in Avenida Amazonas N 19-14, and Patria, Quito, Ecuador

Antisana Volcano Condor Reserve


Avenida Amazonas N 19-14, and Patria, Quito, Ecuador

83.86 USD

1 - 15

7 hrs


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Overview
  • Explore this natural area located at 9843 feet above sea level, where there is a wide range of flora and faun. Observe the third highest volcano in Ecuador whose peak tops out 16646 feet high. Learn more about the Paramo importance, the Quito's inhabitants depend on this eco-system to survive. Visit the Andean Condor viewpoint to watch the largest flying bird in the world.

    The Antisana reserve is considered by locals a nice place for watching wildlife on real time. Flash with a camera playful hummingbirds like the Shining Sunbeam among other species own of this habitat.

    We can see barley plantations and some tourist places on the way. Then, you will see La Mica, a lagoon builting some years ago, as a reservoir used as a source of freshwater supply to Quito´s citizens. 1-hour hike is including in the itinerary in order to observe more about this fantastic place. Your Antisana day trip includes round-trip hotel transport from your centrally Quito hotel.

Location
  • Around:
    • Avenida Amazonas N 19-14, and Patria
    • Quito, Ecuador
  • Pickup: Traveler pickup is offered


Categories
  • Cultural Tours
  • Historical & Heritage Tours
  • Day Trips
  • Hiking & Camping
  • Full-day Tours
  • Bus & Minivan Tours

Time of Tour
  • Departure at: 7:30 AM
  • Duration: 7 hrs

Additional
  • Price per person: $83.86
  • Size: 1 - 15 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages: English

Inclusion
  • An English-speaking Certified Naturalist Guide-Chauffeur.
    Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
    Entry/Admission - Antisana Ecological Reserve

Exclusion
  • Travel insurance.
    Tips

Cancellation
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience

Antisana Volcano Condor Reserve

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Quito, Quito, Pichincha Province

The adventure starts departing from south east from the Quito city. After several minutes of traveling we reach out a small neighborhood that contrasts with the big city since it is a quiet place where people get income from small businesses and agriculture. Continue driving in the middle of the parish town to access in a sinuous sandy road. See green pasturlands, burley fields, livestock and Andean Cowboys that begins their work day.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Antisana Ecological Reserve, Ecuador

Watch the Andean Condor in its natural state from the viewpoint that is located on the upper part of the cliff. Observe a great Andean scenery during the short journey until you arrive in the lagoon entrance. Some wildlife could be spotted on the distance by the road. Start the walk along the trails near the lagoon to observe from the top the entire extension of the lacustrine complex, if the weather allows it you can see the majestic Antisana Volcano.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Volcan Antisana, Quito Ecuador

One of the colossus of Ecuador can be observed and photographed from the top of the lagoon viewpoint as long as the dense clouds of the eastern andean mountain range allow it. The volcano tops out 18 713 feet high and the last eruptive process occurred between 1590 to 1600.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Antisana Ecological Reserve, Ecuador

On the way back, we can take a break to have lunch at the restaurant called Condor's nest. On this place, you can see some drinking feeders where the hummingbirds of the area go daily. Finally, a delicious lunch made with local products will be tasted and return to Quito city.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants.
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers

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