Imagine Ecuador is a Travel Agency and tour Operator with German-Ecuadorian management based in Baños offering you unique trips all over Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. We are specialized in outdoor adventures like Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking School and Courses, Canyoning, Rock Climbing, Paragliding, Zip Lining, Biking, Trekking, Mountain Climbing, Bridge Jumping and Horse Back Riding as well as Amazon Rainforest Jungle Tours to the Cuyabeno Reserve, Yasuni National Park, Tena and Puyo, Galapagos Tours and Cruises, Island Hopping, Flight and offer tailor-made tours, Honeymoon Tours, Familiy Vacations for individual travelers or groups according to your special needs. We provide personalized and reliable service in Spanish, English and German. Our mission is to enable you to spend the vacation in Ecuador you have always dreamt of – close to nature, full of extraordinary experiences and cultural insights…simply a unique experience you will never forget!
Imagine Ecuador Tour Operator has developed, organized, and delivered top-quality adventure tours in one of the world´s hotspots of biodiversity. Today, Imagine Ecuador covers all regions of the country (Andes, Amazon, Coast & Galapagos), providing a combination of quality, comfort, and value that has made us one of Ecuador´s favored tour agencies.
Imagine Ecuador strives to provide only distinctive travel experiences, unmatched by creativity, safety, professionalism, and attention to detail. Our office staff skillfully handles every detail of even the toughest itineraries – letting you focus on enjoying the natural and cultural distinctiveness of Ecuador.
Imagine Ecuador is the only company in Baños certified by the Ministry of Tourism to sell Galapagos Tours and Cruises including flights.
Safety is always our primary concern. Years of experience, combined with carefully planned safety procedures and contingency plans, form the backbone of our successful operation from rock climbing, to biking or canyoning we make sure your safety is first at all times. A comprehensive safety briefing is given at the start of every trip and each adventurer is trained in the paddling, cycling, or riding techniques needed to safely navigate Ecuador´s often challenging terrain, rafting Ecuador included.
Our equipment is professional grade and top-of-the-line, specialized to withstand the rigors of adventure sports and designed to ensure maximum safety´, comfort and enjoyment. We provide kayaking school and courses, with all the necessary personal protective equipment: high-flotation life jackets, high-impact helmets, lightweight paddles, throw ropes, water bottles, splash jackets, and more, all the equipment is provided every time, based on the type of activity and weather. All trips include a complete first aid kit, stocked to the standards of a medical emergency response team.
Whitewater Rafting in Ecuador is a unique experience and at the same time an exciting adventure. Warm water, tropical rainforest and dozens of accessible rivers concentrated in such a small area have made Ecuador a unique place for rafters and kayakers.
The Amazon is one of the wonders of our planet, which contains an abundance of unique flora and fauna. More than 25,000 species of Amazonian plants contribute 20% of the oxygen that exists in the atmosphere of the earth.- In addition to that, 66% of all of the world’s fresh water can be found here.- It is a rainforest of unique beauty, which contains an incredible diversity of species of plants and animals, beyond comparison elsewhere in the world.
We present Galapagos as an affordable and memorable experience for your holiday!
Address: 16 de Diciembre, between Montalvo and Luis A. Martinez Streets
Baños – Tungurahua – Ecuador | Imagine Ecuador Tour Operators
Phone: + 593 – 032743472
Cell Phone. + 593 – 0987286625
P.O. Box EC180250
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Imagine Ecuador es una Agencia de Viajes y Turismo con gestión Alemana-Ecuatoriana localizada en Baños que le ofrece viajes únicos en todo Ecuador y las Islas Galápagos. Somos especialistas en deportes extremos como Rafting, Tours y Escuela de Kayak, Canyoning, Escalada en Roca, Parapente, Salto de puente, Ciclismo, Canopy, Senderismo, Escalada de Montaña y Paseos a Caballo, así como paseos a la Amazonia en la Reserva Cuyabeno, Parque Nacional Yasuní, Tena y Puyo. Cruceros y Tours a Galapagos , Reservacion de Tikets Aereos, paquetes todo incluido, Tours de Luna de Miel, Vacaciones Familiares o así como para viajeros individuales o grupos de acuerdo a sus necesidades especiales. Ofrecemos un servicio personalizado y confiable en Español, Inglés y Alemán. Nuestra misión es permitirle pasar las vacaciones en Ecuador que siempre ha soñado – cerca de la naturaleza, lleno de extraordinarias experiencias y puntos de vista culturales … simplemente una experiencia única que nunca olvidará!
