2-day cultural expedition to the Tena jungle
Excursions & day trips

2-day cultural expedition to the Tena jungle

Language: English , Spanish
Availability: See calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 48 hours
Do this because
  • Experience the life of the locals in the Amazon first-hand
  • Enjoy a variety of sustainable tourism activities such as canoe tours, ancestral games, wildlife watching and jungle walks
  • Learn how to make chocolate with a local Kichwa indigenous family
What to expect

This tour is ideal for those interested in supporting sustainable community tourism and getting out of conventional paths.

Day 1: Napo River and Arajuno River tour

The first stop is a guided tour through the jungle to an ancient tree called Ceibo, which is believed to be more than 200 years old. The guide will also point out several plants, fruits and trees along the way. After the walk, you'll visit a local Kichwa indigenous family. They will give you a tour around a cocoa farm and then teach you how to make chocolate.

For the adventurous at heart, you can try the ancestral game 'floating down the river in a tube', which is considered a soft water sports class. This activity is optional and you can continue by canoe. The next stop is the animal rescue center AmaZOOnico, where you'll learn how the experts rehabilitate, reintroduce and care for animals that have been victims of illegal trafficking.

The next stop along the Napo River tour is a visit to another local family, you'll spend time learning about indigenous weapons on Lake Caiman. Later, you'll visit the island of monkeys by canoe, where you can see them in their natural habitat. The last stop will be the town of Kichwa called El Mirador.

After a day full of adventure, you'll settle in the ecological cabins, relax and enjoy the incredible surroundings of the jungle before joining the dining room for dinner. After dinner, you can light a fire or take a night walk.

Day 2: El Mirador Community

You'll start the day with a nutritious breakfast, then, you'll sail in a motorized or traditional canoe and travel along the Arajuno River to a jungle path. Your expert guide will point out medicinal plants and demonstrate how our ancestors used traps to capture animals to support their families.

On the way, you'll enjoy an impressive panoramic view of the jungle before returning to the indigenous village. In the community, you'll share a traditional meal and learn from people how to make crafts with materials found in the jungle. The members of the community will also perform a cultural dance (Kichwa wedding demonstration) before returning to the canoe and returning to Puní Bocana, there, you'll take a bus back to Tena.

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What's included
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Water
  • Rubber boots
  • Rustic cabin accommodation
  • Transport
What's not included
  • Animal rescue tickets
  • Additional food and drinks
Meeting point:
  • The meeting point will be coordinated with the tour operator after booking
What to remember
  • A minimum of two people is required to book this tour
  • The accommodation will be in the indigenous village of 'El Mirador', with shared rooms and bathrooms
  • There's no electricity in the accommodation, candles will be provided
  • You will use the public bus to return to Tena
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  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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