Jumandi Caves, Tena

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Climb over dramatic waterfalls and pass through pools of cooling water to reach Jumandi Caves, named after the Ecuadorian hero who hid women and children in caves during the 16th-century Spanish invasions. Jumandi himself was found hiding in this cave by the Spanish and later executed in Quito. Enter the caves to see 3 m (9.8) tall stalagmites that have taken over 30 years to grow. Wear sturdy hiking shoes for the trek, bring a change of clothes or a swimsuit, and expect to get wet. Hiring a professional tour guide is required to visit. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Tena holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Jumandi Caves and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • August 8, 2017
    It is interesting when they switched off all the lights and just listening to the falling drops of water in the cave, as well as having a well of water almost to the end of the tour where you can enter to refresh yourself, since it is deep and for only one person
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  • July 21, 2017
    It is definitely an interesting trip. For only $3 you get the person a one-hour guided tour. It was with me in Spanish. Unfortunately, I don't know whether they exist in English, because I very well cope with Spanish. In any case, you get much for the various rock formations, stalactites and stalagmites, as well as the underground river. Also, much to the historical importance of this cave is told one. Man once again to immerse the chance in a water hole has concluded and to put under the waterfall. That's why I would recommend anyone to wear swimsuits. A total worth this excursion for the price!
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  • July 19, 2017
    It is a site that has lots of nature nature makes you feel super good. You'll be able to enjoy its beautiful landscapes.
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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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