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Jungle Tour

Jungle Tour: Our 2021 detailed guide from how to get there, prices and much more!

Jungle Tour Brief Summary

  • Visit an ecological reserve in the tropical jungle
  • Discover a famous 21-meter-high waterfall hidden in the forest
  • Meet the local Quichua community and learn all about their culture

Jungle Tour Guide Contents

  1. How To Get To Baños – Compare transportation options.
  2. Tour Information – Details about the tour.
  3. What To Bring – Be prepared for your tour.
  4. Frequently Asked Questions – We answer your frequently asked questions.
  5. Baños Safety Tips – Safety issues to be aware of.
  6. Photo Gallery – The best pictures of this incredible place.

Below, we have created our extensive guide to the Jungle Tour from Baños based on our expert local knowledge and experience transporting countless people in Ecuador each year.

HOW TO GET TO BAÑOS

The Jungle Tour is located in the small town of Baños. Considered the “gateway to the Amazon”, Baños located in eastern Ecuador. The best way to get to this scenic town from other places in Ecuador is to take an Ecuador Hop bus. Our hop on hop off service helps you safely travel throughout the country and see some real hidden gems along the way. With Ecuador Hop, you’ll experience the best of the real Ecuador including many unique free stops, all on your own flexible schedule.

TOUR INFORMATION

Ecuador Hop guides can assist you with booking the Jungle Tour tour.

Price: $55

Duration: Full day

Departure time: 08:45am

Itinerary:

The activity begins at 08:45am departing from Baños to Puyo. To reach our destination, we’ll be driving on the “Ruta de las Cascadas” (Highway of the Waterfalls), a route which like the name suggests, is filled with astonishing waterfalls.

Once we get to Puyo we make way a bit further to reach “Hola Vida Reserve”, where our adventure begins. From here we head out on our guided tour to the waterfalls, swing over the middle of the forest, learn about the variety of plants that are present and if we’re lucky run into some wildlife. We then have a well-deserved lunch.

Once we’re done, we visit one of the local communities to learn about their culture and how they make their beautiful ceramics. To finish the tour, we travel by canoe downriver for approximately 30 minutes, until finally heading back to Baños at around 8:00pm.

What’s Included:

  • Certified guide
  • Equipment
  • Lunch and water
  • Private transport

Note: A minimum of 4 people are required for this tour to operate.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Light clothes
  • Camera

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I need any vaccine to enter the Amazon Jungle
No, it is not necessary. However, you can consult your physician for information and advice before traveling to the Ecuadorian Amazon.

What is the weather on the Amazon Jungle like?
It’s sunny all year-round, and like any other tropical rainforest, it can be hot and humid. The average year-round temperature is 27°C (80°F), with nights being slightly cooler. December to June is the rainy season, with April and May experiencing more rain, and temperatures normally between 23°C (73°F) and 30°C (86°F). July to November is the dry season, with temperatures from 26°C (78°F) to 40°C (104°F).

BAÑOS SAFETY TIPS

  • Make sure to use mosquito repellent. While the Rio Pastaza is not located in a malarial area, there have been rare cases of yellow fever reported. Aside from that, it’s just good practice to protect yourself against mosquitos so that you’re not covered with itchy and uncomfortable bug bites.
  • Wear sunscreen every day. Even when you don’t feel like you’re getting burned, the equatorial latitude and relatively high altitude of Baños can do a lot of damage to your skin.
  • Baños is a pretty safe town and petty crime is rare, but it’s still a good idea to avoid carrying too much cash on you.

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