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Full-Day Cajas National Park Tour with Small-Group provided by Cuenca Bestours

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Full-Day Cajas National Park Tour with Small-Group

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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    El Cajas National Park
    Stop: 7 hours
    We start out tour with hotel pick ups in Cuenca at 8am. We drive for about an hour to Toreadora refuge from where we will take a hike in the highlands through the moorland ecosystem of wetlands and lakes to get to the unique forest of Polylepis trees. These are the highest growing trees in the world and are native to South America. Afterwards, we will explore the Llaviuco Montane Forest where you will be able to appreciate the contrast of the park. After a full day adventure we drive back to Cuenca. We will stop at a local restaurant for lunch. The specialty is trout! The park includes approximately 768 lakes in an area of 70,533 acres. It is one of the most important water sources in Cuenca and Ecuador. It has gained international prominence in several categories: Wetland of International Importance in 2002 by RAMSAR, Area of International Importance for the Conservation of Birds by IBA in 2003 and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2013.
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Important Information
7–8 hours
  • Licensed Naturalist Tour Guide
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Transportation
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten Free/Lactose Free options are available, please advise at time of booking
  • For 1 to 5 passengers, a bilingual guide will also be the driver. For more than 5 passengers, a driver and a bilingual guide will be provided.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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NK9999 wrote a review Jul 2019
Vancouver, Canada17 contributions7 helpful votes
Great tour of Cajas national park, Jaime knew so much about the local flora and fauna and pointed out so many neat things. He led us on hikes into beautiful forests that I would have never found otherwise. The forest was unlike anything I've seen and I've been to the Amazon and
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Date of experience: July 2019
Response from Cuenca B, General Manager at Full-Day Cajas National Park Tour with Small-Group
Responded 24 Jul 2019
Dear NSKO9, Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you liked the Cajas tour with Jaime. We totally agree, the forest is unique! If you are ever back in Cuenca, we hope to have you in our experiences! Cuenca Bestours Team
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Camilla J wrote a review Dec 2018
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Our extended family of 9 booked 2 trips and transport between Cuenca and the coast with this company. They were excellent. On one full day trip we visited Ingapirca, Chordeleg, Gualaceo. On another we experienced Cajas National Park and a chocolate farm. We had 2 different
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Date of experience: December 2018
Gonzalo B wrote a review Jun 2018
New York City, New York1 contribution
We had a great time visiting Cajas and our guide Jaime was very knowledgeable and helpful. We usually hike by ourselves but appreciated having a guide in this case as it's pretty easy to get lost. Javier was also extremely helpful booking the tour and providing any information.
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Date of experience: May 2018
Response from Wilson V, General Manager at Full-Day Cajas National Park Tour with Small-Group
Responded 19 Jun 2018
Thank you very much for you feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed the Cajas tour with Jaime, if you are ever back in Cuenca feel free to visit us. Cuenca Bestours Team
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Jennie383 wrote a review Apr 2018
Tipp City, OH97 contributions12 helpful votes
We had planned to go to Cajas on our own and then decided we wanted a tour since we didn't have a car and wanted to see some different parts of the park. This company was able to fit us in the next day. We expected a guide; we didn't expect the passion and knowledge and
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Date of experience: March 2018
Response from Cuenca B, General Manager at Full-Day Cajas National Park Tour with Small-Group
Responded 11 Apr 2018
Dear Jennie, thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the Cajas National Park tour with Cristian. We hope to see you again soon. Cuenca Bestours Team
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Cuenca Bestours
An amazing tour to one of the most beautiful regions in Ecuador...very experienced and knowledgeable guide with a p
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Solo Female Traveler
Thank you to Cuenca Bestours and Javier for taking great care of me during my two weeks in Cuenca solo! As a solo
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Visit the Ingapirca.
Had a great tour with Sebastian and one other tourist. I was picked up from my residence precisely on time and the
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Best Tours and People in Cuenca!
We visited Cuenca in November and booked the tour to go to the Devil’s nose and Ingapirca. Unfortunately, the train
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Best Cajas tour from Cuenca
My tour of the Las Cajas National Park with Javier of Cuenca Bestours was terrific. Javier was most free with fact
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Brilliant tour and way to get from Guayaquil to Cuenca!
I have to commend both Javier and Klever - we had a wonderful time on this tour and wish we had more time to take o
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Amazing service
I booked this tour mainly because I wanted to get fromGuayquil to Cuenca without having to fly or rely on public tr
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Educational and fun
The hike in El Cajas Park and our guide’s education about the flora, fauna, and local customs made for a great day
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Good tour!
Klever did a good job with his careful driving, informative guiding. The chocolate making at the cocoa farm was fun
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Your go-to travel agency in Cuenca!
Excellent tour company in Cuenca. T I used them for all of my tours in Cuenca and would recommend them to anyone wh
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Amazing tour with the best guide!
My husband and I did this tour two days ago and we still marvel at how good our guide was (Wilson). The tour itself
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What every tour agency should thrive for!
We decided to go with Cuenca Best Tour based on a quick google search while in Cuenca: we were not disappointed! Co
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Iris B
Great Day Tour from Cuenca
My husband and I had a great day with Sebastian our guide. Very professional with unique knowledge of Cuenca and a
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Fantastic Scenery- The guide you get is hit or miss
The actual tour and scenery is great- my guide not so much. All the tour companies all rotate thru the same guides
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Excellent Service and Drivers
We took two trips with Bestours. WE did a last minute Ingapirca tour and Sebastián was our guide/driver. It was b
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  • Duration: 7–8 hours
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