Every weekend we offer trips out of Cuenca, either one or two days. We sometimes visit the National Park of El Cajas, where we walk around some of the lakes in the area. We also arrange mountain biking, fishing of trout in Andean lakes, visit local "fiestas", visit the city of Guayaquil or go to the Jungle. Going on our weekend trips is a great way of getting to know other students and also more about our beautiful country!
Here are some examples of weekeend trips:
CAJAS NATIONAL PARK Among the most beautiful places to visit in Cuenca, the area of the Cajas National Park is particularly known and famous for its many beautiful lakes, over 200 have been named. The park´s terraine is bleak and rough, and the lakes shine like jewels against the harsh country-side. Unique and exotic species of plants, animals and birds can be found around this extraordinary area.
GUALACEO – CHORDELEG: In addition to being an important market town, Gualaceo has some importance as a tourist resort and is pretty location by Río Gualaceo. It is 25km due east of Cuenca. The Sunday market and the animal market are the main attractions. The market is not geared towards tourists (there are very few crafts for sale) but is colorful and fun to visit.
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