Baños is a small town about 3 hours by bus from Quito. It is best known for its numerous extreme sports and adventure activities, such as zip lining, rafting, bungee jumping and canyoning. The town is close to the volcano Tungurahua and is surrounded by the cloud forest. Therefore, there are many possibilities to go on hikes right through the forest to see many interesting birds, flowers and the beautiful landscape. But that is not all: Baños also is a nice place to relax. Its many natural thermal pools invite to spend a stress-free day enjoying the nature while floating in the beautiful pools.
Sights and Activities
A fun and exciting activity to cool down from the humid air. Hold tight! You will pass rafts up to level 4! With a group of other adventurers on a rubber boat you will feel the adrenalin coursing through your body!
Follow the flow of a small river through a canyon – climb over rocks and rappel down the waterfalls!! All while enjoying the breathtaking scenery that makes you feel as if you are right in the middle of the jungle book!
Do you want to fly over the treetops, feeling the wind in your hair, the adrenalin pumping through your body? Then strap yourself in! Canopy is a sport where you speed along a line spanned over canyons and the deep green of the cloud forest; with up to 15 km/h!
Ruta de las Cascadas
Enjoy the beautiful waterfalls surrounding the town – by bike! Roll down a mountainroad through the forest; take breaks to admire the incredible viewpoints along the way…
Plantas y Blanco
The Hostel “Plantas y Blanco” is a longtime favorite for backpackers: Its simple but bright rooms are spotlessly clean, and the staff is very helpful if you want to book tours and activities in and around the town. The big roof terrace invites to long evenings discussing travel experiences with fellow backpackers, or relaxing with a nice beer after a long day of exciting activities.