Tucked under the shadow of Ecuador’s largest volcano, high up in the Ecuadorian Andes lies the beautiful town of Baños.
Baños is named for the Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water, Nuestra Señora del Agua Santa and features an incredible Basilica in the middle of town that was built from volcanic rock after an eruption of the Tungurahua volcano in 1999, which forced an evacuation of the entire town.
Tourists both foreign and domestic come to Baños to give thanks to the Virgin as well as enjoy the famous hot springs and exciting outdoor activities.
One of the greatest aspects of exploring Baños is that you can kick your own ass all day and then apologize with a $20, 90-minute full body massage (not full service) or hot springs bath afterwards.
My name is Gareth Leonard, a Marketing Director turned World Traveler with a passion for slow, meaningful travel. I have been traveling the world full-time for the past 9+ years and document it all on Instagram and YouTube. Come join me!
Your rafting adventure is quite nice. Love to travel from different rafting sites so I could experience other types of rafting climates.
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Thanks Oliver, it was a blast. I’ve been a few times around the States and Canada, but this was definitely the most picturesque rafting experience of my life.
Nice photos of Banos Ecuador, we manage a tourist directory for Baños and we were doing some online research today, we found your blog and we were nicely impressed by the nice pictures you managed to take while visiting Banos.. Well done!
Most of your pictures are inspirational to me, I loved the rafting photos too! I am very happy that you enjoyed yourself when visiting us here..
Would love to hear from you back in our site if you have the time.
Thanks for the kind words Maurice and thank YOU Banos Ecuador for the memories. ; )
Hey Gareth! Love the photos! I’m currently living in Quito, Ecuador for 10 weeks with a family! Over the next 6 weekends, I’m going to travel to a few different places with the other student that is living here with me! One of them is Baños! I wanted to know if you have any suggestions of what to do while I’m there for a short weekend. I’m always down for an adventure and love to get my adrenaline rushing! Thank you!!