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Tena

Five hours southeast of Quito, Tena is the perfect launching point for a jungle trek or a rafting or kayaking trip down one of the countless rivers that pass within reach of town. Once an important colonial trading post in the Amazon, Tena is now the commercial center and capital of the Napo Province. The rainforest surrounding Tena supports a large population of lowland Kichwa indigenous people. Significant numbers of Quijos and Chibcha Indians live further out in the green expanse that stretches as far as the eye can see. It is possible to visit many of these communities and to observe and sometimes participate in traditional dancing, the preparation of chicha (an alcoholic drink made by masticating maiz, rice or yucca and fermenting the juice), shamanic rituals and blowgun competitions.

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Other places nearby Tena: El Coca, Lago Agrio, Misahuallí, Cosanga, Cuyabeno, Coca, Baeza, Macas and Puyo.







22 Jan 2013

Things to do in Tena

La Isla de Los Monos

110278La Isla de los Monos has been declared a protected rescue area for monkeys and other wildlife. It is located at the convergence of the Napo and Misahuallí rivers and encompasses seven hectares (17.3 ...
City Park
Tena, Ecuador

Jumandy Cavernas

110310Don\'t let the entrance to the Jumandy Caves deter you from going inside. Yes, you will have to enter through a water park. Yes, you will have to make your way through screaming kids to the café ...
Hiking, City Walk
Tena, Ecuador

Isla Parque Amazónico

110357Isla Parque Amazónico, located on a small island right in the middle of Tena, was established in 1996 as part of a local an effort to conserve the natural splendor of the Amazon\'s plants and ...
City Park
Tena, Ecuador

AmaZOOnico

The animal rehabilitation center, amaZOOnico, is located in the middle of a protected jungle preserve and makes huge efforts to shelter a number of different animals, some in danger of extinction. ...
Other Activity
Tena, Ecuador
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