After all the desert areas we passed, we were really looking forward to Ecuador to be green and we were not disappointed!
When we drove into Ecuador the landscape changed from bush and farmland to finally endless banana and cacao fields and jungle.
First night we felt a sleep listening to all the new sounds.
Next day we had our morning shower in a nice hot spring surrounded by the jungle. Just by random we passed by a little banana fabric and guess which company we found at the labels?
Coming from the coast we soon drove inland and had to cross some 3900 m high passes, before we reached our aim for today - Banos.
Next day we discovered our surroundings driving through the deep valley along the ruta of cascadas. And you could really see big waterfalls coming from the green mountains every few kilometers ;)
At one we had a closer look - the cascada Pailon del Diablo. You first have a little walk through the forest before you can crawl through a narrow tunnel and stand just under the waterfall and get really wet :)