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Our group rented bikes to reach the Ruta de las Cascadas, stopping along the way to have some lunch and to take a ride on a zip line. The bike ride was fun (and mostly downhill), the hike was beautiful, and the Pailon del Diablo...More
I joined a tour for 3 USD and climbed into a ‘chiva’ which is a truck fit with seats and a roof. I wore a sweatshirt which was good most of the trip, it got cool on the way back.
The tour went past the...More
Caught a taxi at 9am in Banos, asked him to take us to the waterfalls. He quoted the price upfront, the two-hour round trip cost us $20 total and we visited a bunch of waterfalls ending at pailon del diablo. We opted for a taxi...More
A must while staying in Baňos. We went by bus (5 dollar each) from the city. There vere at least 3 stops to "enjoy" the adrenalin attractions which was annoying for the rest who weren't interested. At the end we visited the biggest waterfall -...More
The route of the waterfalls is a very pleasant route to be distracted more than anything because it has a two-story Chiva that greatly improves the experience
The trip consists of a visit to the dam of Agoyán, after 10 minutes to reach the Cascada...More
We were here in late May, the rainy season and the water was rushing everywhere. The main route, E30, had several smaller falls along with the main large falls across the rivers. The only issues were the rock slides temporarily closing the road. Other than...More
We hiked Quilatoa, camped in the Amazon, got civilized in Quito and biking the Ruta de las Cascadas was a definite highlight. Do be careful who you rent your bike from (make sure it has good brakes), but mostly enjoy the ride. You can do...More
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Hey, I did the Chivas bus tour so I'm not sure how long the bike route option would take. I'm guessing it depends on 1) your fitness 2) how may stops you make and how long you stop for. Also, if you are doing Casa de arbol... More
Hey, I did the Chivas bus tour so I'm not sure how long the bike route option would take. I'm guessing it depends on 1) your fitness 2) how may stops you make and how long you stop for. Also, if you are doing Casa de arbol are you taking a public bus there/walking/going with a tour group?
I would say you could spend the morning doing the ruta de las cascadas on bike then do the casa de arbol with a tour group in the afternoon. From what I saw going with a group is between $6- $10 and the last group leaves around 16:00. So it should be possible to do both activities in one day. Going with a tour group will take about 2 hours for casa de arbol. So will get you back in time for cenar :)
Be very careful if you going to bike ruta de las cascadas. There is no cycle lane and you share the road with motorists, buses, bikes, chivas tours and the occasional donkey. Personally I would only do it during the week (less traffic from tour groups) and in good weather (unlike the last few days here).
Either way, it's an amazing experience and bring some cash for the cable cars, canopying and odd road side snack (very delicious).