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Swing at the End of the World in Ecuador

Do you think swings are only for kids? Then test your courage at the swings next to the Casa del Arbol, hanging from the tree branches on the mountain edge

Best time: all year round

Swing at the End of the World
Swing at the End of the World
Swing at the End of the World

Great things often appear by accident. That was probably the case with this amusing swing at the mountain's edge in the town of Baños. Its constructor couldn't know, how famous it would become, when he was roping the swings to the plank at Casa del Arbol, meaning a tree house. The swing is placed 2,600 meters above sea level and offers visitors a fantastic view of the Tungurahua Volcano.

In fact, similar tree houses are found all over Ecuador around active and dormant volcanos, and naturally, work as observatory posts that help to predict volcano eruptions, and hence quickly evacuate the nearby residing population. But Casa del Arbol was destined to become known worldwide.

The view from the cliff is truly breathtaking, and the view from the swing must also be a bit dizzy. It's called the Swing at the End of the World, and it actually has all chances to become the end of the world for some careless swinger, for you are going to swing without any safety insurance. It still draws lines of thrill-seekers.

If you also fancy swaying over the abyss, the area is accessible, and the swing is drivable year-round. Just breathe deeply and let the sway carry you away for a while.

Practical info

When can tourists visit the Swing at the End of the World in Ecuador?

Accessible year-round, thanks to the drivable roads leading to the area, the Swing at the End of the World in Ecuador welcomes tourists to witness spectacular views of Tungurahua Volcano while testing their bravery on an iconic swing. An adrenaline rush awaits thrill-seekers daring to hang thousands of feet above sea level over the edge of a mountainous area in this beautifully unique location. Show more

What is the altitude of the Swing at the End of the World in Ecuador?

Placed at a height of 2,600 meters above sea level, the Swing at the End of the World in Ecuador offers an unparalleled view of the surrounding landscape. Tourists can experience the rush of hanging over the edge of a mountain, thousands of feet above sea level, combined with the breathtaking sights of the area. This exclusive destination has become a popular location for adventure travelers and lovers of excitement. Show more

In which areas are scientific tree houses similar to those found in Ecuador located?

Ecuador is known to have tree houses all over its scenic areas, located around active and dormant volcanoes. These one-of-a-kind treehouses provide observatory posts for researchers to predict and be vigilant of volcanic eruptions. Such treehouses play a pivotal role in public safety and the emergency evacuation protocol for inhabitants near volcanoes, making them essential infrastructure for researchers to collect data and quickly alert emergency services. Show more

What purpose do the tree houses situated around volcanoes in Ecuador serve?

Treehouses positioned around active and dormant volcanoes in Ecuador provide pivotal support for public safety. Primarily serving as observatory posts, these structures help researchers predict upcoming volcanic activity from earlier warnings, providing enough time to evacuate nearby residents. Additionally, these treehouses enable researchers to collect critical data, making them valuable as well as unique assets that aid in the prevention of potential natural disasters. Show more

What led to the Swing at Casa del Arbol’s global fame?

Casa del Arbol’s Swing creation resulted from an accident that made it an ideal destination for thrill-seekers worldwide. The Swing at the End of the World stands on the extremely edge of a mountain, providing visitors with awesome sights of Tungurahua Volcano while experiencing the thrill of hanging in mid-air. A visit to this iconic landmark is undoubtedly an unforgettable experience for anyone interested in travel or adventure. Show more

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