The Andean Region: Baños, Riobamba, Ambato & Latacunga

24. – 27. Apr 2019

The Streets of Baños

I arrived in Baños in the evening where I met up with David, a Dutch guy whom I already knew from Uruguay, in the hostel Cordillera de los Andes (clean, cheap single rooms with a great rooftop terrace).

The next day, we went to the giant waterfall Pailon del Diablo having passed several other waterfalls on the way. This one was just amazing! The rocks had the appearance of a giant skull and the water rushed down in one huge single stream. There were two lookouts (one directly in the water, and one with a panoramic view) and several suspension bridges.  What a great day with a super delicious lunch!

In the morning, we took the bus to the famous “Tree House at the End of the World” in order to do some hiking and enjoy the views. Well, that didn’t work out… It was completely cloudy and foggy. 🙁 Thus, we decided to go on to Riobamba. There, we did a stroll through the city center in awe of the colonial houses and churches, had our lunch, and headed back to the terminal to catch the bus to Ambato, where we were able to see some street parades. Our final stop for the day was Latacunga where we stayed in Latacunga Hostel (very nice and affordable rooms) using it as our gateway to Quilotoa.

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