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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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What you can expect during your visit
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
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Spend the day on a guided tour from Cuenca to Cajas National Park. Enjoy an exhilarating hike through this destination that’s home to more than 250 lakes and plenty of indigenous plants and animals. Perfect for all hiking levels, this one-of-a-kind outdoor adventure is s truly memorable experience!
  • Enjoy a 3 hour hike in the Cajas National Park
  • Trek up to high altitudes for breathtaking views of the Ecuadorian countryside
  • Complimentary pickup and drop off from most Cuenca hotels
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Entrance fee to the National Park
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Gran Colombia 9-52 entre Padre Aguirre y Benigno Malo, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Depart from Cuenca and head with your guide to the breathtaking landscapes of Cajas National Park. Listen in as you’re briefed about the day’s trek as you roll through the countryside. The 4 hour tour includes 3 hours of hiking with a gain of up to 12,000 feet (3800 meters). Peak season runs from August to January, although nature lovers can enjoy a trek through Cajas National Park any time of year. Tours operate in rain, hail, snow and yes—even sunshine.

Your safety is assured, since first aid supplies are on board and park rangers are always within reach.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
El Cajas National Park
The name "Cajas" is taken by the form of the mountains of the sector within which are the lakes and lagoons. A green bed surrounds the places that give life to this park. It is the right place for contact with nature.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Laguna La Toreadora
Located 33 km from Cuenca, it is one of the most visited sites in the Park. From this point, you can access the environmental interpretation center of the area.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Mirador Tres Cruces
It's a natural viewpoint that is located at 4,200 meters above sea level. From here you get the beautiful view of a part of the lagoon complex of the páramo. Although, the cold is very strong, its view is spectacular, typical for those who go with a spirit of adventure.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passport name, number, expiry, country and date of birth is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A maximum of 9 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Ecuador

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full Day Tour to National Park of Cajas?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Tour to National Park of Cajas.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Full Day Tour to National Park of Cajas?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Tour to National Park of Cajas.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Full Day Tour to National Park of Cajas?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Tour to National Park of Cajas.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full Day Tour to National Park of Cajas?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Full Day Tour to National Park of Cajas.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Full Day Tour to National Park of Cajas?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Full Day Tour to National Park of Cajas.

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Wilson was a fabulous guide. Well...
David S
, Nov 2017
Wilson was a fabulous guide. Well worth it, he is extremely knowledgeable of the flora fauna birds and geology of the area. The weather was ideal for hiking and I would have missed a lot of things without his expert guidance.
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You MUST do this hikw while in...
gretchenvdc
, Jun 2016
You MUST do this hikw while in Ecuador! Our guide Wilson was just fantastic and very knowledgable. He knew all the plant, their Latin names, their Spanish names, their Quechuan names and often a little story of how the plant is used in different cultures. He is a true naturalist! He was also very keen at finding and identifying birds for us. The hike itself was easy and beautiful! After the hike were went for a very nice lunch, included in the price. We are still looking at our pictures and thrilled to have spent such a wonderful day exploring Ecuador's beautiful park. Worth every penny!
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I wish I could give this tour more...
Yelena G
, Feb 2016
I wish I could give this tour more than 2 stars, but I can't. Cajas Park is absolutely beautiful and stunning. Parts of the park look like the mountains of Switzerland, and other parts remind me of Iceland. The terrain is stunning. The reason I am rating this tour so low is because of the tour guide and because of my experience. I can't remember the tour guides name, but he was not friendly at all. He rushed the group through the hike, making it difficult to stop and take in the beauty or even to take pictures. He remained at the front of the group the entire time, never once checking in on anyone. Now, for the reason I give this tour such a low rating. This hike was an absolutely crazy one. There were parts where we had to jump across about 3 feet boulders to make it over a creek... We crossed multiple creeks/rivers mind you, it was pretty cold out... Much of the hike we were not on a trail... We were climbing up the sides of the mountains, or on the very edge of a sort of trail, clinging to the shrubs for balance... My husband and I love to hike in the Bay Area... It's not like we have never done it before... So, if you are not an experienced hiker, I do not recommend this tour. If you tend to second guess your abilities on this type of outing, do not do this tour either. You start at 13,000 feet and make it down to 10,000 feet, but this hike is by no means all downhill. Much of the way the guide took us was uphill and treacherous. I would have appreciated a warning from the tour guide about the type of hike it was going to be... but like I said, he barely spoke... and when he did, it was just to tell everyone to hurry up. Even when there were difficult parts we came upon during the hike such as leaping across boulders he never stopped to help anyone...
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Great experience and fun, passionate...
Angelica P
, Aug 2014
Great experience and fun, passionate guide. Bundle up because it's COLD! Lunch left a lot to be desired and it is in the late afternoon, so eat a big breakfast.
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Great tour Gide and van driver. Two...
Hugh P
, Jul 2014
Great tour Gide and van driver. Two hikes with fantastic views. Lunch was filling.
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We loved this trip!!! Our guide...
William M
, Mar 2013
We loved this trip!!! Our guide Balen (apologies if I am not spelling her name correctly) was wonderful. We are not usually "guide" people, but we loved this hiking experience. Balen was a great hiking guide, but also very skilled and imparting information without being obtrusive. We did two hikes with our group (which was just us and one other participant). An easy one around the lake to gauge the groups fitness and a more intense hike up into the mountains, which was the perfect level of challenge for us and filled with breathtaking views....
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This tour was great. I really liked the...
LaleiG
, Sep 2010
This tour was great. I really liked the guide and the place was interesting. It was a cloudy day, buit other than that everything was fine.
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