Jumandi Caves, Tena

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#4 of 7 in Parks in Napo Province
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. Using our international travel planner, Tena attractions like Jumandi Caves can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Due to some of our parties age and ability, we were allowed to go into the cave entrance as far as the first pool. Although the river bed was stony, we managed to get to the pool, where some of the yo...  more »
  • Be careful with their heads! Several sectors of the caverns are low. Wear clothes dry fit and suit of bath. You can swim and walk in mud. If you are lucky you can see bats. When I went swimming pools are in repair, re February 2017 opening date. Preferred ride
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  • A short crossing, but full of adventure, highly recommended, get into the waters inside the cave, total relaxation.! Costs $ 3 entry more $ 1 rental flashlight, boots and 1 Guide support. Very convenient.
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