La Posada del Arte
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We left early this morning so we could catch our buses on time. The motorised canoe took us to the first one. This bus played music quite loudly all the way to Tena. Then after 1 hour waiting/shopping/using the bathroom at Tena we got on our second bus to Baņos - this one played a mixture of 80s hits, some in Spanish, some in English, a bit quieter …
Lazy day today. We had an amazing breakfast at about 8:30 then went into town to cash up some Amex cheques. Pichincha bank wouldn't do it! So we had to go to Pacifico instead and there was a massive queue. Some man was changing up what must have been about a million dollars worth of coins. It was so hot in there. Then, to add insult to injury they …
We had a private tour of the local waterfalls booked for this morning with a guide called Jose. We left at about 8:30 to beat the crowds. He picked us up and off we went.
First of all we stopped at a huge gorge with a cable car (well it was like a cage, really) and went across and back - great views. There were lots of zip lines for aerial …
Left from Quito through the worlds busiest, most confusing bus station ever for Banos. The hostel had a great view of the waterfall thatīs floodlit at night, walked around the town to see itīs fantastic setting on the edge of a cliff, and sitting under an active volcano, Tungharahua.
7 am breakfast,
7.30 am into the dugout canoe,
8 am bus for the hour's drive to Tena,
an hour wait till the 10 am bus to Banos.
This driver was not as quick as the one who brought us to Tena and we arrived 3 hours later at 1 pm.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLa Posada del Arte Banos
The food is fantastic, and good value. The room we have has a lovely view of the waterfall and a balcony. Hot showers, very close to town and the hot springs but not noisy. Would recommend.
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