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  • Puerto Misahuallí, Amazonía, Misahuallí, Ecuador


(Per Person )
  • 2 nights and 3 days tours
  • South America

Tayos Cave / Speleology and adventure

A mixed river tour with motor canoeing, jungle trekking, waterfalls, fauna and flora.  Unfathomable mysterious are hidden in the Cueva de los Tayos in Ecuador. It is a chasm or a very deep cavity in the earth that appears to be cut with very precise lines in the rock. The formation is estimated to be 200 millón years old.











Tour Plan


Days 1:

The meeting point and start of the tour is from the land terminal of Puyo Pastaza buces at 07 am. After breakfast. From here the expedition to the Tayos Cave starts:

This expedition to the cave of the Tayos and speleology in underground caverns: For this tour it is recommended to be in good physical condition, to reach this mysterious cavern because you have to make a crossing through the jungle and descend by rappel with ropes in climbing for about 60 meters approximately to the interior, and its return climb the same stretch with ropes to the mainland.

It is a geological formation that has given rise to several caverns that communicate with each other through galleries and passages of different heights and dimensions in the interior. There are heights ranging from 1 m.t to more than 50 m.t. In some parts the galleries are 300 m.t wide and reach more than 9 km long.

This first day we go canoeing on the river and hike through the jungle to the entrance of the cave where we spend 2 nights in tents. We finish the day with dinner. Before the break we will tell stories about the Tayos Cave.


Day 2

After our breakfast, we start the expedition on a very challenging and unforgettable trek, an exploratory walk of several km to discover the underground fauna and flora.

Stalagmites and stalactites temples. Observation of various species of bats, spiders, scorpions, water salamanders, freshwater shrimps and crabs, toads, and with luck we find cave boas hunting bats.

Inside the cave flows a beautiful river, a beautiful underground waterfall. After several hours of walking we return to the camp for dinner.

Before resting we will make a souvenir of the day's tour.


Day 3:

We start the day with a short breakfast. Then we break camp and return to the exit where we make our ascent with climbing ropes to the top of the mainland. Here we have a comfortable lunch outside the cave.

We continue our hike to a Shuar family to share experiences of this culture. Then we return by canoe upstream to the port. From here we continue by car to Puyo where the 2 nights and 3 days tour ends.

The price of the tour includes from Puyo to the Tayos Cave.

  • Land transport from Puyo.
  • River transportation by canoe on the Santiago river.
  • Payment for all entrance fees and visits during the tour.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, menú type.
  • Purified water to drink.
  • Certified native guide in Caving, bilingual, Spanish-English.
  • Tents for camping.
  • Homologated equipment for Caving.
  • Helmets, pelvic harness, chest harness.
  • Ropes and pulleys, carabiners.
  • Permits to enter Shuar territory.
  • Entrance to the cave.
  • Permission to spend the night inside the cave.
  • Photography and videos.
  • Excursions and activities according to itinerary.
  • Rubber boots (only up to size # 44).


Tour price does not include:

  • Hydration drinks, tips, and any other requirements not specified in the itinerary and programme.
  • Rain jacket.
  • Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day.
  • Headlamp of 1,000 luminal or more luminal.
  • Insulation or sleeping mat.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Gloves with cover.
  • Waterproof backpack Waterproof backpack.
  • Waterproof case for mobile phone.
  • 2 to 3 litre water Hydration bag.
  • Personal first aid kit.
  • Taxes $12%.
  • Rubber boots (size larger than # 44).
  • Transport ticket by bus Quito Puyo or Baños Puyo.


Price table for the Tayos Cave campsite:

Children under 12 years old pay 50% of the rate:

  • Minimum 3 adult passengers $750: p.p. for 2 nights 3 days.
  • From 4 passengers $675: p.p.
  • From 5 passengers $600: p.p.
  • From 6 passengers $585: p.p.

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