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El Cajas National Park or Cajas National Park is a national park in the highlands of Ecuador. It is located about 30 km west from Cuenca, the capital of the province of Azuay. The area of 285.44 km2 between 3100m and 4450m above sea level offers a tundra vegetation on a jagged landscape of hills and valleys. It was declared a National Park on November 5, 1996 by resolution N° 057. Wikipedia

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Birdwatching Tour in Cajas National Park from Cuenca

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Parque Nacional Cajas, Cuenca

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.

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Birdwatching Tour in Cajas National Park from Cuenca

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Parque Nacional Cajas, Cuenca

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.

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Birdwatiching from Cuenca

Parque Nacional Cajas, Cuenca

You will see some of the most important birds of the country like Frentiestrella Arcoiris (Coeligena irie), the Rayito Brillante (Anglaeactis cupripennis) and the "Pico Espada". The most important one is without a doubt the Gorjivioleta (Metallura baroni) This is an endemic species of the Cajas, which is not found anywhere in the World

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TOÁK The most expensive chocolate in the world

Parque Nacional Cajas, Cuenca

This tour is one of our treasures, since this reveals the mystery on the origin that relies on Ecuadorian chocolate. To’ak was born from a rainforest conservation project that co-founder Jerry Toth started in Ecuador in 2007. Through his nonprofit foundation Third Millennium Alliance. The chocolate this soil produces comes from the oldest trees which study traced genetics as far back as 5,300 years according to the serotonin found in pods from that age in one of the archeological researches; these kind of trees were thought extinct until the results from this study were revealed, proving their purity is at 100% Nacional. ​In this tour, we will process our own chocolate from collecting the cocoa beans to making our own chocolate bar, we will visit one of the 14 farms that produce this kind of cocoa beans. This experience is highly recommended. Note: Manta SOS, does not represent TOÁK brandname.

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Cajas National Park - Day Trip from Cuenca, Ecuador | Ep. 10

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October 6, 2019

FIRST TIME at Cajas National Park | CUENCA Ecuador 2022

The best National Park in Ecuador? Cajas has options for every fitness level. I hike two different areas and the views are stunning!

October 10, 2021

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March 13, 2022

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April 11, 2021

Parque Nacional Cajas (Ecuador) Vacation Travel Video Guide

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December 2, 2019

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EL PARQUE NACIONAL MAS IMPORTANTE DE ECUADOR VIAJEROS ,vean el video completo y Conozcan este lugar unico .

November 18, 2019

A crazy ADVENTURE at Cajas Ecuador | El Cajas National Park | Day Trip from Cuenca | Ecuador Vlog

Join us for a crazy adventure at El Cajas in Ecuador. Cajas is definitely one of Ecuador's hidden gems! If you're looking for a great ...

October 24, 2021

Un lugar poco conocido del Parque Nacional Cajas | Cuenca, Ecuador

Si asi es, pues nos quedamos sorprendidos de encontrar algo tan especial en la naturaleza como lo son las Termas Pumamaqui, ...

August 5, 2021

This did NOT go well... | Camping Cajas National Park | Ecuador Travel Vlog

We went to Cajas National Park (Parque Nacional Cajas) in Ecuador and attempted to camp for a couple of nights... Being ...

July 10, 2021

20 Best Things To Do in Cuenca Ecuador!

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March 11, 2019

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