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Amazon Tour in Ecuador: Puyo Day Trip from Baños
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Amazon Tour in Ecuador: Puyo Day Trip from Baños

By Imagine Ecuador
Recommended by 98% of travelers
98% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About

Ages 8-70, max of 12 per group
Duration: 11h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • rubber boots
  • Rain poncho
What's not included
  • Soft drinks, Alcoholic drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entraces , Zoo $3,50 , Reserve $1,50, View point $3 , Indigenous village $2 ,Chocolate making $ 2
  • Entry/Admission - Cascada Hola Vida


Start:
  • Imagine Ecuador - Tour Operator Bathrooms, St, Luis A. Martínez &, Baños de Agua Santa 180250, Ecuador
    Please be at the office of Imagine Ecuador one day before the tour, in order to measure the rubber boots and give you some instructions.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7932P5

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Minimum age is 8 years
    • A minimum of 4 people per booking is required
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7932P5

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    • Imagine Ecuador
      1,550
      Banos, Ecuador
      Joined in July 2012
    • F4930TCroyd
      0 contributions
      good cheap cars
      cheap car rental and good quality car. easy to do with bigger groups there are a lot of nice few points to drive to that u wouldn't be able to do by biks
      Written February 19, 2024
    • estefanoc528
      0 contributions
      10/10 trip
      This was an amazing experience for an amazing price! Cars were reliable and comfortable. Would recommend to anyone!!!
      Written February 18, 2024
    • hannahcM1913QH
      0 contributions
      A great day canyoning!
      We loved every minute of our tour today! We felt the adrenaline of the tour but felt safe at all times. Even the lunch afterwards was amazing. We went as a young couple but would recommend for adventurous families or friend groups looking for some time in nature.
      Written February 16, 2024
    • luisy843
      0 contributions
      Nice Experience!
      was a great experience! Rafting was really fun. Felt safe all the time. Friendly service and good food. And you get nice photos after the activity.
      Written February 13, 2024
    • Hotel A
      0 contributions
      Rafting in Baños
      All the experience was super good; Dario our guide was outstanding I'll say he is one of the best guides I had in my entire life lots of energy; well knowledge about the place and really kind!!!
      Written February 13, 2024
    • michaelgJ7464LL
      0 contributions
      Kind and patient
      These guys are amazing. We did paragliding, canyoning, horse riding and my son went rock climbing. All of their guides are very kind and especially patient. If you are in Baños and need something to do I would highly recommend them.
      Written February 13, 2024
    • 496lizak
      0 contributions
      Best rafting ever!
      The tour was the best. We enjoyed every second! We had a private tour as a family and a pick up from our hotel. Then we drove a beautiful way to the starting point. The rafting level 3 was perfect for us, next time we will try 4 :-) we felt safe all the time and had so much fun with the two guides! Even the way back was an experience, we stopped at a local shop and had some good food. After the trip we got the best pictures taken on the whole tour. Muchas gracias para todo!
      Written February 4, 2024
    • ryandstew
      0 contributions
      Casahurco Canyoning - 10/10!
      Having never been canyoning, I wasn't quite sure what to expect on this tour. It was so much fun! This tour definitely gets your heart pumping and is one of the best things you can do while in Baños. Special thanks to our amazing guides Sergio and Darwin. They were both very knowledgeable and made us feel like we were in good hands. They also both spoke great English, which was appreciated since I speak "muy poco" Spanish.
      Written January 21, 2024
    • 794devany
      0 contributions
      Highly recommend canyoning
      Canyoning with Sergei and Darwin was awesome! We lucked out with booking on a day there was no one else so had a private tour. We had never been canyoning befire but they gave us great instruction and continuous encouragement. It was one of our best tours of our multi month trip.
      Written January 21, 2024
    • danawE5540DK
      0 contributions
      Great keep rental!
      We rented the jeep for the day and it was awesome! Fun way to see the waterfalls. The jeep was in great working order and had a roof we put on when it started raining
      Written January 12, 2024
    • Clint F
      0 contributions
      Awesome great trip excellent guide.
      Great day trip for the family with a wonderful guide ran everything perfectly and safely. With recommended highly two any travelers.
      Written January 8, 2024
    • ADH0922
      0 contributions
      Amazing family rafting trip in Baños
      Our family had an amazing time on this rafting trip! Our guides Giovani and Ismael were excellent - lots of fun and very clearly river and safety experts. It was one adrenaline rush after another. The lunch after was delicious as well. Highly recommend!
      Written January 5, 2024
    • Trip830608
      0 contributions
      Best Jeep Rental. 100% recommend.
      We got the jeep rental with a driver. Took us around to see the waterfalls and other sights with our young kids. Awesome time. Fantastic people. Highly recommend.
      Written January 2, 2024
    • Alistair S
      0 contributions
      Hands down best experience in Banos
      Awesome adventure and adrenaline rush. Booked last minute and did 4 waterfalls. Sergi, our guide, was a legend and kept us laughing the whole time. Highly recommend, it was our favourite activity in Banos. Will be back to do more waterfalls in the future.
      Written January 1, 2024
    • Kelli P
      0 contributions
      ATV Rental
      Awesome experience!! Juan helped us get comfortable on the ATVs before we ventured up to Casa del Árbol. It was my first time and I loved it! Imagine Ecuador has well maintained machines, friendly staff and great prices. Highly recommended!
      Written December 29, 2023
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    KARLA W
    Lyle, WA28 contributions
    Dec 2022 • Family
    We are traveling with our 15 year old granddaughter and opted for this very full day tour, with lots of experiences. It was a very good trip which required good time management to fit it all in; in fact we chose this tour so we could see everything. With our guide, Carlos Garton’s help, we did.
    Carlos Garzon, knew all the folks at the various places, and we felt like we were well served.

