About Us Puntzan Canopy
Baños Ecuador

Puntzan Tours, CIA LTD Is an Ecuadorian legally established company dedicated to outdoor adventures and specializing in Canopy Tours. With over 10 years of experience and a variety of adventures, we have become the favorite place for adventure activities in Baños Ecuador. We offer the following activities at our location: CanopyCayoningTibetan Bridges, Flying Skateboards, Sports Fishing and More.
With security being a top priority, you can rest assured that the equipment is professionally maintained and the tour guides hired are experienced and capacitated professionals. Whether you are an international thrill seeker or a local resident, you will find the exhilarating experience you seek securely and affordably.

About Us Puntzan Canopy
About Us Puntzan Canopy

Our History

Each sibling had a different profession before working at Puntzan Canopy, however our family history has always united us. Our ancestors have been working the land for generations, however it was until 2010 when we realized that we found ourselves on a privileged place surrounded by rivers, waterfalls, forest and amazing nature which could serve a larger purpose.

The company was established and operated by the Palacios brothers and sisters. These siblings are in charge of the daily operations and also to provide a sustainable work place for dozens of local residents and play a large role in helping towards the tourism of the San Antonio community.

History fun facts

  • Before Puntzan Canopy opened there were not any/many Canopy options in Banos
  • Business launch occurred on December 2010, coincidently the time of Tungurahua’s volcano eruption
  • The first month the Canopy adventure opened, we had 212 people do it.
  • Current road did not exist back then so construction materials had to be carried by animal loin and alternative means. 
  • Since there was no road, adventures seekers at the time had to walk 600 meters from the bridge in order to get to us. 
  • Staff members did not know English so it was very difficult to communicate with tourists

Our Guide Team

✔ Certified Guide ✔ Years of experience ✔ Certified in First Aid ✔ Wilderness Expert ✔ Safety/Rescue Expert

Luis Alvarez

Luis Alvarez

Canopy Specialist

Our Administrative Group

Support and administration staff that make Puntzan Canopy a reputable company that offers security and fun in all its activities..!

Sonia Palacios

Sonia Palacios

General Manager
Mario Palacios

Mario Palacios

Darwin Palacios

Darwin Palacios

Guide / Transportation
Edison Palacios

Edison Palacios


Frequently Asked Questions

We answer the most frequent questions that our clients have asked us in these 10 years of offering tourist services such as canopy and canyoning, surely you will also have asked yourself the following..!

01 What is the min/max number of people in a group?

The maximum number of people allowed in the adventure at the same time is 12 and the minimum is 2. The adventure time will be dependent on the total number of people with you.

02 What is the max weight allowed during Canopy or Canyoning?

The maximum weight allowed during Canopy is 240 pounds or 110 kg, according to the latest regulations in adventure sports.

03 What is the age limit?

The recommended minimum age limit for this adventure is 8 years old.

04 Is the equipment used properly maintained?

We perform daily controls of our equipment and facilities. We also make detailed weekly checks on cables, shackles, mooring, harness, carabiners and pulleys.

05 How safe are your overall activities?

Our construction materials are of the best quality, with quality certificates granted by the regulatory bodies. Moreover, our harnesses and equipment are the best brands of quality certified safety equipment recognized worldwide. And lastly you are guided by specially qualified guides whose number 1 priority is safety.

06 Do you have an insurance policy?

Yes, our company has a business insurance (known as “Civil Responsibility Insurance”), however we recommend all travelers to get a traveler's insurance on their own.

07 Do you require a waiver to be signed?

Yes, each person is required to sign a waiver (known as “Waiver of Responsibility and Risk Assumption”). This is done so the person knows exactly the level of physical activity expected on the adventure and any risk level associated with it. We believe in full transparency as an informed tourist is a more responsible tourist.

08 Do you provide transportation?

Yes, we provide transportation to our facility and back to your place anywhere in Banos. You will be contacted to confirm any special transportation arrangements days before the activity takes place.

09 Has there been any accidents?

Security has always been our top priority. In 10 years there has been NO accidents.

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