Located 2,600 meters above sea level at La Casa Del Arbol in Banos, Ecuador, the Swing at the End of the World is probably the most beautiful – and absolutely terrifying – attraction you could place on your bucket list. Of course, this is one big reason why you should absolutely check it out for yourself. The stunning vistas and rush of adrenaline make the Swing at the End of the World one travel memory you won’t soon be able to forget. We’ve outlined our top reasons to visit – from terrifying to beautiful – after the jump.
1. Getting There
If the name didn’t give it away, just getting to the swing is a challenge in itself. First, you need to take a bus to the small city of Banos. Then you need to walk on foot (or hire a car) along the road to Bellavista. It’s there that you’ll find La Casa del Arbol station, a quaint, albeit somewhat rickety-looking tree house that provides the swing’s anchor.
2. Actually Getting On the Swing
It’s one thing to think that you’re going to swing out over a 2,600 meter cliff – and another to actually do it. You’ll be able to take in some stunning scenery from the safety of the ground just by making it to La Casa del Arbol. However, for the full experience, you’ll need to get onto the swing and get ready for the ride of your life.