    Carlos impressed us early by taking us to a local natural foods place that sold fresh aloe. Our granddaughter had an awful sunburn from a trip to the Andean highlands. The vendor sold us two big aloe leaves and Carlos cut one to scoop out the aloe, providing much sunburn relief!

    There’s not one activity that we did not enjoy. The dugout canoe ride on the Puyo river with a local, was scenic and a nice experience to be on the river. Along the hike to the waterfall, we made stops and learned about local plants and uses. We opted not to swim in the shallow pool area under the falls, but would do so next time. The chocolate experience was a highlight tracing chocolate making from the cocoa seeds to drink was fun and participatory and ended with delicious hot chocolate and yuca pancakes— tasting like potato pancakes. The animal reserve, which I expected to be cheesey, offered more diversity of animals than expected. Finally, driving in Ecuador can be challenging and we appreciated Carlos’ navigating abilities.

    We’d highly recommend this excursion and if you’re lucky, you’ll get Carlos as your guide.
    Written December 26, 2022
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    Torz C
    2 contributions
    May 2022
    There are lots of wonderful things to do in Banos (great coffee shops, nice places to eat, lots of adventure sports) BUT if you only have one day in Banos, you HAVE to do the one day Amazon trip with Imagine Ecuador.

    I cannot believe we fit so many activities into one day - a visit to an Animal rescue/Sanctuary, traditional cooked lunch, 2hr walk through the jungle, swimming in a waterfall, visiting a tribal community, canoeing on the river and more.

    The staff at Imagine Ecuador made sure to mention before our trip, that because we chose only the day trip, we wouldn't be able to go deep into the jungle, rather just on the outskirts. This didn't negatively affect our experience one bit. In fact, we came away and both said "How do we even begin to tell our friends and family about this experience". It was truly once in a lifetime.

    Our guide, Carlos, was incredible. We had English speakers and Spanish speakers on our tour, so he spent the whole day repeating himself making sure everyone understood all of the information, and checking if anyone had questions. Carlos went out of his way to check that we felt comfortable on the tour, and to check that the vegetarian lunch was enough for me. It was. Both Carlos, and the staff at the restaurant were kind enough to check if I ate fish, eggs, cheese and then I received a HUGE plate of delicious vegetarian food. Carlos was so kind, thoughtful and funny.

    Imagine Ecuador make sure to give you detailed instructions of what you will need, and what will be included in the day which really helps to make the day more comfortable and easy. I specifically like that they provide you with rubber boots and rain ponchos for your walk through the forest.

    Our van transportation was clean, and very safe driving.

    The highlight of the day for me was visiting the tribal community - getting up and dancing around the fire with the young girls. It was such a wholesome experience that actually made me emotional.

