Tena “Capital of the Country of the Cinnamon”, or also well-known like San Juan de Los Dos Ríos of Tena. It is located in the Amazon Region, three and a half hours from the city of Quito and three hours from the city of Ambato.
Its main activity is tourism because it has a diversity of natural attractions and cultural manifestations that are located in each of the parishes that have special characteristics that allow visitors to learn about their history and traditions of the Kichwa and other ethnic groups, Huaorani
Agriculture, commerce in general and its friendly and hospitable people make this place a destination to rest and fully enjoy its natural and cultural biodiversity.
Amazon is an adventure in its pure state waiting for you. Excursions through the jungle or rainforests, risky sports such as kayaking or rafting, and incredible places such as the Latas waterfall and the Jumandy Caverns, guarantee it.
The exuberance of the jungle with its abundant rivers, dreamy waterfalls and mysterious caves, uncover millenary secrets that nature seems to have reserved only for some lucky ones, you are one of them!
The ancestrality is very present in the day to day of the inhabitants of the Tena, due to the strong incidence of the Yachacs and Waorani ethnic groups, to which the western customs are added, generating a rich amalgam that is manifested in the architecture, clothing, and customs of its inhabitants. Know them!
In typical dishes, wild fruits such as mountain grapes, caimito, avío, plantain, and cassava are often used; from the animal world, the meat of guanta, armadillo, ants and chontacuros worms is usually used. The most traditional drink is the Wayusa tea, which has many healing properties.