Talag - Napo - Ecuador

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

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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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Ecuador and its unique charms.

4 worlds in one place, so you can enjoy them to the fullest...!

Ecuador country of 4 worlds, in one place...!

Ecuador, officially called the Republic of Ecuador, is a sovereign country located in the northwestern region of South America. Bordered on the North by Colombia, Northwest with Peru, to the South and to the East with the Peru. The Pacific Ocean bathes the western coast, and separates it from the Galapagos Islands located thousand kilometers to the West.

Soo close Quito the capital of the Andes, stands the Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the world. It is currently one of the most traditional and culturally better preserved on the planet, it has 5 nominations for the Cultural heritage of humankind, two natural heritage of humanity and over 20 candidates for other commemorations of the Unesco .

History of the Ecuador

The first human settlements in Ecuadorian territory date back to 12 000 to.C., subsequently developed several pre-Columbian peoples. After the definitive independence from Spanish rule, part of the territory joined quickly the Gran Colombia, while the coastal territory remained independent until the annexation by manu militari by Simón Bolívar. In 1830 the Colombian territories of the South seceded and created the Ecuadorian nation.In 1979, the country returned to democratic system, although political instability between 1996 to 2006 led the country into an economic, political and social crisis, resulting in the dollarization of its economy and toppled three Presidents before the end of its mandate.

The Ecuador culture

Rag dolls representing the indigenous culture of Ecuador is a multi-ethnic and multicultural nation.It should consider the ethnic and regional diversity of Ecuador to analyze their culture. Ethnically it is marked by the presence of mestizos and indigenous, Afro-Ecuadorian, white; as well as regions such as the coast, the sierra, the East and the insular region, all of them with very rich specificities.

The Ecuador climate

The country has a tropical and humid climate, the air quality is very good by the presence of large natural forests, national parks, and the Amazon rainforest.

Geography of the Ecuador

Ecuador is located on the terrestrial Equator by which its territory is located in both hemispheres.The country has an area of 283,561 square kilometers. It is divided into four natural regions (La Costa, Sierra, the Amazon and the Insular region or Galapagos), in turn is divided administratively into 24 provinces.
In the Pacific coast are the provinces of Esmeraldas, Manabi, Los Rios, Guayas, Santa Elena and El Oro.In the Andes, in the North and central are , Imbabura, Pichincha, Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Cotopaxi, Tungurahua and Chimborazo, in the South are Bolívar, Cañar, Azuay and Loja.In the Amazon, on the other hand are succumbing, Napo, Pastaza, Orellana, Morona Santiago and Zamora Chinchipe and in the island, the Galapagos Islands, made up of 13 main islands region.

The Ecuador economy

Ecuador is a major exporter of bananas (first place worldwide in its production and export), flowers, and the eighth World producer of cocoa.Petroleum accounts for 40% of exports and contributes to maintaining a positive trade balance.

Festivals in the Ecuador

  • Easter, many of the provinces celebrated on this date, with regional events.
  • November 2, the Difuntos.
  • 25 of December day, they celebrate Christmas, sharing in family.
  • 331 December, farewell of the year.

Regions natural of the Ecuador

Amazon rainforest, Andes mountains, Costa and the Galapagos Islands.

Ecuador national parks

Parque Nacional Yasuní, Cotopaxi, Sangay National Park, National Park Podocarpus, El Cajas National Park, National Park Machalilla National Park.

Languages spoken in Ecuador

Ecuador speaks the Spanish throughout the territory, also Quechua indigenous populations of the Sierra and the Amazon, but as it is a country with a tourist infrastructure in development, can be guides in several languages; It is possible to speak in English at the points of attention to tourists called "iTur"; created by the Ministry of tourism also in airports, Bus Terminal, municipalities and others find information points.

Shopping in Ecuador

We recommend going to the handicrafts market of Otavalo, located about 2 hours (120 km) of Quito city, there you can get variety of souvenirs and handicrafts that are found in the rest of the Andean region.And don't forget Cotacachi, a town with cute works in leather of high quality.
In the city of Cuenca also can be purchased pottery, textiles, jewelry, crafts in toquilla straw, wrought iron, etc.

