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Day Jungle Tour

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Gary's Tours at La CasaBlanca

  • Locations

    Tena, Ecuador

  • Activities

    Jungle Tour, Nature

  • Price
    Custom Price
  • Duration

    10 hours

  • Avg Distance

    30 minutes by car each way plus the motor canoe

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    8:00 am departure, any day of the week.

  • Starting Location

    We'll pick you up at your hotel in Tena.

  • Price Includes

    All transportation, a delicious lunch, cost of the chocolate making demo, entrance fees to the butterfly farm and animal rescue center, and a local, professional, fun, English speaking, guide.

  • Notes

    Currently, Gary is only involved in our 8-day tours while Tarquino is pitching in with those and our Day and Overnight Jungle Tours, when he is available. (So booking ahead is key with us!)


  • Feed grapes to monkeys, see chocolate made, tour a butterfly farm and animal rescue center, and spend lots of time in a motor canoe, all in one day!
  • Ecuador is becoming known for it's fine chocolate. Experience it first hand in what will probably be the best chocolate fondue you've ever tasted.
  • The butterfly farm is just amazing, the abundant butterflies will literally be landing on you. Don't forget your camera!
  • The peaceful beauty experienced while cruising these rivers in a motor canoe is not something you will want to miss out on.
  • Cost: The more people that go, the lower the per person price! 4 go for $105 pp then the price decreases with each to a low $75 for 10 participants.

Trip Info

This tour starts out with a pretty drive to Misahualli, where we’ll visit with and feed grapes to the playful Capuchin monkeys that hang out there and on their river beach. From there we’ll take a motor canoe trip down the Napo River to all our other activities. First up is a chocolate and chicha making demo right out in the jungle. This is a favorite among our guests (and not just the kids!). You’ll see how chocolate is made, all the way from breaking open the cacao pod to tasting the final product, which is made into what is most likely the most delicious fondue you’ve ever tasted. We’ll bring along strawberries and bananas for a special treat! Next up, an amazing butterfly farm. You will want your camera for this! There are so many butterflies they literally land on you. Farther down the Napo River we’ll stop for a riverside picnic lunch where we often find squirrel monkeys. A little farther down the river is a small island where we often spot woolly monkeys. Finally, you’ll tour an animal rehab center where one of their guides will take you through the facility, viewing all sorts of jungle animals including various types of jungle cats, monkeys, birds, etc.. Their guides are actually volunteers from all over the world that speak a variety of languages. After the rehab center we’ll take our motor canoe back up river to Misahualli, and head on back to Tena.

This trip is a great option for those that only have one day in the area or have difficulty getting around. If you can get in and out of the motor canoe and walk up a small slope, with a helping hand maybe, to the chocolate and chicha demo site, you can do this tour. The most walking that will be done, will be around the animal rehab center, which involves well-maintained paths with a little bit of a hill.

Cost: The more people that go, the lower the per person price!
When we have 9 or 10 participants sign up by the time of the tour, the cost is an amazing $75 per person, 8 go for $80, 7 for $85, 6 for $90, 5 for $95, and 4 for $105 per person… Which is still a very reasonable price for this great tour! (3 people could go for $125pp or 2 for $145pp.)

Your adventure awaits!

Gary's Tours at La CasaBlanca

Consider us, Gari and Michelle, of Gary's Tours at the La CasaBlanca Hotel, your go to guides for quality, personalized, fun tours and comfy digs in Ecuador's Eastern Amazon Region. We've won several awards on TripAdvisor, including the 2015 Traveler's Choice. We cater to all age ranges and our goal is for you to have an adventure you won't forget. Come see us!


  1. 5 out of 5


    Awesome experience!! Gari organized a full, fun day, which started with interacting with the beach monkeys and then enjoying the ride on the Napo River in a motorized canoe. We loved participating in the chocolate making process, and the butterfly garden. The people we met and the picnic were wonderful too. I would highly recommend the Jungle tour with Gari!

  2. 5 out of 5


    Gary relates to and interacts with each person, while giving a tour down the Napo River. You feel relaxed and at peace with nature. It is like he is opening up a window of his personal life environment ,for you to embrace ,step into, and partake in. You will breathe in fresh air, go back in time that is still in this time, and be inspired by all you learn. Go!

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