Private Trekking Full-Day Tour at Cajas National Park

Private Trekking Full-Day Tour at Cajas National Park

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

From Cuenca we moved to the Cajas National Park to the area of Caballo Shayana, where we said goodbye to our driver. The hike begins in the Laguna de Cucheros (height 3950 meters) Our naturalist guide will accompany us throughout the tour, which begins with a hike for 40 minutes to the blade/ edge (height 4080 meters) from where we observe the valley of Burines (height 4010 m) where there are several lagoons such as Burin grande, Burin chico, Ingañan among others; where we dive into the Andean pajonal while admiring the natural attractions especially the panoramic view of the sector and the canyon where the slope that will feed the Mamamag and Llaviucu lagoons descends.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: El Cajas National Park, Cuenca 010219 Ecuador

The route leads us to the Mamamag Lagoon (3500msnm) which combines a walk between streams and a small forest of polylephys, as well as traces of pre-Columbian cultures on the Inca Royal Trail. Short stop to take the box lunch.
The trail takes us to an important viewpoint from where we observe the spectacular valley of Llaviucu We continue the journey through the Forest of San Antonio we start the descent towards the forest of Llaviucu, where the landscape changes drastically from pajonal to high montane forest.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Cuenca, Cuenca, Azuay Province

Finally, we will reach Llaviuco (height 3100 meters) which is considered the best place in the National Park for bird watching. This high montane forest is in excellent state of conservation, allowing to easily find very striking species such as the Andean Toucan Pechigris (Andigena hypoglauca), the Andean Pava (Penelope montagnii) the Masked Trogon (Trogon personatus), the Turquoise Magpie (Cyanolyca turcosa) and several species of colourful tangaras and some waterfowl.
The twelve species of hummingbirds recorded in the area are a sample of the high diversity reached by this group of birds in the montane ecosystems, and among these stands out the hummingbird Frentiestrella Arcoiris (Coeligena irie), the Rayito Brillante (Anglaeactis cupripennis) and sword Peak.
Return to Cuenca

Duration: 3 hours

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"Dress code is confortable shoes and warm clothes"
"Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately"
"WARNING: At the moment you choose this tour you have to give us information about your state of health. Because the tour is private, if you don't feel good (because of the high) we complete the tour with another visit inside the zone. That way you will have a private guide to realize the walk according to your rhythm and state of health."
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"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: 7 To 8 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick up you up at the start point or your accommodation address in Cuenca and we will take you to the Cajas National Park.

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


  • National Park fees
  • Driver
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - El Cajas National Park

No Incluye

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Personal Expenses


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