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El Cajas National Park, Cuenca

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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. Use our Cuenca travel itinerary planner to visit El Cajas National Park on your trip to Cuenca, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It was a good chance of seeing the wild llamas that were reintroduced to the park. The park’s other animal inhabitants, such as the bear, puma, and tigrillo, are more exclusive. 
  • It was a beautiful place to visit. It had great views. Great place to take photos .Recommend with a tour guide. 
  • Beautiful experience live. While we told them locals are frequent them rain or drizzle, not matter facing so much beauty of landscape. What if there are that go early, with time, there is much for travel... and rainwear or a pilot, slippers if or if nothing uncomfortable footwear. Special to do with friends or couple
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