Shared Cajas National Park Half-Day Tour from Cuenca

Shared Cajas National Park Half-Day Tour from Cuenca

It will be an unparalleled experience as it will be possible to observe a very diverse fauna, such as Andean condors, giant hummingbirds and coatis. Next to the park, the sanctuary of the Virgen del Cajas is a place of pilgrimage in the open air where they say the Virgin Mary appeared. The main activities practiced are photography, hiking and experiential fishing.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Cuenca, Cuenca, Azuay Province

We pick you up at 8:00am at your hotel, then we transfer from Cuenca to the Cajas National Park, until we get to the Caballo Shayana, where the bus leaves you. 

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: El Cajas National Park, Cuenca 010219 Ecuador

Description of the National Park.

The Cajas National Park constitutes a unique scenario in the world due to its diversity of lake bodies. In fact, although there are places with certain similarities in the planet, there are none that combine so much lagoon variety associated with a great biodiversity. Its name comes from the Quechua word "caxas" which means cold. Another version tells us that its name comes from the appearance produced by its type of geological formation, which forms "boxes" in which the lagoons are found.

90.6% of the area corresponds to the herbaceous páramo ecosystem, except for small areas, located to the southeast (Mazán) and west (Canoas), characterized by absolute heights inferior to the 3.600msnm and varied geographic spaces.

We will meet you at the designed spot at 8:00am and take you from Cuenca to the Cajas National Park for a panoramic tour. You can choose between visiting the high part of the park (3900m) or the low part of the park (high 3100m).

High part

Transfer from Cuenca to Toreadora Lagoon, where you will visit the Interpretation Center, walk level II.

Low part

Transfer from Cuenca to Llaviucu, walk across the flat sector of the park, 45 min approximately. 

Your return to the departure spot will be at 12:00pm approximately.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Cuenca, Cuenca, Azuay Province

Return to the city of Cuenca.

Duration: 1 hour

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"Operates in all weather conditions, bring warm clothing"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"Recommendations: Use comfortable close shoes to walk on the wasteland (hiking shoes), sun block, hat, sunglasses."
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"

Hora de Inicio: 8:00 AM
Duración: 4 To 5 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Cuenca, Cuenca, Azuay Province

Traveler pickup is offered
In this map you will find a selected radius, but if you are staying in Cuenca urban area, just let us know your hotel to arrange the pick up.

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


  • Local guide
  • Transportation
  • Entry/Admission - El Cajas National Park

No Incluye

  • Food and drinks


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