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Full-Day Devil's Nose Hike and Ingapirca Ruins Tour from Cuenca

Full-Day Devil's Nose Hike and Ingapirca Ruins Tour from Cuenca

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61
  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$79.99
Price varies by group size
From
$79.99
Price varies by group size
Take a thrilling journey through the Andes on the Devil's Nose Train on this full-day tour from Cuenca. Marvel at the wild mountain scenery, the option to tuck into a delicious Ecuadorian lunch, and explore the ancient Inca ruins of Ingapirca. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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* A traveler said: "Sebastian was wonderful and explained the history of the area as well as fascinating facts about the city and the indigenous groups in the area. We came away from the experience with a list of more things to read and learn and felt like we gained a whole new perspective on the varied and beautiful culture of Ecuador."


Full-Day Ingapirca Gualaceo Chordeleg

Full-Day Ingapirca Gualaceo Chordeleg

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5
  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
Price varies by group size
From
$55.00
Price varies by group size
This tour allows us to know in a synthesized way the most important places of the archaeological and cultural offer of the provinces of Azuay and Cañar; our first stop is in the archaeological complex of Ingapirca, where our guides travel through the history of local aboriginal cultures and the expansion of the Incas in the territory corresponding to Ecuador. On this journey you can taste the typical gastronomic offer of the region (Biblián). We continue our tour to Gualaceo and Chordeleg. Places where the craft activity stands out. In Chordeleg we will visit the jewelry made in gold and silver with the technique of filigree, here our visitors will have the opportunity to have free time to know the town and visit the jewelers and craft shops in the area; To finish our tour we visit the House of Makanas.
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Full-Day Cajas National Park Tour with Small-Group

Full-Day Cajas National Park Tour with Small-Group

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7
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$57.99
Price varies by group size
From
$57.99
Price varies by group size
Cajas National Park protects a huge swath of lake-dotted Andean grasslands—one of the most biologically diverse in the Andes range—just west of Cuenca. During this full-day tour, save time waiting in line at the national park visitors center, and go on a hike through highlands, wetlands, and a Polylepis forest, home to the highest altitude trees in the world. This leaves time for lunch at a local restaurant specializing in fresh trout.
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Cajas National Park Half Day Tour from Cuenca

Cajas National Park Half Day Tour from Cuenca

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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.99
Price varies by group size
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$39.99
Price varies by group size
Cajas National Park, with its 200 glacial lakes and numerous hiking trails, is easily one of the most beautiful places in Ecuador. With this tour, travelers with limited time in Cuenca can still spend a few hours exploring the Andean highlands with two guided hikes through two different forest ecosystems.
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* A traveler said: "We enjoyed this tour very much with our 3 and 6 year old daughter's. Our guide, Diego, was very knowledgeable and very friendly. He spoke great English and was able to give us great insight into the region and it's history."


Private Devil's Nose Hike and Ingapirca Ruins Tour

Private Devil's Nose Hike and Ingapirca Ruins Tour

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18
  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$115.00
Price varies by group size
From
$115.00
Price varies by group size
Connecting the Andes Mountains to the coast, the Devil’s Nose Train was considered one of the world’s greatest feats of engineering when it was built in 1899. On this private tour, enjoy the convenience of private transportation to Alausi, the starting point for the train. Take in the scenic Andean landscape en route to the coast, then continue along the Pan-American Highway to Ingapirca, Ecuador’s largest pre-Columbian archaeological site.
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* A traveler said: "Diego is most professional and knowledgeable. He was punctual and considerate. Definitely a memorable day"


Private Cajas National Park Tour through Cloud Forest and Moorlands

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Private Cajas National Park Tour through Cloud Forest and Moorlands

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8
  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$67.99
$79.99
$12.00 savings
Price varies by group size
From
$67.99
$79.99
$12.00 savings
Price varies by group size
This private full-day tour from Cuenca, Ecuador was designed with hikers in mind. Explore trails through primary cloud forest, then continue to Cajas National Park to explore the high altitude paramo landscape and watershed within this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. A well-earned lunch of trout from local fish farms is included.
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* A traveler said: "Our tour guide, Javier was very knowledgable and he made our trip through the park the highlight of our vacation. He pointed out things that we would missed. Lunch at the end was at a terrific restaurant, Cabanas Del Pescador, where we had a delicious trout meal with all the fixings. Thanks Javier!"


El Chorro waterfalls and Busa lake tour from Cuenca

El Chorro waterfalls and Busa lake tour from Cuenca

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6
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.99
Price varies by group size
From
$54.99
Price varies by group size
The spectacular El Chorro Waterfalls, also known as the Girón Waterfalls, lie about an hour south of Cuenca. With this full-day tour, hike between the two waterfalls with the help of a local guide who can point out birds and native vegetation along the way. You’ll also have time to visit a museum in Girón, sample some local bread and yogurt, and see tranquil Busa Lagoon, a mountain lake sacred to aboriginal Andeans.
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* A traveler said: "Our small group of three had two tours with Polylepis tours put of Cuenca. The tours were the highlight of our stay in Cuenca. The operator followed up with us promptly before the tours and after. Our guide for both days was Andres. We all found him to be most informed and helpful during our tours. His English was “perfecto” even though our Spanish was very rusty to say the least. He was able to answer all of our questions along the way, many times before we even asked. He was professional and given the often difficult Covid restrictions, we were able to throughly enjoy each outing. We would recommend this tour operator and guide Andres without reservation!! 5 stars!!!!!"


