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3 places to see the Tungurahua Volcano in eruption

Baños - Ecuador

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Photograph by Juan Cevallos, AFP, GETTY IMAGES, February 27, 2016

By Gabriel Freire
gabriel@lunaruntun.com
Community Manager
March 9, 2016

The Tungurahua volcano (16.456 ft / 5.016 m) has been very active this week. It spewed ash columns up to 7 km and incandescent rocks rolled up to 1.5 km from the crater. Thousands of visitors visit the cozy town of Baños in Ecuador to enjoy this show.

The volcano is active since 1999. Have you had the chance to see it erupting in the last 16 years?

I recommend you 3 places to see this natural wonder.

1. The Tree House (8.727 ft / 2.660 m)

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2 swings at the end of the world, campsites, tents, monitoring station, interpretive center, typical food on firewood, bar and hiking trails.
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Vía a Runtun Km 10, Baños - Ecuador.
4 km / 10 min. drive from Luna Runtun and Café del Cielo.
Admission: $ 1,50
098 717 1918 - 03 274 0590
+ info and transportation schedules

2. Luna Runtun, Adventure SPA (7.217 ft / 2.200 m)

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Romantic hotel for couples, family or friends. All services are open to the public:
Café del Cielo: 13 - 22h. / $2 - 7. 
Spa Volcánico: 8 - 21:30 / $17 - 48
Runtun Restaurant: 7:30 - 21h. / $4 - 19
Pools: 9 - 21:30 / $20. 
Accommodation: from $121 p.p. with dinner and breakfast.

Vía a Runtun Km 6, Baños - Ecuador.
03 274 0882 / info@lunaruntun.com
How to get?

3. Los Ojos del Volcán (9.186 ft / 2.800 m)

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Mirador located in Las Antenas area.
On the way you can find a restaurant with typical food and a cafeteria. Cobblestones road in excellent condition.
Free entry.

Take the road to Illuchi Alto, in front of Baños bus terminal, pass San Francisco bridge, continue driving for 15 min.


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