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Cajas National Park Day-Trip including Lunch

Highlights
  • 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
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Cajas National Park Day-Trip including Lunch
From US$60.00
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Cajas National Park Day-Trip including Lunch
From US$60.00
Overview
Experience the flora and fauna of Cajas National Park without the need to rent a car on this full-day trip from Cuenca. Learn about Andean vegetation and wildlife through your guide's in-depth commentary, and get views of the more than 200 glacial lakes on a moderate to challenging hike. Lunch and round-trip transportation from your Cuenca hotel make for a seamless, stress-free experience.
What to Expect
Begin your tour with easy pickup at your Cuenca hotel, where you'll climb in to a tour vehicle and take off through the city, bound for the Andes. A professional guide and driver taking care of logistics and directions mean 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 take about three hours to trek through the Polylepis Forest and moor-like Paramo. Listen to your guide's informative commentary on the flora and fauna of the area, including alpacas, llamas, and a variety of bird life. 

Refuel with a stop at a local restaurant, then head to the Llaviuco region, an entirely different ecosystem at 10,335 feet (3,150 meters) to spend about 1.5 hours 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 14 April 2018
Great compact overview of the diverse beauty this area has to offer.

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

Thank maraflux
Polylepis T, Propietario at Polylepis Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 27 March 2018
Great tour of Cajas National Park

Our trip to Cajas was wonderful. We booked online, and the communication and pickup arrangement was excellent. Our guide was Flavio who speaks good English but is easily understood in Spanish as well so that my son and I (who are intermediate) chose to speak...More

Thank eyetravel85
Polylepis T, Gerente at Polylepis Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Dear friends, thank you very much for your valuable comment, this helps us to continue improving day by day, we are glad that you have been able to enjoy this wonderful place. Best regards

Reviewed 8 February 2018
Excellent private tour!

My wife and I and our two school age children booked a private day tour with Edison Juca and Polylepis Tours through our hotel. Edison picked us up at our hotel promptly and we spent a wonderful day with him touring the Cajas National Park....More

1  Thank Phlint
Polylepis T, Propietario at Polylepis Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Thank you very much for your comment, it fills us with satisfaction that you have been able to enjoy this tour and that our guide was of your complete pleasure. This motivates us to keep improving every day. Best regards

Reviewed 1 February 2018
Fantastic Day with Milton at Cajas

We spent a wonderful day at El Cajas National Park today. Milton was our guide and he is exceptional. Personally, I found the altitude very challenging. Milton was patient and very kind and let me rest frequently. He obviously loves his country and that love...More

1  Thank Cindy A
Polylepis T, Propietario at Polylepis Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you very much Cindy for your comment, we are really glad that you have been able to learn more about this beautiful place. Greetings and keep enjoying Ecuador

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Cajas

Cajas is a must see for outdoor enthusiasts. Had a great time with our guide Orlando who was very knowledgeable about the trails and wildlife/nature in the area. Be prepared for the altitude and all types of weather. Note: Was excited for the trout at...More

1  Thank Merve G
Polylepis T, Propietario at Polylepis Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thanks for your comment, it is important for us to know that they enjoyed the trip, and what a pity the trout ... sometimes things happen that get out of our hands, we will take into consideration this. Best regards

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