Amazing Cajas National Park Tour From Cuenca

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:10 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotels & Airbnb's (please we need the address)
  • Return Details :
    Original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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!

Highlights

  • Lunch included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Led by a local guide
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Vegetarian meal option available

Know More about this tour

  • 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 youll 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, youll 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 youll and have a walk around the lake for about 1 hour.

Inclusions

Lunch (Less in the option without lunch)

Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions

Drinks

Tips

Personal expenses

Additional Info

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 1 adult to book this tour

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Not wheelchair accessible

Infant seats available

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

After booking this tour we required : names, passport numbers, age and nationality of all participants

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

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  • 14-Nov-2022

    My mom and I went on this full day tour to Cajas and it exceeded all expectations. The guide, Christian, was incredible. His expertise and stories made the tour intriguing and engaging as well as educational. I have been to Cajas several times by myself but I never knew the names and information of the flora and fauna. Definitely ask for Christian if he is availability. One of the best guides I have ever seen. And we got lucky with amazing, clear weather but to help set expectations, it’s usually cold, cloudy, and rainy in Cajas. No matter what weather, it is a gem to know in person. Such a diverse and well preserved National Park.

  • 01-Nov-2022

    Gran tour con Wilson, nos trató muy bien y nos divertimos mucho. Es un tour bastante relajado, con hermosos paisajes. Es importante llevar

  • 31-Oct-2022

    It was a great hike through the beautiful nationalpark of Cajas. Wilson was a great tour guide who told us a lot about flora and fauna.

  • 18-Oct-2022

    Had an amazing tour to El Cajas National Park today with Polylepis tours. Wilson our guide was extremely knowledgable on all the flora and fauna and I'd highly recommend the tour. It was a stunning place and I could have explored for days!

  • 06-Oct-2022

    We've had a very good experience! Our guide, Andres, knew a lot and told us all about it. Would definitely recommend him! Thank you so much for today :)!

  • 27-Sep-2022

    Great views and hike both at the high altitude and the low altitude. Our guide Andres was knowledgable and adjustable to our needs. Note that the company offices are closed. They are WhatsApp responsive though.

  • 27-Sep-2022

    Experiencia ideal para quien disfrute el aire libre y tenga interés por paisajes andinos. Una hermosa experiencia!. Definitivamente recomendamos la agencia, la comunicación fue clara, nos recogieron en su van y el trekking guiado es ideal para experimentar el Cajas de primera mano. Además el guía naturalista Moises hizo de nuestra visita más enriquecedora, junto con los otros visitantes.

  • 26-Sep-2022

    El Parque Cajas es increíble, las montañas deformadas, las lagunas, la flora y fauna del lugar, son cosas que no se ven fácilmente. Resultó una experiencia por demás entretenida, (ojo: ir con ropa abrigada, muy abrigada si no estás acostumbrado al frío, y zapatos cómodos, para poder realizar una caminata muy entretenida). Nuestro guía demostró ser muy conocedor de los aspectos geográficos, culturales, históricos, etc., Del lugar, así como de la flora y fauna, sus datos e información brindada resultó muy entretenida e interesante, su preocupación por el bienestar del grupo al avanzar la visita lo hacen un profesional excelente. Indudablemente se debe visitar este lugar y estar acompañado de un guía para no perderse de la rica historia del sitio.

  • 19-Sep-2022

    Toda la excursión fue interesante. Hicimos una pequeña caminata en la parte baja del Cajas y después otra caminata alrededor de la laguna Torera en casi 4.000m de altura. Nos son difíciles pero hay que tener en cuenta la altura cuando no se está acostumbrado. En este sentido, Wilson nuestro guía, lo hizo genial y adaptó la excursión a nuestra capacidad física. Además conoce el nombre de todas las plantas, árboles y pájaros... muchas gracias, Wilson!!!

  • 15-Sep-2022

    The Cajas National Park was amazing, made more so because of Wilson's expert guidance. It was a great day with an unforgettable views and experiences. Thanks Wilson!

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