    Thank you IE for such a wonderful day.
    Written May 8, 2022
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    kevinspa
    Paris, France12 contributions
    Nov 2022
    Great tour, very full day with a rich experience. Loved that we saw and did so much in one day, and you feel that you're helping local communities. Our guide, Andres, was super nice, knowledgeable and available. Highly recommend Imagine Ecuador.
    Written November 24, 2022
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    Matt D
    4 contributions
    Jul 2023 • Couples
    The BEST return on investment tour I have ever done. Ecuador can be a challenging country to get around in without connections to drivers. Imagine Ecuador made this trip SO EASY.

    This tour is packed with activities that take the whole day. I fell even more in love with Ecuador. The amenities included the snack, beautiful view photo stops, animal refuge zoo, lunch, hike and swim in Hola Vida waterfall (AMAZING), visit to cacao farm including chocolate production process (& more snacks), visit of indigenous town with ceremony participation, and canoeing in rivers of Amazon.

    I cannot believe we experienced this all in one day! The guides were phenomenal, kind and informative. We had a lot of fun and felt very safe!

    5 out of 5 , would definitely recommend!
    Written July 28, 2023
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    Sunny H
    1 contribution
    May 2022 • Couples
    This was an excellent way to spend a day exploring a piece of the Amazonias. Much was learned about the local flora and communities as well as the history of the area. Our guide Carlos was a very integral part of the trip. It was fantastic to see someone so passionate about what they do and pay so much to not only us guests on the tour but the locals that we visit and many of the plants and animals along the way. I highly recommend acquiring Carlos as your guide if possible. He’s fluent in Spanish, English, and I believe a little bit of German too! Overall it was a blast and I will be returning once more for the multi-day trips with friends!

    I burn easily so I wore a thin long sleeved shirt, athletic leggings, and shorts over them (I am a male). I chose not to swim at the waterfall as I have a pretty bad sunburn on my shoulders and pressure is not good for them. So if you don’t want to swim you can choose to bring one set of shoes. They do provide muck boots (rubber boots for wet/muddy areas). You also get to leave most of your gear in the van and the guide will let you know what to bring for what activity. Oh also don’t forget a hat, sunscreen, bug spray, and go have fun!
    Written May 10, 2022
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    Liz S
    1 contribution
    May 2023 • Friends
    This was the best tour my friend and I have ever taken. Such a jam packed 13 hours and we hit in every activity we wanted to in Baños (zip-lining, canoeing, making chocolate, etc.). Our guide Carlos was so fun and very knowledgeable about the rainforest in particular. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Baños.
    Written May 25, 2023
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    Michelle K
    Arlington, VA146 contributions
    Dec 2021
    We went on the day trip to Puyo with Carlos, as our guide. It was best tour we've ever done. Carlos was so knowledgeable, his English impeccable, and we had lots of laughs along the way. We enjoyed all the activities all day. Some highlights -- walking through the jungle and having Carlos show us the most fascinating bugs, plants, and animals. Swimming under the beautiful waterfall in the jungle. Walking through the rain at the zoo to see amazing animals. Carlos provided ponchos and boots, and the rain just made it more fun! Meeting lovely indigenous people and learning about their culture. Learning all about cacao and helping in the chocolate making process. Eating a delicious lunch of fresh tilapia. Overall, we couldn't ask for anything more. Carlos was simply the best, and our entire day was a blast!
    Written December 28, 2021
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    Brandon T
    1 contribution
    One of the best trips my friends and I have ever been on for vacation. We did so much in one day, and the guides did not even rush us along. The guides have years of experience that is obvious in all of the details they share about the people, animals and plants of the Amazonas. They also speak English and Spanish. The guides made this trip even more amazing by telling stories from their history with the Amazon.
    Written July 29, 2022
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    Resort13916344469
    1 contribution
    Nov 2023 • Couples
    The best experience we could have imagined, we had the most amazing time exploring the Amazon. Our tour guide Carlos was so great explaining everything on the hike and in the city. The food and accommodations were very pleasant as well.
    We saw others tours and were so happy we chose this unique experience. The best!
    Written November 6, 2023
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    Bill C
    Bridgeport, CT4 contributions
    Apr 2022 • Friends
    This day trip has been the highlight of our week in Ecuador. Carlos did an incredible job- gave us clear expectations for the day and followed through at every step of the tour. The zoo was awesome, the lunch was awesome. Visiting the Indigenous was awesome. The cacao farm was awesome. Everything was AWESOME. Highly recommend to anyone who travels to banos.
    Written April 21, 2022
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