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Cajas National Park Day Trip Including Lunch
"Cajas National Park is located 35km west of Cuenca we'll need approx. 1-hour to arrive there.This tour will visit 3 levels of height the highest point on the route known as Tres Cruces located at 4200 masl approximately where if the weather allows us we can enjoy the beautiful scenery and the guide will explain about the geological formation of the park.Then visit the middle 3960msnm located in the area of Toreadora where we will walk about 3-hours depending on the pace of the group. The skir near Llaviuco to 3150msnm in a different ecosystem known as montage primary forest and have a walk around the lake for about 1.5-hour.The guide can change the order of the visits but it'll lasts 8-hour approx. This tour includes pickup at your ho
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Hiking Adventure in El Cajas National Park
"You will be picked up to visit El Cajas National Parks which is 70000 acres shelter everything from cloud forest to rocky lunar landscapes but the lakes characterize the reserve best. Most of El Cajas lies above 3000 meters with páramo covering most of the rugged terrain. Frost and ice above 4000 meters try their best to deter the thriving of hardy vegetation such as the tiny quinoa tree clinging to life higher than any other tree in the world. Look for these 200-year-old specimens tucked up against hillsides in pockets of primary forest
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Birdwatching Tour in Cajas National Park from Cuenca
"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.6:00am 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 Cinclo 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
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Biblian

This church is on a hill above the town of Biblian. In the late 1800s there was a major drought in the area. There was no rain for two years, and the plants and animals were dying. The local people...
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Museo de la Historia de la Medicina

This fascinating museum is situated on the South bank of the river, on Avenida 12 de Abril, and is open on weekdays from 9 to 12 and 1:30 to 5. The handsome building which houses the exhibit is an old...
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Cajas National Park - Parque Nacional Cajas

Cajas National Park is situated just west of Cuenca. The park has an area of 285 sq km and it lies between an altitude of 3100 - 4450 metres. Most of the park consists of Páramo, a high grassland...
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Prohibido Centro Cultural

In one of the old houses on La Condamine, which are gradually being restored, a local artist with a bizarre but very creative mind has undertaken a restoration very different in style. Yes, the old...
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Gualaceo

Gualaceo lies in a fertile valley at an elevation of 2300 meters and is surrounded by amazingly green mountains where rivers are flowing peacefully among rich vegetation. It is also known as the...
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Chordeleg

Chordeleg, just 5 kilometers away from Gualaceo, is a pre-Incan town where important archaeological objects can be found. You can either walk there or take a local bus, if you haven't already rented a...
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Plaza del Cruz del Vado

This little square is perched on a ledge above the Rio Tomebamba on the southern edge of the colonial city. There are good views from here over the more modern city on the other side of the river. Its...
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I've been to Cuenca with churches with no name

As with all South American colonial gems, the great joy is wandering around Cuenca and stumbling on great old buildings that you won't find in any guidebook. I'd like to say it's fun finding...
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Mar 16, 2008

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Old Town

When the guide said that this is a school building I can't hardly believe due to its unique structure and is part of the heritage of the city of Cuenca. This is the biggest building of Cuenca she...
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Markets - Mercados

A few blocks northeast of Parque Calderón, by Plaza Rotary, is the indoor Mercado Municipal (Mercado 9 de Octubre). It is a market on three levels where you can find fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood,...
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Museo del Banco Central Pumapungo

Museo del Banco Central is a big museum with many interesting exhibitions, and it is absolutely worth a visit. Upstairs there is a section where traditions, daily life and costumes of Ecuador’s many...
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Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion - The New Cathedral of Cuenca

Is difficult to have a full picture the location is in front of the city park Calderon, we're lucky we took the city tour bus to have a good view of the church very impressive building It's the new...
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Mirador de Turi - View Point

To get here: take a public bus for 25 cent but I don't know the timetable I ask the guide about it but he doesn't know either. Taxi cost around 4 dollars. Taxi in Cuenca runs with meter start from 53...
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Museo de las Culturas Aborígenes

At this museum, which consists of the private collection of the Cordero Lopez family, you can see several thousand archaeological items from Pre-Colombian Ecuador. There are pottery, jewellery, tools,...
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"A World Heritage Site!"
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