Why you Should Visit Puyo In The Ecuadorian Amazon
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Why You Should Visit Puyo In The Ecuadorian Amazon

04 Apr Why You Should Visit Puyo In The Ecuadorian Amazon

Puyo is at the entrance of the Ecuadorian Amazon.  Many backpackers stop in Puyo on their way to Cuyabeno or Yasuni, which are deeper into the Amazon.

You don’t need to travel too far to experience the Amazon in Ecuador. You have probably heard of the swing at the end of the world in Baños? Just outside of Baños is Puyo. If you already are going to Baños I strongly recommend taking a day trip to Puyo. This post highlights why you should go and photos to inspire you to visit Puyo.

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You can do kayaking on the river.

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You can chill at Mirador Indichuris




It most likely to see lots of monkeys. Especially in Puyo and Misahualli.


Related: Top 10 Places to Visit In Ecuador

You might also see turtles doing stuff.


You will see plants you have never seen before.



See colourful butterflies and other bugs and animals.

Experience creatures you have never seen before. 



This is mud that is apparently used for face masks 


Swim in breathtaking waterfalls 



Visit a community that lives there.



You will learn how the tribes killed animals.



You can get tribal painting.



Mirador Indichuris


You should not miss out of the breathtaking view of Mirador Indichuris.


If you are brave enough you can take the Tarzan swing at  Mirador Indichuris. I warn you, no security at all and it is many meters down.  Your guide catches you and helps you on. It is the craziest thing I have ever done. Insane adrenaline kick.

Related:  Why you should visit Misahualli and Tena in the Ecuadorian Amazon


Mirador Indichuris


Mirador Indichuris


Related: Top 10 Places to Visit In Ecuador

If you want to book a day trip to Puyo from Baños you check out this link . However you don’t need to worry about booking it beforehand, If you walk around the bus station in Baños you will see tour operators selling day trips to Puyo and also overnight trips. The day trip wouldn’t be more than $75.


Have you visited the Amazon region? Would you like to check out Puyo? Leave a comment below.


  • Andy
    Posted at 10:33h, 04 April Reply

    These photos are amazing! Oh my gosh, this is absolutely beautiful! O.O I just created a bucket list of places to visit before 30 and this will be on it! What was your favorite site? 🙂

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 10:51h, 04 April Reply

      Hey, That is awesome 😀 My favourite site of all times or in Puyo? 😀 Thank you for stopping by 🙂

  • Bruce Schinkel
    Posted at 11:50h, 04 April Reply

    This looks like an amazing place and absolute must visit! Thanks so much for sharing this

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 11:52h, 04 April Reply

      It is 😀 Thank you so much for stopping by 😀

  • Welile Vilane
    Posted at 11:59h, 04 April Reply

    This looks awesome! I’m planning a Central America backpacking trip and to be honest, Ecuador isn’t on the list, but now I might have to add it. It looks awesome!!!

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 12:03h, 04 April Reply

      You should definitely go to Ecuador, Galapagos is a must too 😀 Thank you for stopping by 😀

  • Ashvin Nankoo
    Posted at 16:34h, 05 April Reply

    This place looks amazing. I would definitely go right now, leave all the social media behind and disconnect from the internet and just enjoy the scenery! Love the tree house.

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 16:48h, 05 April Reply

      You definitely should so worth it. Thank you for stopping by 😀

  • Jessica
    Posted at 18:19h, 05 April Reply

    The pictures are just stunning. That place looks amazing!!!

  • Courtney
    Posted at 18:43h, 05 April Reply

    Amazing photos! Makes me want to visit Central and South America now!

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 19:28h, 05 April Reply

      You should definitely go 😀 Thank you so much for stopping by 🙂

  • thevikingabroad
    Posted at 19:27h, 05 April Reply

    Thank you so much 😀

  • Adrienne carrie
    Posted at 19:57h, 05 April Reply

    wow! this is incredible. The wildlife looks amazing and the swing is crazy! You are brave.

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 20:48h, 05 April Reply

      It is awesome, you should visit 😀 Thank you for stopping by 😀

  • Lance Merrell
    Posted at 21:12h, 05 April Reply

    Your Photography skills are on point! Love it!

  • Kitty
    Posted at 00:26h, 06 April Reply

    Really beautiful photography. ANd those butterflies are so vibrant! Looks like a life changing trip.

  • Umberta
    Posted at 03:38h, 06 April Reply

    Wow! It looks amazing!! and the Tarzan swing is insane!! How do you keep on the rope? Just with you arms??

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 08:39h, 06 April Reply

      Yes, pretty much. It was so crazy. I will not do it again xD

  • Gracie Gill
    Posted at 05:05h, 06 April Reply

    That swing is in my bucket list! Glad I saw this post because I really dont know where it is. This place is a paradise, the flora and fauna looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 08:39h, 06 April Reply

      That is awesome 😀 It is so cool and it only cost you 1 dollar to get into the swing and you can take it many times 😀

  • Kristine
    Posted at 08:57h, 06 April Reply

    Wow this seriously looks amazing! I love Central America and would love to go here. The pictures are beautiful!

  • jessica spencer
    Posted at 14:14h, 06 April Reply

    wow this place look incredible, your pictures are also amazing! loved this read

  • Victoria Halcrow
    Posted at 15:14h, 06 April Reply

    Omg it looks and sounds amazing. Beautiful!

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 15:55h, 06 April Reply

      It really is. You should visit 😀 Thank you for stopping by 🙂

  • Genelle
    Posted at 01:14h, 07 April Reply

    Oh my! I don’t think I’d be able to get on the seing! Your pictures are beautiful. Makes me want to be there right now!

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 11:24h, 07 April Reply

      You should. 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by 😀

  • Melanie Trethowan
    Posted at 18:28h, 09 April Reply

    WOW! That looks amazing, interesting and challenging at the same time! No doubt there were some ‘out of your comfort zone’ moments but that just makes a trip even more memorable! Thanks for sharing all these wonderful sites. Mel

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