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Full day Cajas National Park

Experience the best of Ecuadorian nature on an eight-hour trip to Cajas National Park.  Avoid the stress and confusion of public buses with pickup and drop-off from your Cuenca hotel. Spend three hours exploring the Toreadora area of the park at a leisurely pace with your guide.  Break for an lunch at a local restaurant, then visit a different ecosystem during a walk around the lake.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Ingapirca Archaeological Site and Gualaceo Artisan Village

Join this small-group full day tour to Ingapirca Archaeological Complex and Gualaceo artisan village starting with pickup from your hotel in Cuenca.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Cuenca to Guayaquil one-way tour with Cajas Park and a Cacao Farm visit

Turn your transfer from Cuenca to Guayaquil into an adventure on a 6- to 8-hour tour. The journey conveniently begins and ends at your accommodation, so there’s no need to haul your suitcases across either city. On your way to the coast, stop at the UNESCO listed Cajas National Park where you can enjoy an optional hike through the Polylepis Forest. Lunch is offered, followed by a visit to a family owned cocoa plantation.
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
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  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
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Full-day Ingapirca, Gualaceo & Chordeleg from Cuenca

The countryside surrounding Cuenca in the southern Ecuadorean Andes is home to some of the country’s most important archaeological sites and artisan villages. If you have limited time in Cuenca, this tour combines two top attractions into a single day trip. Tour Ingapirca, the largest Incan site in Ecuador, as well as Gualaceo and Chordeleg, villages known for their silver filigree and hand-woven shawls.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Gualaceo, Chordeleg, and San Bartolomé from Cuenca

Make the most of your visit to Cuenca with a day trip to three important artisan villages of Ecuador. After pickup from your hotel, take in the Andean landscape on your way to Chordeleg and San Bartolomé. You’ll get an immersive look at the craftsmanship that goes into textiles, guitars, and more.  Let your private guide help you decide on what to eat for your included lunch in Gualaceo.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Cajas National Park Half Day Tour

Cajas National Park, with its 200 glacial lakes and numerous hiking trails, is easily one of the most beautiful places in Ecuador. With this tour, travelers with limited time in Cuenca can still spend a few hours exploring the Andean highlands with two guided hikes through two different forest ecosystems.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Day Trip to Gualaceo and Chordeleg from Cuenca

Dive into local culture on this full-day tour to the Andean villages of Gualaceo and Chordeleg from Cuenca, including lunch and hotel pick-up. Learn about local life and indigenous traditions as you explore the lively markets and admire colorful handicrafts like alpaca-wool shawls, embroidered textiles and musical instruments. Shop for hand-made jewelry in Chordeleg and learn about Ecuador’s history and heritage at Cuenca’s CIDAP museum.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Full-day Cajas National Park tour with Small-Group

Cajas National Park protects a huge swath of lake-dotted Andean grasslands—one of the most biologically diverse in the Andes range—just west of Cuenca. During this full-day tour, save time waiting in line at the national park visitors center, and go on a hike through highlands, wetlands, and a Polylepis forest, home to the highest altitude trees in the world. This leaves time for lunch at a local restaurant specializing in fresh trout.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Cajas National Park Day-Trip with lunch

Spend a full-day at the UNESCO listed Cajas National Park on a private day tour. Skip the confusion and irregular schedules of public transit with private hotel pickup and drop-off.  With a private guide by your side, all you have to do is enjoy the adventure. Your two hikes at different altitude levels offer spectacular views. Along the way, stop for lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
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  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
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Full-Day Tour of Ingapirca Archaelogical Site from Cuenca, Ecuador

Ingapirca is the most important archaeological site in Ecuador and a unique example of two cultures in one site. Enjoy the beautiful stone architecture at the site and learn about its Cañari and Inca inhabitants. A short walk reveals a rock formation that resembles an Incan profile and, on Sundays, a local market is visited as well.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Ingapirca Archeological Site and Cuenca City Tour

The Ingapirca ruins, the most important archaeological site in Ecuador, lie to the north of Cuenca, considered Ecuador’s most beautiful city. See them both with this full-day tour. Tour Ingapirca Archaeological Site to learn about ancient Incan and Canari civilizations, then head to historic Cuenca for a city tour to the most important landmarks and attractions. You’ll also have time for a walk through the colorful Mercado 10 de Agosto.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Devils Nose Train and Ingapirca Complex Tour

Early morning pickup from your Cuenca hotel takes you to the Andean town of Alausí.  Explore the area independently, then follow your guide to two and a half hour Nariz del Diablo (Devil’s Nose) train ride. Next, visit the Ingapirca Complex at your own pace while your guide narrates. In just 11 hours you’ll experience three of the country’s most loved and most isolated attractions.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Private Hiking Adventure in El Cajas National Park

