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Cuenca Ss By Alan Falcony
Cuenca Ss By Alan Falcony
Wildlife viewing amid dramatic volcanic peaks

Cuenca and El Cajas

The Cajas National Park dominates the highlands of Ecuador and is rich in wildlife. Many of the species found here are endemic, including the majestic Andean condor. Combine the park with a stay in Spanish-influenced Cuenca. The Cajas National Park dominates the highlands of Ecuador and is rich in wildlife. Many of the species found here are endemic, including the majestic Andean condor. Combine the park with a stay in Spanish-influenced Cuenca.
Why Cuenca and El Cajas?
Cuenca and the Cajas National Park are in south-central Ecuador within the Avenue of Volcanoes. The Pan-American Highway – one of the greatest road trips on Earth – cuts through this region, but it’s so vast you can quickly escape into the wilderness. Cajas National Park is filled with jagged peaks and turquoise lagoons, and most of the park lies between 3,100 and 4,450 metres above sea level. Plants are not abundant at this altitude, but you can spot fantastic wildlife including condor, puma, coati and the Cajas water mouse.

The city of Cuenca makes an excellent base for exploring the park, and its historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the eclectic mix of Romanesque and Gothic architecture, then contrast it with Cañar, Ecuador’s largest Inca ruins site located just outside the city.
  • A beautiful national park within the Avenue of Volcanoes.
  • Admire brilliant wildlife including puma and coati.
  • Exceptional hiking around mountains and lakes.
  • Culture and heritage sites in Cuenca.
  • Ecuador’s largest Inca ruins.
  • Comfortable accommodations in a historic setting.
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