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El Cajas National Park

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Cuenca 010219, Ecuador
+593 7-237-0127
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Full-Day Cajas National Park Tour from Cuenca, Ecuador
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Known for its more than 275 Andean lakes and many waterfalls, this national park is a popular destination for trout fishing, rugged hiking and camping.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“high altitude” (55 reviews)
“el cajas” (66 reviews)
“ranger station” (21 reviews)
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Cuenca 010219, Ecuador
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+593 7-237-0127
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"high altitude"
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"el cajas"
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Reviewed yesterday

It was very cold so best to be adequately dressed. We were cold and wet and clearly did not have the right footwear which caused slips and falls! We had a guide and driver. great for $50 pp

Thank Prema S
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Reviewed yesterday

you got to do this , is just an out of this world experience.Just get a good coat, scarf to cover your face, winter hats, winter or hiking boots.

Thank Juan D
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing place to hike!! Totally recommended!!! You should go with warm clothes because it's usually cold when you are very high in the mountains. You can choose the level of difficulty when you reach there.

Thank luciae799
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We drove from Guayaquil to Cuenca, stopping in El Cajas with Cuenca Best Tours. Sebastian was our guide, and he was terrific! We were only walking around a small lake - an hour hike. Ha! The altitude "got us," and it took us about 2...More

Thank WyoCynthia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's my understanding that Cajas is rainy just about every day of the year (for at least part of the day), so make sure you wear waterproof shoes and jacket. It's a fun day-trip, great hiking and lots of opportunity for great photos.

Thank emdub123
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went up by bus which was interesting by itself, beautiful scenery, I thought until I actually got in to the park, just amazing. I went with 2 friends and the guide from Rancho Hermanos Prado. It is private land within the park that offers...More

Thank jocee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Mountains, Lakes and Waterfalls. Restaurants with great tasting Trout! Amazing scenery. Minimum to no Traffic.

Thank Chris B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible scenery! We visited with our tour guide on our way from Cuenca to Guayaquil. We didn't do the hike about the lakes, just took in the views from an observation point at the beginning of one of the trails. We're in our early 60s,...More

Thank Ollie H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good trails that are well marked most of the time, and some good views of the mountains and lakes in the park. We took the easy Route 1 trail, and it was over 3 hours for less than average hikers who have physical limitations. While...More

Thank brianhX1193UU
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a short 1.5-2 hours hike here today and enjoyed the easy walk and nice scenery. A great place for easy hike from Cuenca city in the morning.

Thank Jon N
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Bernardo R
April 16, 2018|
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Response from Elizabette U | Reviewed this property |
It is an open space. There is no visible restrictions.
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Shukura B
September 29, 2017|
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Response from Timothy T | Reviewed this property |
I dunno, they run out of town fairly regularly. The return is the more important part.
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Milonga
January 26, 2016|
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Response from Jacob C | Reviewed this property |
weather should never prevent a day hike. its all about the gear you take and your conditioning. Rain or snow, the elements merely challenge you more. Unless there are health reasons, I always recommend hiking on rainy... More
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