Located 324 miles from Quito, in Azuay Province, Cajas has a 71,185 acre extension; it is equipped with basic tourist infrastructure.
FAUNA: Here, one can find paramo birds such as the high altitude toucan, blackbird, water rooster, condor, hawk, pointed-bill duck and blue-billed duck; paramo mammals include the wolf, gazelle, puma, bear, deer and rabbits; there are trout and native species in the lakes.
FLORA: Paramo vegetation extends over the soils formed by melting glaciers; among the most notable species are quinua, valerian, paramo (grass), wild rosemary and gentians.
OTHER ATTRACTIONS: There are 230 glacial lakes dotting the area. Geological
formations and caves complement the cloudy, cold landscape.