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We loved our 2-night stay at CasaBlanca, close to town in Tena. The owners, Michelle and Gary, helped us with every aspect of our stay- including arranging rides, selecting restaurants and an amazing Jungle Tour with Gary. The filtered water and free wifi and use...More
This little hotel/hostel is a great place to stay while traveling in Tena. Its very safe, private and secure. Its clean and the owners are very friendly and helpful. The price is great, and the rooms are well appointed with good beds and a hammock...More
This tour and Hotel were so much fun. Gary and Michelle were quite the hosts with so much information about Ecuador's plants and fruit and vegetable receipes. Their three children were great playing with our grandchildren. The tours were went on was packed full of...More
We stayed three nights with Gari and Michelle, two at the guest house and one in the jungle. The house was squeaky clean and surprisingly quiet at night. We kayaked and did tours with Gari, shared stories with other guests, and most importantly did a...More
We just returned from La Casa Blanca with fun filled memories! Gary and Michelle were extremely kind and helpful and their hostel was clean and inviting! They had a full kitchen that we could use. We played family games in the dining room in the...More
$37 - $42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Response from Michelle K | Property representative |
It depends if you are coming from Quito centro or from the airport, which is technically in Quito, but actually an hour away and how you are traveling. If you travel by private car, is it about 4 hours from say the Mariscal... More
It depends if you are coming from Quito centro or from the airport, which is technically in Quito, but actually an hour away and how you are traveling. If you travel by private car, is it about 4 hours from say the Mariscal in Quito, if you are coming from the airport it is 3 hours. However, if you are traveling by bus, count on 5 to 6 hours on a bus from Quito center and you will need to take a taxi down to the round about on the main road going from Quito to Tena where you would pick up the bus coming here. From there it is about 4 hours on the bus. Flying here is a whole other issue and generally not worth the hassle.
There are a couple of options if you want to come by taxi as opposed to going by bus. We can arrange a private taxi to pick you up at hotel near the airport for $100 or one to pick you up in Quito for $125. That would be for up to 4 people. You can also join a shared ride that a taxi shuttle company called Auto Express runs. They need at least 3 people before the shuttle is a go and do not confirm the trip until the evening prior. However, if you travel on a weekday, it is almost for sure a go. Anyway, if you go for that option, they leave Quito centro at about 5am and pass through Tumbaco at about 6am. (Tumbaco is down from the mesa where the airport is located. They won't go all the way up to the airport on shared rides, so we have a very nice homestay in Tumbaco that we can set you up at.). It is a door to door service, so they will pick you up at your hotel and drop you off at ours. The charge is $20 plus $5 per large bag. You can go back the same way, leaving Tena at 3:30 - 4pm or sometimes at 6am if enough people want to go. It does take longer than a regular private car because they spend time going around picking everyone up and then going around dropping everyone off, it depends where you are in that scenario and how many people are in the car or van. If you leave from Tumbaco, you will be the last picked up and due to our location, probably the first dropped off.