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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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  • I went to Cavernas many years ago when everything was natural and gorgeous, now the pool complex it's naaasty and dirty, the attention is so rude and they charge you for everything. The place it's com...  more »
  • Beautiful caves, with much to discover, with a guide native who knew very well, explained what is regrettable is the neglected maintenance of the complex, pools that do not have been cleaned in months, a green very thick layer of dirt-filled..., if throughout the abandoned complex, and is a shame to the municipality is not responsible for this since it is a potential attraction of the area
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  • Unfortunately they're not take pictures. But experience into the bowels of the Earth is very nice. Clear that not walking as much time and the time that it takes to cross the short distance that can be covered is rather the difficulty of seeing well. An expernx
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