Cajas National Park hiking excursion
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Activities

Cajas National Park hiking excursion

Free cancellation
Language: English , Spanish
Availability: See calendar
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 8 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Marvel at multiple beautiful alpine lakes
  • Walk through the mystical polylepis trees in the Llaviuco wetlands
  • Spot wild llamas roaming in the park
What to expect

Explore Cajas National Park, formed by wetlands from glacial origins with more than 200 lakes and unique flora and fauna.

The tour begins on the lower part of the park called Llaviuco, only 30 minutes away from Cuenca. You'll hike at an easy rate for one hour at an altitude of 3,000m above sea level (9,842ft). You'll continue your visit to a point called Tres Cruces (Three Cruces) which forms the continental divide between the Pacific and the Atlantic ocean at an altitude of 4,135m (13,566ft), you'll have a short walk to observe this interesting area. Then you'll descend to start the main hike at an altitude of 3,900m (12,795ft) for approximately three hours, the difficulty at this point is moderate. On the trail, you'll visit a beautiful primary forest and admire its distinctive vegetation.

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What's included
  • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • Pick-up and drop-off from selected hotels
  • Entrance fees
  • Roundtrip transportation
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
Where
Meeting point:
  • The tour departs from the following Cuenca hotels: Carvallo, El Dorado, Macondo, Casa del Águila, Victoria, Santa Lucía, Mansión Alcázar
  • If your hotel is not listed, your pickup will be at Hotel Carvallo (Gran Colombia 9-52 and Benigno Malo)
  • Please contact the local operator at least 24 hours prior to your tour to verify your pickup time and location. You will find their contact information in the voucher after booking
What to remember
  • The tour departs from the following Cuenca hotels: Carvallo, El Dorado, Macondo, Casa del Águila, Victoria, Santa Lucía, Mansión Alcázar. If your hotel is not listed, your pickup will be at Hotel Carvallo (Gran Colombia 9-52 and Benigno Malo)
  • Please contact the local operator at least 24 hours prior to your tour to verify your pickup time and location. You will find their contact information in the voucher after booking
  • The tour may be modified or suspended due to weather conditions or by orders from Cajas National Park
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
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When
  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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Provider
Gray Line Ecuador
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the activity begins.

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