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Latas Waterfall Hike

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Gary's Tours at La CasaBlanca

  • Locations

    Tena, Ecuador

  • Activities

    Nature, Waterfall Tour

  • Price
    $32 USD per person
  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Avg Distance

    It's about a 25 minute drive to the waterfall trail head.

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)


  • Starting Location

    La CasaBlanca Hotel in Tena

  • Price Includes

    Transportation, a delicious picnic lunch, the entrance fee, and an English speaking, local guide who knows how to make the tour both a lesson on the jungle and fun at the same time!


  • Hike through the lush rainforest on your way up to a beautiful waterfall. Swim behind the waterfall, if you like.
  • Possibly shoot a natural toboggan formation on the way up or down. This depends on the level of the river.
  • English speaking, local, professional guide provides a fun, informative lesson on the jungle along the way.
  • Family friendly adventure. From about 8 years and up is appropriate.
  • You can add on a 2 hour caving tour before this trip, a visit with the monkeys after this trip, and for even more, add on our dusk lagoon float.


Trip Info

This half day tour takes us hiking up through the rainforest to “Cascadas Latas”. Check out the following quote from my friend Kristin’s Christmas letter after their trip to visit us here in Ecuador. “Rolfe’s favorite part of that trip was the hike up a muddy river gorge that we did on his birthday. After a couple hours of hiking, we ended up at a pool and big waterfall. Britt and Rolfe swam around behind the waterfall and looked out through the cascade at a very pre-historic scene; wild water, deep gorge, rain (of course!), thick vegetation, no sign of other people. Rolfe kept expecting Tyrannosaurus Rex to come crashing out of the forest.” That pretty much says it all. Note: if it is raining, it will be muddy, a little more difficult, and take a bit longer than usual.

During the hike, your guide will tell you all about the many unique rainforest flora and fauna that you encounter. Afterward, we get to swim, relax, and have a picnic lunch at the lagoon at the bottom. The river has a toboggan formation, along the trail that we can shoot if the water level is juuuust right.

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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. 4 out of 5


    While staying with Gari and Michelle at Casa Blanca we took the waterfall trip one day and had a great time. My wife and I didn’t feel like doing all the hiking & climbing and wanted to do some birding. Gari took our friends to the top and got his brother to hang back with us for a slow walk and bird watching. This personal accommodation typified the treatment that Gari showed us throughout our stay at Casa Blanca. I would recommend Gari’s services without reservation.

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