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12 000inhabitants

1 800meters above sea level

This beautiful mountain town with its pleasant subtropical climate has grown into a tourist center full of hotels, restaurants and local tour operators. The sidewalks of the main street Calle Ambato are full of terraces and on Saturday evenings it is packed with visitors. Ecuadorians also visit Baños on high days and at weekends for its hot water baths, a visit to its beautiful basilica or for its melcochas, a local delicacy.

Baños has become a regular fixture on the program of every visit to Ecuador: the good climate is very pleasant, you can enjoy beautiful walks in and around Baños, and you can make beautiful trips on horseback or by mountain bike.

Baños is also strategically located very well, along the fixed route between the Amazon and the highlands and is therefore the ideal place to recover from the adventures in the jungle or Andes mountains. The rough Pastaza River thunders past Baños to the Agoyan Falls, 10 km. further downstream, where one of Ecuador’s largest water power plants is located. Even further along the road to Puyo, the Pastaza has several beautiful waterfalls.

Near Baños you will find 2 national parks: Sangay and LLanganates. The city is located at the foot of the Tungurahua volcano. In 1999, after a period of 80 years of inactivity, he suddenly woke up again. Regularly, a number of villages along the road to Riobamba are being evacuated in the event of emerging activity. Baños has also been evacuated a few times, but to date the city of Baños has not been affected. The erupting Tungurahua regularly delivers beautiful images.

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Tom, guide in EcuadorI’m Tom from Belgium and I’ll make sure your trip to Ecuador or cruise in Galapagos goes as smoothly and pleasantly as possible. I have been living in Ecuador for a decade and have been working in tourism for 8 years now. Before that, I obtained my guides diploma in Ecuador. Traveling and discovering new places is my passion.
Together with the local travel agency Descubre-Ecuador, we offer tailor-made tours in Galapagos and on the Ecuadorian mainland. Over the years, Descubre-Ecuador has built a reliable partnership with the best hotels and the best nature guides in Ecuador. Our small-scale way of working ensures easy accessibility and a lot of flexibility when traveling.
Customer satisfaction is the essence for us. And even in those rare moments of unforeseen difficult circumstances, we make sure that we are there to make sure your trip runs smoothly.
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Indian woman from SalasacasIn South America, Ecuador is one of the smaller countries, but the country is hugely diverse in terms of geography, climate and population. You can visit the Andes, the Amazon rainforest as well as the tropical coast without taking extremely long domestic flights or transfers. And then you have the Galapagos Islands, a once in a lifetime experience. The diversity of flora and fauna per square mile is enormous. Ecuador is South America in a nutshell. Moreover, the country is relatively safe and little visited. The national currency is the USD and you have a wide choice of direct flights to Quito and Guayaquil from Europe and the United States.


Tom - guide in EcuadorIk ben Tom uit België en zorg ervoor dat jullie reis naar Ecuador of cruise in Galapagos zo vlot en aangenaam mogelijk kan verlopen. Ik woon al een tiental jaren in Ecuador en werk nu 8 jaren in toerisme. Daarvoor heb ik in Ecuador mijn gidsen-diploma behaald. Reizen en nieuwe plaatsen ontdekken is mijn passie. Samen met het lokale reiskantoor Descubre-Ecuador, bieden we reizen op maat in Galapagos en op het Ecuadoriaanse vasteland aan. Descubre-Ecuador heeft door de jaren heen een betrouwbare samenwerking opgebouwd met de beste hotels en de beste natuurgidsen van Ecuador. Onze kleinschalige manier van werken zorgt voor een vlotte bereikbaarheid en veel flexibiliteit bij het reizen. De tevredenheid van de klant is voor ons de essentie. En ook op die zeldzame momenten van onvoorziene moeilijke omstandigheden zorgen we dat we er zijn om jullie reis toch perfect te laten verlopen. Ontdek Ecuador en Galapagos!