- The Cajas National Park constitutes a unique scenario in the world due to its diversity of lake bodies. In fact, although there are places with certain similarities in the planet, there are none that combine so much lagoon variety associated with a great biodiversity. Its name comes from the Quechua word "caxas" which means cold. Another version tells us that its name comes from the appearance produced by its type of geological formation, which forms "boxes" in which the lagoons are found.
- 90.6% of the area corresponds to the herbaceous páramo ecosystem, except for small areas, located to the southeast (Mazán) and west (Canoas), characterized by absolute heights inferior to the 3.600msnm and varied geographic spaces.
We will meet you at the designed spot at 8:00am and take you from Cuenca to the Cajas National Park for a panoramic tour. You can choose between visiting the high part of the park (3900m) or the low part of the park (high 3100m).
Transfer from Cuenca to Toreadora Lagoon, where you will visit the Interpretation Center, walk level II.
Transfer from Cuenca to Llaviucu, walk across the flat sector of the park, 45 min approximately.
Your return to the departure spot will be at 12:00pm approximately.
DOES IT INCLUDE:
- Local guide
- Walking tour
DOES NOT EXCLUDE:
- Food and drinks
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Terms and Conditions
Confirmation will be received at time of booking Children must be accompanied by an adult Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately A current valid passport is required on the day of travel Recommendations: Use comfortable close shoes to walk on the wasteland (hiking shoes), sun block, hat, sunglasses. If you require boots of rubber or ponchos we can provide them with a previous requirement (48h before the tour). Also you have to use warm clothes, the temperature at the PN Cajas is not stable, and it can change according to the weather.