In between our travels of the cities located in Ecuador, on a tour organized by Cotopaxi-Travel, our group stopped to take a hike through the beautiful Cajas National Park, located in the province of Azuay. Our guide, Fernando Iza, dropped us on the path, right off the highway. We slowly meandered through this highland, observing wild llamas, and horses, as well as some of the many birds soaring through the sky. We passed through high grass, and as well as some valleys with small babbling streams.
The entire hike took around two hours, and we finished at a viewpoint, which had some information about the flora and fauna in the area, as well as the park and its history. This activity was a great addition to our program and was relaxing and not super strenuous. It allowed us to stretch our legs after spending the morning travelling by car. If you have a chance to stop by Cajas National Park while travelling through Ecuador, you will not be disappointed!