Imagine Ecuador es la única empresa en Baños certificada por el Ministerio de Turismo para vender Tours y Cruceros a Galápagos incluyendo vuelos. La seguridad es siempre nuestra principal preocupación. Años de experiencia, combinada con los procedimientos de seguridad cuidadosamente planificadas y planes de contingencia, forman la columna vertebral de nuestra operación exitosa durate todos estos años. Los guías de Imagine Ecuador, siempre ofrecen una charla de seguridad completa que se da al comienzo de cada viaje y cada aventurero se entrena en el remo, ciclismo, montar a caballo o técnicas necesarias para navegar con seguridad a menudo difícil terreno del Ecuador.
Nuestro equipo es profesional y de alta calidad, especializada para soportar los rigores de los deportes de aventura y diseñado para garantizar la máxima seguridad, la comodidad y el disfrute.
Proporcionamos todo el equipo necesario de protección personal: chalecos salvavidas de alta flotación, cascos de alto impacto, remos y más, en función del tipo de actividad y el tiempo.
Todos los viajes incluyen un kit de primeros auxilios completo, equipado con los estándares de un equipo de respuesta de emergencia médica.
Calle 16 de Diciembre, entre Montalvo y Luis A. Martinez.
Baños – Tungurahua – Ecuador. Tels: + 593 – 032743472
Cell Phone. + 593 – 0987286625
P.O. Box EC180250
This is a nice hotel located just two blocks away from Banos main Bus Station commonly know as, El Terminal de Banos. Hotel Casa Blanca is easy to spot since it is a 4 stories building with capacity for over 80 guests.
The administrator Ms. Mariela Reyes is very kind and friendly with tourists since she holds a degree in Tourism Administration she knows how to treat theri customers to the top of their spectations.
Casa Blanca Hotel looks clean and neat, they offer healthy breakfasts and a nice and cheap souveniers shop next to the hotel main door. Personally I like the Spa with covered pool and the quiet rooms, some of them offering a nice view of the city and the Tungurahua volcano depending on the weather conditions. Staying at Casa Blanca Hotel can be a very rewarding experience for your pocket too, since they can suit a big variety of budgets.
Reliable Administration. The administration of the hotel takes special care about the hotel safety and keeping a relaxed and quiet environment, helping you to enjoy a nice experience, the hotel owners and administrators are a local family that has lived in Banos city for several decades so they are honest people you can trust, think of an emergency or with your persnal belongings or special needs.
This is something I loved, it is close to all the ammenities while still sitting in a safe and quiet block, the hotel is big enough so there it never gets crowded or too busy.
Casa Blanca Hotel información en Español.
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Jardines de Chamana Spa is located right across the Chamana waterfalls, the place is perfect for relaxing in incredible and charming natural enviroment, it is considered by the locals as a energizing spot. Chamana word comes from the quechua word that means, man that can talk to the gods and heal, also the Chaman can use herbs and plants to cure.
Jardines de Chamana is a beautiful location where to rest and spend some night relaxing and enjoying the beautiful weather. It is very peaceful around Chamana hotel here, but full of traditions and cultural experiences.
Enjoy their comfortable suites, enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, wake up every morning with the songs that wild birds will sing for you in the gardens.Ah and do not forget the tranquile sound of the waterfall in the background.
They offer simple rooms, doubles and triples, also Cabins are available for families. Private bathroom, every room also include, an LCD TV, Satellite TV, Internet – WiFi.
RESTAURANT – EL CATEDRAL.
Our Chef at Jardines de Chamana Banos, can certainly suit all your culinary spectations and desires, from typical national Ecuadorean food to international dishes made of fresh ingredients. Special menus can be arranged for big groups also.
PLAY ROOM – EL CANARIO.
Our Bar and Pub offers excellent beer and cocktails, also Karaoke, Pool table, ping pong table and cards game table. with a warm fire in the room.
CONFERENCE ROOM – LA CUPULA.
Panorámic view of Llangantes national park and the Tungurahua volcano. Projector, Seminary kit, wifi and every other conference need will be covered. Special discounts for groups.
For children we offer a unique Tree house and balls pool plus gardens and nice views where to relax and play.
