in Calle Padre Aguirre 11-84 and Calle Gaspar Sangurima, Tarqui 11-64, Entre Mariscal Lamar y Sangurima, Calle Larga 6-93 y Presidente Borrero, , Gral. Torres 9-70, entre Bolivar y Gran Colombia, Gran Colombia 7-87 y Luis Cordero, , Cuenca, Ecuador

Cajas National Park Full Day Tour from Cuenca


Calle Padre Aguirre 11-84 and Calle Gaspar Sangurima, Tarqui 11-64, Entre Mariscal Lamar y Sangurima, Calle Larga 6-93 y Presidente Borrero, , Gral. Torres 9-70, entre Bolivar y Gran Colombia, Gran Colombia 7-87 y Luis Cordero, , Cuenca, Ecuador

52.24 USD

1 - 15

8 hrs


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Overview
  • Discover the magic of Cajas National Park, one of the most beautiful places in South America, on a full day tour of approximately 8 hours. Explore and learn about the Andean vegetation.  In this spectacular place you can enjoy a lake system that has more than 200 lakes of glacial origin.  In addition to the beautiful landscape, you can enjoy the presence of beautiful birds, llamas and alpacas.

    The park is located 30km west of the city of Cuenca, between 3160 and 4450masl, the surface area of the park is 28544 hectares  and the ecosystem known as paramo predominates. Experience the authentic!

Location
  • Around:
    • Calle Padre Aguirre 11-84 and Calle Gaspar Sangurima
    • Tarqui 11-64, Entre Mariscal Lamar y Sangurima
    • Calle Larga 6-93 y Presidente Borrero,
    • Gral. Torres 9-70, entre Bolivar y Gran Colombia
    • Gran Colombia 7-87 y Luis Cordero,
    • Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Pickup: Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotels & Airbnb's (please we need the address)


Categories
  • 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
  • Hiking & Camping

Time of Tour
  • Departure at:
  • Duration: 8 hrs

Additional
  • Price per person: $52.24
  • Size: 1 - 15 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages: English - Guide

Inclusion
  • Lunch.
    Professional guide.
    Hotel pickup and drop-off.
    Transport by private vehicle

Exclusion
  • Drinks.
    Tips.
    Personal expenses

Cancellation
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience

Cajas National Park Full Day Tour from Cuenca

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: El Cajas National Park, Cuenca 010219 Ecuador

TOUR DETAILS :
• Lenght: 8 hours approx.
• Start / Finish: Cuenca
• Activity Level: Moderate to Challenging

DESCRIPTION:  

Be picked up from your accommodation in the morning and drive for approximately 1 hour to Cajas National Park, located 30km west of Cuenca. During this tour you’ll visit two altitude levels within the park. In the middle part (3,960 meters), you will walk about 3 hours in the Toreadora area, depending on the pace of the group. The trek will give you the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery, including the Polylepis Forest and moor-like Paramo, whilst the guide provides information about the flora and fauna of the area. After lunch at a nearby restaurant, you’ll visit Llaviuco (3150 meters). Located in the lower part of the park, this area is part of a different ecosystem known as montage primary forest. Here you’ll and have a walk around the lake for about 1 ½ hour.

Duration: 7 hours

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions.
Wear warm and comfortable clothes, rain jacket, hiking shoes, cap or toque, sunscreen.
Minimum age is 11 years.
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, no refund will be given.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Service animals allowed.
Not recommended for pregnant travelers.
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Reviews

4.7 stars, based on 13 reviews
LAURA L
LAURA L

Flavio was an excellent guide, and was very knowledgeable about the plants and birds native to the area. Diego was a great driver too

09/03/2020
Dawn B
Dawn B

We had a wonderful day at Cajas Nationsl Park! Wilson was a very knowledgeable guide. Bring water and a snack! Would definitely recommend!

23/11/2018
tagri31
tagri31

Be prepare for lot of walking! Amazing views
Lunch was good in a traditional restaurant.

12/04/2018
elbehadli
elbehadli

Just grieta .

03/04/2018
David S
David S

Milton was great and attentive to our inability to climb fast due to the high altitude. The two hikes were very educational and the scenery was breathtaking.

11/08/2017
Benjamin H
Benjamin H

The tour was absolutely amazing. Our tour guide Eddy provided a very personal and educational experience. He was incredibly knowledgable about the flora and fauna of the park and always had something interesting to discuss, whether it had been the park's history, the ecology of the park and even the city of Cuenca and the people of Ecuador. He also took us to a great local eatery where we had some very authentic cuisine. He also walked at a very manageable pace. It was quite a long set of hikes, but he was understanding of us being unaccustomed to the high-altidue and didn't rush us through at any point. Honestly, we can't say enough good things about Eddy. It was apparent that he really loved what he did and he made for a most enjoyable day in Ecuador.

09/07/2017
Traveler 81435
Traveler 81435

We had an excellent and very knowledgeable guide. I would recommend that you go prepared with several layers because the weather can change and it can get very cold and windy. Also, take your own water and a snack i.e. a candy bar. We needed to stop to get water before driving out of the city. It's a beautiful area and this one day trip is a great way to get out of the city and see some of the countryside. Not particularly strenuous.

01/06/2017
Wade C
Wade C

Beautiful tour. Our tour guide, Milton, was phenomenal and very well educated in the flora and fauna of the area. We were taken to three different areas of the park, lowest, highest, and middle elevations. For the middle elevation, we were offered two choices: hard/technical and medium difficulties. Given the recent rains, we opted for the medium difficulty. It was perfect.

For the non-vegetarians, my wife loved her lunch options. I was excited to hear about the vegetarian option until I saw it it was fried rice with chicken and hotdogs. Thankfully, the wife and I brought extra energy bars, so I had one of those to hold me over until I could visit a restaurant. This is the only reason I'm knocking a star off.

27/03/2017
Deborah B
Deborah B

We saw stunning scenery on this day hike. Eddie, our guide was extremely knowledgeable and set a good pace, with stops to point out and teach us about the geography, flora and fauna. We enjoyed the lunch at the mountain restaurant as well.

22/01/2017
Mirja M
Mirja M

Milton was an excellent guide and very knowledgeable about everything, flora and fauna. As it happened, I was the only participant, so I really could ask him a lot of questions. A great day.

27/10/2016
Desiree T
Desiree T

The tour was so much fun! Such a fun and interesting tour guide. Yummy lunch at the end! Highly recommend it!

05/10/2016
Burton P
Burton P

This tour was amazing!

05/07/2016
robert r
robert r

Excellent guide, Flavio! Very safe driver, Santiago! The two hikes were absolutely beautiful, and the pace was exactly right so that we saw many features of the park. The lunch of Trucha was delicious.

One of the best tours I have ever been on.

22/06/2016
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