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Cajas National Park Half Day Tour

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Overview
Cajas National Park is a great destination for nature lovers. With its close proximity to Cuenca, it’s easy to escape the city for this half-day tour, which includes a range of hiking alternatives. Your guide will highlight the natural landscapes along two trails in the Andean highlands. Transport by private vehicle is provided from your hotel.
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    El Cajas National Park
    Stop: 4 hours
    Be picked up from you accommodations in the morning and drive for approximately 1 hour to Cajas National Park, located 32km west of Cuenca. Visit the middle part, 3,960 meters, located in the area of Toreadora where you will walk about 1 hour 30 minutes. Along the trek will cross gaps and Polylepis forests and the guide will explain about moorland vegetation.  Finally, visit the Garden of the Virgin of Cajas or Llaviuco at 3160masl, here we will walk around 1-hour. This is a good option for travelers who do not have much time to visit in the city
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Highlights
  • Visit Cajas National Park, one of Ecuador’s must-see places
  • Hike with a guide along two trails in the Andean highlands
  • Enjoy the vivid scenery among some 200 glacial lakes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Cuenca by private vehicle
Important Information
Duration
4h
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Eric R wrote a review Mar 2020
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Edison was informative and very knowledgeable on all things pertaining to cajas national park as well as historical information about the Cuenca region
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Response from polylepis, Gerente at Cajas National Park Half Day Tour
Responded 5 Mar 2020
Dear Friend Eric Thank you for your comment, it's a pleasure for us to know that your tour to Cajas National Park with our tour guide Edison Juca was a nice experience, it´s an interesting you can learn more about special flora and fauna of this part of Ecuador. Greetings from Polylepis Tours Ecuador Team
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steve-o094 wrote a review Feb 2020
Danbury, Connecticut6 contributions3 helpful votes
We did Cajas half day tour along with a friend and since it was the Carnaval holiday we ended being the only ones in the tour. Our guide Diego was punctual and very patient with us as the altitude had It’s effect and we are not the fastest people. We were able to see some
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from polylepis, Gerente at Cajas National Park Half Day Tour
Responded 26 Feb 2020
Dear Friend Steven. Thank you for trusting in our services and a lot of thanks for your review, it´s veri important for us, we are so happy that you´ve enjoyed the tour Cajas National Park with our tour guide Diego Parra. We hope to see you again , greetings from Polylepis Tours Ecuador Team
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Steve41_42 wrote a review Feb 2020
Chicago, Illinois3 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I are from Chicago IL. We love to visit Latin American countries. Ecuador was on our list for a long time. We really enjoyed the natural beauty of the Andes Mountains. Cajas National Park was so close to Cuenca that we couldn't pass it up. Maybe it was not the busy
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from polylepis, Gerente at Cajas National Park Half Day Tour
Responded 26 Feb 2020
Dear Steve. Thank you for your comment we are so happy to know that you´ve spent a nice day in Cajas National Park with our tour guide Edison Juca , the Park is a nice place to learn more about the flora and fauna of the Andes Mountains Warm Regards from Polylepis Tours Ecuador Team
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Amy B wrote a review Feb 2020
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Had a great hiking experience with our guide Flabio. The mountain scenery and lakes were beautiful! (Make sure you have cameras ready)! Flabio was very informative on plant material and wildlife.. he made sure we were doing well along the way..it was a bit of a workout for us..
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from polylepis, Gerente at Cajas National Park Half Day Tour
Responded 26 Feb 2020
Dear Amy. It´s good for us know that you´ve had a nice time while visit Cajas National Park with our tour guide Flavio. Thank you so much for preferring us and enjoying of our services Warm Regards from Polylepis Tours Ecuador Team
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Steve M wrote a review Aug 2019
27 contributions3 helpful votes
Our family of 4 took the half-day tour of Cajas National Park, and it couldn’t have been any better. The guide and driver picked us up from our hotel exactly on time in a clean van. During the approx. 45 min drive from downtown Cuenca to the park, our guide shared a wealth of
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Response from Polylepis T, Gerente at Cajas National Park Half Day Tour
Responded 2 Sep 2019
Greetings Dear Friend Stevem It was a pleasure arranged the visit to Cajas National Park to you and your family and we are pleased that you enjoyed the tour with our tour guide Flavio Muñoz. Thanks a bunch for your comment Kind Regards from Polylepis Tours Ecuador
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HISTORY, TRADITIONS was the purpose of that trip
Edison was my guide that day and as an Historian I had a great time learning about the Inca remains around Cuenca.
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Cuenca City Tours Full Day
Absolutely. Definitely. My friend and I are highly recommending the Full Day Cuenca City Tour. We would love to tak
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Great Tour!
I took this tour with a friend and we had an amazing time! We had a private tour and our guide, Jorge, was wonderfu
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Great Birding Day w/Eddy Fernando Juca @ Cajas Natl Park
My husband and I spent the day birding with Eddy at Cajas National Park in early March of 2020. Eddy was everythin
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An Incredibly personalized hiking tour of the Cahas!
Jan B 10 Reviewed Mar 06 2020 Review of: Cajas National Park Private Day Tour We were four aging seniors, one of wh
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El Cajas National Park
The hikes through the park with a very knowledgeable naturalist was an experience we will never forget. After 2 in
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Polylepis Tours-Top Rate Tour Company and Guides
After almost a month traveling through Ecuador, we had gotten used to the fact that there would more often than not
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Birdwatching in Cajas Park
Highly recommend Eddy for birdwatching as he is exceptionally knowledgeable; recognizing bird calls, naming each sp
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Excellent Service
We did a custom 8-day tour with Edie and Jaime from Polylepis Tours and could not be happier with their service. T
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Familiar trip
My family and I were in need of a tour guide as this was our first time in Ecuador. We had heard so many wonderful
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allenwigelsworth
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Excellent Tour
Tour Guide - Diago was very knowledgeable, professional and well informed. Well worth taking for your first visit t
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coloradoaninsanfran
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Cajas National Park is great
We loved hiking around this park. The park itself would be 5 stars. The tour for us was more like a 3. To be hon
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Interesting artisans!
The guide did so well at accomodating our interests and abilities. He took us to places where we were able to meet
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Cajas Hiking
Had a great all day hike in Cajas National Park near Cuenca with Edi. He picked us up from our hotel and took us on
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Amazing 4 day tour with the BEST guides!
I can't even begin to explain how happy we were that we picked this tour AND how lucky we were to have Flavio and J
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  • Duration: 4h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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