Contrabandistas Hiking Trail


Embark on an unforgettable 8.1km journey through Banos, Ecuador’s hidden gem, Contrabandistas trail hike where every step unveils a new marvel of nature. Prepare to be mesmerized by cascading waterfalls, lush tangerine farms, and the untamed beauty of the Amazon rainforest.

Starting from the iconic Agoyan Hydroelectric Dam, your adventure begins amidst the sweet scent of sugar cane and naranjilla, leading you through riverside oases and prime sport fishing spots. Your first stop? The majestic Agoyan Waterfall, just a taste of the wonders that lie ahead.

But the real thrill begins as you trek through the charming Chinchin village, ascending winding paths that zigzag through the mountains, offering panoramic views of the Pastaza River basin and the verdant expanse of the Amazon.

Feel the adrenaline surge as you conquer the most challenging stretch of the trail, rewarded with breathtaking vistas that will leave you speechless. And when the journey nears its end, prepare to be enchanted by the spellbinding beauty of the Manto de la Novia waterfall, a sight to behold.

As you reach the trail’s end, faced with the choice of crossing the river via a scenic bridge or taking a thrilling ride on the “cable car,” relish in the sense of accomplishment and wonder that only an adventure in Banos can provide.
Join us on the Contrabandistas Trail and let the magic of Banos Ecuador ignite your spirit of adventure!