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Quickest way from Quito to Banos

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1. Posted by findemundo (Full Member 127 posts) 6y

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More than six years ago, I spend months traveling around Ecuador and loved Banos. I'd like to go there again, this time for a quick trip (oxymoron?) from the U.S. during our winter (ahh, the hot springs)

Wondering if recent travelers have info about quickest way to get from Quito to Banos?

2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 6y

Quickest way? Bus, no doubt unless you can afford to pay a private cab (which won't save much time at all, the bus drivers driving the way they do). As I recall, it's only a 3-hour journey or so.

3. Posted by jonnyfun46 (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

Just a suggestion but I prefer Mindo to Banos and it's only about 2 hours by bus. I've been 4 times to Ecuador totaling over a year and Mindo has much better hiking, waterfalls (that you can jump from), ziplining, etc. Again, bus is best.

Best travels y les de mis saludos a los ecuatorianos

4. Posted by findemundo (Full Member 127 posts) 6y

Jonnyfun46 - are there hot springs in Mindo? I'm open to a new place to visit!