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Antisana Ecological Reserve

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This reserve is located on the foothills of the volcano Antisana, Ecuador's fourth highest mountain at 5705 meters.
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“andean condor” (3 reviews)
“birding trip” (2 reviews)
“mica” (5 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just arrived back from a day long tour of Antisana ecological reserve. Our guide was Richard Hernandez and we cannot recommend him enough. We saw several Andean Condors, rare hummingbird species, I as well as many other species including Isbis, falcons and Cara Cara....More

Thank Heather F
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Really wonderful place! We saw at least 12 of the Andean condor. I was so intrigued looking in my binoculars I didn't get any pics! It's a beautiful drive there. We stopped at a hacienda for hot chocolate too. I've attached a few pics

Thank Robin C
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

My parents and I have just returned from an amazing day tour to Antisana with Luis as our guide. As it was raining heavily in Quito, we had doubts that the tour would be worth it but Luis assured us otherwise. He was right to...More

Thank Campo2013
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Our guide took us here looking for the Andean specialties. Saw lots of new and interesting birds with many good photo opportunities, too. We did some walking on nice trails. You are at high elevation (4,000 m) and it was breezy. Beautiful, expansive country. Unfortunately,...More

1  Thank Hal72
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Went up for birds photography and was not disappointed. Sure sighting of the Carunculated caracara. However, it is pretty windy and cold.

Thank Sheau Torng L
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

One day of our birding trip was to be spent in Antisana, way up in the eastern Andes. We drove there from Papallacta, and it is a perfectly manageable drive, even when stopping countless times for road birding. The landscapes are stunning, altiplano fields and...More

Thank Elsie L
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

We were hesitant to visit Antisana Ecological Reserve because of the rains but since we wanted to maximize our birding trip to Ecuador, my husband and I decided to go for it. It was really cold up in the mountains. I recommend wearing warm clothing....More

Thank Cynthia K
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

The Antisana Ecological reserve is immense at 120,000 hectares. The most accessible route is via Pintag about 60 km SE of Quito then past the quarries and into the park on the road to the Laguna La Mica. This is true Paramo and the vistas...More

Thank David P
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

I visited many reserves in Ecuador and this one is the finest in every possible way. Great views of mountains, lakes, glaciers and a rugged ride to the base camp. The climb was great. Getting into the reserve needs two kinds of permits from the...More

Thank Satyabrata
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Just returned from a full day tour with Luis from Suviatour. What a beautiful surprise! We so enjoyed the views and Luis was a fantastic guide. He was as enthusiastic about the nature and animals as we were. He took time to point out and...More

2  Thank Kristin Z
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pinotchicky
12 April 2016|
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Response from Jc H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you should go better in summer, which is may - oct here. At any time of year, you better go warm. good luck
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