A woman swinging above the cloud forest on the Swing at the End of the World in Baños.

Baños Tours

Tailor-made Itineraries by Local Experts
A woman swinging above the cloud forest on the Swing at the End of the World in Baños.

Baños Tours

Tailor-made Itineraries by Local Experts

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Explore Ecuador’s adventure capital with our private and small group Baños tours. Nestled between the Rio Pastaza and the active Tungurahua Volcano, the town of Baños de Agua Santa bursts at the seams with hotels, restaurants, spas, and countless other activities. The proximity to the Tungurahua Volcano and numerous waterfalls provide adventurous travelers with countless opportunities for hiking, climbing, cycling, and rafting. After a busy day of exploring, travelers can relax by soaking in one of the natural hot springs under an Andean sky filled with stars. Contact us to start planning your trip to this spectacular Ecuador destination.

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What to Do in Baños

Visit Ecuador’s adventure capital and explore its lush landscapes and countless waterfalls. Your Latin America For Less travel advisor can help you create the perfect itinerary tailored to your interests and preferences.

The Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water overlooking the main square of Baños.

Baños City Tour


Explore the main sites of Baños including the Manto de la Virgen waterfall, a symbol of Baños located at the edge of town, and the magnificent Nuestra Señora del Agua Santa basilica that attracts countless visitors year-round.

A waterfall surrounded by lush jungle vegetation near the city of Baños in Ecuador.

Waterfalls


Baños is home to more than 60 waterfalls. Some of the most popular include: Inés María, Pailón del Diablo, Manto de la Novia, Cabellera de la Virgen, San Jorge, San Pedro, Chamana, Machay, Agoyán, El Fantasma and El Placer.

Ruta de las Cascadas


The most iconic way to see the waterfalls of Baños is to explore La Ruta de las Cascadas. This scenic route is one of the most spectacular roads in Ecuador and meanders through green peaks and some 20 waterfalls.

Visitors enjoying a thermal pool in Baños, with a small building and some trees in the background.

Thermal Baths


To unwind after a long day of sightseeing and hiking, stop at the open air Baños de la Virgen pools and enjoy instant relaxation in the natural hot springs. Enjoy pools of varying temperatures ranging from cool to extremely hot.

A person wearing a wetsuit and yellow helmet rappelling down a waterfall in Baños.

Adventure Sports


Baños is a paradise for those who enjoy adventure sports. Options include canyoning, climbing, trekking, cycling, horseback riding, river rafting and “puenting,” a bungee-jumping-like activity, from the bridges around Baños.

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Adventure Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add some extra adventure to your personalized itinerary. Get your adrenaline pumping with hikes and multi-day treks, jungle expeditions, white water rafting trips, mountain biking tours and more. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our advisors today to start planning your adventure.

Cultural Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about adding cultural tours and experiences to your personalized itinerary. Discover the rich cultures of Latin America and learn about the unique customs and traditions maintained by its people. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our advisors today to start planning your cultural tour.

Spa & Wellness Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add spa & wellness tours to your personalized itinerary. Take advantage of a free day to enjoy some rest and relaxation at a resort, or visit a spa to unwind after a long day of exploring. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our advisors to start planning your spa & wellness tour.

Food Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add food tours and culinary experiences to your personalized itinerary. Discover the unique cuisines of Latin America and enjoy exclusive visits to some of the world’s top restaurants. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our travel advisors today to start planning your food tour.

Family & Friend Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add family-friendly tours to your itinerary. Our team can help you build the perfect trip for your family, whether your group has small children, teenagers, senior citizens, or all of the above. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our travel advisors today to start planning your family tour.

Explore Ecuador

With fascinating history, beautiful culture and a wealth of natural riches including the spectacular Galapagos Islands, Ecuador offers an abundance of marvelous destinations for travelers. Discover some of the best places to visit in Ecuador below.

Galapagos Islands


Home to the most unique and varied exotic wildlife on the planet, a Galapagos tour is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Quito


The second highest capital in Latin America, the beautiful colonial city of Quito is a UNESCO World Heritage site and boasts a superb setting that makes it a must see on your Ecuador tour.

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Cuenca


With its flower-filled plazas, unique skyline, and picturesque river, the colonial city of Cuenca is one of the loveliest cities in the country and often called the “Athens of Ecuador.”

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Guayaquil


A bustling port city known as the entertainment and commercial capital of Ecuador, Guayaquil is a vibrant modern city that deserves a visit on an Ecuador tour.

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Ecuadorian Amazon


The most biologically diverse environment on earth, the Amazon rainforest is home to a plethora of exotic wildlife. Marvel at monkeys, birds, insects, and caimans that live in the jungle.

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Riobamba


Riobamba is the first city founded by Europeans in Ecuador, and is the ideal launching point for adventures to the great Chimborazo volcano or journeys on the famous Devil’s Nose Train.

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Baños Hotels

Discover the best places to stay in Baños with our top pick Baños hotels.

A beautiful room with stone tile walls and an outdoor terrace at the Luna Volcan Adventure Spa.

Luna Volcan Adventure Spa

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Via a Runtun Km 6, Banos

Located within Sangay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Luna Runtun offers 30 comfortable and spacious rooms with spectacular views of the active Tungurahua Volcano and the city of Baños. All rooms are tastefully decorated in a chic contemporary style and equipped with exquisite modern amenities.

A cozy room with wood flooring and a pink and purple motif at the Sangay Hotel in Baños.

Sangay Hotel

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Plaza Isidro Ayora 100, Banos

The Sangay Hotel is located next to an impressive 262 ft (80 meter) waterfall, and is across the street from the most famous thermal baths in Baños. Take a dip in the hotel’s outdoor pool or relax in the day spa or sauna. All rooms are simple but comfortable, providing a peaceful place to rest after a long day of sightseeing.

A beautiful room with wood floors and a bed with an Andean design at the Isla de Baños hotel.

Isla de Baños

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Thomas Halflants 1-31 Montalvo, Banos

This European-managed hotel provides everything to make its guests feel right at home. The rooms are large and adorned with local ceramics, masks, and paintings, and most have private balconies offering breathtaking views of the outskirts of Baños.

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New York, USA


Our trip to Ecuador and Peru was fantastic. All the planning and arrangements you made for us were just perfect. Our guide Tatiana was extremely knowledgeable and fun to be with. Every day we looked forward to a new adventure.
Phil and Kate

California, USA


We had a fabulous trip to Ecuador and Peru. The Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu were definitely the highlights. Amazing!!! Thanks for a wonderful trip.
Joan

Virginia, USA

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