Visit the beautiful El Cajas National Park on a private half-day hiking adventure. Discover the beautiful flora and fauna of Ecuador with your informative guide pointing out many specimens during the hike. Reach heights of 3,000 meters while hiking the rugged terrain and observe the native wildlife that live in this region such as wild llamas, tigrillos, and perhaps even a puma.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Gualaceo, Chordeleg Villages and Cuenca City Tour

The picturesque villages of Gualeceo and Chordeleg, located just east of Cuenca, produce some of the country’s best handcrafted goods. With this full-day tour, shop for shawls, jewelry, pottery and other handmade items directly form the artists who craft them. After learning about how these traditional items are made, dive deeper into the history of Cuenca on a walking tour.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Nariz del Diablo Train

The Nariz del Diablo (Devil’s Nose) Train ranks as one of Ecuador’s most scenic and historically significant excursions. During this tour, enjoy the convenience of a private guide and driver as you make your way from Cuenca to the train station in Alausi for the round-trip journey. You’ll have plenty of time for a walking tour of Alausi and an Ecuadorian lunch at your own expense.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private Shuttle from Cuenca to/from Guayaquil

Make your transfer from Guayaquil to Cuenca, or vice versa, as easy as possible when you book transportation in advance. Coordinate your pick-up time with your flight departure or arrival. As the shuttle is completely private, you don’t have to wait around for other passengers. All you need to do is relax and enjoy the comfortable journey through the mountains.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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Full Day Tour to National Park of Cajas

Spend the day on a guided tour from Cuenca to Cajas National Park. Enjoy an exhilarating hike through this destination that’s home to more than 250 lakes and plenty of indigenous plants and animals. Perfect for all hiking levels, this one-of-a-kind outdoor adventure is s truly memorable experience!
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Cajas Half Day Tour from Cuenca

Experience the world renowned natural beauty of Cajas National Park on a 4-hour guided tour from Cuenca. Convenient round-trip transportation from your accommodation enables you to relax and enjoy the scenic drive through the mountains. Once at the UNESCO listed park, your guide takes care of navigation allowing you to fully appreciate the llamas, Polylepis trees, and impressive lakes that surround you.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Cuenca - Cajas NP - Guayaquil or Guayaquil - Cajas NP - Cuenca

Make the most of your long transfer and stretch your legs at Cajas National Park.  The adventurous transfer is available in either direction from Cuenca or Guayaquil. Whichever way you’re going, enjoy a one and a half hour hike amongst the Andean mountains.  The transfer further includes a visit to a coastal cacao farm to learn about chocolate production. In the middle, enjoy a filling lunch of local cuisine.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Half-Day Biking and Walking Tour of Cuenca, Ecuador

Travelers looking for an active experience in Cuenca, Ecuador will appreciate this half-day tour of the city by bike and on foot. Stops include the Barranco cliffside area for architecture and history, the Pumapungo Incan archaeological site, the Tomebamba River through the city, and the place where independence hero Simon Bolivar once slept.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Shared Chordeleg and Gualaceo Tour from Cuenca

Enjoy a day tour of Chordeleg and Gualaceo. Gualaceo i located at a distance of 35 kilometers from the provincial capital Cuenca. Due to its location, it is a communications hub to eastern Ecuador. Its main activities are agriculture, handicrafts and tourism. Chordeleg is a canton in the province of Azuay in Ecuador. It is famous for its handicrafts such as ceramics, hand embroidery and jewelry, has dozens of jewelry stores in which stand out the wonderful works of jewelry of its inhabitants.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Chordeleg and Gualaceo Tour from Cuenca

Just outside of Cuenca, the towns of Chordeleg and Gualaceo preserve traditional ways of living through their well-regarded handicraft markets and typical town structures. Gain deeper insight into each location and Ecuadorian culture on this private 4-hour tour from Cuenca, which includes hassle-free transportation from the city.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Day Tour to Cajas National Park from Cuenca

During this tour we will explore the Cajas National Park recognized as World Biosphere. This place gives us spectacular landscapes of the Andean paramo where we can go to one of its most important lagoons known as the Laguna de Llaviuco.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Devil's Nose Train

Experience the Devil's Nose and more on a small-group tour from Cuenca. Forget unreliable public transit and get to Alausi faster in private transportation, leaving you with more time to explore the small town at your own pace. After the two and a half hour ride along the Devil’s Nose, take in a traditional dance performance and visit the remote Biblian Church before returning to Cuenca.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
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