Epic weekend kayaking in Banos. Ecuador.

February 04, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

 

I spent the last weekend in Banos Ecuador kayaking one of my absolute favourite rivers down here.  The Rio Topo.  A new hydro project means that you can now paddle way less of this section which is a huge bummer.  Whilst I was in Banos I wanted to make a short environmental awareness type video to give people ideas of using other types of renewable energy like wind and solar, both of which would go great in Ecuador with way less destructive impacts on the environment that Hydro power.  SO as well as kayaking the amazing river I also did a bunch of work with Local kayaker Luchio Granzino on a short video that hopefully will be ready in the next couple of weeks.  

 

Banos is a pretty scenic town and now a super popular tourist location on the Ecuador tourist route.  Super different to Quijos valley which is mostly just kayakers.  Interesting to be out and about and interact with people who all have different plans for how to spend their time in Ecuador.  I guess some people are into stuff other than kayaking.  I know right??!! 

 

Getting to Banos is super simple it is just two short bus rides and a bunch of book reading time and then you are there. Once I arrived in Banos I crashed on my friend Abby's couch.  She runs a little hostel spot called Abby's Hideaway just outside of town which is right by a little section of the Rio Pestaza. It is pretty AF!. 

Abby's Cabin down by the river.

Rio Topo

Anyway, it was a great weekend.  Enjoy the video Blog or VLOG as the kids say these days.  

 

See ya next week.  


Seth

 


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