Waterfalls and Lagoon in the Llanganates National Park

Looking for an exciting activity in the middle of the jungle? We have the perfect offer for you. In Llanganates National Park we follow a stream through the jungle and climb up waterfalls. Afterwards you can relax and refresh yourself in the cool water of a tropical lagoon.

Incredible hike up 4 different waterfalls with incredible views. We got to swim in the small pools beneath the waterfalls and our guide showed us all the different trees and many other types of fauna that are used by indigenous people.
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What’s included?

  • Entrance fees to the waterfalls and the lagoon
  • Transport there and back
  • Equipment
  • Your local English-speaking guide
  • Lunch (vegetarian option available)
  • Water
  • Waterproof welly boots for walking through the jungle

What to bring

  • Light clothes suitable for walking in the jungle
  • Swimsuit or shorts
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • A bottle for water

Your guide will be able to take small belongings in a dry bag.

Meeting at our office in Tena at 08h30, we make the presentation of our team that will accompany us on our adventure, then we go to the sector of Cando where we start the activities this place is located 40min from Tena or Llanganates National Park.

We prepare our equipment for a great adventure in the middle of the jungle, we have the perfect offer for you.

In Llanganates National Park, we follow a stream through canyons, ravines and climb 3 waterfalls. After exploring our adventure, we continue into the highest jungle of the park. We return to our lodge for a delicious lunch.

After a short siesta we will continue our adventure. We will walk approximately 30min from our cabin to a lagoon where we will refresh ourselves in crystal clear water in the highest jungle of the National Park and getting to know different pools of this area.

Afterwards we will return to Tena at approximately 16h00.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Jungle Questions

What is the optimal clothing and equipment for the tour in the jungle?

In the jungle, it’s advisable to dress in long clothing to shield yourself from both insects and the sun’s rays. Apply insect repellent generously to both your skin and clothes, and don’t forget to use sunscreen. As rain is common in the rainforest, it’s wise to carry a rain cover. Don’t overlook the importance of staying hydrated during the tour; bring along a water bottle, which you can conveniently fill with water at our office. Additionally, we’ll provide you with rubber boots for the tour.

What animals and plants can we expect during the tour in the jungle?

During the tour in the secundary rainforest of Ecuador, you can expect to encounter a diverse array of plants and animals. Some common plants include towering trees like the Kapok tree and the Ceiba tree, lush ferns, orchids, and various species of palms. You may also come across medicinal plants like the Sangre de Drago (Dragon’s Blood) tree, which has healing properties.

As for animals, the rainforest is home to an abundance of wildlife. You might spot colorful birds such as toucans, parrots, and hummingbirds flitting among the trees. Keep an eye out for monkeys swinging through the canopy, including species like the capuchin, howler, and spider monkeys. Other potential sightings include various species of frogs, spinders and insects, as well as reptiles like snakes, lizards and caimans.

It’s important to remember that wildlife sightings can vary depending on factors like time of day, weather conditions, and the specific location of the tour.

Is there an age restriction for participating in the tour in the jungle?

There is no specific age restriction for our tours. However, please be advised that our tours are not suitable for individuals with strollers. It’s important to recognize that jungle tours can be physically demanding due to the challenging climatic conditions.

Are there any special behavioral rules for the tour in the jungle?

1. **Respect nature: Leave no trace and avoid disturbing wildlife and plants. Be mindful not to damage natural habitats.
2. **Follow the guides’ instructions: Listen to the guides and follow their recommendations regarding safety and behavior in the jungle.
3. **Stay on the trails: Stick to marked paths to avoid getting lost or disrupting the environment. Pay attention to warning signs and notices.
4. **Stay hydrated: Keep hydrated, especially in hot and humid environments like the jungle. Always carry a water bottle with you.
5. **Wear appropriate clothing and equipment: Dress according to the weather conditions and the requirements of the activity. Don’t forget to apply insect repellent and sunscreen.
6. **Stay with the group: Do not stray from the group and always maintain visual contact with other participants to avoid getting lost.
7. **Stay alert: Watch out for potential hazards such as steep slopes, slippery surfaces, or poisonous plants and animals.
8. **Respect culture and traditions: When interacting with local communities, respect their culture, traditions, and rules.
9. **Have fun: Enjoy nature and the adventure, but stay safe and responsible throughout the entire tour.


Are meals and refreshments included in the price? What are the dietary options?

For full-day tours, lunch and non-alcoholic beverages such as tea and water are included in the price. We always provide a vegetarian option as well. For half-day tours, only beverages are included.

What happens on the day?

What languages do the guides speak?

Our guides speak Spanish and English.

How long is the tour and what is the daily schedule?

Typically, the tours start at 9:00 AM at our agency or at your accommodation in Tena. However, for private tours, the start time can be adjusted according to your preferences.

Where can I leave my belongings during the tour?

Your guide will be able to take small belongings in a dry bag and larger items can be left with the driver.

Weather & Safety

What happens if the weather turns bad during the tour?

In the rainforest, rain is always a possibility. Tours proceed as scheduled regardless of rain. However, in the event of severe weather posing a danger to participants, the tour will be postponed, or refunds will be issued. If a Class 4 rafting tour cannot be conducted due to high water levels, a Class 3 tour will be offered instead, with the difference in cost refunded.

What should be done in case of a medical emergency during the tour?

In the event of a medical emergency during the tour, our guides are trained to administer first aid and arrange transportation to the nearest medical facility. Our guides regularly attend first aid courses and always carry a first aid kit. Additionally, we have a private taxi available at all times for immediate access.

Payment Questions

How do I book a tour and what is the cancellation policy?

You can book directly through our online form. Alternatively, you can contact us via WhatsApp, and we’ll reserve the desired tour for you. Cancellations can be made up to 24 hours before the tour. If you cancel after this time, 50% of the cost will be refunded.

What payment options to do you accept?

We accept cash or transfers to an Ecuadorian bank account (transfer fees must be covered by you).

Are there any additional costs not included in the price?

Not included in the price are alcoholic beverages, souvenirs, and tips. For half-day tours, lunch is not included.
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