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Full-Day Cajas National Park Tour from Cuenca, Ecuador

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    What to Expect
    Cajas National Park is located a short 40-minute drive from Cuenca. It has gained international prominence in several categories:  Wetland of International Importance in 2002 by RAMSAR, Area of International Importance for the Conservation of Birds by IBA in 2003, and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2013.

    We start the tour with a hike through the ecosystem of primary montane forest or cloud forest.  Afterwards, we will visit the dividing inland waterway, and, finally we will take an amazing walk in the highlands through the moorland ecosystem of wetlands and lakes to get to the unique forest of polylepis trees. These are the highest growing trees in the world and are native to South America.

    Before returning to Cuenca, we will have lunch at a traditional restaurant in the area. The speciality is trout! 
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hotel pick ups
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    7h
    Return Details
    Original pick up point
    Inclusions
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    • Naturalist Tour Guide
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Lunch with trout option (If option selected)
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten Free/Lactose Free options are available, please advise at time of booking
    • For 1 to 5 passengers, a bilingual guide will also be the driver. For more than 5 passengers, a driver and a bilingual guide will be provided.
    • Minimum of two people to confirm the tour. The company reserves the right to cancel the tour if there are not two participants at least
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The trip is excellent, the national park is really full of landscape and magical plants, and this one-day trip would be an easy one, costs not so much strength. One thing the agency could improve is to inform customers any update immediately, the situation I ran into is that
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    The guide is very experienced, and told us a lot about the local species. The view is gorgeous, one of the best in my entire life! Highly recommend.
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    We ended up on our own with our guide which was great. Don’t be put off by the altitude. I’m not the fittest of people but got round it and it is totally worth it. If your guide is good like ours then they’ll let you take the time you need to get your breath back. Even on a
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    Really enjoyed my tour, the guide was very friendly, had a good sense of humour and was very knowledgeable to. It's not absolutely 'necessary' to have a guide for the Cajas national park, however I thought it was worth having one anyway, as its takes the stress out of the day
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    We would highly recommend our guide, Wilson. He was on time, spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable about history and wildlife in the area. Spectacular scenery. Good lunch at a local restaurant near the park. If altitude is an issue for you, keep in mind that
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    Response from Cuenca B, Manager at Full-Day Cajas National Park Tour from Cuenca, Ecuador
    Responded 23 Sep 2019
    Dear Gatorator, Thank you so much for your feedback, your advice is really useful for other passengers that could be interested in taking this tour. The tour to Cajas National Park is a beautiful area, where you can find an incredible view and our tour guides always try to offer a good service, so that way you can enjoy on the best way this area. If you are ever back in Cuenca, we hope to have you in one of our excursions. Best Regards, Paula Carmona Cuenca Bestours team
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    By: Cuenca Bestours
    288 reviews
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    T8468CGphilipc
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    41
    Outstanding Short Introduction to Cajas
    Our guide Jaime knew a great deal about the geology, flora, and fauna of the park. He led us on a 2.5 km
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    daisyfire0720
    Atlanta, Georgia
    10
    Nice natural trip
    The trip is excellent, the national park is really full of landscape and magical plants, and this one-day trip
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    greenwoop
    Campbell, California
    5526
    Fantastic Private Tour!
    We very much enjoyed our tour! We chose the private one in order to get back to Cuenca a little earlier than we
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    Larissa9591
    30
    Thank you for this trip
    We called to Cuenca Bestours one day before the tour and talked to Javier. Our booking was done in minutes.
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    chenzhanghao
    Urbana, Illinois
    10
    Great guide, great view
    The guide is very experienced, and told us a lot about the local species. The view is gorgeous, one of the best in
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    jacnat_10
    Boca Raton, Florida
    312
    Cajas National Park Hike
    Iur tour guide, Wilson, was probably the best guide we’ve ever had. His knowledge of the local fauna and flora was
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    thegdgteer
    20
    Interesting and Recommended
    We had a wonderful trip from Cuenca to Guayaquil with Cuenca Bestours. The guide was very knowledgeable, friendly
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    amandamD2970XU
    Connecticut
    20
    Great way to get from Cuenca to guayaquil
    The trip was great for our family of 5 (parents and three near-adult children). Manuel (the driver) was terrific,
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    amandamD2970XU
    Connecticut
    20
    Excellent trip
    Our trip from Guayaquil to Cuenca with Geovanny was perfect. He picked us up at our hotel (a family of 4 with
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    NickiC28
    33
    Excellent walk around the Cajas National Park
    We ended up on our own with our guide which was great. Don’t be put off by the altitude. I’m not the fittest of
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    BabsMW
    Largo, Florida
    75
    Great tours and shuttles
    We used Cuenca Bestours for a wide variety of experiences before and after our trip to the Galápagos Islands. From
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    SusyD105
    Springville, Utah
    50
    Red nose train ride and Inca ruins
    The Red nose train ride was amazing our guide in our car was very informative the views were beautiful the dancers
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    E828NAdaniels
    Owego, New York
    784196
    Great Individual Tour
    My wife and I chose this tour for it went to many places in Ecuador we could not go to in our own. We enjoyed
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    Frankie L
    71
    Excellent tour
    Really enjoyed my tour, the guide was very friendly, had a good sense of humour and was very knowledgeable to.
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    Doreen D
    Knoxville West, TN, United States
    216
    Javier and Herman of Cuenca Best Tours hit the bullseye again!`
    What a surprise when our favorite guide, Herman, picked us up at our bnb for our tour! As usual, his driving was
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