NATIONAL PARK

EL CAJAS

Embark on an exciting adventure from Cuenca to explore the amazing natural beauty of El Cajas National Park.

We invite you to do it together!

EL CAJAS

Discover spectacular landscapes, crystal clear lagoons and unique biodiversity as you immerse yourself in this pristine corner of Ecuadorian nature. Our program will guide you through meandering trails, revealing the majesty of this Andean national park. From the breathtaking flora and fauna to the experience of walking among high mountain lagoons, this trip will allow you to connect with nature in its purest state. Join us for an unforgettable experience in the heart of El Cajas!

INCLUDES

NOT INCLUDED

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Unspecified items
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ITINERARY

Cajas Park offers impressive landscapes of cloud forest and Andean paramo. The mysterious silence of its mountains invites us to walk through its incredible trails bordering some lagoons. There are more than 200 lagoons. During the hike we observe interesting endemic plants, as well as local birds. Enjoy the contact with nature in this unique place in the Ecuadorian Andes.

Pick up at the hotel (time to be established with the tourists, preferably no later than 9AM) Transfer from Cuenca to Cajas National Park, you will go directly to the area of Llaviuco, in the lower part at 3100 meters above sea level, this trail is flat and easy to walk through a cloud forest, it takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. Then we continue the visit to the highest area of the park called Tres Cruces (4.160 m.a.s.l. approx.) there depending on the weather we will have a beautiful panoramic view of the park and some of its lagoons, we will have time for photography and explanations of the guide.

After visiting "Tres Cruces" you will travel by vehicle to Laguna Toreadora, where we visit the Interpretation Center. Then we start a 2h30 walk at an altitude ranging from 3900 to 3600 meters above sea level. The hike crosses the Polylepis Forest called "San Luis", then go to the United Lagoons, Totoras Lagoon and finally Patoquinuas. At the end you will return to Laguna Toreadora or in the case that we have more than 3 pax in the tour will end in the parking lot of Patoquinoas. Lunch at a local restaurant (drinks not included). Return to the city at approximately 15:30.

IMPORTANT: When giving information about tours to Cajas NP, it is necessary to consult the physical condition of the tourist before making the sale. As the modality of the tour is PRIVATE, if the tourist does not feel very well (due to the effect of the altitude) we will complete the tour with another visit within the area. In this way, the tourist will have at his disposal a guide to make the hike according to his pace and physical condition.

 

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • All rates are in U.S. dollars and per person.
  • Rates apply throughout 2024, except on Ecuadorian holidays.
  • Tours for 1 to 3 passengers are conducted with a guide-driver; in case a different service is required, a supplement applies.
  • Rates in the itineraries are per person according to the type of room, hotel and activities detailed in this document.
  • Rates for jungle programs are per person according to room type and hotel category indicated and include all activities and meals detailed in the itinerary.
  • Nights at the hotels indicated in the itineraries include breakfast and taxes.
  • If local taxes change, rates will be updated and tour operators will be informed and itineraries updated.
  • Outlet Viajes reserves the right to modify itineraries due to unforeseen events or national regulations. Tour operators will be informed and itineraries updated accordingly.

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Our highly qualified team is ready to deploy their knowledge and passion to make your Ecuador travel dreams come true, taking care of every detail of your itinerary to ensure that every moment is exceptional. Your perfect trip starts with us.

Diana Valenzuela

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Karla Reyes

Sales Advisor

Claudia Proaño

Sales Advisor

Victor Zambrano

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