Full day Cajas National Park

Day Trips & Excursions in Cuenca

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Tour description provided by Viator

Discover the magic of Cajas National Park, one of the most beautiful places in South America, on a full day tour of approximately 8 hours. Explore and learn about the Andean vegetation.  In this spectacular place you can enjoy a lake system that has more than 200 lakes of glacial origin.  In addition to the beautiful landscape, you can enjoy the presence of beautiful birds, llamas and alpacas.The park is located 30km west of the city of Cuenca, between 3160 and 4450masl, the surface area of the park is 28544 hectares  and the ecosystem known as paramo predominates. Experience the authentic!
Be picked up from your accommodation in the morning and drive for approximately 1 hour to Cajas National Park, located 30km west of Cuenca. During this tour you’ll visit two altitude levels within the park. In the middle part (3,960 meters), you will walk about 3 hour more or less in the Toreadora area. The trek will give you the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery, including the Polylepis Forest and moor-like Paramo, whilst the guide provides information about the flora and fauna of the area. After lunch at a nearby restaurant, you’ll visit Llaviuco (3150 meters). Located in the lower part of the park, this area is part of a different ecosystem known as montage primary forest. Here you’ll and have a walk around the lake for about 1 ½ hour.

What’s included

  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle

What’s not included

  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
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