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Zumag Sisa Hostel

Hostel in Tena, Zumag Sisa means ” beautiful flower” in Kichwa.

It is run by Marcia and Pablo, who are happy to help you with everything they can, to make your stay in Tena an unforgettable experience.

We are not only conveniently located a few steps of  the main street of the city in a quiet residential area, but also a few minutes away from the Tena bus terminal, close to everything that a traveller needs: Cash point, grocery, supermarket, good restaurants, laundry, pharmacy. 

Also, all our rooms have a private bathroom. Furthermore, we provide 2 spacious  and well equiped kitchens, a BBQ area, a common room, free Wifi  as well as free parking.

Besides the  touristic activities around the area, one of our favourite things to do is just chill and enjoy both, the fresh breeze and the beautiful views from a hammock on our terrace.

What’s more, the ambience is relaxed and welcoming. We can give you the best advice on what to do in and around Tena, as well as how to explore beautiful places on a low budget.


Many travelers skip Tena because of the lack of information. This little corner of Ecuador has more to offer than you might think, what you are missing here is huge. Without a doubt, Tena is a hotspot for people who would like to explore and enjoy the Amazon region of Ecuador.  Furthermore, it is known as the starting point for tours into the jungle and also for its excellent white water rafting (one of the best rafting destinations in all of South America).
 Fortunately, Tena can be reached easily by bus. In fact, it is only 3 hours away  from Baños  and  4 hours from  Quito. When you arrive here,  be sure to try out not only the delicious local cuisine but also the brilliant nightlife on the weekend.

Rafting And Kayak

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Jungle Tours

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Tena is one of the best rafting destinations in South America! Just three hours away from Quito. The jungle rivers that are located on the Amazon side of the Andes are bigger and has more consistent flows compared to the West-Andean counterparts.

Explore the jungle around Tena for one or more days! Swim in the waterfalls and crystal clear lagoons. Learn about the fauna and flora and medicinal plants. Visit the native families and join them for dinner and traditional craft-making. Make bonfires at the river. Experience a cleansing with the traditional shaman. And sleep in hammocks, caves and/or with the indigenous families.

Community Based Tourism

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Natural Spots

The biggest indidenous group of the Ecuadorian Amazon is the Kichwa group. They are  located in Tena as well as in Puyo . Kichwa language is similar to the andean Quichua. The Kichwa are emerged from various pre-colonial indigenous tribes.  As of today there are many small ethnic communities to visit and to meet around the Napo province.


In Tena you will definitely keep yourself  busy. There are many nice natural spots just a few minutes from the city. Lakes, lagunes, waterfalls surround the Napo province and the area of Tena. All the if to get there is provided at our desk.

Why stay with us?

 Are you looking for a hostel in Tena? Zumag Sisa is relaxing, friendly, and adventurous.

Here you will find the most friendly service and the best advice to visit the touristic areas around Tena. Furthermore, we can give you the best recommendations to organize your trip in the area. 

Additionally, our hostel has a large, breezy chill-out area on our terrace with hammocks and beautiful views over the city and the mountains in the distance. We also offer spacious single and double rooms and dorms, all with private bathrooms.

Moreover, we have a spacious kitchen, a barbecue area, two dining rooms, Wi-Fi as well as gratis parking

Conveniently not only located in a quiet residential area, but also just a few minutes away from the bus terminal, this is undoubtedly a great place to stay for everyone.

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