Day trip

Cuenca, Ecuador: Cajas National Park Day Trip

4.7 / 5

14 reviews

Activity provider: Polylepis Tours Cuenca

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

4.7 /5

based on 14 reviews

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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!

October 13, 2021

The guide was at the meeting point on time and explained a few things to us on the way. Overall, he unfortunately seemed a bit demotivated and we had to demand the promised breaks (getting used to the altitude). In the park itself, things were moving quickly. We didn't like the very fast restaurant. After the exertion we would have wished for something more comfortable. Unfortunately it rained at the lake. So you can save yourself this detour. We were a bit spoiled by the last guide. Conclusion: great landscape. Those who are fit can also find the way on their own. Too little attention was paid to the guests for us.

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October 19, 2021

As there were no other people on the tour it was very individual. Diego took the time for us and answered all of our questions. He is very knowladgeable. We did not have to rush on our hike and could walk with our speed and enjoy the nature.

September 26, 2021

Product ID: 276217