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Address: Banos, Ecuador
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+593 98 451 4753
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Considered one of Ecuador’s most active volcanoes, this strato-volcano (a...

Considered one of Ecuador’s most active volcanoes, this strato-volcano (a volcano that almost constantly emits gas and vapor) towers more than three kilometers above its northern base with a crater measuring more than 400 meters in diameter.

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A must visit place

Banos is beautiful. It has a lot of activities for the family and nature lovers. Just be careful with the food, don't eat anything raw or from the street. My daughter had a salad... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Banos is beautiful. It has a lot of activities for the family and nature lovers. Just be careful with the food, don't eat anything raw or from the street. My daughter had a salad and got very sick. Their water is not safe. The ride from Quito to Banos is very beautiful too. Try to do it early in the... More 

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London Ontario Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Having stayed in Banos for almost 5 weeks, I was very fortunate to see the volcano from a number of viewpoints just outside of town. The view from Luna Run Tun was on a clear day (which a number of reviewers have mentioned is very rare.) A hike to the Antenas, is very worthwhile. I got up to the volcano... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We did the hike up from Pondoa to the refugio in the National Park. The views of the volcano from this point (3,380m) were not great because of cloud cover mainly. The hike up and down though allows for great views, if the cloud clears. It took us about 2 hours 30 minutes to climb from the bottom refugio to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We heard that was hard to see the Volcano because most of the time is cloudy , this time we were lucky. The weather was perfect most of the days , we saw the volcano like 2 times, the volcano is not erupting at the moment . You just need to walk to view points around town and you will... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Just wonderful to look at. Latent power ...can just imagine what and eruption would be like. You are able to see old lava flows around this area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We tried to see the Volcano but the weather was not good, i heard that the Volcano is quiet, so don't expect to see lava.

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1 Thank Becky H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Excellent place and great view. Higly recommende for a day of joy and relax. yu can't go wrong with this place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

great attractions to visit cool site seeing areas, if you love taking pictures this is a great spot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

The weather in Banos is ever changing and volatile, we stayed in Banos for 3 weeks and finally saw the volcano on our last days. It was pretty cool.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

We were trying to see the Volcano in Banos. Our last day in Banos, we ere so lucky with the weather. Imagine Ecuador recommend us to go to the best view point called Antenas, this afternoon the weather was excellent so we were able to see the Volcano smoking, not many people are luck but today yes. Try it ,... More 

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