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“Family adventure in the cave”
Review of Jumandi Caves

Jumandi Caves
Ranked #3 of 25 things to do in Tena
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

On our way from Tena to Papallacta we had a 2 hours stop. First you have to enter to the swimming pool entrance park there and there to the caves. You need a head-flashlight, good water shoes and swimming clothes because you will get wet. You will leaded in a guided group into the caves. They tell you the story of the incas which escaped from the spanish conquestors in the caves. Sometimes the water is high, but you can walk.
After all we stayed little bit in the pool. Our daughter 10 years old also enjoied the trip. But be careful with the waterslide in the pool It´s dangerous- don´t use it.

Thank Simba-Espana
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Reviewed 27 May 2013 via mobile

These caves are well worth the trip out from Tena. For $4 each you get admission and a guided tour thru the caves there. You get a headlamp, but when we visited the group was large and we had to share one between three! Imagine that happening in Europe! There's no ropes or safety devices inside so watch out for yourselves. The guide didn't speak any English, but spoke slowly enough that we understood pretty much everything. You're in the passages for about an hour and while there isn't any amazing formations to see its still a great trip into a cave system which more or less anyone can do

1  Thank hologram_uk
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

Just book it or go on your own, one of the best places!!! It's amazing! The Caves are great, the pool is great, the food was great, the guides were great!!!

Thank CelineF20
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Reviewed 21 December 2012

The first time we went there in July there was no wait or line and the two of us went without a group with our own guide. My favorite part was using the line to pull myself across and swimming in the water in the dark. My other boyfriend's flashlight went out making walking and ducking difficult. Good flashlights are a must! The big surprise is that when sitting down in a cramped area at the end we all turned off our flashlights and then when we were told to turn them back on our guide's face was covered in mud and he told us folklore strories. When I returned with my group of students in July this year there was a long line but since we were with a lodge our guides and the owner of the lodge moved us to the front of the line. I stayed and had ice cream with those who didn't want to enter. The pools on the property our huge, warm (though not super clean) and have long fun water slides. The whole thing not including waiting in line takes less than an hour.

1  Thank voyageusedumonde
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

The history behind the caves is very interesting as well as the caves themselves, especially the stalactites. Don't expect to see animals, we only saw a couple of bats and a large spider. You go inside the caves with a guide; they like to go with a group of at least 10-12 people, so you might have to wait for the group to form. The guide provides a headlamp for every two people and the tour is about 45 min to 1 hr long. The path is somewhat difficult. You need to wear shoes and clothes that can get wet. The overall facilities (bathrooms and changing rooms) are not great, but good enough.

Thank Andrea T
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