Los Sauces Hike


Embark on a captivating 4.5km journey around the picturesque town of Baños de Agua Santa, where adventure awaits at every turn. Step onto the San Francisco Bridge and be greeted by awe-inspiring views of the majestic Pastaza River, setting the stage for an unforgettable expedition.

As you traverse along the Illuchi road, be prepared to be mesmerized by the breathtaking landscapes that unfold before you. With the city of Baños as your backdrop, immerse yourself in the natural beauty that surrounds you, with every step bringing you closer to the heart of Ecuador’s enchanting wilderness.

But the real magic begins as you descend towards the river, carefully crossing its tranquil waters to embark on a thrilling hiking trail. As you trek onwards, be rewarded with panoramic vistas of the towering Tungurahua volcano and the cascading rivers that paint the landscape in hues of blue and green.

Pause for a moment of serenity at “La Banca del Amor” viewpoint, where the beauty of nature takes center stage, and the tranquility of the river whispers tales of adventure. From here, the journey takes a gentle descent, winding past local homes and quaint villages, until you reach the iconic Los Sauces Bridge.

Crossing the Pastaza River once more, this time greeted by the gentle embrace of its serene waters, you’ll find yourself enchanted by the beauty of this hidden gem. With its small estuary and scenic surroundings, it’s a fitting finale to a journey filled with wonder and discovery.

Join us on the Los Sauces Trail and let the beauty of Banos Ecuador captivate your soul!

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