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The park is located only 45 minutes from Cuenca. This lagoon system, with over 230 lakes, invites you to enjoy one of the nicest landscapes in South America. There are different ecosystems such as: Andean Mountain forest, Polylepis forest, paramo or grassland. You will have the chance to spot many interesting birds, even the endemic hummingbird of Cajas - the “Violet Throated Metaltail”- one of the most important birds in Ecuador. Also, on this tour you will see the beautiful Tit Like Dacnis, Blue Mantled Thornbill, Stout Billed Cinclodes, Tawny Antpitta, Spectacled Whitestar, Tyrian Metaltail, Gray Breasted Mountain Toucan, Andean Guan, and so much more.

Description:
  • TOUR DETAILS :
  • Lenght: 8hours approx.
  • Start / Finish: Cuenca
  • Activity Level: Easygoing

DESCRIPTION: 

El Cajas National Park has different ecosystems as a moorland, high grassland or paramo, cloudy forest, polylepis forest, which allows us to offer the following program.

Pick up in your hotel or residence in Cuenca to go to the middles part of the park, approx 3800masl (12800 ft). Here we can see birds like:

  • Tufted Tit Tyrant
  • Variable Hawk
  • Red Rumped Bush Tyrant
  • Plain Colored Seedeater
  • Aandean Rudy Duck
  • Tit Like Dacnis
  • Stout Billed Cinclodes
  • Bar Winged Cilclodes
  • Brown Back Chat Tyrant
  • Many Striped Canastero
  • Aandean Tit Spinetail
  • Blue Mantled Thornbill
  • Ecuadorian Hillstar
  • Giant Conebill
  • Violet Throated Metaltail (Endemic)
  • Tawny Antpita

After lunch proceed to visit the lowest part, Llaviuco Valley located 3200masl (10500 ft). In this beautiful valley you can see birds like:

  • Masked Trogon
  • Gray Breasted Mountain Toucan
  • Turquoise Jay
  • Black Flowerpierced
  • Grass Wren
  • Black Crested Warbler
  • Brown Bellied Swallow
  • Tyrian Metaltail
  • Rainbow Starfrontlet
  • Shining Sunbeam... and more!
This tour will end with your hotel drop-off in Cuenca.

Highlights:

    Location: Cuenca, Ecuador

    Duration: 8 hours

    Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 





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    Additional Information


      Operates: Daily

      Departure Point:
      Hotel or residence in Cuenca

      Departure Time: 6:10am

      Departure Time Comments:

      Hotel pickups commence prior to this time



      Hotel Pickup Available: Yes

      Return Details:
      Hotel or residence in Cuenca

    • Inclusions:
      • Private transportation
      • Bilingual birdwatcher tour guide
      • Box lunch
      • Bird list of the area
      • Binoculars (please ask for these in advance)

    • Exclusions:
      • Personal expenses
      • Tips
      • Gratuities (optional)

    • Other Information:
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
      • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required


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