Cajas National Park including a Cloud Forest hike

Tour Number

Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be at least 5 years old

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



Spanish (fluent), English (fluent)



- Explore a primary Cloud Forest and enjoy the beautiful views and dense flora.
- Walk through the magical San Luis Polylepis forest.
- Enjoy the scenic landscape while you stand at the continental divide between the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans.

Cajas National Park is located a short 40-minute drive from Cuenca. The park includes approximately 768 lakes in an area of 70, 533 acres. It is one of the most important water sources in Cuenca and Ecuador. It has gained international prominence in several categories: Wetland of International Importance in 2002 by RAMSAR, Area of International Importance for the Conservation of Birds by IBA in 2003, and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2013.


We start the tour with a hike through the ecosystem of primary montane forest or cloud forest. Afterwards, we will visit the dividing inland waterway, and, finally we will take an amazing walk in the highlands through the moorland ecosystem of wetlands and lakes to get to the unique forest of polylepis trees. These are the highest growing trees in the world and are native to South America.

Before returning to Cuenca, we can stop for lunch at a traditional restaurant in the area.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Hotel Pick up

End location: Any place within town

Duration: 6 hours

6-7 hours. I am very flexible


Private transportation
SUV with AC for up to 3 people
Van with AC from 4 to 10 people

What’s Included

- My service as Naturalist Tour Guide
- Private transportation
SUV with AC for up to 3 people
Van with AC from 4 to 10 people
- Entrance fees

Estimated Local Cash Needed

12 USD - For Lunch (Each)

What’s Extra

Personal expenses
Lunch and Drinks


Please inquiry if you have any special request, I can customize the tour according to your needs.

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