Swing the End of the World
Deep in the wilds of Ecuador is a seismic monitoring station known as Casa del Arbol (in the original Casa del Arbol). Its purpose is to observe the activity of the Tungurahua volcano, which is located nearby. This volcano woke up on August 19, 1999. Since then, climbing it has been banned, and it is under scrutiny. The station is a small tree house. Which can already be considered a landmark, since it is located on the edge of a fairly deep cliff. But much more interesting are the swings that hang from the branches of a tree, right next to the station (more like a large birdhouse). All over the world, these swings are known as “swings at the end of the world” or “end of the world” swings. Sometimes the name “swing of death” is found, but it is rarely used. When you see this crazy ride, you will realize that all the names are very suitable for it. The height at which the swing is located is 2660 meters above sea level. A steep cliff under your feet and the feeling of flying over the abyss will definitely provide an adrenaline boost. Swing on the edge of the world and flight over the abyss Initially and until 2015, the swing “end of the world” was the most common swing that can often be found in the village yard. No safety equipment, no seat belts, and a dubious design made the ride absolutely insane. However, at the moment, the swing of death did not take any lives, but provided tons of adrenaline to tourists. It is still unclear where the swing came from. Perhaps they were created by a desperate seismologist who swung on them during breaks in his work, and out of the corner of his eye watched the volcano 6 kilometers to the South. Maybe this is the same seismologist? Swings on the edge of the world in tourism Tourists, having learned about such a crazy entertainment, began to look here more often. Since 2015, the design of the swing has been improved. Now the tree house has two swings on both sides. To ensure stability, metal supports and a reliable beam were used. The seat belts were also taken care of. Now the seismic station at the sides, and two swing Now swing over the abyss become safer, but not all travelers are resolved to conquer them. And for good reason. The views that open from the swing at the edge of the world are simply unreal – the active tunguraua volcano, the dense Equatorial jungle and the abyss under your feet. The swing at the edge of the world is part of a small Park in Casa del Arbol, which has three swings and a small zipline. The zipline line is not far from the swing at the edge of the world.previously, no money Was taken for riding a swing over a precipice. Or rather, they asked you to donate “how much you don’t mind”. But now they began to collect a small fee-from 1 to 2 dollars. How to get there the Swing at the edge of the world is located 2 kilometers South of the town of Banos in the province of Tungurahua in the Eastern Andes. You can walk or bike. Travel companies will offer you a transfer to Casa del Arbol for just $ 5. They go several times a day. You can also take a bus from the city center directly to the attraction. The cost of the trip is $ 2.5. When you get to the top, you will immediately see a wooden house with a swing on top of a steep hill. But this is not the end of the world swing, although it is also very extreme – perhaps even more extreme. This swing is called the flight of the Condor. You can ride them for just $ 1. In fact, the Swing at the edge of the world is on the right and up the trail. For the opportunity to ride on all the swings and the zipline line, you will have to pay 2 dollars. There is a small cafe on site.