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All reviews km loop park entrance beautiful hike worth the effort lookout point steep climb bring water pickup truck spectacular views dirt road bird species ranger station podocarpus national park nature hikers taxi hiking
Entered the Park at the entrance nearest Vilcabamba... The Guide and two of us was all there was. The guide had sandwiches for us for lunch. We dismounted at a waterfall, cooled down then continued. When my "partner" dismounted, his foot got caught in the...More
My boyfriend and I visited Podocarpus and chose to do the Miradores 5km loop. We opted to get a taxi to the Refugio in the park (hence avoiding the 8km uphill walk from the entrance). You have to stop at the park entrance to register...More
Went bird watching here with guide (Pablo Andrades, from Exploraves Birding Tours Ecuador). Guide very affordable and knowledgeable and courteous. Highly recommend.Super abundant wildlife, we saw about 25 types of bird species, many highly colourful and beautiful. Fantastic experience for families with older children (walking...More
My girlfriend and I spent the day here and had an absolutely amazing time. There is a steep climb to lookout point which takes around 2 hours, and after you can cool off in one of the most natural, beautiful rivers I have ever had...More
This park is absolutely gorgeous but like everything in the mountains, the bikes are very steep. It's a long way from the ranger station at the road to the trailhead, either take a taxi or rent a car. Worth the effort!
20 minutes away from cuenca city, El Cajas national park is a great place where to enjoy the close contact with nature and understand the importance of paramo ecosystem and water conservation.
Once you reach the entrance of the national park, you need to register...More
We arranged for a taxi to take us to Podocarpus and he also waited to take us back. It was warm in Loja when we left and gradually grew cooler as we gained altitude near the park. The hiking was great even though their was...More
I took a really cheap bus around and around the twisting Andean mountain roads from the quaint and friendly city of Loja to this village. That is what it is, a village. My legs hurt from some injuries and I had no problem keeping up...More