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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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Where to stay in Tena

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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  • Entrance with a compulsory guide costs $3 per person but $15 minimum. No cameras allowed, not even without flash or water-proof. The only thing that is included are non-waterproof head lamps and the a...  more »
  • English/Deutsch/Castellano The caves of Jumandy are located about an 1hr/bus or 20mins/Taxi ($6) outside of Tena. Entry is $3 for the 1hour tour and $1 for boots. Be aware you will get wet! The caves ...  more »
  • I came here with some friends, and we had a lot of fun! There were some cool formations, and the guide was nice and knowledgable. You will get wet though, so prepare for that! Really cool swimming at ...  more »