Tour

from$50

EL CAJAS NATIONAL PARK

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

FULL DAY

Views

2289

Maximum Seats

60

The Cajas National Park offers us a glimpse of the impressive cloud forests and Andean “páramo” landscapes and ecosystems. The mysterious mountainous silence invites us to explore its marvelous lakeside trails followed by the shores of the park’s 235 lakes. During the hike, we will observe many of the park’s endemic plantation and bird species. Enjoy a close-up of nature in this unique part of the Ecuadorian Andes.

Trekking
Bilingual guide
The best landscapes
Lunch
Nature

Pick up

Boarding points

Casa Macondo Hotel

from 08h00

Tarqui 11-64 and Lamar

Santa Lucía Hotel

from 08h15

Presidente Borrero 844 and Gil Ramirez Dávalos

Victoria Hotel

from 08h20

Calle Larga 6-93 and Presidente Borrero

Posada del Ángel Hotel

from 08h25

Simón Bolívar 14-11 and Estévez de Toral

Oro Verde Hotel

from 08h300

Av. Ordoñez Lasso

Hotel Pick Up

from 08h00 to 09h00

Pick-up at the hotel (time to be determined by the participants, preferably no later than 9:00 a.m.)

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Itinerary

Boardings

Hotel Pick Up

Time to be determined by the participants, preferably no later than 9:00 a.m.
Three Crosses Zone

Transfer from Cuenca to Cajas National Park, directly to the Llaviuco zone in the lower part at 3,100 masl. The path is level and easy to navigate through the woods, the walk takes between 45 minutes and an hour. Then, we continue to the higher region of the Park called Tres Cruces (Three Crosses) at approximately 4,160 masl. There we will enjoy a panoramic view of the Park, and time to take photographs and listen to the information from our guide.
Toreadora Lake

After visiting Tres Cruces, we go by vehicle to Lake Toreadora, where we visit the Interpretation Center. Then we begin a walk of 2 ½ hours from an altitude of 3,900 to 3,600 masl. The hike crosses the Polylepis Forest called “San Luis” and then continues toward the Lagunas Unidas (United Lakes), named Totoras and Patoquinuas. When we finish, we will return to Lake Toreadora, or if there are more than three participants the tour will end at the parking area at Patoquinoas.
Tundra and Polylepis Forest

A magical place with short pastures and full of Polylepis better known as the "paper tree" The Polylepis forest, is described as a millenarian hierarchical forest, considered unique in its kind by the exclusivity of it specie, with an age between 2 and 4 million years.
Lunch

Lunch at the restaurant in the zone (drinks not included).
Return

Return to Cuenca

We start to head back to the city of Cuenca to disembark the passengers at the same boarding points.

Includes

  • Tourist Transport
  • Bilingual Guide (Spanish – English)
  • All Entrances
  • Lunch

Not includes

  • Other details not specified
  • Beverages
  • Tips

Recommendations

  • Cap/Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera

RATES

ADULTS

50 USD

Applies for people over 12 years old and under 65 years old

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EL CAJAS NATIONAL PARK$ 50$ 3560Cualquier momentoFULL DAY

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