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Birdwatching Tour in Cajas National Park from Cuenca provided by Polylepis Tours

Birdwatching Tour in Cajas National Park from Cuenca

Birdwatching Tour in Cajas National Park from Cuenca
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from $99.99 per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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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
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
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 30796P8
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
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)
Exclusions
Personal expenses • Tips • Gratuities
Duration
8h
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.
Inclusions
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)
Exclusions
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.
Duration
8h
Additional information
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
Not wheelchair accessible
Infant seats available
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
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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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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Cheryl K
3 contributions
Great Birding Day w/Eddy Fernando Juca @ Cajas Natl Park
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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.

Denise L
1 contribution
Bird watching trip from Cuenca, Ecuador
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our birding trip with our knowledgeable guide Edison Eddy Juca with Polylepis tours. We saw 29 different species of birds during our 6 hour trip into the Cajas mountains west of Cuenca Ecuador. We finished up with a complete bird list and revisited pictures in his guide of each bird. He is familiar with flora and fauna that the particular birds prefer so he was able to find them. I recommend Eddy as a professional guide.
Written August 31, 2018
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Dear Denise Was a very nice day also for our guide Edison, we always try to make the tours an unforgetable memorie for our clients, we are experts in Birdwatching Tours. don´t forget that you have a reliable travel agency in Cuenca for any thing that you need. Regards.
Written September 5, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

c2bdesign2018
Vashon, WA2 contributions
Great day birdwatching
Feb 2018 • Solo
We spent the day with Edi (Edison Juca) and saw many different species in their amazing natural environments in Cajas National Park. Edi generously shared his knowledge of birds, plants, geology and Ecuador. Highly recommend a day with Edi.
Written February 16, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Nice to hear about you, it was a real pleasure to show you the beauty of the birds in Cajas National paok in combination with its flora and landscape. Thank you.
Written February 19, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

EcuadorExPat
Cuenca, Ecuador37 contributions
The very best for birdwatching!
Dec 2017 • Friends
My mother and I recently went on an outstanding birdwatching tour with Eddy. He is a nationally certified birding guide, and we had an excellent day of birdwatching. Not only did we see some incredible birds , we also learned about the flora and fauna in general in the Cajas. He was very prepared and personable, and we thoroughly enjoyed our day. I highly recommend!
Written January 2, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank so much Jeanette for your comment, was a pleasure to be able to accompany you on this tour, and to appreciate the beautiful birds of this southern part of Ecuador, hugs
Written January 9, 2018
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Joe S
Iguazu National Park, Argentina2 contributions
Eddy Fernando Juca
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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By: Polylepis Tours
shuyalu
shuyalu
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Nice tour at Cajas Nationalpark
Nice hike through Cajas National Park, including upper and lower park. Thanks to Diego, a really nice guide. I defi
miacaraitalia
miacaraitalia
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Pumas, Cuye, Snow, Sun, .... the Center of the Earth. Go with Edison!!
STOP! You have found your tour! I have been to quite a few places around the world, but Edison, he is special. M
ralphw60
ralphw60
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Cuenca to Caja
Tour guide was excellent (Eddison), sadly the weather didn't cooperate and there was a lot of fog. Also, a landsli
Ashly C
Ashly C
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Fascinating tour for the whole family
This tour was fascinating, and a Diego was an excellent guide. He brought us to meet some truly gifted artisans, an
followthenorthstar
followthenorthstar
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Cajas National Park Half Day Tour
If you’re looking for an excellent 1/2-day tour that includes nature and mild exercise, this is it! It was a pleasu
catherineagrizzard7
catherineagrizzard7
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100% Recommend
I took the 4 day tour with Edison in May. It was my mom and I’s first time to Ecuador and we never would have been
_calanhiggins932
_calanhiggins932
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Amazing Cajas National Park!
Our adventure was amazing and beautiful. A guide, Milton from Polylepis Tours, took us to the Cajas National Park.
143sabrinaz
143sabrinaz
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Amazing half-day tour at Cajas National Park!
We had Eddy as our guide, and had a lovely time! It was a seamless experience. Our guide arranged everything with u
Mike4457311093
Mike4457311093
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Amazing!!!!
Wow cant say enough how much we enjoyed the tour!! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and love for the pa
Tina S
Tina S
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A stunning natural beauty, is Cajas National Park!
This park is a natural beauty!! Must see for nature lovers! Our guide, Eddie was very well informed, welcoming and
netdragon3288
netdragon3288
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Excellent hiking trip with Diego
I very much enjoyed the Cajas National Park full day tour. My guide Diego was very friendly and knowledgeable, and
Sonni2020
Sonni2020
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Great trip - hiking in such a mystic landscape
We did the day trip to Cajas National Park with Polylepsis. It was well organised, we had a friendly, helpful and c
Marc M
Marc M
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Seeing Humboldt’s Cosmos in Cajas National Park
Our guide Edison made the Cajas National Park visit memorable by providing a multidisciplinary interpretation of th
Luv2Tour2
Luv2Tour2
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Beautiful, Relaxing, Charming
The setting for El Chorro is magnificent. Surrounded by jungle, it falls majestically into a small pool of water, c
gopher7199
gopher7199
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Polylepis provides a great tour for visiting Cajas
This tour is great for those wishing to visit Cajas national park. The first stop during the tour takes you on a 2
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