The swing that will take your breath away!

A joy ride
  • 30 Jun - 06 Jul, 2018
  • Mag The Weekly
  • High Life

If you thought that riding a swing is for kids, think again. Here is the wildest swing in the world – deep in the Ecuadorian wilderness of South America. If you’re travelling up towards the path of Bella Vista, you can see this place. It lies on the edges of Banos, Ecuador. From this edge, you will keep walking and upon reaching the standpoint, you will locate the Tree house, which is also known as La Casa del Arbol. For adrenaline junkies, La Casa del Arbol is more than just a sight. There is a swing made right over a crag. Needless to say, they fancy swinging over emptiness. It is a new way of seeking thrill and attaining a “high”. This small tree is built right at the edge of a giant canyon. The magnificent view from this tree house will gear you up for the ride ahead. While the tree house itself is a sight to behold, the real attraction is the swing hanging from one of the tree’s skinny branches. With only a lonely seat belt to hold you in, the swing arcs riders out into the air over the canyon. It is unclear where the swing came from – perhaps it was set up by a whimsical seismologist. The swing is part of a small park at Casa de Arbol, complete with three swings and a small zip line. Adventurous swingers of all ages are welcome to take a ride at the end of the world, but at their own discretion. It is this intense adrenaline rush which makes rush seekers swing over the high mountains without any harness. The bravest hikers take their chances and enjoy the exciting experience. Definitely worth trying at least once in your lifetime!