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Birdwatching Tour in Cajas National Park from Cuenca
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Birdwatching Tour in Cajas National Park from Cuenca

By Polylepis Tours
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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$99.99
per adult (price varies by group size)
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$99.99
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 19-80, max of 10 per group
Duration: 8h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English, Spanish


  • Private transportation
  • Bilingual birdwatcher tour guide
  • Box lunch or Lunch
  • Bird list of the area
  • Binoculars (please ask for these in advance)
  • Pick up (hotels or apartments)
What's not included
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up in your hotel or apartment
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 30796P8

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Birdwatching Tour in Cajas National Park from Cuenca?
Birdwatching Tour in Cajas National Park from Cuenca price starts from $99.99. Discover and book Birdwatching Tour in Cajas National Park from Cuenca on Tripadvisor
What is the Birdwatching Tour in Cajas National Park from Cuenca cancellation policy?
Birdwatching Tour in Cajas National Park from Cuenca cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Birdwatching Tour in Cajas National Park from Cuenca on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Birdwatching Tour in Cajas National Park from Cuenca?
Birdwatching Tour in Cajas National Park from Cuenca is hosted by Polylepis Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Polylepis Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Birdwatching Tour in Cajas National Park from Cuenca on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 30796P8

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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    El Cajas National Park
    Stop: 8 hours
    El Cajas National Park has different ecosystems as a moorland, high grassland or paramo, cloudy forest, polylepis forest, which allows us to offer the following program. Pick up in your hotel or residence in Cuenca to go to the middles part of the park, approx 3800masl (12800 ft). Here we can see birds like: • Tufted Tit Tyrant • Variable Hawk • Red Rumped Bush Tyrant • Plain Colored Seedeater • Aandean Rudy Duck • Tit Like Dacnis • Stout Billed Cinclodes • Bar Winged Cilclodes • Brown Back Chat Tyrant • Many Striped Canastero • Aandean Tit Spinetail • Blue Mantled Thornbill • Ecuadorian Hillstar • Giant Conebill • Violet Throated Metaltail (Endemic) • Tawny Antpita After lunch proceed to visit the lowest part, Llaviuco Valley located 3200masl (10500 ft). In this beautiful valley you can see birds like: • Masked Trogon • Gray Breasted Mountain Toucan • Turquoise Jay • Black Flowerpierced • Grass Wren • Black Crested Warbler • Brown Bellied Swallow • Tyrian Metaltail • Rainbow Starfrontlet • Shining Sunbeam... and more!This tour will end with your hotel drop-off in Cuenca.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

