Travel Blogs from Banos, Ecuador

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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 Baños 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 don´t know that I´ve mentioned it, but I met up with my friend Cara ...

Onward and Downward, Baños, 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. Baños 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 it´s 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, Baños, Ecuador travel blog

Semana Santa

A travel blog entry by amelietravel

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Baños 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. It´s 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 ...

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 ...

Banos (via Alausi), Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Banos (via Alausi)

A travel blog entry by paulandjemma

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... door to the hotel and had one of the set menus but there was far too much food. Chinese restaurants are really common throughout Ecuador and Peru. They are known as 'Chifas' and are generally pretty cheap. Day One Hundred and Fifty Nine - Tuesday 12th ...

Another lost opportunity, Baños, Ecuador travel blog

Another lost opportunity

A travel blog entry by rhett_zyla

Bad weather and a shortage of time left Baños a destination with little done.  The Amazon trip from near Baños would have begun two days after my arrival, and lasted through Friday, a day before my departure back to the US from Quito.  A ...

Im Schatten des Tungurahua, Baños, Ecuador travel blog

Im Schatten des Tungurahua

A travel blog entry by haeschendoktor

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... ein noch aktiver Vulkan, der im März das letzte Mal ausgebrochen ist und durch seine Aschewolken für diverse Flughafenschließungen in Ecuador gesorgt hat. Momentan ist es aber ruhig! Für morgen habe ich eine Reittour hier um Baños gebucht, ich ...

Photos 2, Banos (near the volcano!), Ecuador travel blog

Photos 2

A travel blog entry by aatravels

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Hoping this will ...

Baños City Tour, Río Verde, Ecuador travel blog

Baños City Tour

A travel blog entry by canadiansmiley

Due to insects in the lodge I left on Sunday for Baños. A city full of vibrants and lots of activities. I stayed at the Transcilva Hostel close to the bus terminal. I got a private room with an Israelis for $8.50 each. With the best ever breakfast. ...

A quick stop before volunteering begins..., Banos, Ecuador travel blog

A quick stop before volunteering begins...

A travel blog entry by hannahmac86

We got a night bus from Manta to Baños, changing in Quito.  Our volunteering place is just an hour out of Baños so we thought we would have a wander, get to know the town and check out what activities we could do on our weekends off.  ...

Stories from our Spanish teachers, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Stories from our Spanish teachers

A travel blog entry by duesouth

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... as many as number two. Considering bananas are the most widely consumed fruit in the world and the banana-friendly part of Ecuador is very small that is a lot of bananas per kilometre square. The respect and pride Lorena has for the ...

Rolling Hills & Blue Skies, Baños, Ecuador travel blog

Rolling Hills & Blue Skies

A travel blog entry by viajerillo

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How refreshing! Here we are, amidst rolling green hills and cool blue skies, in Baños, Ecuador. I wasn't necessarily planning on coming here, it's a proper tourist town. Fortunately, it's the off-season, and there's not quite so many people as I feared ...

Cycling, thermal baths and sun in Banos, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Cycling, thermal baths and sun in Banos

A travel blog entry by lexysiepel

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... plan of searching for sun on the Pacific coast and opted for a little town bang in the middle of Ecuador nestled between mountains and volcanos, called Banos, because of its natural thermal springs. The quick 3.5hr journey was a bit of a treat after the ...

Retour en ville, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Retour en ville

A travel blog entry by fatofi

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... finalement on s'assoie... pour Tena. Dans l'office de Ricancie, on rempli le papier de feedback, plutot positif. Puis, direction Banos. Malheureusement l'hotel recommandé par le GdR est complet, on nous en recommande un autre. Plutot cher, mais l'eau y ...

Banos, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Banos

A travel blog entry by milray

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... overwhelming cone shaped beauty. We hitch hiked down to town with a local farm worker in a pick up truck (a normal method of transport in Ecuador, earlier on the trip we had seen a whole family nested in a tent on the back of a truck!). The trek had been ...

Morning Birdwatch, travel to Banos, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Morning Birdwatch, travel to Banos

A travel blog entry by ryansarah

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... This took another hour and a half so we were finally at the South station at 3pm. We got there in time to take the 3.30pm bus to Banos and get some food. The bus from Quito to Banos was the worst as it was a so called "express" bus, so we thought it ...

Absailing down waterfalls, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Absailing down waterfalls

A travel blog entry by sarah.nicholls

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Today was the day to go canyoning. After a half hour drive, we arrived at the spot! It was me, Terest and Lynda so we decided to call ourselves the 3 Amiga´s, so that was our cry over the day. After a quick safety demo, headed down to the creek A quick ...

Climbing down waterfalls,literally!, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Climbing down waterfalls,literally!

A travel blog entry by mightyperlines

... He lives across the world from his family in Australia and we talked about life choices, following your heart and raising kids in Ecuador. Eventually, he plans to sell the hotel that he built himself (he tried to hire people but was not pleased with the ...

Mobile Update, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Mobile Update

A travel blog entry by trolibus

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Huaca del SolTRAVEL ...

Mobile Update, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Mobile Update

A travel blog entry by trolibus

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Huaca del LunaTRAVEL ...

Plantos y blancos, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Plantos y blancos

A travel blog entry by jewels320

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After spending most of the day cooped up in the room recuperating from whatever it was that didn't agree with me the night before, I decided to join the group for puenting ( the Spanish word for bungee jumping).  I seriously wished I could have ...

The Mural Project, Ulba, Ecuador travel blog

The Mural Project

A travel blog entry by ladyandtramp

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... sang Happy Birthday to Senor Chris and a street vendor came by with a big cooler, selling ice cream from Salcedo, a town in central Ecuador which it is known for its ice cream. It is made by filling in an empty mold or cup with layers of fruit flavors, ...

Baños NV, Baños, Ecuador travel blog

Baños NV

A travel blog entry by hendrikpasmans

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... ;één van de thermbaden waar water, opgewarmd door de vulkaan, de rotsen uitspuit. Dit is echt het Durbuy van Ecuador en hoewel heel toeristisch, smelt deze charmante provinciestad je hart, letterlijk en figuurlijk. Hier verblijven we een week, ...

There's no such thing as a free ride ..., Banos, Ecuador travel blog

There's no such thing as a free ride ...

A travel blog entry by sarahandjake

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... for about 30 minutes, they collected money, they sold a CD for $1 and that was the end, the show was over. Back to our buses and home. Dropped off outside a nightclub, should we chose to partake. We did not. A $4 tour can get you quite the show in ...

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