Private Day Tour: Antisana Volcano, Nature, Birds & Condors Watching - Quito

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotels pick up/drop off outside the city have an extra charge, please contact the local supplier.
  • Return Details :
    Original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Antisana National Park is the most impressive Andean mount near Quito and a sanctuary of the wild Andean condors and other birds. We will get up to the entrance of Hacienda Antisana, located along the foothills of the volcano. This part of the road will let you visualize the magnificent basaltic gorge of the Antisana Volcano and its glacier. Here well stop to watch interesting Andean birds like the Carunculated Caracara and Black-Headed Ibis. Well also have the opportunity to see different animals like Andean rabbits and whitetail deer. A short hike through the marvelous Andean areas to observe and recognize the flora of the reserve.

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Itinerary
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You will be picked up from your hotel and a certified guide will take you through the interesting features Antisana Ecological Reserve has in store with this Antisana Volcano Day Tour From Quito. 

Stop At: Antisana Ecological Reserve, Napo Province

Antisana is a majestic and mysterious volcano on the western mountain range. It is the nucleus of this protected area in which we find moorlands and western Andean forests. Volcanic activity, glacial processes, and evolution have created amazing scenery along the way with very diverse wildlife. Mirroring the volcano we find the Mica lagoon, where part of the water of Quito comes from. Aside from the lagoon, there are also swamp areas where water collects during the rainy season, forming seasonal lagoons such as Santa Lucia or Mauca Machay.

Duration: 8 hours

Inclusions

Local taxes

Menu lunch

Certified English speaking guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Activities

Entry/Admission - Antisana Ecological Reserve

Exclusions

Personal expenses

Tips

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Not wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants

Minimum age is 5 years

A minimun of 2 people per departure

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

  • 14-Dec-2020

    Good tour and good lunch but guide left his mask off a good bit of the time, which is not acceptable in the time of COVID.

  • 26-Feb-2020

    It would have been an excellent day except for a landslide on the narrow road to the wildlife refuge - we lost nearly 2 hours because of this, but declined the suggestion of going somewhere else entirely. It was also a public holiday, and there were many people in the park, which reduced the chance of seeing wildlife. However, we did see CONDORS! Maybe a dozen of them, mostly high in the sky, but one swooped low over the road ahead of us and we got an excellent view! We passed on the hike, partly because we had already lost a lot of time, and also because the rare atmosphere, at 13,330 ft elevation, made every effort quite exhausting. Our guide, Oscar, was knowledgeable, but needed prompting with questions. He was rather quiet, and did not volunteer a lot of information, maybe because he was a bit unsure of his English. However, when questioned he had good, informative answers. He was also very good at identifying birds and plants. The lunch at a small hillside restaurant was excellent - Ecuadorian cuisine, with local trout as the main course.

  • 03-Sep-2018

    This is a hidden gem. No far from Quito and it seems very few visitors go there. Beautiful scenery on the drive and at the stopping point. Our guide pointed out several birds and animals. Lunch was great. Nice hike.

  • 09-Mar-2018

    Interesting tour, Diego was a good guide and Gabriel a good driver. Saw the Antisana under full sun: marvellous sight.
    Restaurant called Tambo Condor is a good restaurant but is not heated, hence must bring warm clothes. Good food and a lot of hummingbird around.
    Viator: You must advice , in your publicity ,clients to bring warm clothes with them as wind is chilly plus to bring sun protector and water

  • 09-Mar-2018

    Interesting tour, Diego was a good guide and Gabriel a good driver. Saw the Antisana under full sun: marvellous sight.
    Restaurant called Tambo Condor is a good restaurant but is not heated, hence must bring warm clothes. Good food and a lot of hummingbird around.
    Viator: You must advice , in your publicity ,clients to bring warm clothes with them as wind is chilly plus to bring sun protector and water

  • 23-Nov-2017

    Enjoyed Omar's commentary, his knowledge of city, nature and geology. Food at local restaurant was very good. A wonderful all date excursion.

  • 23-Nov-2017

    Enjoyed Omar's commentary, his knowledge of city, nature and geology. Food at local restaurant was very good. A wonderful all date excursion.

  • 03-Mar-2016

    Wow, was this fantastic. From the pickup to the return. Daunte Garcia our tour guide has so much local and historical knowledge to give you. We traveled to the Antitank Volcank, but due to the active nature of the volcano we saw it from a distance and viewed the glaciers on the top of the volcano. Our day was rain, sun, cool and exciting. We hiked at 12,300 feet along the Laguna of the National Pqrk. This was so exciting as we watched a local fisherman catch trout, and saw many highland rabbits. Along our tour we saw Andean Condors, and so many species of birds that I ant remember all there names.

    After the National Park we went to a local restaurant for a 100 local lunch. We were served local trout, local potaoes, and local vegetables. The juice was Baca, and was fabulous. Also served was soup and a baked local apple for dessert. Worth every penny of he tour cost.

    At the restaurant there are so many types of hummingbirds that we had never seen before. You will learn love it. Bring a camera. So many beautiful sights and birds to photo3.

    On the rise back to Quito we saw the mining of volcanic rocks from the explosion of 300 years ago being used for roads and home construction. We had rain, cool weater, sun, and bumpy roads so be ready.

    Be sure to wear hi,ignore shows and bring clothing to layer for the temperature.

    My wife and I are volunteers for the National Park Service in the US and therefore had no problem with he activities. Just each your breakfast and breath easy.

    Please take this tour, you will love it.

  • 03-Mar-2016

    Wow, was this fantastic. From the pickup to the return. Daunte Garcia our tour guide has so much local and historical knowledge to give you. We traveled to the Antitank Volcank, but due to the active nature of the volcano we saw it from a distance and viewed the glaciers on the top of the volcano. Our day was rain, sun, cool and exciting. We hiked at 12,300 feet along the Laguna of the National Pqrk. This was so exciting as we watched a local fisherman catch trout, and saw many highland rabbits. Along our tour we saw Andean Condors, and so many species of birds that I ant remember all there names.

    After the National Park we went to a local restaurant for a 100 local lunch. We were served local trout, local potaoes, and local vegetables. The juice was Baca, and was fabulous. Also served was soup and a baked local apple for dessert. Worth every penny of he tour cost.

    At the restaurant there are so many types of hummingbirds that we had never seen before. You will learn love it. Bring a camera. So many beautiful sights and birds to photo3.

    On the rise back to Quito we saw the mining of volcanic rocks from the explosion of 300 years ago being used for roads and home construction. We had rain, cool weater, sun, and bumpy roads so be ready.

    Be sure to wear hi,ignore shows and bring clothing to layer for the temperature.

    My wife and I are volunteers for the National Park Service in the US and therefore had no problem with he activities. Just each your breakfast and breath easy.

    Please take this tour, you will love it.