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Cajas National Park Day-Trip with lunch

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  • Included lunch lets you travel light on this challenging hiking tour
  • Guided hike means you don't have to worry about routes or directions
  • Easy pickup and drop-off at Cuenca hotels
  • Learn about the flora and fauna of two different ecosystems
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Experience the flora and fauna of Cajas National Park without renting a car on this full-day trip from Cuenca. Just relax and enjoy the scenery as someone else handles the navigation. Learn about Andean vegetation and wildlife through guide commentary, and get views of the more than 200 glacial lakes on a challenging hike. Lunch and round-trip transportation from your Cuenca hotel make for a seamless, stress-free experience.
What to Expect
After pickup at your Cuenca hotel, take off through the city, bound for the Andes. A professional guide and driver means that you can focus on the the scenery as you approach Cajas National Park.
Arrive in the Toreadora area at 12,992 feet (3,960 meters), where you'll trek through the Polylepis Forest and moor-like Paramo. Listen to your guide's commentary on the flora and fauna of the area, including alpacas, llamas, and a variety of birds.
Refuel at a local restaurant, then head to the Llaviuco region, an entirely different ecosystem at 10,335 feet (3,150 meters) to spend time exploring the chain of glacial lakes.
This ambitious hiking tour would be difficult to undertake independently, but the company of a guide and the inclusion of lunch along the way makes it a perfect, stress-free day trip from Cuenca.
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Reviewed 17 April 2019

Truly loved our trip to the Cajas National Park! The day was well organized and our guide went above and beyond to make sure we were well informed on the history of the park, as well as making sure we saw a bunch of different...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank courtlynnhart
Polylepis T, Gerente at Polylepis Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear friends Thank you very much for your comment, it was a pleasure to help you with this tour to the Cajas National Park. Regards

Reviewed 7 December 2018

Cajas is too exquisite to miss. Since we had done day trips with Polylepsis twice before we almost decided to skip it on this trip to Ecuador. So glad we didn’t! They are a well organized, professional, and above all else, friendly company. Our guide...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KW W
Polylepis T, Gerente at Polylepis Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Hello Dear Friends. We are gratefull that you´have chosen our services and also we are so happy that you did like the tour to the Cajas NacionanlPark. The Cajas N.P offers beautiful sceneries and amazing flora and fauna. Thank you so much for trusting in...More

Reviewed 7 June 2018

The guys from the agency Polynesia’s Tours reacted on our request for a guided tour in Parque Cajas super fast, on a very short notice, they offered and provided one of they local guides, Wilson. He drove us to the National Parc in the morning...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Polylepis T, Gerente at Polylepis Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thank you very much Katarina for your comment and for having chosen the Cajas National Park Tour, we are very happy that you have enjoyed this wonderful experience, we hope you can come back very soon Best regards

Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Be prepared for a lot of walking and remember to wear hiking shoes! Our guide is Edy. He is very responsible for picking us up at the Hostel. Hiking is a bit difficult and muddy, I fell down a couple times. Edy is such a...More

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Polylepis T, Gerente at Polylepis Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Dear Friends Thank you very much for your comment, it was a pleasure to help you with this tour to Cajas National Park. Regards

Reviewed 14 April 2018

Touring Cajas was beautiful. Flavio is a great guide, he knows a lot about the area and its history and also lets the beauty and quiet moments speak for themselves. Lunch of fresh trout was a delicious, simple, clean meal. This tour was a highlight...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Polylepis T, Propietario at Polylepis Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Thank you very much friends for your nice comment, we really appreciate that your walk through the Cajas National Park has been a beautiful experience, this helps us every day to improve. Best regards

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27 June 2018|
Response from Phlint | Reviewed this property |
We got back around 3pm in the afternoon, give or take, as I recall. But since it was a private tour, if you need to be back at a certain time, I'm sure they could accommodate it. I would just ask when you book. Ours may... More
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