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El Puyo Ecuador: Full-Day Trip Out of Baños

On this tour to El Puyo Ecuador, visit the Hola Vida Reserve, learn how indigenous people make handicrafts and take a memorable canoe ride.

USD $55.00

Per Person

El Puyo Ecuador: Visit Hola Vida Reserve and Indigenous Communities!

Bored of what Baños has to offer? Then join us for a full-day tour out of Baños to El Puyo Ecuador, where we bring you for an indulgence in the works of Mother Nature, and see indigenous communities!

The surrounding areas near El Puyo Ecuador have become very important places to practice community tourism – in addition to jungle walks and canoe rides, there are organized tours that leave from Baños. On this full-day tour, visit the Hola Vida Reserve, learn how the local indigenous people make handicrafts, enjoy the flora and fauna of the forest and take a memorable canoe ride.

What are you waiting for? Come join us on this adventure now!


  • Visit the Hola Vida Reserve
  • Learn how the local indigenous people make handicrafts
  • Take a memorable canoe ride.

Tour Information 

Duration: Full day (Tour starts at 08:30 am)
Start/ End Location: Baños, Ecuador
Availability: Year-round
Miscellaneous: This tour needs a minimum of 4 travelers per group. If your group has less than 4 travelers, please write to us at and we will try our best to find a group for you.


After you meet the tour group at the tour operator’s office in Banos at 08:30 am, you will be driven out of Baños in the direction of Puyo, where you will be visit a zoo to see animals of the Amazon, including monkeys, ocelots and caimans. After that, you will visit a waterfall – about two hours away from the cabins – in which you can take in the spectacular views, take a dip and enjoy the tranquility of the forest.

Next, you will walk through the jungle where your guide will explain to you about the rainforest and its flora and fauna. And after having a traditional lunch back at the camp, you will head to the El Puyo River and go on a paddle canoe ride for 30 minutes, eventually reaching a viewpoint where you will have a really good view of the rainforest. The next item on the itinerary is where you will visit the Quichua indigenous community and  learn how to make necklaces and bracelets – you can also take the opportunity to practice the blowpipe and paint your face with achiote, a type of natural paint.

Last but not least, you will visit a local family to cap off this tour, where you will learn how to make artisanal chocolate. You are expected to reach Baños by 20:00 pm.

What’s Included

  • Private transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Local lunch
  • Rubber boots and rain poncho

What’s not Included

  • Entrance fee to Hola Vida Reserve (USD 1.50 per person)
  • Entrance fee to Animal Rescue Center (USD 3 per person)
  • Entrance fee to Viewpoint (USD 2 per person)
  • Entrance fee to local community (USD 2 per person)
  • Artisanal chocolate-making (USD 2 per person)
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Alcoholic/soft drinks

What to Bring

  • Copy of passport
  • Extra money for entrances fee
  • Camera / film (200/400/800 ASA)
  • Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Lightweight long-sleeved and short-sleeved shirt
  • Lightweight long-pants and shorts
  • Comfortable shoes and socks
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Dry bag


Banos, Ecuador

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Banos, Ecuador -1.395020, -78.419100

What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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