1. What are the street food availability and prices like in Ecuador? I am used to traveling in SE Asia, with soup for a dollar and stalls everywhere, and I’ve never been to South America before, so I am curious about how to eat cheaply and good.
2. Is Tena a good base to experience the Amazon if one is very short on time and kind of short on money? I don’t have time to go to a remote lodge, and could only afford one or two of them if I did. I am already staying in a cloud forest lodge, and I think it would be cool to see a little bit of the Amazon too if possible. I’m considering Tena because I want to go whitewater rafting, but are there any really cool guided hikes around Tena that take in primary and/or secondary forest?
3. For anyone who has been rafting in Tena, is it wise to make reservations before arriving in town?