Misahualli is best known to foreigners as the destination for a jungle adventure in Ecuador, or
a stepping-off point for a deep jungle adventure.
Misahualli, or Puerto Misahualli, is located at the confluence of Misahualli and Napo Rivers in
The town itself is tiny, and is centered around one main square.
The town formerly was a popular location for booking tours deeper into the jungle; however, most
of those tours are now either booked in Quito or Tena.
However, there are still plenty of services (
, restaurants, tour guides) to serve any
visiting tourists. lodging
Dense jungle generally surrounds the town, including the Jatun Sacha biological reserve.
However, it is inhabited by local tribes, including the popular Shiripuno community.
Most people come to visit the jungle. Some choose to explore while based in Misahualli, while
others take extended trips away from town.
As referenced earlier, most tours are organized in Quito or Tena, but Aventuras Amazonicas and
Ecoselva are agencies located on the main square that offer experienced guides.
There are also plenty of local guides that you can find by asking around; or, more likely,
you'll be approached by them directly.
While staying in town, a couple of the popular destinations include:
Misahualli is most popularly accessed via a bus from Quito, routed through
, and then east from Puerto Napo. You can take a look at
However, it is also accessible from the south from the popular town of
A bus ride
would go from Banos to Puyo, then catch a bus heading north on a winding road to Puerto Napo, and
then catch a new bus heading east into Misahualli.