Destinations, South America

Baños – At the end of the world

(The following is a guest post by Vibeke Johannessen,  from The Viking Abroad)


You have probably seen pictures of the swing at the end of the world.  That swing is in Baños, Ecuador. Did you know that Baños is named after the hot spring water baths? The full name of the city in spanish is Baños de Agua Santa or Holy Water Baths. In the last few of years this city got famous because of the Casa Del Arbol Swing. Baños can be considered the entrance to the Amazon. You will notice this by the lush landscape.


The swing can look terrifying and you might think it would be a big risk to take it, right? Don’t worry, you won’t fall of the earth!

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