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Excursion to the National Park "El Cajas" provided by Deep Ecuador Travel

Excursion to the National Park "El Cajas"

Excursion to the National Park "El Cajas"
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About
The Cajas National Park, has a lake system of more than 160 lagoons, with a unique landscape. In our visit we characterize the high Andean forest where we have a large number of birds and a unique flora; We also characterize the moorland ecosystem where we will visit the polylepis forest and perform an environmental interpretation of these sites while our tourists enjoy the landscapes offered by the national park
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 196326P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • This is borne by the passengers
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up the passengers in each of the hotels that are in the historic center of Cuenca, sometimes we have a margin of 10 minutes of waiting when the hotels are distant. In hotels that are outside the historic center of Cuenca, we have a waiting period of 15 minutes maximum.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • This is borne by the passengers
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up the passengers in each of the hotels that are in the historic center of Cuenca, sometimes we have a margin of 10 minutes of waiting when the hotels are distant. In hotels that are outside the historic center of Cuenca, we have a waiting period of 15 minutes maximum.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    El Cajas National Park
    Stop: 6 hours
    On this tour we visit three important sites of the El Cajas National Park, our first visit is to the Llaviuco lagoon, here we have a tour of approximately two hours where we will make bird watching and interpretation of the high Andean forest, combined with a wonderful landscape of the Llaviuco Valley; our second stop at 3 Crossings where we will have a 360 * view in the continental watershed, finally we visit the popular Toreadora lagoon, where we characterize the polylepis forest, just as we will interpret the historical roads within the park we will also visit the Toreadora interpretation center that offers an overview of the national park. To finish our visit we have our lunch in a restaurant in the area where the typical cuisine of the Cajas is offered.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Ed W
38600596 contributions
Cajas a beautiful NP
Feb 2020 • Solo
I went as a half day trip from Cuenca with Andres. He was a friendly and knowledgeable guide. The park itself is very beautiful and definitely worthwhile to visit. But half a day does not do it justice!
Written 24 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
jupaco007
Thanks for your opinion, it will help us create a new product in which you can offer a full day in El Cajas National Park.
Written 13 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jochen K
Langensendelbach, Germany28 contributions
Family-friendly operator providing great value
El Cajas, its landscape and wildlife are simply amazing. Even on a cloudy and foggy/ rainy day it was so enjoyable to hike there. This experience was perfectly complemented by Andres' (the guide) in-depth knowhow about all the plants and animals. We ate little flower blossoms, rubbed inconspicuous looking plants in our hands and smelled their unexpected scents, and listened to birds' voices Andres attracted with recorded voices on his mobile phone and carry-on speaker.
Also he was very patient with us as with our baby girl in the carrier we were a little slower.
For families Deep Ecuador Travel definitely is the top recommendation as they were the only ones to accept kids from 6 y/o (the age of our boy).
Written 20 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
jupaco007
Dear Jochen, for the staff of Deep Ecuador Travel, it was a pleasure to have been able to share this tour with you and your family, it was wonderful to be able to take this tour with Charlotte and Quentin, it is wonderful that you take your children on these excursions. We hope that your experience in Ecuador has been the best in all the places you visited saludos amigo Andrés León
Written 13 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Elias_Rovielo
Sao Caetano do Sul, SP1,127 contributions
What an amazing tour!
Dec 2019
As this is my last Andean country, I seriously thought if this tour would be worth it, the time spent to see the Andes mountains, forest and lakes. I'm glad I didn't hear my mind!

The tour has incredible trails around a lagoon with birds and flowers, then we went further up the high mountains to see high altitude lagoons with the reflection of the sky in them, unique high altitude forests and a lot of history.

It has a great lunch included in the tour price.

The travel agency is punctual. The car is comfortable and new.
The full day tour consists of door to door transportation and 4 stops, they are:

1) First lagoon and complete lap around it;
2) The highest top of the park;
3) Another lagoon with a walk in the only high altitude forest;
4) Restaurant with lunch included;

The tour guide and driver was the excellent Andrés León and he is one of the agency's owners. He is extremely skilled and cultured. He takes great pleasure in being in contact with nature, explains in detail the flowers and plants with botanical data, has electronic devices to call the most varied birds in the park, patient, attentive and a great driver and photographer. He's a happy guy!

