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The “swing at the end of the world” is located in the mountains outside of Baños, Ecuador. How do I know? I’ve been there, but it wasn’t planned. I was on a mission trip in Ecuador when a rockslide closed my group’s main route through the mountains and forced us to take a five-hour detour. I was really frustrated; it was not part of the plan and we had already been traveling for 10 hours. But what happened on that detour turned out to be some of the greatest memories of the entire trip.

When we learned we had to make a detour, our guide, trying his hardest to make it better for all of us, called ahead to get us access to this famous swing. My daughter and I quickly researched the place and saw this swing was on a list of the “top 10 things to do before you die.” We had stumbled upon one of the most amazing experiences in the world.