Cajas National Park

Cajas National Park

Cajas National Park, also known as the Area Nacional de Recreación Cajas, is a national park in the highlands of Ecuador. The area of 289,000 hectares located between 3,100 meters and 4,450 meters above sea level offers a tundra vegetation on a jagged landscape of hills and valleys. About 270 lakes and lagoons can be found here.

Cajas National Park is located about 30 kilometers from Cuenca. It was declared a national park on November 5, 1996.

The national park is home to a large variety of animals, some of which are endemic and highly endangered. Among the most prominent are the South American condor, the curiquinga, a large black and white raptor, and the largest hummingbird of the world that lives only on agave flowers. Other species found in the park include spectacled bears, mountain tapirs, the caracara falcon, pumas, ocelots, mountain toucans, foxes, and rabbits.

 

JOURNEYS trips that include Cajas National Park:

Ecuador Highlands Explorer

 

Information based on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Cajas