If you thought that riding on a swing is for kids, think again. Regardless of age, all of us undoubtedly love swings. That pseudo-feeling of flying and the fleeting feels of the breeze touching your face, is as if nothing could go wrong, right?
But would you be brave enough to try the wildest swing of your life even if a humongous reward awaits? For adrenaline seekers, they might consider but for acrophobias, never mind the money.
Because you are not actually swinging out over the usual, normal void but over a steep hill of about 2,000 feet up. What a heart-pumping experience!
Coined as “The Swing at the End of the World” it is not an experience you’re likely to have anywhere else.
Deep in the Ecuadorian wilderness lays Casa del Arbol or famously known as “The Treehouse”. It is just a simple small house built in a tree used for observing Mt. Tungurahua, the active volcano in the near distance. Yet, this seemingly simple wooden room is a sight to behold.
The crude swing hanging from one of the tree’s skinny branches is the real thing. Adventurous visitors are welcome to take a ride on the swinging seat.
The swing is simply made of a metal beam attached to a rope. With no harness or net, just a fabric belt to hold you on a bit (not even sturdy enough) arcs riders out into the void over the canyon. How would you feel swinging this thing back and forth? Are you still up for it?