Cascada de San Rafael, Tena

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Take a hike through lush green vegetation to a pristine view of Cascada de San Rafael. A torrent of water makes its way downstream, plunging off the overhang into a pool below. Standing at over 152 m (500 ft), the waterfall is surrounded by mountains of dense green forest, right at the foot of an active volcano. Keep an eye out for local wildlife: a family of monkeys has been known to cross the path leading to the waterfall. You can plan Tena trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • It is four hours from tena, the cost of the passage can be reached by car or bus minimum$ 6 to $7 dollars, via Lago Agrio, is between the limit of Napo and Sucumbios. In the Cayambe Coca National Park, its presipitacion is 1.258 m asl. The waterfall has a height of 160 metres, a distance of 1,100 meters, with 30-minute. in the area you can find information place, entering the cascade has no cost since it is in a protected area. the District more close to 15 minutes from the waterfall. recommended: repellents for insects, sunscreen, water poncho and his own power.
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  • He had a great curiosity of what? and I listened to tell the highest waterfalls of Ecuador "Waterfalls San Rafael" and therefore decided to visit it together with my friends in school, so how to get to the waterfall, should be road Quito - Lago Agrio. Then walk in half an hour from the road to the waterfall can be displayed signs where exactly give us your location, also gave us the service of a guide who will take us to explore all the paths of the waterfall, while we go through the Trail, Flora (orchids, endemic flowers) you can appreciate the variety and Fauna (chichico, bear of eyeglasses, deer, cervicabra, mono machin, puma, etc.) already close to waterfalls, that was the beginning of our journey, arriving at the san Rafael falls, we realized account on charm that provides us with the Amazon, with a 150 m high and 14m wide waterfalls is the highest and most spectacular of all the Ecuador, we were amazed with so much Natural beauty, waterfall is left to listen 15 minutes before watch it and is manifested by a sound that slowly takes force. There is a trail to a lookout appropriate to observe this Natural beauty, although you can enjoy front and a few meters, the impressive waterfall. The Cascada San Rafael San Rafael offers to national and foreign tourists the possibility to perform activities such as hiking or climbing, come and visit the waterfalls. Ecuador is a place that invites you to love life.
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  • I've seen a few waterfalls in my life but this one was one of the most spectacular. Even compared to Niagara, Wailua, Kauai, and the mighty Buskill, this one was best. It may have to do with the fact ...  more »
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  • Short hike for an incredible vista, provided that the clouds aren't in the way.
  • Beautiful waterfall
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The main urban area offers basic hotels with a few facilities, such as swimming pools and restaurants, as well as many backpacker-friendly hostels with no frills. Charming, family-run guesthouses provide decent mid-range options, as do the slightly pricier eco-lodges on the town's outskirts.
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