Birdwatching Tour in Cajas National Park from 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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8 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Private transportation
    • Bilingual birdwatcher tour guide
    • Box lunch or Lunch
    • Bird list of the area
    • Binoculars (please ask for these in advance)
    • Pick up (hotels or apartments)
    What's excluded :
    • Personal expenses
    • Tips
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: El Cajas National Park, Cuenca 010219 Ecuador

    El Cajas National Park has different ecosystems as a moorland, high grassland or paramo, cloudy forest, polylepis forest, which allows us to offer the following program.

    Pick up in your hotel or residence in Cuenca to go to the middles part of the park, approx 3800masl (12800 ft). Here we can see birds like:
    • Tufted Tit Tyrant
    • Variable Hawk
    • Red Rumped Bush Tyrant
    • Plain Colored Seedeater
    • Aandean Rudy Duck
    • Tit Like Dacnis
    • Stout Billed Cinclodes
    • Bar Winged Cilclodes
    • Brown Back Chat Tyrant
    • Many Striped Canastero
    • Aandean Tit Spinetail
    • Blue Mantled Thornbill
    • Ecuadorian Hillstar
    • Giant Conebill
    • Violet Throated Metaltail (Endemic)
    • Tawny Antpita

    After lunch proceed to visit the lowest part, Llaviuco Valley located 3200masl (10500 ft). In this beautiful valley you can see birds like:
    • Masked Trogon
    • Gray Breasted Mountain Toucan
    • Turquoise Jay
    • Black Flowerpierced
    • Grass Wren
    • Black Crested Warbler
    • Brown Bellied Swallow
    • Tyrian Metaltail
    • Rainbow Starfrontlet
    • Shining Sunbeam... and more!This tour will end with your hotel drop-off in Cuenca.

    Duration: 8 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up in your hotel or apartment
    Departure Time :
    6:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Minimum age is 12 years
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


English - Guide

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Fitness Req.


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Organised by Polylepis Tours

Activity ID: V-30796P8

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