Tree House in Baños Ecuador
The Tree House is undoubtedly the best place to observe the Tungurahua Volcano, located in the hamlet Runtún, and is 2600 meters above sea level.
The Swing at the End of the World
To reach this beautiful spot in the mountains above Baños, you can go by car, by bus (06AM, 11AM, 2PM, 4PM - From Rocafuerte & Pastaza streets in Baños Ecuador) or if you want a little bit of adventure, you can rent a quad bike. The cost of rent varies from 12 to 15 USD per hour (depending on the horsepower of the quad). The rental agency will provide maps and helmets to make it easy to find your way safely. It takes about 30 to 40 minutes to arrive to this piece of heaven above Baños city.
The view of the Tungurahua volcano from Tree House is one of a kind because from there you have amazing views of the crater of Tungurahua, which is only 2.5kms straight across from you.
It is a perfect place to enjoy a picnic with friends or family, or just enjoy the fabulous views of the Tungurahua volcano and mountains surrounding the city of Banos Ecuador, and if you like and you have no fear of heights and adrenaline because you can jump on the most famous swing (swing) that has Ecuador.
As well you can be educated by Mr. Carlos Sanchez, who works for the Military Geographical Institute. He will explain to you about the numerous eruptions in the last twelve years. As well you can learn about the different types of volcanic rocks, the eruptive phases, and get to know more information about the majestic Mama Tungurahua.