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Travel Blogs from Banos
... getting up before dawn: we arrived at the pools at six in the morning, and much to our regret there was already a queue; the same thing happened in another set of pools that are located just outside of town. Yesterday we rented two bicycles to ride on a beautiful road from Baņos down towards the jungle; it would be a very enjoyable trip, but unfortunately the mass of people on vacation didn't spare those places either. After about twenty kilometers ...
... br> Expenses
Meals: $2.50 - $3
Water: $1 for 2 litres
Alcohol: $1 for a beer
Taxi to Casa Del Arbol - $15 return
Ruta De La Cascadas Tour - $9 each inc all the add ons
Average Daily Spend per person: $28
Transport there for both of us: $5 – Bus from Latacunga
Total Spend for both of us inc. Transport: $170
... as you can imagine. It was a lovely afternoon and the views across the town were really pretty a great last day in Bañyo's. We returned to the hotel for tea after having yet another ice-cream at a halendos pallor in town. We have had so many ice-creams on this trip we will soon be experienced connoisseurs in choosing great tasting ones. Steve got a little adventurous and tried pumpkin and beetroot, not his favourite though by the look on his face. An early night was on the ...
... to check out a tree hut. The walk was rough although we managed to hitch a ride most the way which turned a 4-hour trip in to just over an hour. The views from the top were awesome. The tree hut had a swing fixed to it that let you swing out over the cliff face for an adrenaline rush. When we got up there it was locked away but a classic yank who had cycled up the hill climbed up and broke in to the hut, pulling the swing down. Megs and I never had a go ...
... Aguas Calientes, our last destination before Machu Picchu. A quick dip in the hot springs and a great dinner hosted by the ever amazing David and the group got ready to summit our final hill.
Though the group was understandably tired from their exhausting but rewarding trek through the mountains, the entire group rallied behind the idea of hiking up to the ruins of Machu Picchu instead of taking a bus up the winding road of ...