Hike El Cajas - Beyond the Common Trail

Hike El Cajas - Beyond the Common Trail

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3
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
Price varies by group size
From
$55.00
Price varies by group size
Join us on a private tour of the beautiful Llaviucu Lake and Valley! Our guided hike will be along an ancient Inca trail where we will see Lake LLaviucu, the ruins of an abandoned German brewery, and meadows where wild horses and alpacas graze. Many of the sights are beyond the park trail most visited. Normally, we are the only ones in this area, which adds to the charm and enrichment of the experience.
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Giron Waterfall and Busa Lake

Giron Waterfall and Busa Lake

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2
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.99
Price varies by group size
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$39.99
Price varies by group size
Don’t stress about time-consuming public transport; instead, opt for this private full-day excursion to El Giron Waterfall and Busa Lake from Cuenca. Relax and enjoy the scenery of the Tarqui Valley as you’re driven from point to point, stopping to hike through a cloud forest and lunch at a local restaurant. Ideal for first-time visitors, this tour is an easy way to see places you might otherwise overlook.
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* A traveler said: "Wilson was great. He’s very knowledgeable about the area. The cascade was awesome to see. The hike to the second waterfall was steep and slippery in some places. Wilson graciously lent us his hiking poles. We felt well cared for. We enjoyed our lunch of local foods. The restaurant proprietor was very obliging and the restaurant itself was a treasure to see. We then walked around the town and Wilson showed us the importance of architecture and we visited with a couple shop owners."


Camping Tour Cajas National Park from Cuenca

Camping Tour Cajas National Park from Cuenca

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1
  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.99
Price varies by group size
From
$149.99
Price varies by group size
For lovers of nature trekking we have an awesome camping tour in the Cajas National Park, In this 2 day tour you can walk an average of 5 hours per day, enjoying unique landscapes in the Andes, knowing about the Andean flora and fauna, putting your physical conditions under test, If you are a mountaineer, you can´t miss this tour. Experience the Authentic!
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For Nature lovers: Special Cajas National Park tour (small groups)
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$87.18
Visit the park of glacial valleys and dazzling lakes. Immerse in a traverse that will introduce us to a seemingly infinite landscape. Allow Cajas national park amazes you with its incredible landscape. Visit the Cloud Forest at 10170 feet, admire endemic species of flora and fauna. Let´s trek amongst the “Páramo” ecosystem, alongside lakes, over mountain passes at 12,790 feet where we’ll observe numerous hardy plant species, such as chuquirahuas (the national flower of Ecuador), ferns, gentianas, and sarashimas. Visitors are welcome to experience the beauty of nature and also to understand the importance of protecting natural resources. At the end of the journey, we invite you a cup of hot Ecuadorian chocolate in a cozy place next to the river.
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Inca Trail: El Cajas National Park

Inca Trail: El Cajas National Park

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1
  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.00
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$180.00
Hiking in El Cajas National Park is a unique activity, ideal for nature lovers and people who take pictures. This national park is one of the best sites in southern Ecuador for bird watching, and environmental interpretation. El Cajas National Park, has 8 hiking trails, on this tour we will make the two best routes that will take us through two of the most interesting ecosystems of the national park, such as the Pajonal moorland and the Andean High Forest. We will visit the lagoons: Burrines - Mamamag - Llaviuco
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Private Trekking Full-Day Tour at Cajas National Park

Private Trekking Full-Day Tour at Cajas National Park

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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$135.00
Price varies by group size
From
$135.00
Price varies by group size
The Cajas National Park is a paradise for hikers, but the high altitude can make trekking a challenge. This private full-day trekking tour is tailored to your fitness level and preferences, so you can discover the park’s natural wonders at a pace that suits you, visiting natural wonders and historic sites including Cucheros Lagoon, Burines Valley, Mamamag Lagoon, the Camino Real del Inca, and Llaviucu forest. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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Cajas National Park & Cuenca City Private Tour

Cajas National Park & Cuenca City Private Tour

  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$110.00
Price varies by group size
From
$110.00
Price varies by group size
If you’re on a tight schedule this tour is ideal for seeing the highlights of Cuenca and its surroundings. You’ll start the day with a morning hike in Cajas National Park, before returning to Cuenca for lunch and a guided tour of the historic center.
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The Best of El Cajas National Park in a Photography Adventure
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$76.93
El Cajas Nationals Park is by itself, unique and amazing. The park is big, so, if you are a visitor in Cuenca, it is usually hard to know how you can enjoy it and fit it in your schedule. This experience includes everything: nature, lakes, flora and fauna. Besides that, I am confident enough to say that I am your best choice to visit this park, because I know it like the palm of my hand, and I'll take you to places that you won't be able to visit on your own, not even with tour agents.
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Private Hiking Adventure in El Cajas National Park

Private Hiking Adventure in El Cajas National Park

  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.75
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$89.75
Visit the beautiful El Cajas National Park on a private half-day hiking adventure. Discover the beautiful flora and fauna of Ecuador with your informative guide pointing out many specimens during the hike. Reach heights of 3,000 meters while hiking the rugged terrain and observe the native wildlife that live in this region such as wild llamas, tigrillos, and perhaps even a puma.
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Shared Trekking Full-Day Tour at Cajas National Park

Shared Trekking Full-Day Tour at Cajas National Park

  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$150.00
From
$150.00
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.
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Inca Trail Cajas National Park tour from Cuenca

Inca Trail Cajas National Park tour from Cuenca

  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$94.99
Price varies by group size
From
$94.99
Price varies by group size
Hike the trails of the Incas and Cañaris on a private 9-hour tour to the UNESCO listed Cajas National Park. Thanks to comfortable round-trip transportation from your Cuenca hotel, you can avoid the headache of infrequent public buses. After arrival, follow your personal guide on a challenging 5- to 6-hour hike through the Andean Mountains. Along the way, have a boxed lunch amongst the Ecuadorian flora and fauna.
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