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This reserve is located on the foothills of the volcano Antisana, Ecuador's...

This reserve is located on the foothills of the volcano Antisana, Ecuador's fourth highest mountain at 5705 meters.

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US$89.00*
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Full-Day Private Tour: Andean Condor Watching at Antisana Mica Lake from Quito
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US$96.00*
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Private Day-Trip to Antisana Reserve Ecological Reserve
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Antisana Volcano Day Tour from Quito

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 September 2016
Kristin Z
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 educate us about the different birds- and we were lucky enough to see 6 condors... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Beatiful day trip from Quito. Picked up from your hotel will head down to Los Chillos Valley into Pintag town from there easy acces to Antisana. Stop on the side road to watch Condors nest. The only place to see them in the wild.

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South Beloit, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

WOW, what an experience we had here, esp. with our 2 boys. Just a gorgeous site to behold. We went this past winter break around Xmas, pretty much had the place to ourselves, not too 'touristy' just enjoying the beautiful landscape...don't forget to do the trek to see the La Mica lagoon as well! a must visit to both!

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

We spent the day there with a private birding guide. We saw most of the special birds- Condors and other raptors, Cinclodes, Black-faced Ibis, Sword-billed, Giant, and Trainbearer Hummingbirds (at feeders before entrance) and the Ecuadorian Hillstar. We also saw all of the special waterfowl at one if the lakes. This is open, high and scenic country- the paramo is... More 

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Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

This is a very large and wild place. Approx 27 Km from the nearest town, the road is generally pretty good for a reserve road. We drove very slowly with our guide, stopping frequently and points he knew there would be birds. We saw many of the mountain species, except the Andean gull and were blessed to see a soaring... More 

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Geneva, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

My husband and I booked a full day’s birding with Renato Espinosa. He picked us up at our hotel in Quito at 6 am with coffee and sandwiches and we set out for our first stop which was Antisana National Park. Our main goal here was Andean Condor and Renato maneuvered us in the perfect spot to watch an adult... More 

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Fairmont Hot Springs, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

We took a day trip out of Quito to visit the Antisana Reserve and Lake Mica. The drive out there was spectacular. Lots of volcanic cones everywhere you looked and we did manage to get a glimpse of the snows on the Antisana Volcano peeking out of the clouds. We saw two other people on our whole day!!! The views... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

We visited the Antisana reserve and lake mica on a birding tour. There were hardly any tourists here and it was a peaceful ride. We saw many birds including sword-billed hummingbird, Andean condors, many caracars and black-faced ibis

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Quito, Ecuador
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

I planned to go there with a friend thinking that this was a public ecological reserve, however, there is a limitation if you want to go to the Antisana volcano - even just to have a look- You need a "Salvoconducto" or from EMMAP that allows you to enter there...I find this ridiculous and this information is not provided at... More 

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

We visited Antisana Ecological Preserve on a birding tour through Tropical Birding. From the moment we reached the preserve, we saw gorgeous views and multiple birds, including several condors only meters away. We wound up with nice pictures of about 25+ different bird species over the course of a few hours. Like other reviewers have said, wear extra layers! When... More 

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