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Baños de Agua Santa is a small city located between the central Andes and Ecuador’s Amazon jungle, at eightkilometers from the crater of the Tungurahua volcano and at 30 minutes from Ambato.

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Baños de Agua Santa is a small town that rises between the Central Andes and the Amazon region of Ecuador, eight kilometers from the crater of the Tungurahua volcano and 30 minutes from Ambato.

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The Virgen del Rosario de Agua Santa (The Virgen of the Sacred Water Rosary). Whose church has been used as a refuge for several eruptions of the Tungurahua volcano and to whom several miracles are credited. The most prominent miracles are that the people that have remained in her sanctuary have survived, safe and sound, these natural disasters.

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Tourists may arrive to Baños by using primary roads, on private or public transportation. It does not have an airport. Inside the city there are buses which allow people to travel through the city and its surroundings. Most of the streets of the city are paved or cobbled. It has a bus terminal. When it comes to communications, it has available all types of services including conventional telephones, mobile telephones and Internet.

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This route starts in downtown Baños, crossing the city in the popular “Chiva” (Party Bus), it continues through Agoyán, with the option of engaging in jump from the
bridge. Get to know the Manto de la Novia (the Bride’s Robe), use a cable car, the tunnels, and the always impressive Pailón del Diablo (the Devil’s Pailón), continuing with a hike
towards the Machay waterfalls, in a journey full of spectacular orchids. The trip ends with a visit to the balcony of the city, the Tungurahua volcano, and the Bellavista area, where we may observe the Tungurahua volcano entirely, while drinking a traditional canelazo.

Distances

Quito 170 km 3.5 Hours
Guayaquil 420 km 7 Hours
Cuenca 315 km 5 Hours
Puyo 60 km 1 Hour

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