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13 attractions in Baños - Runtun Route, Ecuador

13 attractions in Baños - Runtun Route, Ecuador

  • uta Banos Runtun

The Tree House, Café del Cielo and Estancia de Dulcelina

By Gabriel Freire
gabriel@lunaruntun.com
Community Manager
July 31st 2016

Baños - Runtun Route is well known for the Swing at the End of the World in The Tree House, whose photo taken by photographer Sean Hacker Teper, won an award from the American magazine National Geographic in 2014. Spectacular views of the active Tungurahua Volcano (16.457 ft / 5.016 m) and National Parks Sangay and Llanganates give a mythical touch to the place. In Baños, the route was unveiled with the opening of Luna Runtun, Adventure SPA in 1994. 22 years later, many businesses have complemented the tourist destination and are well positioned.

Here we present a complete guide with everything that can be done on Baños - Runtun Route. We have compiled information comprising 13 attractions of Adventure, Accommodation, Food and Spa.

The new Baños - Runtun Route is the best choice for visiting Baños. A destination with more than 100 activities where you can enjoy one week of vacations and still have to come back. We assure.

1. Ulba and Chamana waterfalls

  • Canyoning Cascadas de Chamana - Ruta Banos Runtun
  • Cascadas de Ulba y Chamana Ruta Banos Runtun

Adventure.
Free entry.
Short walks to the waterfalls where you can take a refreshing bath.
Canyoning, upon reservation.
Road Baños - Puyo crossing the Ulba bridge to the right.
Ph: Team Adventure

2. Estancia de Dulcelina

  • La Estancia de Dulcelina Ruta Banos Runtun
  • La Estancia de Dulcelina Ruta Banos Runtun

13 rooms / 48 people / $ 75 p.p. 
Includes: accommodation, breakfast, access to swimming pool and warm hot tube, private hiking trails, WiFi and taxes.
Restaurant, parking.
Road Baños - Puyo crossing the Ulba bridge to the right.
03 277 6262 / 277 6008

3. Finca Chamanapamba

  • Finca Chamanapamba Ruta Banos Runtun
  • finca-chamanapamba-ruta-banos-runtun

3 rooms / 12 people / From $62 p.p. 
Includes: accommodation, buffet breakfast and taxes.
Restaurant, parking and WiFi in some areas.
Road Baños - Puyo crossing the Ulba bridge to the right.
03 277 6241
096 900 3988
chamanapamba@hotmail.com
chamanapamba.com

4. Regine's Café Restaurant Alemán

  • Regine Cafe Restaurante Aleman Ruta Banos Runtun
  • Regine Cafe Restaurante Aleman Ruta Banos Runtun Mesas

Delicious breakfast, German food and desserts.
c/o Finca Chamanapamba. Road Baños - Puyo crossing the Ulba bridge to the right.
Hours: 7 - 20h. Upon reservation. 
Prices: mains $6 - 10
03 277 6241
096 900 3988
chamanapamba@hotmail.com
chamanapamba.com

5. Jardines de Chamana

  • Jardines de Chamana en Baños Ecuador
  • Jardines de Chamana Ruta Banos Runtun

12 rooms and 3 family cabins / 80 people / From $ 40 p.p. 
Includes: accommodation, breakfast, WiFi and taxes.
Road Baños - Puyo crossing the Ulba bridge to the right.
03 277 6170
098 906 9603
teresa@jardinesdechamana.com
jardinesdechamana.com

6. Puntzán Canopy

  • Puntzan Canopy Ruta Banos Runtun 2
  • Puntzan Canopy Ruta Banos Runtun 5
  • Puntzan Canopy Ruta Banos Runtun 4
  • Puntzan Canopy Ruta Banos Runtun 3

6 zip-lines, 2.000 m, lunch with fresh trout from $5.
Hours: 9 - 16h.
Prices: from $20.
Vía a Runtun Km 3. San Antonio de Puntzán.
098 562 2402
099 156 1235
puntzancanopy@hotmail.com
puntzancanopy.com

7. Café del Cielo

  • Vista-interna-del-Cafe-del-Cielo
  • Cafe-del-Cielo-y-el-Parque-Nacional-Llanganates
  • Interior-del-Cafe-del-Cielo
  • Atardecer-en-el-Cafe-del-Cielo

