Have a comprehensive but leisurely tour of the colonial city of Cuenca. The tour includes the Plaza of San Sebastian, a colorful artisans market, and the Museum of Modern Art, which featuring an excellent collection of contemporary fine art.
El Cajas National Park
El Cajas National Park, Ecuador
An early morning start for the journey to the magnificent El Cajas National Park. Make the stunning journey through the Andes passing through some spectacular rugged scenery on the way.
The El Cajas National Park is 28,000 hectare area of some 230 lakes and quinua forest starting at 3,000 meters (10,000 feet) that is home to a variety of wildlife including the Andean Gull, black frogs, humming birds and condors as well as a variety of indigenous plants including many rare bromeliads and orchids.
There are many different routes and your guide will advise you which to take according to your interests. Lunch is included and will probably include some trout, as the lakes of the region are teeming with this fish.
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Other experiences in Cuenca
These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.
The valley of Gualaceo is 22 miles (36 kilometers) from Cuenca, at an elevation of 7,446 feet (2,370 meters) above sea level. The ride starts along the Santa Ana valley and then high in the mountains, through very scenic landscapes, which change at every curb.