Baños de Agua Santa Half-Day Canyoning Tour
- Duration: 4 hours
Experience the beauty of Llanganates National Park in a protected area of Tungurahua Province on a half-day canyoning tour from Baños de Agua Santa. Highly qualified guides will kit you out with wet suits and take you through the strict safety regulations before taking you into the canyon to walk down a waterfall! Don't worry if you don't make it on the 1st try; you can practice more than once. Continue to a waterfall that cascades down 6 meters, and enjoy more canyoning thrills before raising the adrenaline stakes at an even higher waterfall. This time you will have to descend 45 meters.
Depart central Baños de Agua Santa at 09:00 for the start of this full-day whitewater rafting adventure into the lush landscape of the northern foothills of Tungurahua volcano and Ecuador’s gateway to the Amazon. You will be provided will all necessary equipment for a safe and fun river adventure. Transfer to the town of San Francisco by private van. En route, admire the cascades of many waterfalls, such as Agoyan, Manto de la Novia, and El Pailon del Diablo. Upon arrival at the Pastaza River, your certified guide will give a safety talk and explain the various commands to keep you safe on the river at all times. Then, get set for some real rafting thrills of class III and IV rapids as the Pastaza River passes through a steep gorge and joins the free-flowing Topo River. Before your transfer back to Baños de Agua Santa, enjoy a well-deserved lunch and share memories of your adventure.
Meet your expert guides at the pre-established meeting place to start your paragliding adventure. You’ll begin the paragliding in Niton, descending from which you can observe the Banos landscape and see the Tungurahua volcano. Flying from here will provide you with the best possible observation point of the city of Banos. Listen to a technical talk to make sure you feel completely comfortable before the experience begins. You will also be provided with thermal wear to combat cold conditions once in the air. When it's time to take off, enjoy 15 minutes of pure euphoria as you glide through the city attached to your expert guide during this unique aerial experience.
The trip starts in the tour office at 9 am every day where you will try the equipment and drive by car toward Casahurco, one of the most emblematic sceneries in which to practice this adventure. When you get there you will have a safety briefing and start going down big waterfalls, swimming through it and jumping to big pools. You can practice different jumps here, zip lining on the rope to change a new route. The time in the Canyon will be more or less 3 hours, and after you finish the tour stop by a local restaurant nearby where you will get served a delicious lunch. Return to to Banos at around 2 pm.
The city of Baños is surrounded by natural walls of basalt rock, formed by the eruptions of the Tungurahua volcano. Travel by car just 20 minutes from the city to this popular rock climbing site and admire the beauty of the landscape. Your guides will explain the program and provide a safety briefing. You’ll be able to practice the climbing exercise more than one time if you wish! There are different levels of activities ranging from beginner to expert on this half-day program. Beginning climbs usually range in difficulty from 5.5 to 5.8, and involve using a top-rope setup within 50 feet of the ground. Using this technique, you can easily receive instruction and return to the ground at any time. Intermediate guided climbs usually range in difficulty from 5.7 to 5.9, and take place utilizing a top-belay setup or multi-pitch techniques. Top-belay setups require that you have general cli...
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