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Cajas National Park

Camping and enjoy the trek through the most spectacular lakes in Ecuador

2 days

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Cajas National Park tour information

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8:10 a.m. from your hotel in Cuenca


4:00 p.m. at your hotel in Cuenca

This two-day tour through El Cajas National Park will take you to discover one of the most beautiful places in Ecuador. The impressive cloud forests and its more than 200 lagoons will take you to an incredible movie landscape where condors, hawks, tapirs, rabbits, llamas and the interesting spectacled bear (Andean bear) live among other animals. We will live a one of a kind experience as you spend the night in the heart of Cajas and surrounded by nature. It will undoubtedly be something you won't forget.

Tour itinerary

todayDÍA 1 Cuenca - El Cajas National Park

Hiking time: 7 hours aprox. Difficulty level: Medium
We will leave Cuenca early and enter the western area of ​​El Cajas National Park to start the trek near ​​Tres Cruces. From there, we will follow the gorgeous trail of the Negra, Larga, Togllacocha and Luspa lakes.
During the tour we will stop to eat our box lunch, and while our guide explains all the details about the flora and fauna, we will enjoy the peace and beauty of the unique scenery of El Cajas. After resting, we will continue our hike to the Mamamag Lagoon, where we will set up camp for the night. We will then have dinner under the stars in the heart of nature.

todayDÍA 2

Hiking time: 7 hours aprox. Difficulty level: Medium
After having a hot breakfast, we will close up the camp (with the help of our guide) and we will start the journey through the forest by the Mamamag lagoon. During this day, we will have the opportunity to see archaeological remains of pre-Columbian cultures.
We will stop to eat our box lunch and rest before continuing our route to Llaviuco, which is considered to be the best area of ​​the National Park for bird watching. Thanks to the good state in which this montane forest is located, we will be able to see exotic birds very easily. Their colors and beauty will be the finishing touch for this special tour. We will return to Cuenca in order to end this amazing experience.

Tour details


  • Entrance ticket to El Cajas National Park
  • Meals during the tour (breakfast - box lunch - dinner)
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Pickup and drop off at your hotel in Cuenca
  • Camping tent

Not included

  • Sleeping bag (rent for $6 USD)*
  • Luggage carrier (hire for $45 USD)*
The indicated price is per person and for the entire tour. Payment is made at the destination. Also, please indicate this when booking your trip to ensure availability.

error_outlineImportant information

The order of the visits could be altered, but it will not affect the content of the program. The schedules of the tickets and transports could be subject to modifications.
This activity includes the appropriate protection measures to ensure your safety. In addition, our excursions are outdoor and in small groups to reduce the risk of contagion. Remember to follow the instructions of the staff during the development of the excursion.

restoreCancellation policy

You can cancel the reservation for free 72 hours before the start date of the tour. You'll be charged the total price if you cancel in the 72 hours before or in case of no show.

What to bring to Cajas National Park

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm clothing
  • Comfortable footwear (preferably waterproof mountain footwear)
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Rain jacket/waterproof poncho
  • Passport
  • Light backpack
  • Quick dry towel
  • Portable battery charger: there is no electricity along the hike
  • Personal hygiene items

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