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Cuenca and Cajas Multiactive, 3 Days

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Days: 3
Effort: Moderate


Activities: Biking, Hiking and Horeseback riding

Cuenca and Cajas Multiactive, 3 Days

Cuenca is much more than culture!  This small city located in the southern highlands of Ecuador, was declared as World Cultural Heritage Site in 1999 by UNESCO, won the first place on the World`s Best Retirement Haven by International Living in 2009, and it is listed as one of the Lonely Planet’s Top Ten Cities To Visit in 2010.  That is why Cuenca is a must-see sight while you are in Ecuador.
Rich in architecture, gastronomy, handicrafts and landscapes, the city also offers a variety of adventure options: Biking, Hiking and Horseback riding are some of the activities you can enjoy in Cuenca and its surroundings.

Come and visit Cuenca and discover the adventure & adrenaline in the south!

Trip Highlights

  • Bike through the beautiful colonial center of Cuenca, a UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Relax in the natural volcanic hot springs of Baños de Cuenca.
  • Hike the rugged paramo landscapes of El Cajas National Park.
  • Learn about the traditional hacienda lifestyle on horseback.

Itinerary

DAY 1: BIKE CUENCA’S OLD TOWN, BAÑOS HOT SPRINGS

DAY 2: HIKE EL CAJAS NATIONAL PARK

DAY 3: COLONIAL HACIENDA HORSEBACK RIDE

RECOMMENDED GEAR:

  • Trekking Boots
  • Trekking shoes
  • Gaiters
  • Water bottle or Camelback
  • Backpack
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen

RECOMMENDED CLOTHING
Multi layering is the best way to go (Nylon, Gore Tex, Polyester and synthetic fibers dry quicker).

  • 3 to 5 non-cotton t-shirts
  • 2 long sleeves non-cotton shirts
  • Non-cotton socks
  • Sun glasses
  • Hat, cap, and/or buff
  • Wool hat
  • Shorts and swimming suit
  • Long non-cotton pants (better if you can zip off legs)
  • Rain Jacket, Water Poncho, or Gore Tex Jacket
  • 2 to 3 non-cotton sweaters (fleece is good)
  • Cotton clothing when you are not hiking

INCLUDED

Accommodations in small boutique hotels; private land transportation; all mentioned meals (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner); adventure and protective equipment and professional English-speaking guide.

NOT INCLUDED

Flight to/from Cuenca. National Park entrance fee; hotel & restaurant beverages, tips, or gratuities; guide tips and personal expenses.