Banos Though it lies in the shadow of an active volcano, Banos is a chill town in Ecuador that attracts lots of backpackers from around the world. Many end up at Platas y Blancas, a cool hostel close to the local hot springs. From biking on beautiful roads to really bad karaoke in the bars, an American couple and a pair of Dutch brothers live the total Banos experience. Experience the rush of traveling the world for the first time with a crew of international back-packers, ages 16 - 22 on their quest for adventure, romance and the perfect moment. A variety of hosts from around the globe and the young people they hook up with on location are relentless in their pursuit of fun (and don,t forget that culture, mate!) ~ American girls explore Rome, Brits take on Thailand and things get wild when the Aussie,s arrive in Copenhagen. Five continents, Unlimited Adventure. Take the alternate route, dude.