4.5 based on 186 reviews
I visited Amazoonico as an optional trip from my tour group. There were eight of us arriving later afternoon. Hours are posted as 7am to 4pm. There were a few other people there but it was not crowded. We arrived by way of the Napo River on a canoe and the walk up to the starting area was quite a way upwards. We were met by a guide and a few other people who did not have a guide hooked onto our tour. I am not sure if the tour company provided the guide for us or not. The guide was from the Netherlands and had not been at Amazoonice very long but she was passionate about the animals and very knowledgeable about even individual animals in groupings. As we went from one area to the next the terrain was up and down. There is a small not very interesting gift shop. I definitely found the visit worthwhile.
4 based on 102 reviews
The caves are interesting, and the guide is knowledgeable. You get a chance to go under a "healing" waterfall, touch a fertility rock, and see some bats. The view climbing out is also breathtaking. Expect to get VERY WET!
The complex and pools surrounding the caves have a cheap, tourist feel to them, but the caverns themselves are still fun. There is a section in which you pull yourself across a deep spot of water on a rope. I was a bit scared before I did it, but the current wasn't strong at all and I really could have swum without using the rope. Still, not for small children or people who can not swim. I went on a cloudy weekday, so it was not overcrowded, but I hear that it can be a long wait on the weekends.
5 based on 33 reviews
It takes about an hour to get to Waysa Yaku, "River of the Guayusa plant", where water is actually not blue (azul) but green and very crystalline, the place has very powerful energy, is located on the border of primary forest. I recommend to take the hike to tahe waterfall, it takes about 30 min to get there and you dont need a guide, even though the staff tells you need. You just take a path that goes along a river and after about 20 minutes take a small path that goes to the right up the hill. The place where you make the turn is often marked with red paint. It is only 10-15 minutes more to climb to the waterfall - you cant get lost as it is the only path there.
4.5 based on 68 reviews
We came to see the San Rafael waterfall in July 2016. Despite the dam upstream, which just started to operate this year, the water flow is still very powerful and impressive. The 1.5km path to access the viewpoint is very nice as well. It is definitely worth going to visit this huge cascade!
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