Cajas

Full Day Tour

Cajas National Park

The Cajas National Park offers us a glimpse of the impressive cloud forests and Andean “páramo” landscapes and ecosystems. The mysterious mountainous silence invites us to explore its marvelous lakeside trails followed by the shores of the park’s 235 lakes. During the hike, we will observe many of the park’s endemic plantation and bird species. Enjoy a close-up of nature in this unique part of the Ecuadorian Andes.

Tom
Tom
2022-02-08
Great diverse adventures in a short period of time. Cotopaxi was an amazing experience. But truth be told, the whole adventure and connecting with Carlos (guide) and the rest of the group in our little tour was the best part, the beauty of traveling and meeting fellow travelers and adventurers. I wish the trip was even longer and we could spend more time exploring different parts of Ecuador, there is just so much to see and do. Tour was well organized, rooms and accommodations were clean, the rides were great and the sights was good and a good variety of different options were available which made it fun. I would definitely recommend.
Ilze P
Ilze P
2022-01-31
Cotopaxi day trip with gide Daniel It was a cloudy and rainy, but Daniel made my trip really enjoyable. He has a deep knowledge about mountain climbing, hiking, flora and fauna, birds, history, indigenous cultures! Very interesting conversations! Daniel is very intelligent, helpful and fun to soend a day with! Highly recommend! Thank You, Daniel!🙏👍🤗🌈🥾✌🏼
katiekroger
katiekroger
2021-12-16
Fun Excursion to Cotopaxi Visiting Cotopaxi and hiking to the base camp was awesome! The park is beautiful:) Jacqui was a great tour guide, sharing lots of interesting facts about Ecuador, telling the traditional stories about the volcanos, and sheltering at the base camp together after weathering the more the normal rain/wind/snow! Also thank you to Carlos, our driver, I had fun off-roading the dirt trails in the park. If you want to do a more personal tour then I definitely recommend this!
Luke S
Luke S
2021-12-12
Simply amazing experience What a great tour, would highly recommend this to anyone that visits Quito. Thanks Carlos & Mauricio for a memory we will never forget. One tip which might be useful: bring gloves, it can get extremely cold up there so come prepared!
Ivanna Romero
Ivanna Romero
2021-10-24
Tour a Quilotoa y Cotopaxi Los tours de Best Trip Ecuador son ideales para quienes deseen despreocuparse de la planificación de la visita a ambos atractivos. Irene y Carlos fueron unos guías excepcionales e hicieron que la experiencia al Quilotoa fuera memorable. Por otro lado, la guianza de Erika al Cotopaxi fue excelente. Quedo muy satisfecha con el servicio brindado, me gustó que me recogieran personalmente de mi Hostal, me sentí muy segura y acompañada todo el tiempo en este viaje que hice sola.
Clara B
Clara B
2021-10-21
un lapso de tiempo magico Hola, solamente un mensaje porque queremos decir muchísimas gracias a Irene y a Jacqueline, nuestras guidas que han sido mágicas con nosotros. A veces es difícil de ser turistas porque no sabemos si lo que estamos haciendo esta bien o no. Gracias a ellas, hemos podido descubrir cosas y también preguntarlas sobre todo. Ha sido muy interesante en todas las conversaciones que hemos tenido. Además, sus intervenciones en el bus y sus energías positivas solamente puede darte una sonrisa. Sin olvidar nuestro conductor: Mauricio, que ha sido parte de los dos viajes. La laguna y el volcán eran increíbles como todo el día. Poder entrar en vuestra cultura así es un privilegio y nunca seremos suficientes reconocidos por esto. Así que, solamente un muchísimas gracias a vuestros tres; merecéis mucho positivo en todo. Clara&Alex
Manuel
Manuel
2021-10-19
Cotopaxi Excelente viaje, excelente grupo. Excelente Guia. Jacky y Mauricio, los mejores. Cotopaxi es un volcan increible.
Matthias
Matthias
2021-10-19
My second Vulkan Trip at Ecuador..wonderful The hole tripp wos very very nice, the tourmanager did a great job and she is a very frindly person!!!
Erika Hernandez
Erika Hernandez
2021-10-17
Amazing Climbing Cotopaxi was definitely one of the most amazing experiences i had in Ecuador. Highly recomeneded!
Ecuadortravels
Ecuadortravels
2021-10-17
Trip to Cotopaxi Volcano Jackie was super friendly and gave an informative tour. She was happy to answer any questions we had.

