided to do canyoning because I had never done it before. It basically ...

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