Kerensa and I visited Tena in the beginning of December. It was her first chance to return since she studied there last summer and it was my first visit to the rainforest. We stayed at the Buena Vista hostal (good prices with a great view). While we were in Tena, we ran into two members of the South American Explorers (SAE)and were invited to a fincha (family farm) that they were visiting the following day.
We spent the day with a Quichua family - the Tapuys. They were very warm and friendly - we instantly felt at home. We had an opportunity to watch and participate in traditional dance, we hiked through their property (including a tour of a cave!), they told stories and fed us a great lunch.
Check out the video of the children dancing for us!