Day trip

Cuenca, Ecuador: Cajas National Park Day Trip

4.8 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider: Polylepis Tours Cuenca
Day trip

Cuenca, Ecuador: Cajas National Park Day Trip

Activity provider: Polylepis Tours Cuenca

From US$ 63 per person

Cajas National Park is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful natural places in Ecuador, with more than 200 glacial lakes and a range of alternatives for hiking. Enjoy the scenery of the Andean highlands during this 8-hour guided trip.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Cuenca hotels or apartments.


  • Admire the Andes Mountains
  • Take in the beautiful landscapes
  • Explore amazing lakes
  • Go for a moderate hike
  • Choose between a shared or private day trip
Full description
Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in the morning and then you will head to Cajas National Park. During the tour, you will visit two altitude levels within the park. In the middle part, you will walk around for two and a half hours in the Toreadora area. The trek will give you the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Then, move on to enjoy a local lunch in a nearby restaurant. Afterwards, visit Llaviuco, located in the lower part of the park. This area is part of a different ecosystem, known as montage primary forest. Here you will walk around the lake for about half an hour before you return to your hotel.
  • Private transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Local lunch
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Know before you go

  • Vegetarian options available, please advise when booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 16 reviews

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We hiked around a lake at the lower level of the Park and then for over an hour at the higher level. What a stunning environment. I wish I could have stayed in it longer. Flavio was an excellent hide, very knowledgeable about wildlife, medicinal plants and lots of other topics, and very personable. His excellent grasp of English enabled far reaching conversation. Great day!

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March 26, 2023

Our guide Diego was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and caring! My wife and I felt very lucky to have him as our guide! He took the time to share regional history, background of 100’s of plants including medicinal purposes, local birds and wildlife, and allowing us to rest when we needed! We highly recommend this tour with Diego!

March 26, 2023

Eddi hat die Tour nicht abgesagt , obwohl wir nur zwei Leute waren. Wir hatten einen sehr schönen Tag, haben viel gelernt. Die Aussicht ist spektakulär. Der Park und die Seen , Berge sind wunderschön. Am Ende kamen ein paar Lamas. Ein sehr schöner Ausflug.

March 26, 2023

Product ID: 276217