Centro Kichwa Tamia Yura

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Centro Kichwa Tamia Yura - Tena - Napo - Ecuador

Kichwa Center Tamia Yura

The kichwa center "TAMIA YURA", has 30 hectares 17 hectares are of primary forest and 13 of secondary forest. In 2004, with the interest of maintaining in one place varieties of native plants, traditional customs and legends, create a forest nursery to reforest the path and botanical garden of endemic characteristics called "TAMIA YURA" which translated into Spanish is "TREE DE LA LLUVIA ", besides being the symbol of our community has a legend and medicinal use.
Our main objective is to conserve cultural diversity, values, knowledge and traditional practices with fundamentals and materials of the area.
In addition we try to establish an environment where the relationship man and nature are harmonious, to demonstrate that in maintaining biodiversity, we are valuing and conserving the natural medicine of our forests.

Our services:
Walk along the Ethno-Botanical Trail "YACHACHIK CHAKI ÑANBI" Path of Wisdom.
The Ethno Botanic Trail traverses the 17 hectares with a distance of 1 km of route with 16 self-guided stops, in which 368 species of plants were identified each of one has a plate, with which one can identify and learn the uses, legends . Also within the trail you can see the flora and fauna of the area.

Visit the Ethno-Botanical Garden "RUMI UCTU SACHA".
The garden consists of an area of ​​one hectare where 338 species of plants were identified. Each one has a plaque, with which you can identify and learn the uses, legends and this is divided into 8 plots that are classified according to Usefulness of the plants, such as: Crafts, toxic and barbascos, curative and sacred medicinal, timber, fruit, animal food and ornamental. Here you can also watch and listen to the legend of the tree of "Tamia Yura".
It is created with the purpose of motivating students, volunteers, local and foreign tourists to environmental education and research.

Entrance to the Cave "UCTU IJI CHANGA"
Cavern of Crickets and Spiders of long legs. With a route of two hours in its interior and an extension of 700 or 1000 meters of length; Inside you can see crystalline underground water, different types of insects, petrified shells, stalactites and stalagmites, unique place where you can be distracted and explore the underworld.

Observation Local dance group "Tamia Yura" and Handicrafts.
The Tamia Yura indigenous dance group aims at valuing and preserving the culture through typical ancestral demonstrations. In this way we want to make the young people and visitors aware that our Kichwa culture is important because it originates from us.

Observation and demonstration of traditional chakras.
The seed is important for when we are maintaining the fruit that our grandparents have been producing and consuming generation after generation.


  • Ethno-botanical trail "YACHACHIK CHAKI ÑANBI" Path of Wisdom.
  • Ethno-Botanical Garden "RUMI UCTU SACHA"
  • Autochthonous dance "Tamia Yura" and Handicrafts.
  • Traditional chacras.


  • Typical food
  • Maito de tilapia
  • Chonta yuyo
  • Lisan yuyo
  • Doodle yuyo
  • Chonta Curo
  • Wings (fungi)
  • Catu (soup) of green bananas guatusa, guanta, yuyo, beans
  • Locros de pescado y carne de monte
  • Uchu legs
  • A lot of yucca
  • Cassava corn
  • Python salad
  • Squash
  • Aromatic waters of: Luisa grass, anise, cinnamon, wuayusa, mint, orange
  • Cassava chicha
  • Chonta girl
  • Purple corn liquor
  • Chucula de maqueño or mature orito
  • Wild fruits such as: papaya, oranges, cherimoya, avio, guaba, grapes, etc.


  • Parking
  • Ecological Trails
  • Tourist information
  • Ancestral Tales and Legends
  • Guidance
  • Teaching and use of medicinal and ornamental plants.


$ 1.50                      Students and children

$ 3.00                       National Tourists

$ 4.00                       Foreign Tourists


Mon: 08:30 - 16:00
Tus: 08:30 - 16:00
Wed: 08:30 - 16:00
Thu: 08:30 - 16:00
Fri: 08:30 - 16:00
Sat: 08:30 - 16:00
Sun: 08:30 - 16:00



Tamia Yura or Tree of Rain, we are a community that has legend and medicinal use...

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