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El Cajas National Park, Cuenca

Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web
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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  • Beautiful hike in nature, filled with Lakes, streams and ponds everywhere. Recommended for nature lovers
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  • This Park is so beautiful with so many lagoons in the Andes. We decided to take a day trip with the local operator. The weather was so nice , we took a hike to see some of the lagoons and nature. A gr...  read more »
  • Reach the lagoon Toreadora, an incredible view, 3,995 meters above the sea level. Excellent point for panoramic photographs and above all if you touch a sunny day. Highly recommended
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