My tour was not private. A Canadian couple accompanied us.
Written 10 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Elias. for our team it was a pleasure to have been your hosts in this experience at the Cajas National Park your recommendations will help travelers a lot greetings friend Andres León Deep Ecuador Travel Team
Written 18 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Yuchen Z
1 contribution
Amazing tour of El Cajas and friendly & knowledge guide!
Jan 2020
I had a tour of El Cajas with Andres. We started with a hike around a lake at a lower altitude in the National Park before advancing to a higher peak for an overview of the park. We also stopped by a smaller lake with Polylepis forest before lunch. Food was also amazing, best among all the meals I have had during day tours in Ecuador! I'd highly recommend.
Written 4 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear YUCHEN, Thank you for your feedback. We had a wonderful day, and we hope that when you return to the Ecuado visit us All our tour guides are certified and they are always looking to offer the best services. We wait for you on your next visit Best regards, Andrés León
Written 18 February 2020
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Daniele C
Budapest, Hungary57 contributions
Perfect day out
Jan 2020 • Solo
Great tour and greater guide. Punctual, knowledgeable, fun, patient. Great tips for future hikes and destinations
Written 24 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Daniele, it was a pleasure for us to have been your hosts on the tour to El Cajas National Park. We hope you continue to enjoy the mountains in Ecuador. greetings friend
Written 27 January 2020
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Laura G
1 contribution
Very good tour with great guide!
Jan 2020 • Friends
We enjoyed the tour very much and had with Andres an excellent guide! Highly recommended to book - thank you
Written 22 January 2020
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Dear Laura, we had a special day at the El Cajas National Park, we are happy that you have enjoyed the city of Cuenca. Enjoy your trip
Written 27 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Joel H
New York City, NY1 contribution
Fantastic tour of El Cajas
I loved my tour of El Cajas National Park. Andres was friendly and super knowledgeable about everything, especially on the flora and fauna of the area. I highly recommend Andres and Deep Ecuador Travel for this experience
Written 16 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Joel thanks for your comment. Surely it will serve many future visitors. It was a pleasure to share this tour in El Cajas National Park with you Saludos amigo
Written 27 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Hilhawk
London, UK5 contributions
Knowledgable guide. Fascinating visit.
Jan 2020 • Family
Cajas Nationsl Park is a must visit. Andres, our guide,told us so much about the park, the birds, and the fauna. The walks were beautiful and the lunch was good. A great day out! Thank you, Andres.
Written 6 January 2020
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Dear friends, it was a pleasure for us to have been able to show you one of the main natural attractions of the Azuay province, we are very happy that your experience was good
Written 7 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Annapoorani B
3 contributions
Most knowledgeable guide and reasonable itinerary for those traveling with children
Dec 2019 • Family
We travelled with our 11 and 18 year old boys. This was our 6th day in Ecuador and after the exhausting full day tour in cold, rainy, windy Cotopaxi, we were very anxious that this would be another stressful tour. Of course the weather had so much to do with it but Jamie and the way the itinerary was designed allowed us to enjoy the 7 hour tour (including the drive from Cuenca). Jamie knew the history, geography, plants, animals, and birds and took time to answer all of our questions. They were on time, drove safely, and made good arrangements for vegetarian lunch for our family. The first hike was easy, the second one a little more strenous especially if you are new to higher altitudes. But the pace was very slow. So that really helped. Bring energy bars and water and clothes that keep you warm and dry. Thank you Jamie and Deep Ecuador!
Written 27 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We are very happy that your family's experience was good with Deep Ecuador Travel, we are sure that your comment will help many tourists visiting the Cajas National Park.
Written 7 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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Mr
Andres picked me up at hotel in Cuenca to go to the Devils nose train. Professional knowledgeable and patient he w
williambN8934AY
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Pure awesomeness!
We had an excellent time on the trek through Cajas, loaded with beautiful views of the mountains and vast diversity
Tomy_Devogelaere
Tomy_Devogelaere
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2-day trekking el Cajas
These 2 Days where the best of our entire holiday! Very good guide. Talks very good english and knows everything ab
lolakealohi
lolakealohi
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Great day trip from Cuenca
Andres was a great guide. He spent time in the US so his English was great, and he was very knowledgeable about eve
johanc012
johanc012
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2 day trekking through Cajas with camping
We did the 2 day trekking through the Cajas national parc and we loved it. Andres is a enthusiastic guide that spea
Asquires7
Asquires7
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Wonderful Guide!
Andres was Wonderful! He made everything very fun and easy to understand. I highly recommend him for any of your to
Ana C
Ana C
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Trekking in the Cajas with overnight camping
I had the chance to visit my favorite national park, the Cajas, on an overnight tour. My friend, my guide Andres an
Lima-567
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Unforgettable experience ...
Thanks to our guides we were able to make unforgettable memories in such short time. Their expertise and friendly m
Paultwiskcox
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National park Cayas
Our guide was really passionate about the park. He had a lot of information and his english was very good. The lunc
Gil I
Gil I
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Great expirience
We were 2 couples, wanted to get the most out of a 2 days in Cuenca. Andres, our guide, was exactly what we needed,
amywT9912GW
amywT9912GW
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Excellent & Informative
After reading all the positive reviews, we decided to book a day tour to the Inca ruins with Deep Ecuador. Our guid
ccpinto628
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Amazing Experience!
We visited Cuenca last summer and decided to opt for a 2 day tour: one to Cajas National Park and the other to Inga
stephaniemwallace
stephaniemwallace
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Fantastic Service and Incredible Experience!
I went to Cuenca, Ecuador on another solo adventure and booked a day trip to Cajas National Park with Deep Ecuador
Raphyweb
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The best.
My girlfriend and i looked all over for a touristic operator that could fill our expectations (she is a little pick
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