11Dec 2015
Puyo ecuador

Information of Puyo City The city of Puyo was founded on May 12, 1899 under the name of Our Lady of Pompeii by the Dominican friar Alvaro Balladares, who was on an evangelical mission for eastern Ecuador. It is situated 953 m above sea level, a northwestern province, one of the most beautiful parts of […]

10Dec 2015

Species recorded at Pastaza: Churunalpi, 5 km N Canelos: Brown Tinamou Scaled Pigeon Ruddy Pigeon Napo Screech Owl Pavonine Quetzal Collared Trogon Lemon-throated Barbet Golden-collared Toucanet Yellow-tufted Woodpecker Scaly-breasted Woodpecker Red-necked Woodpecker Crimson-crested Woodpecker Red-throated Caracara White-eyed Parakeet Blue-headed Parrot Cinnamon-rumped Foliage-gleaner Olive-backed Foliage-gleaner Brown-rumped Foliage-gleaner Plain-brown Woodcreeper Strong-billed Woodcreeper Buff-throated Woodcreeper Fasciated Antshrike Plain-winged Antshrike Russet Antshrike […]

30Aug 2015

Huella Verde Rainforest Lodge Lonely Planet review On an isolated meander of the Río Bobanaza around 45km south of Puyo, Huella Verde puts even the bigger Yasuni lodges to shame by offering fascinating excursions in equally intact jungle for a fraction of the price: ethnobotanic jungle hikes, chocolate-making and canoe adventures with Kichwa guides (extra […]

24Aug 2015

Bibliographic information Title Lonely Planet Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands Travel Guide Authors Lonely Planet, Regis St Louis, Greg Benchwick, Michael Grosberg, Luke Waterson Publisher Lonely Planet, 2015 ISBN 174360551X, 9781743605516 Subjects Travel › South America › Ecuador & Galapagos Islands     st_the_tags

28May 2015

TripAdvisor is delighted to award Huella Verde Rainforest Lodge the 2015 Certificate of Excellence. This achievement is a direct result of our consistently great reviews from TripAdvisor travellers. Thanks specially to all our guest that reviewed us with very nice and friendly comments. We are proud of all our efforts in 2014 to make all […]

18May 2015

Trail around Huella Verde, we set the Trap Camera to see it in 2 days. We share here images of an Agouty and a Paca. We will place the camera in a different way in order to have better images.

08Mar 2015

What to do in PUYO – capital of PASTAZA province Ecuadorean central Amazon

What to do in PUYO – capital of PASTAZA province Ecuadorean central Amazon">

Parque Omaere SIGHTS / PARKS & GARDENS More information : www.fundacionomaere.org Prices : chil/adult $1.50/3 Opening hours : 9am-5pm Tue-Sun Less than 1km north of the city center, this ethno-botanical park offers one- to two-hour guided tours (free with admission) of rainforest plants and indigenous dwellings, by mostly indigenous guides. The park is run by Shuar plant expert […]

16Jan 2015

CUISINE COURSES With the Ecuadorean small Cooking Course you will submerge yourself in one of the gastronomic cultures more culinary diversity The recipes of Ecuadorean cuisine has evolved through history thanks to the blending of cultures that has characterized the history of Ecaudor. Ecuadorean cuisine is the initial melting of the culinary tradition of ancient […]

16Jan 2015

This spectacular 61-kilometer road drops nearly 1,000 meters in elevation along the Pastaza Valley to the edge of the Oriente. There are nearly a dozen waterfalls along the newly christened Ruta de las Cascadas, which has developed into a major tourist attraction with several tarabitas (cable-cars) across the valley as well as a range of […]

16Jan 2015

Cat’s claw – uña de gato Cat’s claw is a large, woody vine that derives its name from hook-like thorns that grow along the vine and resemble the claws of a cat. Cat’s claw is indigenous to the Amazon rainforest and other tropical areas of South and Central America, including Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Trinidad, […]

16Jan 2015

This spectacular 61-kilometer road drops nearly 1,000 meters in elevation along the Pastaza Valley to the edge of the Oriente. There are nearly a dozen waterfalls along the newly christened Ruta de las Cascadas, which has developed into a major tourist attraction with several tarabitas (cable-cars) across the valley as well as a range of adventure sports.
There are three ways to see this route: You can hop on a Baños–Puyo bus and stop off at the waterfalls, take a guided tour, or the best option is to hire a bicycle and take in the scenery at your leisure and see how far you get toward Puyo. If you feel too tired to cycle back uphill, you can always take a bus back and stow your bike on top.

The new Baños–Puyo road goes through half a dozen tunnels, only the first of which is open to cyclists. Along the rest of the route cyclists bypass the tunnels and take the old road, enjoying wonderful canyon views along the cliff face.

Leaving Baños, cross the Agoyán hydroelectric dam and the first set of cable car rides to small waterfalls, including the Agoyán. After 40 minutes, you pass one of the most impressive waterfalls on the route, Manto de la Novia (Bride’s Veil). For a small tip, the tarabita staff will watch your bike.

Take the hair-raising tarabita ($1) 500 meters across the gorge from where you can take a short walk down to a viewing platform or a longer hike (20 minutes) down to the bottom of the gorge to stand at the foot of the waterfall. It’s an awe-inspiring sight, but also sobering. In February 2010 a huge landslide here killed five residents and swept away houses, and there are now two waterfalls where for centuries there was only one. You can cross the rickety bridge back across the gorge and walk back up to the main road.

After Manto de Novia, it’s 40 minutes farther to Río Verde, 18 kilometers from Baños, an emerging town with several hotels, small restaurants, and shops selling local crafts. More importantly, this is the access point to El Pailón del Diablo (Devil’s Cauldron), a dramatic waterfall tumbling between vertical walls into a deep depression.

 

 

Ruta de las cascadas

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