Talag - Ecuador

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Talag City

This is a beautiful city of Ecuador that you should visit


Landlig prestegjeld for kantonen Tena (Napo).
Sogn Talag, er et landlig prestegjeld i Ecuador, tilhørende Tena-kantonen i provinsen Napo

Tourist Places in Talag

The Charms of Laguna Yany

We are 15 minutes from the city of Tena in Talag Parish, to access to our community you must cross the Hatun Yacu river in our tarabita, and on the other side we will be waiting for you to start the tour of our trails that lead to four lagoons formed by natural waters where you can refresh and relax from the daily life of the city.

During the tour you can climb, cross the river, find out about legends that were sucked into our community, get in direct contact with nature and all the biodiversity that the place has.

We have a hammock and camping area where you can rest in the company of the delicate sound of nature and the river that crosses the community, while we prepare for you a delicious typical meal like tilapia maitos, chontakuru pínchos, fried tilapia or roasted, Creole chicken broth and this must be added our refreshing Cold Guayusa .. !!

Come and live the fortune we have in our community for you, where you will not only know our culture but also discover the Charm of Our Four Lagoons.

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Yany Lagoon, Waterfall, Hopedaje, Camping, Trail, Viewpoint, Hiking.

Blue Lagoon in the Talag

Alukus is a community that carries out community tourism activity within the primary Amazon rainforest. It began in 1994, with the aim of maintaining the cultural identity of indigenous peoples, the conservation of the ecosystem and the intercultural relationship with visitors from different countries. This Kichua community has a number of very interesting tourist attractions such as: natural pool, waterfalls, giant butterfly butterflies, orchid routes, fishing, gold washes, participation in the cassava farm, crafting, explanation of medicinal plants, hiking, ancestral knowledge of culture, history and indigenous traditions related around a campfire, shamanism rituals (optional). All this housed in rustic cabins built with environmental materials and enjoying native food.
People talk a lot about Laguna Azul in Tena, Ecuador. I thought I had never been there until I finally realized that they were referring to the same gaps that we used to go all the time as children. At that time it was called Amorongachi or Amoroncachi in Kichwa. I guess he needed a more "universal" name and Blue Lagoon Tena Napo was chosen. Although, the lagoons are not blue.

The Blue Lagoon talag is actually a series of natural pools formed by a tributary of the Jatunyacu River. The water is very cold and clear, and the surrounding jungle is beautiful.

Before, when we used to go in the late 90s there was only a small road at the end of the road that led to the lagoons. Now, there are huts built around the main pool and a door at the entrance where you pay to enter. The price is $ 3 for foreigners and $ 2 for Ecuadorian citizens and residents.

Luckily, the gaps themselves have not been manipulated. The water is still beautiful and if you ignore the mini-community on the hill it still feels like you're in the middle of nowhere.

One of the benefits of the new start-up - in addition to the toilets - is that it replaced the wet trunk that used to have to cross to reach the upper lagoons with a nice little bridge. The bridge is much less afraid of trying to maintain balance in the registry!

Multiple lagoons in the Blue Lagoon

The main lagoon is large and has a great place for those who like to jump. The water is crystal clear. It flows through a waterfall and into the Jatunyacu River below. This the Blue Lagoon Waterfall was being very dangerous. It is not a water slide! There is a rope through the lagoon to hold on to if it starts to float in the wrong direction, but the current is not very strong (it is not recommended that you swim if it is raining since the water could suddenly increase).

Behind the main lagoons, on the Jatunyacu River, you can see large volcanic rocks from the last major eruption of the Cotopaxi volcano, whose snow-cap feeds the river. There is a lot of black sand mud that some spa would probably love to have.

The upper lagoons are not so deep and have no waterfalls to worry about. These gaps are large if you have small children with you. I did not go to the upper lagoons this time. It is not (was) one with a natural water slide that is fun to go down and makes for a great photo op.

Pimpilala waterfalls in the Talag

The waterfalls of Pimpilala are some waterfalls located in the Community of Cando, Talag parish, southwest of the city of Tena, in the province of Napo, Amazon Region of Ecuador.
They are located in the buffer zone of the Llanganates National Park, at an altitude of 618 m.a.s.l.
There are a total of 6 waterfalls along the route, but it should be noted that only 4 of them are accessible and their waterfalls vary in heights from 10 to 20 meters, with a temperature of approximately 15 to 18 degrees Celsius, Where it is possible to take a bath.
The tour of the Pimpilala waterfalls begins on a trail of about 4 kilometers immersed in a very well preserved primary forest.

The owners of PIMPILALA LODGE have baptized the waterfalls with names referring to each of them:

Waterfall Morpho, water fall 10 meters.
Pimpilala waterfall, water fall 30 meters.
Rainbow waterfall, water fall 25 meters.
Waterfall Cara del Inca, water fall 20 meters.

The representative flora of the place is formed by species such as Mariapanga (Piper umbellatum), Machacui Mandi (Dracontium loretense), Nettle or chini (Urtica sp.), Morete (Mauritia flexuosa), Hungurahua (Oenocarpus bataua), Rubber (Hevea brasiliensis), Passo (Gustavia longifolia), Ugsha (Genome polyandra), Bitulihuashka (Liana) (Philodendron sp), Nanombihushka (Liana) (Philodendron sp.).
As for the fauna, we can observe specimens of Guanta (Agouti paca), Cuchucho (Nasua nasua), Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), Sajino (Tayassu pecari), Guatusa (Dasyprocta fuliginosa), Anteater (Cyclopes didactylus), Monkey or mico (Cebus albifrons), Chorongo (Lagothrix lagotricha); and birds such as the Carpenter (Campephylus melanoleucus), Cacique (Cacicus cela), Swift (Reinarda squamata), Hummingbird (Trogon viridis), Partridge (Tinamus major), Pava de monte (Penelope jacqueacu).

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