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Cajas National Park

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Polylepis Tours Cía. Ltda.

  • Locations

    Cuenca, Ecuador

  • Activities

    Adventure, Hiking Trekking

  • Price
    From: $50 USD per person
  • Duration

    Day Tour

  • Avg Distance

    8 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Every day

  • Starting Location

    Hotels

  • Price Includes

    English speaking guide

  • Notes

    Minimum 2 people

Highlights

  • Visit 3 levels of height, the highest point on the route known as Tres Cruces
  • We will have lunch at a local restaurant, vegetarian meal option available
  • Walk through the Polylepis forests where the guide will explain about moorland vegetation
  • Rubber boots available, if you need

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Trip Info

Cajas National Park is located 35km west of Cuenca, we’ll need approx. 1-hour to arrive there. This tour will visit 3 levels of height, the highest point on the route known as Tres Cruces located at 4,200 masl approximately where, if the weather allows us, we can enjoy the beautiful scenery and the guide will explain about the geological formation of the park.

Then visit the middle 3960 msnm located in the area of Toreadora where we will walk about 3-hours depending on the pace of the group. The skirt along the trek will cross gaps and Polylepis forests where the guide will explain about moorland vegetation.

We will have lunch in a restaurant of the zone. Finally visiting the lower part of the park, near Llaviuco to 3150 msnm which is a different ecosystem known as montage primary forest and have a walk around the lake for about 1.5-hour.

The guide can change the order of the visits but it will last 8-hour approx. This tour includes pickup at your hotel as well as drop-off.

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Polylepis Tours Cía. Ltda.

Polylepis Tours Cía.Ltda., established in the year 2011, is a young company the counts on professionals dedicated to various fields dealing with receptive tourism in Ecuador. Our main objective is to ensure the satisfaction of our customers and in turn involve the inhabitants of different regions of the country to make the experience unforgettable. We also intend to expand awareness and respect to our direct and indirect visitors about the value that our natural environments hold.

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