Do not hesitate to contact Jardines de Chamana hostel us:
Jardines de Chamana Banos
& Reseva Ecológica Gallo de la Peña
Vía Ulba km. 2 sector Chamana
Baños – Ecuador
Tel : + 593 3 2742 107
Por: Alicia Herrera Cañar
Hace 15 años, una tarde soleada tuve un encuentro con el señor Luis Román Miranda Cortés y su señora esposa, quienes frecuentaban la banca central del parque Palomino Flores en sus vacaciones de la Costa cuando venían a su tierra natal. Allí rememoró un hecho acaecido el 7 de junio de 1941: la caída del árbol del higuerón, que se erguía airoso en media plaza del pueblo, pero que aún las generaciones que se cobijaron con su sombra, lo recuerdan con cariño. Estas fueron sus palabras aquella tarde:
“Cayó el único testigo de lo que sería una selva. Era hermoso, el tronco grueso inclinado hacia el norte, sus ramas numerosas y robustas, producían unas frutas verdes y ovaladas que caían y cubrían el suelo, nos daba una redonda y fresca sombra a las personas que solíamos ir a descansar a sus pies.
En los días que celebraban fiestas religiosas, los priostes hacían farolitos de papeles de colores que lo prendían en la noche dando una apariencia de arbolito de navidad, según la historia de baños.
Bajo el árbol se situaban los músicos que conformaban la banda del pueblo y que nos deleitaban con selectas piezas musicales, sobre todo en días de corrida de toros nos contagiaban de alegría.
La muchachada en las noches de luna nos dábamos cita para nuestros juegos, los grupos de jóvenes ya sea del pueblo o turistas con una o más guitarras deleitaban con sus voces.
Cada 31 de diciembre se leía el testamento del año viejo tan jocoso que a cada ciudadano que le tocaba su parte hacía arrancar prolongadas carcajadas, todo esto en presencia del monigote que colgaba de una rama del higuerón y que a las 12 de la noche era quemado al grito unánime de ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!.
Pero al añoso árbol también le llegó su turno, a vista y paciencia de muchos pobladores que concurrían a recoger agua de la panorámica pileta de bronce que estaba junto a él, se desplomó produciendo un gran ruido, aquel amigo de todos, aquel mudo testigo de la transformación de los ciudadanos, aquel árbol que dándonos protectora sombra embellecía la plaza en un singular paisaje teniendo de fondo la Iglesia Parroquial y el Convento Dominicano.
Del árbol caído, todos los que pudieron hicieron leña y a sus casas se llevaron para alimentar el fogón de sus cocinas.
Pero no desapareció del todo, quedan los recuerdos.”
Escuché calladamente sus relatos mientras pensaba en lo efímero de la vida.
Leer Otros Artículos por Alicia Herrera Cañar de la Historia de Baños.
We were glad to visit and enjoy Spa garden “El Refugio” en Banos. The place means “The refuge” in English. The project grew fast and now is the best spa in the city a lot of national and international tourists visit and enjoy the services they offer. The look and feel is unique the manager is a very nice person and the personnel is very diligent in satisfying your requests and needs.
The spa was born as an initiative by Ms. María Augusta Muñoz and soon became one of the country best Spas. They offer a large variety of natural treatments from steam baths to herbs teas and professional massages, the place is surrounded by magnificent and large walking areas and gardens.
We are an Ecological unique Spa Ecuador that offers alternative therapies. We treat you as a whole person: mind, body and spirit in a space of 80 thousand meters of fruit orchards, flower gardens and ecological trails that pass between plants, flowers, natural springs, pure air, contact with mother nature and warm reception from the staff. All of these we use help the clients to release the stress that they carry. We have various services which help you to enjoy the peace and tranquility. The prices start at 6 dollars only and rise from there depending upon the services received. We are available from seven in the morning until the evening. We offer a personalized and friendly service. Using the services of the Spa Garden is not an expense. Instead it is an investment in your health.
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Quilombo Restaurant started in Banos in 2002 by an Argentinian Chef rapidly became one of the best culinary options that Baños has to offer, specially when it comes to grilled meats and BBQ style dishes with that characteristic and famous Argentinian style and flavor.
Quilombo History: Quilombo Restaurant was created right after the massive return of the city population because of a forced evacuation that lasted 1 1/2 years ordered by the authorities of Ecuador and Banos due to risky activity of the well known Tungurahua volcano and the possibility of affecting the city if an eruption where to take place at that time. Kilombo is out of any doubt one of the best restaurants in banos, so why don’t you just give it a go and try some delicious Parrillada Argentina in Ecuador!
Quilombo Restaurant? What does Quilombo means?
Quilombo is a word used in Spanish language that has several meanings but some of the best known are for example: The word Quilombo in ancient times was used in Brazil to denote a place where the slaves took control and fought for their freedom. The word Quilombo also refers to a big mixture of things or people, also emotions or intense emotions.
