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El Cajas National Park, Cuenca

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#1 of 138 in Nature in Ecuador
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Journey through winding ravines and over jagged peaks at El Cajas National Park. Known for its many glacial lakes and lagoons, the high-altitude national park offers excellent trekking through a chilly, tundra-like landscape. Take it easy while you walk--with altitudes between 3,100 m (10,170 ft) and 4,450 m (15,600 ft) above sea level, the air gets thin, making trekking much more difficult than you might be used to. Set off on the two-hour trek around Lake Toreodora for a relatively gentle, but still incredibly scenic hike. You can easily make a day-trip to the national park from nearby Cuenca. Add El Cajas National Park to your Cuenca travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Cuenca trip builder tool.
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  • We booked a last minute half day tour (we wish it could have been a full day but due to our schedule we couldn’t do a full day). Our guide Orlando was great and the park was beautiful. He was very.....  more
    We booked a last minute half day tour (we wish it could have been a full day but due to our schedule we couldn’t do a full day). Our guide Orlando was great and the park was beautiful. He was very.....  more »
  • This National Park is wonderful and the park rangers very helpful. We enjoyed our day at the park and chose an easy hike. There are many hiking trails for different levels of expertise. It is... 
    This National Park is wonderful and the park rangers very helpful. We enjoyed our day at the park and chose an easy hike. There are many hiking trails for different levels of expertise. It is...  more »
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  • This must be one of the most beautiful places on earth , just be prepared for the altitude. It's 11,550 ft above sea level.
  • beautiful place to see the ecology of the andes. Great walking trails and fantastic views

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