Parque Nacional Cajas (Cajas National Park) is about 30-45 minutes from Cuenca and is filled with absolutely stunning Andean alpine landscapes.
The lakes and waterfalls look like dark glass or crystal clear mirrors that have fallen from the sky.
How to arrive:
You can arrive by bus or hire a taxi from Cuenca.
Things to do:
Lake fishing is good too as trout and other local species abound.
Organized hiking, camping, caving, and horseback tours can be hired in one of the many travel agencies in the old town of Cuenca. Terra Diversa Travel Agency on Calle Larga in Cuenca offers day trips from $43 per person.
Where to stay:
Try the Casa del Paramo, an old colonial style home in the heart of Cajas National Park from $55, 2 day 1 night tour/stay (per person), contact us for more or call 069251257 for reservations…
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