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Cajas National Park Tour
Activities in Cuenca

Cajas National Park Tour

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Our guide, Paola, was very informed and friendly.
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  • English and Spanish
  • 6 hours 15 minutes

Climb aboard a double decker bus and set off to explore the Cajas National Park. You'll be enchanted by the beautiful mountain landscapes of Ecuador!

Cajas National Park Tour

Meet your guide at 8:45 am in Parque Calderón, a park in the centre of Cuenca. Here, you'll climb aboard a double-decker bus for the journey over to the El Cajas National Park, located just 50 minutes away.

During the drive, you'll make a stop at the Loma de las Tres Cruces, or the "Three Crosses Hill"... do you know how it got this name? The area, located at more than 13,000 feet (4000 metres) above sea level, marks the continental divide between the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans. From its lofty vantage point, you'll enjoy spectacular views over the glacier lakes dotted throughout the park - it's home to more than 200 of them!

Continuing onwards, you'll make a brief stop to visit Toreadore Lake, before delving into the so-called Paper Tree Forest. From the top deck of the bus, you'll almost be able to touch the ancient quinua trees that can reach up to 50 feet (15 metres) in height! 

Explore the Cajas National Park on foot, embarking on an easy hiking trail which will last around two hours. As you stroll through the nature reserve, you'll feel the immense sense of peace from being surrounded by so much beautiful nature. At the end of the trek, you'll have time to eat lunch (food not included).

Finally, you'll make one last stop at the Sanctuary of the Virgin of El Cajas, a shrine located in the heart of nature, before making the return journey to the Parque Calderón in Cuenca, arriving back at 3 pm.

Price

Adults Children
US$ 30
US$ 25
  • Adults

    US$ 30
  • Children

    US$ 25

More Information

Duration

6 hours 15 minutes.

Language

This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.

Included

English speaking guide.

Return transport from Cuenca by double decker bus.

Not included

Food and drinks.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

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Accessibility

No (not advisable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 30
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

Parque Calderón.

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.