Banos hiking

Three Days in Banos, Ecuador: Waterfalls and Hot Chocolate

The Waterfall Route is a series of 7 different waterfalls along the way, ending with Pailon del Diablo (the Devil’s Cauldron), a world famous series of three waterfalls set in a beautiful gorge. If you’ve brave (and flexible!) you can clamber through a series of smaller staircases (aka tunnels – we had to crouch to get through!) to get very close to the top of the falls for a more up close view.

Pony Trekking Through A Volcano Crater in Ecuador

Once in a while you get an opportunity to do something so amazing, you can barely believe it was real!

If you want to literally go off the beaten path, consider this horse trek through the Pululahua volcano crater in Ecuador, two hours from Quito (the ranch will come and pick you up near your hotel in Quito).

Scroll for more information about how we did and what it was like riding in a volcano crater!