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Jumandi Caves

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Address: A 2 Km de Archidona | Sobre la Ruta Camino a Quito, Tena 150150, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593 99 595 4413



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Fun in the caves

To get there, you should take a taxi (7$ for the ride) because it's a little bit out of town. The site itself is not well maintained (the slides, the pool, etc) and you have to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 May 2016
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I went to Cavernas many years ago when everything was natural and gorgeous, now the pool complex it's naaasty and dirty, the attention is so rude and they charge you for everything. The place it's completely destroyed, such a poor managing. I do not recommend this place there's way better places around there.

Thank Karla A
Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

If you have seen a few caves before with pristine formations then this one will be a let down. Because there were only two of us we had to pay the entire $15 tour fee. That was not worth it. It has a big ugly water pipe running through it and most of the stalicmites are damaged.

Thank Philip6411
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

First and foremost for the 5$ it cost to take the tour it is a great price! The caves are fun with some interesting creatures inside, has a cool part you can swim/use a rope to cross where the water gets deeper. It has a waterfall where you can sit under and holes you can dunk yourself in as well... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

To get there, you should take a taxi (7$ for the ride) because it's a little bit out of town. The site itself is not well maintained (the slides, the pool, etc) and you have to pay 2 or 3$ just to enter. You need to Bring a swim suit for the cave though! If you don't have watershoes, you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

I went to this cave many years ago when there was still mud in it and that was one of the main reasons i was looking forward to go. Now because of bad management the cave lost its mud and now frankly it was like any other cave..although now a more conservationist approach have been put into guides to try... More 

Thank Diana C
Jaragua Do Sul, SC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

I liked the cave. it is very beautiful. The guide was helpful. You will get wet, so you must have others clothes. But it is not allowed to take pictures inside the cave which is was very disappointing. And, I have my protect case with me.

Thank Elisa P
Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Nice staff,low budget entrance $2 and $3 for guide services. The tour is short, almost 1 hour. The story of Jumandi is very interisting.

Thank Carmen_Ecuador
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

The history behind the cave is fascinating and the local guides are very proud of its heritage. You have the opportunity to briefly swim in the cave and if you'd like, you can submerge in some of the mini pools throughout the cave. There weren't really any bats that interfered with our visit, and the climb out of the cave... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

I love caves, and you're gonna get wet in this one (bring a swimsuit). There was a very modest entrance fee, and it was well worth it! So the guide will take a small group into the cave which has a little river running through it. There are parts where the cave is up to your waist (for an adult).... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

If you want to experience caving at a completely natural state this is a great option. The guides tell you about the story of Jumandi which is very interesting. The only down side is that our guide didn't know english so I had to translate to my friend, but besides that; the pools, the animals, the sounds, the tales, the... More 

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