Food typical of the Ecuador

Ecuador has a variety of typical food, in each of the natural regions, such as Costa, Sierra and East have their own typical food, in the East can eat a Chontacuro (worms grilled on skewer), in the Sierra you can eat a delicious "fry pork", a hornado, llapingachos, the Guinea pig, the classic "sing" in Cuenca, and a fish coconut coast, prieta salt, green bolon or ceviche de concha and many more dishes.In Manabi most importantly the food is tanning with lemon and fresh fish.

  • Pope locro, is a stew with squash, beans, corn or potatoes.
  • Roast Cuy or Guinea.
  • Cebiche or ceviche, this dish is very consumed in the coastal area.
  • Encebollado, is a stew of fish containing Yucca and pickled red onions.
  • Cuy or Guinea pig, is usually roasted.
  • Bolón de pescado
  • Bolón, is based green bananas broiled or fried previously.
  • Fritada is another delicious dish of Ecuador.Not be left confused by the name, is not a dish of fried meat.The meat of pig or pork is cooked in plenty of water and orange juice with cumin, garlic, onion, salt and pepper until the water has been consumed to be completed. Then the meat begins to Brown in its own fat. Also is it accompanied by mote (boiled maize).

Drinks and fun in Ecuador

There are many clubs and bars in constant renewal in the country.

  • A reference point for nightlife is Montañita where Sun, surf, beach and joy.
  • In Guayaquil, there are bars and clubs for all tastes.
  • In Quito, the area of fun, dancing, alcohol is known as the Mariscal. Current law restricts the opening of bars and nightclubs on holidays; the days Friday and Saturday until 2:00 am, on Sunday the sale of alcoholic beverages is limited.

Lodging in Ecuador

Ecuador has a good hotel infrastructure for all kinds of tourists, from Hostels up to Super exclusive luxury hotels such as the Hilton Hotel Oro Verde, Sheraton, Wyndham, Unipark, among others. All this is thanks to the good tourist development that has had the country in recent years.
If you need more information about where to stay, we recommend you to enter this link: Lodging in Ecuador and review the tourism infrastructure that exists in all of the Ecuador.

Tourism in Ecuador

Ecuador lies within the countries more diverse in its ecosystem and for this reason National Geographic categorized it within the top 10 tourist destinations in adventure.

Cultural in Ecuador tourist attractions

Historic center of Quito, Mitad del Mundo, Ingapirca ruins, historic centre of Cuenca, Latacunga, and much more.Come and visit Ecuador!

Natural tourist attractions in Ecuador

Galapagos Islands, National Park Yasuní, National Park El Cajas National Park Sangay, Parque nacional Podocarpus, Vilcabamba, bathrooms.
Glaciers and volcanoes: Antisana, Cayambe, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Chimborazo Illinizas.El is the volcano and highest mountain of Ecuador, is the farthest from the center of the Earth, and «the point closest to the Sun». Its last known eruption is believed that you occurred around the 550 dC.
Beaches: Crucita, Atacames, Bahía de Caráquez, Esmeraldas, Manta, Salinas, Montañita

Paz Yaku viewpoint in Mera Pastaza

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Galapagos Islands

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Galapagos Islands are worldwide known for their wide biodiversity and for being the point from where Charles Darwin developed the theory of evolution.We present you 5 facts that perhaps you didn't know about the Enchanted Islands.

The term "Enchanted islands" first appeared on a map in 1589.Sailors nicknamed thus to the Galapagos Islands, by referring to these "appeared and disappeared", since due to the sea currents strong, access to the Islands was limited at certain times of the year. The nickname transcended over the years and today is still saying that the Islands are "delighted", but referring now to the great biodiversity of flora and fauna.

The Galapagos marine iguana, is the only species of reptile in the world that has managed to adapt to life under water.

The Islands are named for the giant tortoises that live there (the Galapagos word meaning turtle). This species can reach up to 16 hours a day to sleep and mainly feeds on cacti that grow there.

In keeping with the turtles, originally there were 15 species of giant tortoises in the Galapagos, unfortunately 5 of them are completely extinct, so there are only 10. The main threat of the turtles is the human being, who for years has been dedicated to hunting them for their meat and oil.

The Galapagos Islands were part of the second world war! During this war, the Government of Ecuador allowed the United States Government build a runway with strategic aims in the Islands.When the war ended, the Americans abandoned the place. That track currently serves as the main airport of the Islands, which welcomes the year thousands of passengers.