893jillh
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Incredible tour!
Tour was amazing. We had a private tour with Diego. He was SO knowledgeable about every place we went and drove thr
Lorne G
Lorne G
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Bonsai hits the mark.
A surprise. The Cuencan restaurant scene is slowly recovering from Covid. There is no finer example of this than a
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Wander39563319687
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Amazing 1/2 day hike in Cajas
This review is for half a day tour in Cajas National Park. Our tour guide Edison was amazing. We were told to bring
Querine B
Querine B
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Wilson is the best
The tour was so nice! Wilson was such a great tourguide, he knew everything! He told us about so many things. He sh
HVwriter
HVwriter
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Really is magical!!
The four day tour from Quito to Cuenca with Polylepis Tours is a winner! Diego is a great guide, knowledgeable abo
331jennat
331jennat
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Awesome Experience
We hiked the pink trail and visited the lower lake with Eddy. We had a fantastic day and learned a lot about the fl
331jennat
331jennat
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Great Tour!!!!
Eddy was our guide and he was fantastic. He is very knowledgeable about the site and other cultural aspects of Ecua
Miskatss
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Wilson; best tour guide of Ecuador!
Together with our tour guide Wilson we went to the Devils nose/train station and Ingapirca. Wilson picked us up fro
kpbpinmn
kpbpinmn
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Eddie is the best!
Eddie was a great tour guide! He is an excellent driver and speaks English well. He has so much knowledge of the
HugoAR4461
HugoAR4461
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Beautiful landscape
Climbing Chimborazo was definitely my favorite part of the tour . Our guide vast knowledge of the Fauna and flora
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Guide393439
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Great hike with spectacular environ
Wonderful and dynamic hikes in Cajas! Wilson was the best with his knowledge of all the plants and animals. We wore
SimGC91
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Cajas day tour
Amazing amazing tour! Cajas is absolutely beautiful! The nature, the blend of colors, the flora and fauna seen are
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Ingapirca tour
Did a ingapirca tour with Wilson as the guide. Very enjoyable tour. Wilson is very knowledgeable and provided a det
williambJ1774FN
williambJ1774FN
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Amazing tour of Gualaceo, Chordeleg and Ingapirca.
The guided tour was amazing. Our tour guide (Diego Parra) was incredibly knowledgeable and professional. He explain
JMTWanderers
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Private tour totally tailored to what we wanted to see and do. Loved Polylepis Forest!!
Edi picked us up promptly at our Air bnb. He shared good information so we knew what to expect. He assured us tha
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kristiend
leeuw4 contributions
Dec 2022
We spent a beautiful day in Cajas National Park with our guide Edi. He took us to hotspots for birding in the lower and middle part of Cajas.
Edi faultlessly recognized the birds by their sound and called them, sometimes by voice and whistle. Twenty years of experience shows ! He explained the link between the species and the habitat. The spots we visited were at comfortable distance from the car, no need for physical exertion at these high altitudes...
We had amazing sightings and beautiful pictures, an intense experience.
Very good tour, outstanding friendly, kind and passionate guide.
Written December 26, 2022
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Dear Friend Thank you very much for your comment, it was a pleasure for Polylepis Tours Ecuador and our tour guide Edison to help you with this Birdwatching tour in Cajas National Park, anything you need in the future will be a pleasure to assist you. Greetings from Polylepis Tours Ecuador Team
Written January 18, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cheryl K
3 contributions
Mar 2020
My husband and I spent the day birding with Eddy at Cajas National Park in early March of 2020. Eddy was everything you could want in a bird guide: knowledgeable, fun company, good communicator, and committed to finding the species you are most interested in seeing. We found many new species and had a great time in the process. I highly recommend Polylepis and Eddy Juca for your next birdwatching trip in Ecuador.
Written March 13, 2020
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Dear Cheril. Thank you so much for your review and we pleasure to know that you´ve enjoyed the bird watching tour with Edison Juca our specialized birder guide. We offer various opciones to practice these interesting tours. Warm regards from Polylepis Tours Ecuador Team
Written March 16, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

marichip
Anchorage, AK94 contributions
Edison was super accommodating from beginning to end! He was early for our 5a pick up from the hotel (as requested by us), his vehicle was more than adequate for our day trip. He provided historical background of Cuenca and Cajas NP on the way. VERY knowledgeable on the birds in the area and super enthusiastic! Brought snacks for us, also made a stop to a local Hostel for a warm breakfast! Had a wonderful time checking off birds! He also completed and shared the bird list on eBird! Highly recommend this valuable guide. A+
Written March 10, 2023
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Dear Friend Thank you very much for your comment, it was a pleasure for Polylepis Tours Ecuador and our tour guide Edison to help you with this tour , anything you need in the future will be a pleasure to assist you. Best Regards from Polylepis Tours Ecuador Team
Written March 13, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

