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Private tour: Daily

Small-Group tour: Tuesday to Sunday 



  • Explore the paramo landscape and its lakes in Toreadora area

  • Enter the magical San Luis Polylepis forest. 

  • Enjoy the scenic landscape while you stand at the continental divide between the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans.




Cajas National Park is located a short 40-minute drive from Cuenca. The park includes approximately 768 lakes in an area of 70,533 acres. It is one of the most important water sources in Cuenca and Ecuador. 


We will drive for about 45 minutes to reach Toreadora refuge. There we will start a 2-hour hike through the grasslands also known as "Paramo" and the San Luis Polylepis forest. These are the highest growing trees in the world and are native to South America. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the amazing views of the Andes range with its lakes as well as its flora.


Important Info


Departure point: Hotels and Airbnb pick-ups

Departure time: 8:30 am

Duration: 4 hours 


  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

  • Licensed tour guide English/Spanish

  • Private Transportation

Not included: Lunch, tips, extras.

Please Note

For 1 to 5 passengers, a bilingual guide will also be the driver.  For more than 5 passengers, a driver and a bilingual guide will be provided.

Prices (USD per person)

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