Jumandi Caves

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Arsen K
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Beautiful cave tour and insight into the local Quechua lifestyle
Dec 2020 • Solo
Beautiful cave system, the second largest in Ecuador, run by local Quechua community. The entrance fee is only 5,5 USD and it's totally worth it. Beware that actual entrance is not through the main complex run by municipality (with pools, toboggans, restaurants etc) but 200m further towards Quito, through the community. Be ready to get wet, so bring the clothes and the shoes/boots (although you can rent it there for small fee). The tour is guided by the local guide. The cave is quite wide and it has only a couple of meters of narrow passage, but not too narrow. There are a couple of small waterfalls and pools inside, so you can take a bath. :) We saw a lot of animals (which surprised me): bats, spiders, fish, shrimps and one very strange animal that resembles a huge spider, but is actually something like scorpion without the tail. The tour lasted around 45-60 min and after that we were invated to drink wayusa, energetic drink made from the local tree with the same name. We were told about local customs and traditions and in the end we bought some nice handcrafts and natural medicine to support the local economy. It was great experience that I would like to repeat and I sincerely recommend it to everyone.
Written 6 January 2021
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ashleygrattansmith
Atlanta, GA5 contributions
Amazon cave adventure
Jul 2019
Unique experience in the underwater caves is not for the claustrophobic or aquaphobic but a great adventure, not touristy at all , thoroughly enjoyed by my 20,18 and 13 year old children as well as my husband and me.
Written 11 February 2020
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Karl H
Berlin, Germany14 contributions
Swimming inside of the cavernas
Sep 2019
Amazing adventure: explore the cavernas with a guide and swim inside under a waterfall and in a 4m deep water whole!

The water from the cavernas also feeds a pool area with water slides. So bring your swimming gear and towels.

Entrance to the pool area was 2€ plus entrance to the cavernas 3€ p.P. (With a group of min 5 pax or 15€)
Written 3 September 2019
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gunterv2016
Moscow, Russia189 contributions
Belgians on Tour
Mar 2019 • Couples
What a nice adventure we had in these caves. We were not well communicated, so do not wear socks :-). You will be in the water up to your chest...
Written 25 March 2019
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vince p m
Elora, Canada57 contributions
Excellent Trip Underground—walking through a stream of warm water
Feb 2019 • Couples
We jumped at the chance to visit this site

The cave features stalactites that are customary to most caves elsewhere in the world.

However, unlike many caves that are open to the public in North America, the cave exploder traverses streams, sees cave spiders and fruit bats up close. All in the safety of a guide.

Plan on swimwear, because getting wet is unavoidable. Many of the tunnels took extra effort to move through and that added to the caving experience.

It’s the closest to spelunking I ever ventured.
Written 3 March 2019
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angelfish2222
London, UK316 contributions
A fun experience, prepare to get wet!
Jun 2018 • Friends
You will get wet during this cave tour. Entering via a river cave entrance, the guides know these caves inside out and will show you where to walk in order to get through safely. I was worried some parts might be claustrophobic, but there was only one brief moment where I had to move between two rocks, otherwise its a very open cave system.

You don't need to be able to swim for this experience, despite the river. The headlamps really help too. My only regret was that we were unable to take photos, despite having waterproof phone cases, they wouldn't allow us to take them in. And a gopro needed more light to get decent photos. Otherwise, a really fun physical experience.
Written 16 July 2018
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etaunton
Florida12 contributions
Excellent value
Jun 2018 • Family
This is a must see. For $3 for a 1 hour tour you can't go wrong! No kids under 10 are allowed. It is a bit difficult to navigate the caverns at times, slippery and dark.
Written 19 June 2018
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Stephen R
London, UK70 contributions
Interesting visit
Dec 2017
Due to some of our parties age and ability, we were allowed to go into the cave entrance as far as the first pool. Although the river bed was stony, we managed to get to the pool, where some of the younger members had a swim before we came out. A very enjoyable if somewhat limited visit.
Written 4 January 2018
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Remigio P
22 contributions
Nice experience
Oct 2017 • Family
Beautiful place , infrastructure to be improved . Pictures inside are restricted (to avoid using flash on animals inside the caves )
Written 13 October 2017
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PINGUI125
7 contributions
Jumandy Cave very mistic and special place
Aug 2017 • Couples
Jumandy Caverns are yellow rocks, where you can see fantastic figures with a natural formation of porous limestone. Is a mysterious attraction in the park. The tour inside takes approximately five hours, where you can see underground streams and the walls and lying petrified by millions of years ago. This was a place where shamans came to do rituals and contact the spirits.
Written 26 August 2017
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