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It was raining when we first arrived in Banos but we woke up the next day to glorious sunshine. We decided to make the most of this and took a four hour horse riding trek up into the hills around Banos. This was a great choice as it turned out to be great fun and we saw the spectacular mountainous scenery around Banos from a totally different perspective. We were really lucky to get a clear view of Tunguruha Volcano with a plume of smoke billowing from its summit. We stopped to explore some of the many streams with their sulphur coated rocks giving them a golden glow and saw the Rio Pastaza plunging through a narrow canyon and cascading out into a large and impressive lagoon. We felt like Butch Cassidy and the Sun Dance Kid at we rode through streams and climbed up the fascinating mountainous terrain. A brilliant day!
Banos

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:South America
Subcategory Detail:Ecuador
Keywords:Rio Pastaza, Tungurahua, banos, casada ines maria, ecuador, horse riding