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El Cajas National Park

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Cuenca 010219, 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%
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“high altitude” (54 reviews)
“ranger station” (20 reviews)
“trout” (49 reviews)
Cuenca 010219, Ecuador
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did the Pink Track 1 day walk, heaps of fun. Weather turned and we got soaked during the last 30mins but it was a lovely walk regardless. Busses leave the terminal at 10:20 and i caught the 3:30 bus back, walk took approx 2.5hrs. All...More

Thank LMRK1985
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is gorgeous but also REALLY high altitude. We only had time for a short stop on the way to Cuenca but you could clearly spend a ton of time here. My issue was altitude although it didn't affect others in our group who...More

Thank Jetlager
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment your vehicle starts leaving Cuenca, the trip to Cajas is full of stunning vistas. Preferably do this with a guide- Learning about the different altitudes, how some valleys are fluvial, others the result of glacier erosion, etc makes a world of a...More

Thank marklaseve
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dont book a tour, this is the perfect DIY tour. Go to the bus terminal Terrestre. Ask which bus heads off for Guayaguil and ask the driver if he stops at Cajas. ( they all do, just make sure) Dont even bother to buy a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't have to be a big hiker to enjoy this walk around the first entrance to El Cajas National Park. Take your hiking shoes and water, a hat and a raincoat, and enjoy. There's a marked trail with a boardwalk, and the entire loop...More

Thank sburkerd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I traveled out to this park with a friend and the wife owner of the apartment we were staying. She charged us a small fee. I understand that taxi will take you there for $30-40 and you can go by bus. But Julie was very...More

Thank rlhatton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazingly beautiful park. We took a bus up so our walk was limited to the area near the visitor center, but this was enough for a few hours of hiking. There are more trails if you have more time. Beautiful volcanic country with llamas...More

Thank whozzit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have hiked here a few times. The first trip was with a group of young people and we did the short hike around the lake. It took us about 1.5-2 hours to complete it all. The second trip was with a family that had...More

Thank JenniLuv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a review for overnight hikes. Credentials: I’ve hiked all over Patagonia Very beautiful but... We were told we could do an “easy hike” (1 night) from the toreador lodge to osohuayco lake to ventanas lake and finally to the highway (1pm bus pickup)....More

Thank downToHike
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The paramo vegetation and the landscape is just spectacular. We did a private tour. Our guide Milton was very knowledgeable and extremely nice. Enjoyed it really a lot.

Thank Rakarak
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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.
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
September 29, 2015|
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Response from Hauna H | Reviewed this property |
We went to the bus terminal and got on one of the busses heading to Cajas. If you don't have a guide you have to get off at the entrance and register - basically the bus driver will kick you off when you need to get off... More