What you will do

  • Three Crosses Zone
    Transfer from Cuenca to Cajas National Park, directly to the Llaviuco zone in the lower part at 3,100 masl. The path is level and easy to navigate through the woods, the walk takes between 45 minutes and an hour. Then, we continue to the higher region of the Park called Tres Cruces (Three Crosses) at approximately 4,160 masl. There we will enjoy a panoramic view of the Park, and time to take photographs and listen to the information from our guide.
  • Toreadora Lake
    After visiting Tres Cruces, we go by vehicle to Lake Toreadora, where we visit the Interpretation Center. Then we begin a walk of 2 ½ hours from an altitude of 3,900 to 3,600 masl. The hike crosses the Polylepis Forest called “San Luis” and then continues toward the Lagunas Unidas (United Lakes), named Totoras and Patoquinuas. When we finish, we will return to Lake Toreadora, or if there are more than three participants the tour will end at the parking area at Patoquinoas.
  • Tundra and Polylepis Forest
    A magical place with short pastures and full of Polylepis better known as the “paper tree” The Polylepis forest, is described as a millenarian hierarchical forest, considered unique in its kind by the exclusivity of it specie, with an age between 2 and 4 million years.
  • Lunch
    Lunch at the restaurant in the zone (drinks not included).

It includes

  • Tourist Transport
  • Bilingual Guide (Spanish – English)
  • All Entrances
  • Lunch

Not included

  • Other details not specified
  • Beverages
  • Tips

What to bring

  • Cap/Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
From $50

Applies for people over 12 years old and under 65 years old

Tom
Tom
2022-02-08
Great diverse adventures in a short period of time. Cotopaxi was an amazing experience. But truth be told, the whole adventure and connecting with Carlos (guide) and the rest of the group in our little tour was the best part, the beauty of traveling and meeting fellow travelers and adventurers. I wish the trip was even longer and we could spend more time exploring different parts of Ecuador, there is just so much to see and do. Tour was well organized, rooms and accommodations were clean, the rides were great and the sights was good and a good variety of different options were available which made it fun. I would definitely recommend.
Ilze P
Ilze P
2022-01-31
Cotopaxi day trip with gide Daniel It was a cloudy and rainy, but Daniel made my trip really enjoyable. He has a deep knowledge about mountain climbing, hiking, flora and fauna, birds, history, indigenous cultures! Very interesting conversations! Daniel is very intelligent, helpful and fun to soend a day with! Highly recommend! Thank You, Daniel!🙏👍🤗🌈🥾✌🏼
katiekroger
katiekroger
2021-12-16
Fun Excursion to Cotopaxi Visiting Cotopaxi and hiking to the base camp was awesome! The park is beautiful:) Jacqui was a great tour guide, sharing lots of interesting facts about Ecuador, telling the traditional stories about the volcanos, and sheltering at the base camp together after weathering the more the normal rain/wind/snow! Also thank you to Carlos, our driver, I had fun off-roading the dirt trails in the park. If you want to do a more personal tour then I definitely recommend this!
Luke S
Luke S
2021-12-12
Simply amazing experience What a great tour, would highly recommend this to anyone that visits Quito. Thanks Carlos & Mauricio for a memory we will never forget. One tip which might be useful: bring gloves, it can get extremely cold up there so come prepared!
Ivanna Romero
Ivanna Romero
2021-10-24
Tour a Quilotoa y Cotopaxi Los tours de Best Trip Ecuador son ideales para quienes deseen despreocuparse de la planificación de la visita a ambos atractivos. Irene y Carlos fueron unos guías excepcionales e hicieron que la experiencia al Quilotoa fuera memorable. Por otro lado, la guianza de Erika al Cotopaxi fue excelente. Quedo muy satisfecha con el servicio brindado, me gustó que me recogieran personalmente de mi Hostal, me sentí muy segura y acompañada todo el tiempo en este viaje que hice sola.
Clara B
Clara B
2021-10-21
un lapso de tiempo magico Hola, solamente un mensaje porque queremos decir muchísimas gracias a Irene y a Jacqueline, nuestras guidas que han sido mágicas con nosotros. A veces es difícil de ser turistas porque no sabemos si lo que estamos haciendo esta bien o no. Gracias a ellas, hemos podido descubrir cosas y también preguntarlas sobre todo. Ha sido muy interesante en todas las conversaciones que hemos tenido. Además, sus intervenciones en el bus y sus energías positivas solamente puede darte una sonrisa. Sin olvidar nuestro conductor: Mauricio, que ha sido parte de los dos viajes. La laguna y el volcán eran increíbles como todo el día. Poder entrar en vuestra cultura así es un privilegio y nunca seremos suficientes reconocidos por esto. Así que, solamente un muchísimas gracias a vuestros tres; merecéis mucho positivo en todo. Clara&Alex
Manuel
Manuel
2021-10-19
Cotopaxi Excelente viaje, excelente grupo. Excelente Guia. Jacky y Mauricio, los mejores. Cotopaxi es un volcan increible.
Matthias
Matthias
2021-10-19
My second Vulkan Trip at Ecuador..wonderful The hole tripp wos very very nice, the tourmanager did a great job and she is a very frindly person!!!
Erika Hernandez
Erika Hernandez
2021-10-17
Amazing Climbing Cotopaxi was definitely one of the most amazing experiences i had in Ecuador. Highly recomeneded!
Ecuadortravels
Ecuadortravels
2021-10-17
Trip to Cotopaxi Volcano Jackie was super friendly and gave an informative tour. She was happy to answer any questions we had.

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