Puyo Recommended

The small jungle town of Puyo is situated two hours east of Banos, three hours south of Tena, and five hours north of Macas, representing the nexus between the Northern and Southern Oriente. Remote jungle areas are accessible to the north, east and south, while to the west, Andean towns are easily reachable, making Puyo a very convenient junction for travelers.

However, there are things to do in Puyo as well. The Paseo Turistico is a short trail along the Rio Puyo, and walking this combined with a dip in the lazily flowing river makes for a pleasant afternoon. Downtown, a number of agencies offer one to ten day jungle trips or cultural tours to Quichua villages and other indigenous communities. There are a plethora of options for these types of trips, and some agencies are more honest and better prepared than others, so research and choose carefully.

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Borders: 

In the north Pastaza borders to Napo and Orellana, west to Tungarahua, south to Morona Santiago and east to Peru.

Population: 

60,000

Capital:

Puyo

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