David E
6 contributions
Nov 2022
An amazing birdwatching tour with Edi. Totally recommended guide, excellent tour and great places that we visited. Edi is the best guide you can find. He went above and beyond with helping me with my camera which stopped working. Edi found a technician in Cuenca that fixed it quickly. He took me there and waited with me until the technician solved the issue.
The Cajas national park is a must and even perfect if you are with Edi, he is super knowledgable and goes above and beyond to make the best experience. Do not hesitate booking with him
Written November 30, 2022
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Dear Friend Thank you very much for your comment, it was a pleasure for Polylepis Tours Ecuador and our tour guide Edison to help you with this Birdwatching tour in Cajas national Park, anything you need in the future will be a pleasure to assist you. Greetings from Polylepis Tours Ecuador Team
Written January 18, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jenny_from_PA
Gettysburg, PA173 contributions
Edison is a top notch guide. Very knowledgeable about the birds in the area and know where to look for them. Also pays attention to details and provided us with water, helped make the muddy trails more walkable, and made sure all group members were engaged. He also helped us with transportation to and from the airport and recommendations for Cuenca. His English is excellent but he was also happy to speak Spanish to those of us who know Spanish.
Written March 5, 2022
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Dear Jenny, thank you very much for your comment, it was a pleasure for Polylepis Tours Ecuador, help you and your friends on this bird watching tour in the Cajas National Park. Anything you need in the future will be a pleasure for us. Grettings from Polyepis Tours Ecuador team.
Written March 7, 2022
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Joe S
Iguazu National Park, Argentina2 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
Eddy of Polylepis Tours in Cuenca is a fabulous birdwatching guide. He took us to several different environments in the Cajas area to experience a great variety of birds. In addition to his extensive knowledge of birds, he also is pratically an encyclopedia of Ecucador history and geography. He love of the nature and his country made our day a truly memorable experience.
Written November 4, 2017
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Dear friends, we are very grateful for your comment, it fills us with satisfaction that you have been able to enjoy and verify the professionalism of our guide, hugs for you.
Written November 6, 2017
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michael b
1 contribution
Mar 2023 • Couples
Our trip to Cajas with Edison was a day well spent. Edison knew where to find several of endemic species we were looking for and worked hard to make sure we got good looks at each.Edison is a wonderful guide.
Written March 20, 2023
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AGGCSFWSPT
Arlington, VA105 contributions
Feb 2023 • Solo
If you are looking for a local guide around Cuenca area who is highly knowledgeable about birds, Edison is who you want as a guide.

I spent 2 days with him in Cajas and provided a very targeted list of birds to see. Edison came up with a well-thought-out itinerary for the 2 days and we saw almost all of my target birds.

I really enjoyed my 2 days of birding in Cajas and highly recommend Edison as a birding guide.
Written February 15, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear Friend Thank you very much for your comment, it was a pleasure for Polylepis Tours Ecuador and our tour guide Edison to help you with this tour , anything you need in the future will be a pleasure to assist you. Greetings from Polylepis Tours Ecuador Team
Written March 13, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lois D
2 contributions
Oct 2022
A great tour. Edison the guide is competent, friendly, well-equipped and very knowledgeable. Polylepis Tours is your best choice if you really want to see birds in Ecuador.
Written October 15, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear Friend Thank you very much for your comment, it was a pleasure for Polylepis Tours Ecuador and our tour guide Edison to help you with this Birdwatching tour in Cajas National Park, anything you need in the future will be a pleasure to assist you. Greetings from Polylepis Tours Ecuador Team
Written January 18, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kevin M
Moscow, ID17 contributions
I had a great day with Edison exploring all the hidden birding hotspots in and around Cajas National Park. We got all our target birds with some nice surprises thrown in. Edison knows his birds very well and has a wealth of knowledge about the natural and cultural history of the area too. If you are not a Spanish speaker, no worries, his English is excellent. I highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in birding one of the most beautiful areas near Cuenca.
Written September 19, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear Friend Thank you very much for your comment, it was a pleasure for Polylepis Tours Ecuador and our tour guide Edison to help you with this birdwatching tour in Cajas National Park, anything you need in the future will be a pleasure to assist you. Greetings from Polylepis Tours Ecuador Team
Written January 18, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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