Baños in the province of Tungurahua is located 45 minutes from the city of Ambato. At an altitude of 1820 meters, the climate is very pleasant, with an average temperature of 20 ° C and a population of 20,000 inhabitants. The city is situated between the national parks Llangantes and Sangay. Baños de Agua Santa was declared a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1983. In his story the gold of the Incas plays an important role.

Baños – a gift from heaven

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Baños is also known as “a gift to the earth”. It is located in the valley on the slopes of the volcano Tungurahua. The unique landscape offers lush waterfalls, numerous rivers, thermal baths and is a health resort with famous vegetation and fauna.

The area is a paradise for nature lovers day. Especially birds, orchids, butterflies and other, colorful insects are found. The Tarantulafalke, which we were allowed to discover and its sacrifice the tarantula were already something special.

At night hunts bats, tree-frogs singing their romantic serenades in chorus with many other animals. Special orchids exude their wonderful smell only at night.

Leisure activities – variety without end

Mountain biking, trekking, canyoning, bungee jumping, rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking and other outdoor sports can be used as leisure activities. The offer is almost endless. Direct offers while walking are rather annoying.

Attractions in BAÑOS DE AGUA SANTA

Baños de Agua Santa, IglesiaOne must see these waterfalls: E la Virgen, Inés María, Agoyán, Manto de la novia y cascada Río verde.
Exceeded only by the fantastic “Pailón del Diablo“. This is 100 meters high and has three waterfalls forming a whirlpool. The water temperature is 23 ° C.
In addition, one can visit the magnificent basilica or the church “Santuario de la Virgen”, built in 1904. It contains a collection of murals depicting local miracles of the Virgin Mary.
Unbedingt sehen muss man diese Wasserfälle: E la Virgen, Inés María, Agoyán, Manto de la novia y cascada Río verde.

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Volcano Tungurahua is the “house mountain”

Also known as “Black Giant”, the volcano Tungurahua is firmly linked to the history and life in and around Baños. He is very active and most recently broke out in 2001. Its height is 5023 meters and it belongs to the national park Sangay. There are different paths to the summit. Because of the strong activity and a continuous alarm level, one should take a professional guide.


BAÑOS DE AGUA SANTA must have been seen or rather experienced, who comes to Ecuador should definitely have this great city and its surroundings on the itinerary.





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