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Podocarpus National Park

Day visit from Cuenca:

Possible, but a long day.

Driving time from Cuenca:

More or less 4 hours per way.

What is it?

It is a state-managed national park in the southernn highlands of Ecuador, directly accessed from the city of Loja in one of its sides. It offers different ecosystems, depending from where you approach it, and is the only place where you can see the conifer from which it takes its name. Great as a half day or multiple day activity departing from Loja or Vilcabamba.

What can you do there?

Hiking, camping, sightseeing.

Possible / Suggested Overnight Town:

Loja, Vilcabamba, Cuenca.