34 varieties of coffee, salads, sandwiches, crepes, röstis, desserts, hot wine and champagne. Ideal for lunch, evening coffee or light dinner; do not miss the sunsets.
Hours: 13 - 22h.
Prices: $2 - 7
c/o Luna Runtun, Adventure SPA. Vía a Runtun Km 6. Taxi: $5
03 274 0882 ext. 132
WhatsApp: 098 895 8486
cafedelcielo@lunaruntun.com
Café del Cielo Menu

8. Runtun Restaurante

  • Runtun Restaurante Ruta Banos Runtun
  • Langostinos-al-grill-Runtun-Restaurant-Banos-Ecuador
  • Llapingacho-Runtun-Restaurant-Banos-Ecuador

Ecuadorian food, new menu, organic vegetables from its garden.
Marriage Proposal: $95 and Romantic Dinner: $79 / 2 people packages.
French Champagne.
Hours: 7:30 - 21h.
Prices: $ 4 - 19
c/o Luna Runtun, Adventure SPA. Vía a Runtun Km 6. Taxi: $5
03 274 0882 ext.109
WhatsApp: 098 895 8486
runtunrestaurante@lunaruntun.com
Runtun Restaurant Menu

9. Spa Volcánico

  • Hidromasaje de la Sala El Cráter

The best SPA in the region. 500 m², 11 rooms, 25 treatments: massages, scrubs with volcanic ash, facial, steam bath, roses bath, manicure and pedicure.
Packages for couples: Romantic Eruption in the Crater and Love in the Forest.
Hours: 8 - 21:30
Price: $17 - 48
c/o Luna Runtun, Adventure SPA. Vía a Runtun Km 6. Taxi: $5 
03 274 0882 ext.108
WhatsApp: 098 895 8486
spa@lunaruntun.com
Spa Volcánico Carte

10. Luna Runtun, Adventure SPA

  • Foto aerea de Luna Runtun Hotel en Banos Ecuador

29 Rooms and Romantic Suites / 73 people / From $121 p.p.
Includes: accommodation, dinner, breakfast, use of 4 pools and jacuzzi with hot volcanic water, WiFi and taxes.
Ideal for special events: Romantic Escape, Honeymoon, Anniversary, Vacations and Birthdays.
Vía a Runtun Km 6. Taxi: $5
03 274 0882
WhatsApp: 098 895 8486
info@lunaruntun.com
lunaruntun.com

11. Casa de Campo Hostal and Las Orquídeas Restaurant

  • Casa de Campo Las Orquideas Ruta Banos Runtun Ecuador
  • Casa de Campo Las Orquideas Ruta Banos Runtun Ecuador

10 rooms / 27 people / From $25 p.p. 
Includes: accommodation, breakfast and taxes. Restaurant open to the public with local food, guinea pig from its own hatchery and organic chicken soup feed with morocho and grass field without chemicals, potato soup; season corn with Runtun cheese. In addition: beef steak, trout, pork chop and chicken.
Hours: 8 - 21:30
Prices: $7 - 9
Vía a Runtun Km 8, sector Ventanas.
098 662 8845
orquideas252@hotmail.com
hosterialasorquideas.com

12. El Vuelo del Cóndor

  • El Vuelo del Condor Ruta Banos Runtun Ecuador
  • El Vuelo del Condor Banos Ecuador

Enjoy the amazing view through 2 swings in which you will feel an awesome adrenaline.
Vía a Runtun Km 8, sector Panticucho.
Hours: 8 - 19h.
Price: $5 (24 m swing), $10 (40 m swing). Includes agrotourism: gardens observation, plants, hummingbirds, orchids, guinea pigs, llamas and chickens.
Canelazo (local drink) and fresh juices available at the bar.
099 104 0056
herminia_guevara@hotmail.com
Facebook El Vuelo del Cóndor

13. The Tree House

  • swing-end-of-the-world-casa-del-arbol

4 Swings at the End of the World, 2 zip-lines, viewpoint: a balcony to heaven, camping space ($ 2 p.p.), monitoring station, interpretive center, local food cooked in wood (weekends and holidays), cafeteria, bar and ecologic walks.
View to the active Tungurahua volcano (5.016m); located 2.5 km straight.
Vía a Runtun Km 10
Hours: 7 - 18h.
Price: $1
03 274 1283
098 717 1918
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