Explore the lakeside trails and capture the most amazing panoramic views in the park
Experience a hike through the spectacular cloud forest known as “Llaviucu”
Operator has 25 years of Tourism Management experience in Ecuador
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Hotel and hostel pick-up
Hotel and hostel drop-off
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Cajas National Park offers us a glimpse of the impressive cloud forests, and the Andean “Páramo” landscapes and ecosystems.
The mysterious mountain silence invites us to explore its marvellous lakeside trails, which follow the shores of a number of the park’s 235 lakes. During the hike, we will observe many of the park’s endemic plant and bird species. Enjoy close contact with nature in this unique part of the Ecuadorian Andes.
Following your hostel/hotel pick-up, we’ll head to Cajas National Park. During the visit, you will hike in the “Llaviucu” cloud forest (3100m) for 45 minutes to warm up, and then get to La Toreadora area (3900m) to hike for 2 hours and a half. You’ll enjoy a well-deserved lunch in a local restaurant, before returning to Cuenca at around 4:30pm.
08:00 - 08:30
Hotel and hostel pick-up
Depart from Cuenca
Arrive at Cajas National Park
09:00 - 11:00
Visit the lower part of the Llaviucu park to explore the cloud forest; then visit the park's higher part
11:00 - 14:00
Walk 3 hours to the Lake La Toreadora
14:30 - 16:30
Return to Cuenca
- Private transport
- Professional bilingual tourist guide (Spanish-English) with a license to guide in the Cajas National Park
- Patent of Tourist Operations (indispensable requirement to enter the Cajas National park with an organized tour)
- Lunch in a restaurant in the area
- Rubber boots (sizes 36-42)
- Personal expenses
- Comfortable hiking shoes
- Warm clothing
- Sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, a windbreaker, and clothing to protect you against the rain (in case of wet weather)
- Beverages (bottled water, juices)
This tour is not possible to operate for children under 11 years old or adults over 75 years old.
CHILD (11-12 YEARS OLD)
In order to obtain this discount, the child must 11 or 12 years of age on the date they are due to take the tour, and must be accompanied by 2 adults.
Cancellation or changes of this tour:
Changes: It is FREE to change the tour date before 5:00 pm (Quito time) 2 days before the tour begins.
Cancellations: If you cancel before 5:00 pm (Quito time) 2 days before the tour begins, a 10% administration fee will apply. After this time, there is a 100% cancellation fee.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel this tour or make any changes.
What time zone is used in Cuenca?
Local time in Cuenca is GMT -5, the same as on Ecuador's mainland.
What kind of weather can we find in Cuenca?
You will be in a place which has a mild year-round climate; the average annual temperature is 20°C (68°F). From November to April it can be hot and humid; sometimes it rains a lot. The coolest months are from June to August.
What should I bring to the tour?
You should use closed and comfortable hiking shoes to walk in the paramo, and dress with warm clothing. The weather at the Cajas National Park is not stable; there can be a variation between 10°C and 18°C during the day. Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, a windbreaker, and clothing to protect you against the rain (in case of wet weather). Also take beverages (bottled water, juice), and cash for personal expenses.