If you are in Baños, you can not leave without visiting one of the most famously recognized places in Ecuador such as ¨The swing at the end of the world, located in the sector of Runtún km 5 at 40 minutes from the city center, at a height from 2660 m.s.n.m.
A perfect place to visit as a family, as a couple or if you are traveling alone. If you are lucky you will be able to enjoy the view of the Tungurahua Volcano (if the weather is perfect and the sky is clear), but regardless you will be able to see the majestic mountains that surround the city of Baños de Agua Santa or also known as Baños de Ambato.
His story tells that 14 years ago, when the Baneños were returning to their homes after evacuating due to the eruption of the Tungurahua Volcano in 1999, the Baneño Carlos Sanchez made the decision to build a tree house on the edge of the hill. When the work was finished and the Tree House was built, the word spread and all the visitors from Bahia began to arrive enjoying the beautiful view. Later tourists from different parts of Ecuador came to appreciate the incredible Tree House.
It has different activities apart from the ¨Swing at the End of the World¨, such as a small canopy, places for picnics, swings for children, balancing on sticks, and trails around the place. In addition to that, in the bar you can enjoy the gastronomy of the Andes.
The entrance has a cost of 1 USD, it is open every day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
How to get to the Tree House?
Here we give you some options on how you can get there.
By Bus: If you travel without a car, the best way to get there is to take the public bus, ¨Luna Sánchez that have different schedules to arrive every day. The stop is located on the corner of Calle Luis A. Martinez and Oriente.
The good thing about this is that the bus waits 1 hour and a little longer for you enjoy the place.
Arrival times: 5:45 AM / 11:00 AM / 2:00 PM / 4:00 PM and
Return : 7:00 AM / 1:00 PM / 4:00 PM / 6:00 PM
Cost: 1 USD
Cuadrase: You can rent them one block from the Parque de la Iglesia de Baños, on Luis A. Martinez street.
Cost: Ranges from USD 15 to USD 20
By Car: From the city center, you can take Av. Amazonas (Via al Puyo), before reaching the Ulba parish you will find a large sign indicating the road to Runtún. Travel approximately 40 minutes, do not worry the road has signage to get to the Famous Tree House.
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