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Banos, Ecuador
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"Spectacular Sight....".

We stayed in Banos for a week. It was our third trip to Banos as my wife and I just love... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2016
Johnny P
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Punta Gorda, Florida
Fabulous area

Weather plays a major part in being able to see the breath taking scenery.You can see lava flows... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2016
GEEOZ
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Maleny, Australia
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Considered one of Ecuador’s most active volcanoes, this strato-volcano (a volcano that almost constantly emits gas and vapor) towers more than three kilometers above its northern base with a crater measuring more than 400 meters in diameter.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“active volcano” (16 reviews)
“cloud cover” (5 reviews)
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Banos, Ecuador
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Reviewed March 7, 2016

We stayed in Banos for a week. It was our third trip to Banos as my wife and I just love everything about this quaint little city. We took a horseback ride through some of the streets of Banos. We then proceeded up the hill...More

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Reviewed February 12, 2016

Weather plays a major part in being able to see the breath taking scenery.You can see lava flows and the land nearby being used for agriculture.Just more of the diversity of beautiful Ecuador

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Reviewed February 4, 2016

The surrounding area is breath taking. We were traveling South to Riobamba on our way home which took us to the West side of the mountain. There were ash/lava flows clearly visible but immediately next to them the farming continues and it is just gorgeous...More

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Reviewed December 30, 2015

Prepare yourself for this hike. 3-4 hours to the refugio, another 5-6 to summit. No switchbacks, straight up. The views are amazing, the bike ride back down is dicey but fun!... Go with the company Natural Magic, Guide Freddy!

1  Thank Sarah W
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Reviewed December 28, 2015

Tungurahua is beautiful but you need a lot of luck when it comes to the weather...we stayed at Jardines de Chamana ...the weather was very cloudy/foggy on both days...so we couldn't see the top, in fact, we wanted to do the Swing del condor but...More

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Reviewed December 23, 2015

From our hotel a little way away Tungaurahua was shrouded in cloud then during breakfast the cloud lifted revealing snow from the night. Gradually the whole volcano appeared steaming gently, then the cloud cleared and displayed the whole vista with a clear blue sky. Stunning.

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Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

While I was there the volcano was very quite but the views from the side of the volcano were amazing!

Thank Kristen B
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Reviewed December 7, 2015

Vulcan Tungurahua is one of Ecuador's most active volcanoes, and its sixth highest. Its name means "Throat of Fire" in Quechua. During an 8-day tour of Ecuador, our group stopped in Banos, and because the day was clear, we could see temperamental Tungurahua looming over...More

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Reviewed December 1, 2015

Beautiful volcano overlooking Banos. It is easy to take a short hike to the top of a trail that gives great views of the town and the volcano. We were lucky to see it spewing smoke and steam. The trail is very steep and slippery...More

1  Thank BenefacTours
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Reviewed November 27, 2015

I know it was there but we never saw it because of clouds. They say it is spectacular, but don't go during rainy season.

Thank cheribree2016
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