Calling all lovers of adrenaline and adventure: THIS is a spot for your bucket list.
The Swing at the End of the World is a breathtaking little treasure in the mountains near Baños, Ecuador. The high-flying rope swing hangs from a treehouse called Casa del Arbol, beckoning every wanderlust-y soul to come and take the ride of their lives.
The treehouse above the swing is actually an observation center for Mt. Tungurahua, the active volcano you can see in the background.
Daredevils who hop on the swing will catch a glimpse of the volcano (perhaps in mid-eruption) and a dizzying view of the canyon floor from about 100 feet high.
Like many good treasures, the Swing at the End of the World has not gone undiscovered. Visitors report there's a $1 fee to ride the swing, and a second one has been constructed nearby. Those who've visited suggest you can get there by hiking, taking a bus or hiring a taxi from the nearby city of Baños.
Hey, if you're going to go off the beaten path, you might as well get a ride.