Cajas Nationl ParkIbarra
- Altitude: between 3156 and 4450 meters
- Inhabitants: –
- Region: South-Andes
Feel the magic of the fairy tale Cajas National Park through an unforgettable hike. Located about 33 km west from Cuenca between 3100m and 4450m above sea level, the park offers a tundra-vegetation on a jagged landscape of hills and valleys. The name “Cajas” is derived from the Quichua word “cassa” meaning “gateway to the snowy mountains”.
Once you arrived at the park entrance, you will have to register. Ask the rangers about the different trails and their difficulties.
If you are going to the park by public bus, make sure to know when the last buses are passing through the park entrance.
You can spend an unforgettable time at the Hacienda Dos Chorreras, located next to the Cajas National Park. You can take a ride on the back of a horse and explore the park before lunch is served! Address Km 21 via al Cajas, Cuenca
Or try a delicious trout filet in one of the many trout restaurant of the area.
What to bring?
Camera and binoculars
Comfortable walking shoes