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Baņos lies four hours from the capital city of Quito; it is a peaceful little city on the slopes of Tungurahua Volcano at 1,820 meters above sea level. This Andean village is surrounded by snowcapped volcanoes and has wonderful thermal springs. The impressive snowcapped volcanic peaks that surround Baņos are four in number: TUNGURAHUA (5,061m), CHIMBORAZO (6,310m), ALTAR (5,320m) and CARIHUAIRAZO (5,020m).

Baņos is in a valley forming a "biological corridor" between two national parks: "Sangay National Park", facing northward on the right side, named a World Heritage and a kind of continental "Galapagos"; and, on the left side, "Llanganates National Park".

Located in a valley of waterfalls and hot winds in the province of Tungurahua, Baņos has become an interesting destination for international travelers seeking a temperate climate all year round. It has a small-town atmosphere, and is the starting point for exploring outdoors Ecuador. Four hours by bus from Quito, Baņos offers adventure sports such as trekking, horse-trekking, canoeing, mountain climbing and mountain bike. It also offers easy access to Riobamba, the nearby capital of the Province of Chimborazo; likewise, it is the starting point of an exciting train trip that will take us to the coast or to Puyo, one of the entry points to the Amazon River. Baņos is also an excellent place to learn Spanish, as its population is famous for good pronunciation.

During the week, Baņos is a sanctuary of peace and quiet. The big events here are the occasional traditional Andes produce fair and the English-spoken film shown nightly in the movie theater or the town chapel; However, on weekends and feast days Baņos becomes a "carnival town".

This "mountain-spa" has 13,000 inhabitants, is on the right bank of the Pastaza river, and is one of the few places on Earth where the four primeval elements come together: the fire of the volcanoes, the water of the waterfalls and rivers, the wind and the soil; this creates a kind of energy-giving center that is ideal for enjoying nature and renewing one's vigor.

From the remotest times this place attracted many visitors. It is a fact that Indian chieftains used to come to Baņos with their consorts to recover their health after battles. Currently, travelers from all over the world come here seeking adventure; some people, deeply impressed by its beauty, have even stayed to live here.

One of its main attractions is seeing the smoke and ashes spewed forth by the Tungurahua crater form ghostly shapes and present incandescent shows on the horizon, overawing viewers with this really indescribably majestic display of nature's might.

Baņos is a valley surrounded by waterfalls, with a total of 57. The "Virgin's Fall" is a unique case in Ecuador of a waterfall within city limits. Another singularly beautiful fall is "El Manto de la Novia" (Bride's Veil), with its 80 meter height. However, the most impressive one is "Pailon del Diablo" or "Rio Verde", considered to be one of the ten main falls in the world with its 100 or so meter height. Here the water falls sheerly over a gigantic wall of rock, shaking the ground with its impact. In this beautiful mountain spa, the Andean forest combines with the high Amazonian forest, generating an unimaginable biodiversity, and producing 165 recognized native species - the same number that exist on the Galapagos Islands.

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