Manto de La Novia Waterfall
The waters of the Chinchín River form the Manto de la Novia Waterfall located in Baños de Agua Santa, Provincia de Tungurahua, Ecuador, this name was adopted to this waterfall because the waters that fall from the waterfall have such whiteness that they resemble the bride's mantle .
How to get to Manto de la Novia Waterfall?
From the city of Baños de Agua Santa is at a distance of 11 kilometers, you can have several ways to access this wonderful place: by the footpath and suspension bridge and by means of a tarabita.
If you prefer to admire this waterfall in a much closer way, you can go down to look at it by a path that is in sight and then cross a suspension bridge over 100 m long that is on the Pastaza River, until you reach the foot of it. wonderful waterfall where you can bathe, take pictures and admire the wonderful landscape.
It is advisable to wear comfortable shoes for walking, the trail is quite steep that has some small stones in its rustic stands and to lower it you can do it in a time of 10 minutes, but to increase the time it can even double according to your physical condition, For this reason it is important to bring water or hydrating drinks, as well as sunglasses and sunscreen on sunny days.
At the access to Manto de la Novia Waterfall there is a kind of control where you must pay a value of 1.00 USD for accessing the waterfall, also in this place there is a shop where you can buy some candy or hot or cold drinks.
The waters of the waterfall have a temperature of 10 degrees Celsius, if you want you can bathe in them, the same ones that are free of contamination.
The Manto de la Novia waterfall is approximately 40 meters high with only one fall.
The landscape around the waterfall shows how nature has developed to make way for the life of wild plants and animals that visitors can see, the crystalline waters that form the waterfall enhance the landscape.
Tarabita Manto de la Novia
The tarabita takes tourists to the other side of the Pastaza River and witnessing the beautiful natural formation called Manto de la Novia, it costs USD 2.00 per person.
Manto de la Novia Banos Ecuador
The Manto de la Novia waterfall is characterized by an exuberant sub-tropical vegetation flora and fauna.
Among vegetation you can find several plants such as pumamaqui, alder, Chuquiragua, Almohadilla, Achupalla, Pega Pega, Alder, Bromeliads, myrtle, olive, laurel, cedar, pantza, licopodia, palms palm, royal palm, copales, mahogany, achupallas , chuquiraguas, guayacán, gentians, chontaduro, camphor, neurolepis, tagua, pajonal and a great variety of mosses, epiphytes, ferns, bromeliads and orchids.
The Cascade the Mantle of the Bride has a beautiful landscape, and from there the observation of a large number of birds of different colors, sizes and species that settle on the rocks is made.
Additionally the fauna of the place allows us to observe mammals such as the monkey machin, spectacled bear, tapir, puma, jaguar, guanta, porcupine, and anteater; bird species such as duck, Andean gull, duck, condor, congos, royal pilco or chick, curiquingue and hummingbirds, bunga and sword beak.