World Reviewer rating

Not yet rated

Tungurahua

Listed under Volcanoes in Ecuador.

  • Photo of Tungurahua
  • Photo of Tungurahua
  • Photo of Tungurahua
  • Photo of Tungurahua
  • Photo of Tungurahua
Photo of Tungurahua
Photo by mikelyvers
Pin It

At 16,500 feet, the highly active Tungurahua volcano dominates the landscape around the popular tourist town of Banos. Tungurahua began erupting after decades of dormancy in 1999, and has been erupting off and on ever since - so it is far too dangerous to climb. Pyroclastic flows in August 2006 destroyed homes and caused several deaths. The volcano cannot be seen from Banos but great views can be had from the hilltop above the town where there are some radio antennas. When the volcano is covered in clouds, which is often the case, Banos has many other attractions including spectacular waterfalls in the gorge between Banos and Puno and the San Martin Ecological Center, a refuge for Amazonian wildlife. The best place to stay for views of the volcano is the hacienda Rio Vinca del Mar to the north of Banos.

Written by  Mike Lyvers.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

how do you make this for a science project?

what do i need and what are the steps to making Tungarahu?

1 Reply

Do you just have to make a volcano or is it this one specifically?

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
Question
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?
 

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • Kilauea

    Kilauea is sometimes called “the world’s most active volcano” due to its voluminous lava output, though visitors who hear this …

  • Etna

    Frequently active and the largest volcano in Europe, Etna is an easily accessible and rewarding volcano to visit. Its eruptions…

  • Climbing Gunung Batur, Bali’s Volcano

    I didn’t want to climb a volcano. One of my biggest fears is to be burnt alive by lava. Ever since watching Volcano with Anne …

Nearby Experiences

  • San Martin Ecological Center

    The San Martin Ecological Center is a refuge for Amazonian wildlife. Accessed by a narrow bridge over a dizzying slot canyon, a…

  • Sangay National Park

    With its outstanding natural beauty and two active volcanoes, the park illustrates the entire spectrum of ecosystems, ranging f…

  • Mountain Biking Cotapaxi Volcano

    Mountain biking Cotopaxi Volcano was easily the most scenic, exciting bike ride of my life. And one of my favorite day trips, e…

Related links

Contribute to this page