Must do adrenaline activities in Baños

Baños is the extreme sport capital of Ecuador. Upon arriving we saw an array of action packed adventures up for offer and though we wanted to do them all, we lined up our favourite three to keep ourselves busy over the next few days. They were canyoning, whitewater rafting and ziplining.

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After some good old online research we soon found Imagine Ecuador was our top pick. We were incredibly impressed with both their level of service and professionalism, from their prompt email responses, detailed safety briefing, up to date equipment and genuine enthusiasm, we knew we were in great hands.

Check out the adventures they have for offer here.

Canyoning

An adrenaline packed day of rappelling down, jumping into and swimming through the most gorgeous waterfalls in Casahurcoy. It’s one of the top rated places to do canyoning as it provides the most thrilling experience.  

Before you start, your professional guides go over safety, the basic commands and also give you a practise run on the flat ground before you get started on the real thing. They are also bursting with energy, which is extremely infections, almost guaranteeing a great time before we have even started. We started off our adventure by jumping into a small fall, this was just a teaser before the next waterfall jump we had to conquer. Soon we were rappelling down the sides of the waterfalls and trusting the guides when to jump before splashing into the water below.

Check out our wicked adventure below.

Cost: $30-65
If you're after something more extreme, I strongly suggest the slightly more expensive one, you get bigger waterfalls and bigger jumps.

Rating

Guide – 5
Equipment – 5
Safety – 5
Experience – 5
Value for money – 5

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Whitewater rafting

Another great day spent tackling some level 3 and 4 rapids on the Pastaza river while the sun was beating down above.

Heading down the river the pace soon changed from calm sailing to tackling the rapids. Throughout the ride each one of us had a chance to ‘ride the bull,’ sitting at the very front of the boat, feet in the water, it gave the best and scariest view of the river ahead. Our heart rate increased while we held on for dear life as the boat was guided directly into the rapids ahead.

Note: different sections of the river are open during different times of the year.

Check out photos of our experience below.

Cost: $30 (includes complimentary images like above)

Rating

Guide – 5
Equipment – 5
Safety – 5
Experience – 4
Value for money – 4

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Ziplining

Photo credit: Puntzan canopy

Photo credit: Puntzan canopy

Zip down amongst the wonderful forest setting, through trees and above rivers in Puntzan, it's a great way to spend a slice of your morning or afternoon.

After a small walk uphill we were soon flying down our first zipline. A small one to start off, but before you know it your soon zipping down longer and longer lines. Choosing our position of choice, either sitting, or my personal favourite supermanning with arms first, or for the adventurous upside down. Though you don't gather a lot of speed down the ziplines the views you take in along the way are definitely something special.

Cost $20 – 3 hours duration

Rating

Guide – 3
Equipment – 5
Safety – 5
Experience – 4
Value for money – 4

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Please note that despite receiving complimentary services from Imagine Ecuador, all opinions are ours and remain completely unbiased.

 

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Must do adrenaline activities in Banos