Baños & Jungle
Price
340$ per person
Duration
3 Days 2 Nights
Destination
More than 1
Travellers
2+ or Solo Traveler rates

TWO ECUADOR GEMS Baños & Amazon Jungle

Baños and Jungle Express offers you three exiting days, visiting two unique ecosystems. Baños a transition ecosystem where birds, amphybians, mammals, plants and trees have manage to live in a simbiotic state. The mountane cloud forests are one of the rarests ecosystems, and yet among the most endangered as well as the Amazon Jungle which is know for its extense biodiversity, researchers show that this is the place in the world with most species per square foot on this planet.
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Baños and Jungle Express offers you three exiting days visiting two unique ecosystems, Baños a transition ecosystem where birds, amphybians, mammals, plants and trees have manage to live in a simbiotic state. The mountane cloud forests are one of the rarests ecosystems, and yet among the most endangered as well as the Amazon Jungle which is know for its extense biodiversity, it is said that this is the place in the world with most species per square foot on this planet.

What's included

Destination
Banos , Puyo Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Quito-Ecuador @ccommodation pick up
Return Location
Quito-Ecuador @ccomodation drop off
Tour Start Date & Time
Everyday at 08:00
Additional Information
Don't forget: Rainjacket, mosquito repellent, hiking shoes, light long sleeve clothing.
Price includes
  • A guided tour of important places
  • Accommodation in double or twin room
  • Accommodation pick up and drop off
  • Entrance and activities in the community
  • Entrance Ticket to end of the world swing
  • Entrance to Pailon del Diablo waterfall
  • Entrance to the animal rescue Center
  • Entrance to the lookout
  • Entrance to the waterfall
  • Observation and participation in allowed activities
  • Ticket for Cable Car (Tarabita)
  • Transportation to all activities as per itinerary
Price does not include
  • Adventure Sports or rentals (rafting, bungee, Zipline, canopy, rapell)
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Medical insurance and emergency insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
  • Tips to guide and driver
Additional Prices
Solo Traveler Extra Fee: $180
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  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
Day 1

Quito-Baños

Drive from Quito to Baños along the Panamerican highway where you will learn about the area called the avenue of the volcanoes along the andean mountan range, also on the way depending on the weather you will make stops to take pictures of some volcanoes if the skies permit. After continuing with the drive,  try the famous fruit popcicle, called "Helado de Salcedo" made with 3 exotic fruit, at the town with the same name, and continue on the Panamerican highway south, up to the land of the flowers and fruits, Ambato; from there you will head towards the east side of Ecuador and start descending in elevation, while driving throught several towns with special features and amazing nature and lanscapes.

Once in Baños, start by visiting the waterfall route  where part of the adventure begins! 

  • Agoyan Waterfall
  • Bridal veil waterfall 
  • and Pailon del Diablo Waterfall

all this takes place along the Pastaza river with several adventure sports options on the way as ziplining cable cars and more.

After several activities, by midday you will have lunch.

Next, start with a drive up towards the mountain with astonishing  landscapes and views, until reaching the end of the world swing. 

To then visit a coffee place with a great view of Baños from above. 

Get to the town of Baños, do your check in and Go for dinner or drinks!

Have a good night sleep to be ready for a next adenture day!

Day 2

Adventure Sport and Amazon

On the morning of Day two, you will head to your adventure sport activity  that was prior reserved by us or by you the night before,  depending on the activity you choose they take from 3 to 5 hours. They can be Rafting, rappel, Canyoning, horse back riding, if you decide to skip any of this water or adventure sport we will give you other options, as small hikes, visiting the zoo, or visit another adventure park. Rent Bikes, boogies or motorized four wheelers.

At around 14h30, you will be done with your activity and will be ready to start driving down into the amazon rainforest, and get to Puyo the closest town of the Amazon rainforest.

Our first stop in the tropical rainforest, will be at an animal refuge and rescue center where you will observe and learn about animal species like macaws, monkeys, big cats, black caimans, reptiles and birds representative of the Ecuadorian Amazon 

Then if time permits drive to one of the most wonderful, amazon lookouts of the Amazon area, to take astonishing pictures and enjoy the sunset with a drink.

Day 3

Amazon- Drive Back

After Breakfast

We will visit an impressive lookout of the Pastaza river in case we did not visit the day before, where we can take some amazing pictures of the amazon rainforest and its basin.

Then we will do a 30 minute hike towards the Waterfall, and have the chance to bathe in its crystal clear waters. (for this activity we will need confortable shoes)

After the hike depending on the time we will have a typical local lunch or continue to visit a Quichua community, and do the activities the community has decided to do for us.

For lunch we will have the chance to try a typical Amazon jungle dish called Maito de Pescado, (or other options) which is fish that has been cooked in the bijao leaves found in the surrounding forest. This is a very healthy, unique and tasty dish!

To enter the community we need to whistle and enter in their wooden canoe across the Puyo river, meet the indigenous community and connect with nature learning about local traditions and culture from the quichua communities who at this time become our native guides. Here you will see and practice serbatana, warrior face painting with a plant that can give us a temporary jungle tattoo!

And observe their local customs and dance, sometimes they bring some of their animals out as the Boa snake. And last get to their little shop where they sell hand made crafts with local seeds, feathers, local hunting arrows and local woods, as well as their clay pots and ornaments.

To end the day, while driving we will watch the sunset from above the jungle canopy.

Drive Back to Quito on a 5.5 hour drive

More about this tour

On the Baños and Jungle express you will have the incredible chance to experience two different ecosystems. Baños which is a transition area, or shoulder climate, meaning that its between the cold and dry area from the andes and the hot and humid area of the lowlands. Therefore this forests are unique ecosystems found in some parts of the world.

Baños elevation is more or less at 1800m (5904ft) and its located on the province with the same name as the volcano “Tungurahua” the town of Baños is located right underneath the North Eastern side of the Tungurahua volcano and to the East of Ambato, which is the capital city of the Tungurahua province. Baños is the second most visited place in Ecuador after the world famous Galapagos Islands, the touristic city of Baños is located in a valley, surrounded by nature intrincate, landscapes, waterfalls, adventure sports and hot springs next to the Tungurahua volcano with a height of 5,016 meters.

Next you will visit the Amazon jungle at a glance on for a day and a half, it is located east of Baños, where you will have a good idea of how the amazon jungle is because we will visit some of the most outstanding places and communities in the area as well as one of the best natural lookouts of the Amazon Jungle, where you can take some outstanding pictures!

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Baños and Jungle Express 3 days 2 nights

Price
340$ per person
Duration
3 Days 2 Nights
Destination
More than 1
Travellers
2+ or Solo Traveler rates

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