The tree house, together with its swing, is one of the most visited attractions in Baños de Agua Santa; for the fact of having one of the most famous photos in Latin America and being able to observe the strength of the Tungurahua volcano in the front row. The "black giant" of more than 5.000 m.a.s.l. is still active.
La Casa del Arbol is located in the sector of Runtún km 5, 40 minutes from the city centre, at an altitude of 2660 m above sea level. The construction started 14 years ago by Carlos Sanchez, a native of Baneño, who made the decision to Once the work was finished, the word spread and visitors from all over the world started to come to this place. The view is fabulous, where you can appreciate the landscape with the volcano in the background.
The famous place consists of a wooden hut elevated near the cliff and the famous swing, popularly known as "The Swing at the End of the World", which allows you to admire the Ecuadorian Andes; it also has different activities such as a small canopy, picnic areas, swings for children, balancing on wooden logs, trails for short walks; modifications are constantly being made to ensure the safety of those who visit the place.
There are different ways to get to the place, such as: your own vehicle, hiring tours in chivas, double-decker buses, taxis and public transport. On your way, you will find attractions, among them: the Flight of the Condor, the theme park Animal Park, the Café del Cielo, the entrance to each of them has an entrance fee, which varies from 10 USD to 20USD.
One of the advantages of purchasing tours in Samari, is the ease of mobilisation, as the starting point will be from the resort, you will not have the need to travel to the meeting point as it is usually done.
Opening hours: 07h00 to 19h00
What to bring?
- Warm clothing