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Cajas National Park Guided Day Hike

Cajas National Park Guided Day Hike

From $45 per person

Discover the beauty of Cajas National Park, its lakes and primary forest on a guided hike that ranges from easy to moderate, at altitudes of 9,842 to 13,566 feet. Stop at Tres Cruces, the site of the continental divide between the Atlantic and Pacific.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from the following hotels: • Hotel Carvallo, Gran Colombia 9-52 entre Padre Aguirre y Benigno Malo, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador • Hotel El Dorado, Calle Gran Colombia, Cuenca, Ecuador • Macondo, Tarqui 11, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador • Hotel Casa del Aguila, Mariscal Sucre 13-56, Cuenca, Ecuador • Hotel Victoria, y, Calle Larga & Presidente Borrero, Cuenca, Ecuador • Hotel Santa Lucia, Planta Baja, Calle:Presidente Borrero, Exterior: 8-44, Cuenca 010101, Ecuador • Mansión Alcázar, Simón Bolívar 12-55 Y, Cuenca, Ecuador If you are staying anywhere other than the hotels listed, you must make your own way to the meeting point at Hotel Carvallo.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Discover the fascinating vegetation of the primary forest in Cajas National Park
  • Take a hike of moderate-level difficulty at 13,566 feet above sea level
  • Stop at the point known as Tres Cruces, which forms the continental divide between the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans
Full description
Enjoy a full-day trip to Cajas National Park, located just 30 minutes to the north-west of Cuenca city. Its landscape of wetlands has glacial origins and the park boasts over 200 lakes. Your hike begins at the lower part of the park known as Llaviuco. Hike at an easy pace for about an hour at an altitude of 9,842 feet above sea level. Reach a point known as Tres Cruces, at 13,566 feet, which forms the continental divide between the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans. After a short walk to explore the area you’ll descend to an altitude of 12,795 feet to continue hiking for approximately 3 hours. The difficulty of the hike at this point is moderate, as you pass through the beautiful primary forest. Afterwards have lunch before returning to Cuenca.
  • Hiking tour
  • Guide
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Free cancellation
  • Entrance to the park
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Hotel Carvallo, Gran Colombia 9-52 entre Padre Aguirre y Benigno Malo, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Be sure to bring warm clothes, a bottle of water, and some snacks.
  • The operator reserves the right to change the order of activities on tours or to cancel tours due to weather conditions or by order of Cajas National Park.
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nice guide, nice driver, beautiful places, nice amuerzo

August 31, 2016

Excellent trip. Adrien was fantastic and a shout out to the driver!

July 18, 2019

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