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Cajas National Park Full Day Visit provided by Nature Galapagos & Ecuador

Cajas National Park Full Day Visit

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Cajas National Park offers us impressive landscapes of cloud forest and Andean moorland. The mysterious silence of its mountains invites us to wander the incredible paths bordering some of its lakes. There are more than 200 lakes and lagoons. During the walk we observe interesting endemic plants as well as birds native to the region. Enjoy contact with nature in this unique place in the Ecuadorian Andes.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hotel Santa Lucia
    Planta Baja, Calle:Presidente Borrero, Exterior: 8-44, Cuenca 010101, Ecuador
    IMPORTANT NOTE: A voucher will be sent with the exact place and time to start the tour
    See address & details
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    El Cajas National Park
    Stop: 8 hours
    Pick-up at the hotel (time to be determined by the participants, preferably no later than 9:00 a.m.). Transfer from Cuenca to Cajas National Park, directly to the Llaviuco zone in the lower part at 3100 meters above sea level. The path is level and easy to navigate through the woods, taking between 45 minutes and an hour. Then we continue to the higher region of the Park called Tres Cruces (Three Crosses) at approximately 4160 meters above sea level. There we will have a panoramic view of the Park with time for taking photographs and listening to information from the guide. After visiting Tres Cruces the group goes by vehicle to Lake Toreadora, where we visit the Interpretation Center. Then we begin a walk of 2 ½ hours from an altitude of 3900 meters above sea level to 3600 meters. The hike crosses the Polylepsis Forest called “San Luis” and then continues toward the Lagunas Unidas (United Lakes), named Totoras and Patoquinuas. When we finish, we will return to Lake Toreadora, or if there are more than three participants the tour will end at the parking area at Patoquinoas. Lunch at the restaurant in the zone (drinks not included). Return to the city at approximately 3:30 p.m. IMPORTANT: At the time of providing information for Cajas National Park tours, it is necessary to discuss the physical condition of the registrant before finalizing the sale. Because the type of tour is PRIVATE, if the participant does not feel well (due to the altitude or physical condition), we will complete the tour with a different visit within the zone. In this way the tourist will have at his disposition a guide to complete the hike according to his own pace and physical condition. Also, if participants request longer hikes that take more time, they can sign up for Trekking Parque Nacional Cajas 6-8 horas Ruta Camino del Inca 1 Dia (Trekking Cajas National Park 6-8 hours Inca Trail 1 day) Recommendations For Tourists: Wear comfortable hiking shoes for walking in the moorland, dress in layers with warm, water resistant clothing. Temperatures in Cajas Park are not stable and can vary from 10 to 18 degrees C. (50 to 65 F.) during the day. But it often feels much colder with the wind. In addition bring sun screen, sun glasses, windbreaker, hat, and rain gear (in case of rain). If participants need rubber boots or rain ponchos, we will provide them if requested in advance. Drinks: bottled water, juices. Cash for personal expenses. Observations: For 1-3 persons we offer bilingual Spanish-English guide/driver service. **For 4 or more persons we offer Guide and Driver services. **For 16 persons or more there will be 2 guides as per Cajas Park regulations. ***When the trip is confirmed we need your complete name, passport number, nationality, and age.
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  • You'll end at
    Hotel Santa Lucia
    Planta Baja, Calle:Presidente Borrero, Exterior: 8-44, Cuenca 010101, Ecuador
    IMPORTANT NOTE: A voucher will be sent with the exact place and time to start the tour
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
Hotel Santa Lucia, Planta Baja, Calle:Presidente Borrero, Exterior: 8-44, Cuenca 010101, Ecuador
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Private Transportation
  • Professional Bilingual Tour Guide (English-Spanish)
  • Lunch
  • Tourism Operating Permit for Cajas Park
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Lodging
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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  • Duration: 8h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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