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The Tree House in Baños, Ecuador

The Swing at the End of the World

  • Swing End of the World Casa del Arbol

From travel.nationalgeographic.com: The Swing at the End of the World, in a photo taken by Sean Hacker Teper, who won an award from the National Geographic US magazine in 2014

How to get to the Tree House?

By car:
4km / 10 min. from Luna Runtun
13km / 25 min. from Baños 

From Baños bus terminal follow 3 km the road to Puyo and turn right onto the Vía a Runtun. The Tree House is located after 10 km. Any car can go, the road is paved until km 7, and cobblestoned until km 10. You will see a sign of the Tree House where there are parking facilities, walk the path on the right side of the road for 5 minutes, 200m. 


By taxi:
Baños - The Tree House (30 min. waiting) - Baños 
$ 20 / 4 people

By bus:
Buses depart from Pastaza st. between Montalvo and Luis A. Martínez, in front of "Panadería Don Gato".

First turn: Departs at 6am / Returns inmediately
Second turn: Departs at 11am / Returns 1pm
Third turn: Departs at 2pm / Returns 4pm
Fourth turn: Departs at 4pm / Returns 6pm
$1 / one way.

Quad, boogie or jeep:
Rent for 2h.
Servicios Turísticos Carrillo Hnos. Cia. Ltda.
Since 1991
Bikes from $6 / day, Quads from $15 / hour, Motorcycles and Jeeps 4x4
+593 3 274 0373 - +593 99 621 4606
16 de Diciembre y Luis A. Martínez (near Basilica)
stchserviciosturistico@yahoo.com

Walking:
From Baños: 2h. 30 min. through the path: La Cruz - Café del Cielo - Runtun - The Tree House.
From Luna Runtun: 1h. 30 min. through the path: Café del Cielo - Runtun - Tree House.

Prices

Admission: $ 1 p.p.
Includes: swing, canopy and a talk about the history of eruptions by Carlos Sánchez.

Camping: $ 6 p.p.
Includes: tent and space.

Typical food: Saturday, Sunday and holidays. From $3.

Recommendation

  • Cafe-del-Cielo-y-el-Parque-Nacional-Llanganates

On your return from the Tree House enjoy 34 varieties of coffee, sandwiches, crepes, röstis and desserts at Café del Cielo. The sunsets are unforgettable.
Open to the public all year round from 13 - 22h.
Prices from $ 2 - 7.
Spectacular views of the Tungurahua volcano, Baños and Llanganates National Park.
See menu

Elevation - Altitude of the Tree House

In meters above sea level:
Tree House: 2.660
Luna Runtun: 2.200
Baños: 1.800

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