Antisana National Park Full Day

THE CONDOR FLIGHT AROUND THE SNOWCAPPED VOLCANO

This trip will take you through great scenery in the Ecuadorian High Andes. The roads border Antisana National Park. Therefore, the birdlife is great, and the scenery is quite amazing. The altitudinal range covered is over 3600 M.  We spend the entire day in the area, watching for Andean condors (should be easy!) and other beautiful birds, even for spectacled bears. An optional lunch is available at a small “refugio” with a view out over one of the condor cliffs. We will return to Quito on late afternoon.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Duration of tour: FULL DAY 8 HOURS

Tour departure time: 6:00 AM

Tour operating dates: EVERYDAY

TOUR PLAN

FULL DAY
Directions and Route

Leave Quito early at 7:00 AM to the east where the Antisana Volcano is located. On clear days, the views of the Antisana glaciers are dazzling. Our first stop is in the small town of Pintag to enjoy traditional sweet bread. Then we continue to Tambo Condor to use the bathrooms and have a cup of coffee. There we can observe giant hummingbirds and the astonishing Ecuadorian hillstar at the feeders. Then, we continue to the strategically located observation point in Antisanilla Reserve, where we can look for Andean Condor nests and the spectacled bear that used to walk around the “Peñón del Ishco” that is just in front of the balcony. We can also see some other species such as the endemic Carunculated Caracara, Variable Hawk.

A traditional lunch at Tambo Condor is available. In the afternoon, we continue to Antisana reserve where you will have the opportunity to see the snowcapped volcano and visit Mica Lake where we will see some other bird species like black-faced ibis, Andean lapwing, and Andean gull, as well as mammals like Andean fox or Andean rabbits. We can go for a walk around the paramo to enjoy the scenery and the native flora. In the afternoon, return to Quito. End of services.

  • Private transportation
  • Use of trails and facilities
  • Naturalist & Birding guide
  • Lunch and soft drink
  • All excursions and entrance fees to the reserve
  • Extra meals
  • Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, phone calls, extra drinks, snacks, souvenirs, etc.
  • Tips
  • Any other item not specified

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IMPORTANT NOTES

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Warm clothes
  • Hiking boots
  • Hat
  • Sunblock screen
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Photograph camera.

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