One of the most visited towns in Ecuador
A beautiful 3 hour drive southeast from Quito. Banos de Agua Santa has been the entrance door to the Amazon basin of Ecuador since colonial times. Famous for its spring waters, active volcano, mild tropical weather, waterfalls, and adventure sports, this little town en route to the Amazon rainforest attracts crowds from all over the world to experience activities such as white water rafting, trekking to waterfalls, the Devil's Cauldron, bungee jumping, viewing active volcanos and much more. Use my Nikon binoculars to see up close these fascinating things. I will take you for a brief visit in town, show you its crafts and people making famous "melcochas" (taffy), a sweet, popular treat made from sugar cane. We continue to Runtun hill and swing at the edge of the world (that's ME in the picture!) with a magnificent view of Tungurahua volcano. If time allows, we trek to a waterfall and are back in Quito about 7pm. Price quoted is for up to 3 people.
This tour can be for up to 10 people - see below
Your hotel pick up
Beautiful drive to Banos
Stroll in the town of Banos and learn how they make their signature treat and crafts
Trek to see one of the many waterfalls of the area and the Devil's Cauldron
Drive up the mountain to take a swing ride out and over the ravine. . . exciting! That's me in the swing picture.
Your hotel drop off
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: The lobby of your hotel in Quito
End location: The lobby of your hotel in Quito
Duration: 12 hours
1 to 3 people will go in my nice SUV
MORE THAN 3 PEOPLE AND UP TO 10: price for safe, comfortable, spacious, commercially licensed driver and larger SUV, touring van or small bus depending on number of people - $333 total includes me - Ask me to prepare a Tours by Locals Custom Tour with this price for you.
Vivian as your tour guide
First quality, safe transport in my nice, SUV
MORE THAN 3 AND UP TO 10 PEOPLE? THE price for safe, comfortable, spacious, commercially licensed driver and larger SUV, touring van or small bus depending on number of people - $333 total includes me - Ask me to prepare a Tours by Locals Custom Tour with this price for you.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 US Dollars - Lunch about 12 to 15 dollars per person depending on you
Swing - $1 per person
Lunch - $12 to $15 per person depending on you - most are happy at $12
Beverages, personal expenses
Swing ride - $1 per person
Waterfall entrance fee - $1.50
Museums in Quito are closed on Mondays. If this is your only available day please send me your inquiry, and I will create a customized itinerary.
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Wonderful very full day travelling to the south to the town of Banos. The high valley between towering volcanoes makes a wonderful drive. Dropping off the high plateau into the Amazonian basin is memorable. Vivian makes your learning personal. Her flexibility and knowledge helped us to understand the history and culture of Ecuador. She never tired of my endless questions. My highest recommendation - Vivian started our 3 days of tours as our guide and left as our friend.