Volcano Tours In Baņos EcuadorWritten by Steve Gilman
In June of 2004, my wife and I spent a week in Banos, Ecuador. Our clean hotel room, with cable TV, cost $6 per night. It was $12 normally, but we're good negotiators. We paid just $1 for lunch each day ($2.25 total for both, with tip), which was usually chicken, rice, beans, salad and juice. Sometimes we splurged and paid $1.50 at a nicer place.
Evenings we went to Santo Pecado ("saint/sinner") or one of other discos. Our favorite was Tuparina, perhaps due to huayusa, a drink made of a psychadelic plant collected by family of owner. Most days I played chess in open market in center of town, with Manolo or Rene, or other locals.
Getting Into Hot Water In Baņos
There are two hot spring facilities in Baņos, and two with cold water. These are some of best hot springs in Ecuador. One is at base of a waterfall that tumbles from mountain above. You can walk to it from anywhere in town, and it costs just a dollar, or a little more if you want to enjoy mineral-rich waters under stars each evening. A sign documents various minerals that are in water, and many come to alleviate their arthritis or other illnesses.
Volcano Tours In Baņos
Of dozens of volcanos in Ecuador, several are active. One of most active is Tungurahua, which overlooks Banos. To see it, you need to get out of town, because Baņos is set deep in surrounding lush, green mountains, which block view. The best way to get a good look is on a "volcano tour." There are a couple operations in Banos that take you on tours to see an eruption. Watch for one of "chivas" circling town and blasting loud music in evening. A chiva is an open-sided bus of sorts, with seating inside or on roof.
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