This is how Quilombo Restaurant started finding, rescuing and discovering latin American flavors and putting them on the grill. Step by step the Argentinian style to grill meats was incorporated, every possible ingredient coming from our mixed dark America has been used by our chefs. All this characteristics make of Quilombo your restaurant that special place that meat and grill connoisseurs enjoy every time they visit us.
At Quilombo we rescue what is different, we acknowledge the other, enjoy the happiness of sharing and exchanging experiences. Here you will be given the opportunity to be different and unique.
CHULETA Y COPIA - (Copied Chop)
Eating this plate is always a luxury, specially if it comes with our quilombero side extras. Ah and the copy is just as good as the original.
COSTILLAS DE EVA AL ESTILO DE ADAN (Eve’s ribs made on Adan’s style)
If you want to know what Paradise tasted like, try these.
PECHUGA SEDUCTORA (Seductive breast)
Not because it is chicken breast, pleasure is less. By the way we will add delicious grilled potatoes to it.
PECHUGA MENDOCINA (Breast from Mendoza)
Stuffed with fresh grapes, cooked with champagne and mango juice.
LOMAS Y LOMOS (Hills and Backs)
Here Banos city adds the hillsand we the big backs and loins.
PARRILLA QUILOMBO ( Quilombo Full BBQ plate.)
Lust made meat. If you are worried about your weight share it with a friend and even when we know we could add more meat to it,it is enough for us to make sure you don’t turn into a vegetarian.
If you want to keep up with the story and be part of it just come to our place, we will be happy to serve you and talk to you.
Quilombo, parrilla, caribe y pampa.
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Chimenea Hostel, locally known as Hostal Chimenea, offers rooms of good size with table and chair, a bedside table with a lamp, balconies, private bathroom with hot water, and convenient shelves, and hangers, and of course a comfortable bed. From the balcony you could see the waterfall near the Hostel too. Our prices are very affordable. Breakfast is offered at the rooftop cafe. The hostel is managed by its owners, the hotel has been awarded by trip advisor as one of the best hostels in the city. Foreign tourists tend to prefer this place so if you are looking to make new friends that same as you just love to travel and explore around, this is the place to visit out of any doubt.
Rooms are clean and well illuminated. They offer the open bar and coffe shop system, where every guest just signs on the list and pays when the check out. Near the lobby we have set computers that you could use for free. WiFi is also available. We do also offer a book exchange. There is laundry service available as well. Spa Services are also available, just ask in the hostel lobby.
Manager: Mr. Carlos Palate
Address: Luis A. Martinez y Rafael Vieira Telphers: 032742725 Fax: 032740830 Baños - Tungurahua - Ecuador
Our hostel is also a showcase for Ecuadorian painters. We have over 50 works, including several masters as Witman Walsaqui, Alberto Soriano, Galo Chavez, and Jose Sanchez. We also represent local Baños artist Jaime Perez. The presence of these fine works sets the tone for the overall ambiance, which, according to comments by our guests, is tasteful, friendly and cozy.
Our sala encourages guests to relax, read, listen to music, or enjoy a crackling fire. From among the plants beneath the third floor skylight can be heard the gentle rush of the waterfall, which tumbles from the mountains just a half block away.
Offers accomodations and dining services to travelers in the town of Baños, in the Sierra region of Ecuador. We have established an international reputation for the quality of our service, cuisine, and ambiance. We have 15 rooms. Nine of them are in La Posada “Classic,” the original hotel on the site. Six are in our new addition:
On the same property, separated by a garden and patio. All rooms are decorated with original Ecuadorian art, and have private baths with hot water all hours. No rooms have television. The quality of accommodations in the Blue House equals or exceeds that of the original 9 rooms.
We are well-known for our full breakfasts which include American-style coffee, fresh fruit juices, fruit salads, pancakes, omelettes, and our famous, proprietary “miel de pasion.” For lunch and dinner we offer traditional Ecuadorian dishes such as locros and trout, as well as international plates, including curries and pasta dishes. We also serve a wide range of vegetarian dishes. New dishes are introduced on a regular basis as “Specials of the Day.”
We look forward to your visit!
Manager: Marshia Jackson
Read recent reviews about La Posada del Arte here or leave yours!
When you visit Banos you are visiting paradise on earth, here you can enjoy a relaxing atmosphere with amazing nature views.
Stay in a warm place surrounded by nature is located, “HOSTAL NUEVO BAÑOS”. We offer the best services at no extra cost, such as: comfortable bedrooms, Satellite TV, Private bathrooms, Internet with WiFi access. Bar & Karaoke, Private garage, and something that is priceless, the Tranquility and Security you have been looking for, guaranteed.