Private tour

From Quito: Antisana and Condor Watching Guided Day Trip

Activity provider: Ecuador Best Tours

From Quito: Antisana and Condor Watching Guided Day Trip

Activity provider: Ecuador Best Tours

From US$ 114 per person

Visit Antisana Volcano on this guided day trip. See the majestic Andean Condor and other exotic creatures in their natural habitats, and view unforgettable landscapes.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby just 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the fourth highest volcano of Ecuador.
  • Photograph wildlife species from the comfort of a private transportation.
  • Watch the biggest community of Andean Condors in Ecuador free in the wild.
Full description
Antisana is a stratovolcano of the northern Andes of Ecuador. It is the fourth highest volcano of the country (5.753 m - 18,874 ft), and is located 60 kilometers southeast from Quito. It is a perfect volcanic cone, compound by two volcanic cones; the oldest one was eroded by an old glacier. Your tour guide will pick you up at 7:00 a.m. from your hotel in Quito, and then we will drive you straight through the eastern mountain range, until the village of Pintag, where you start to drive uphill way to the Ecological Reserve! At 3.810 meters (12,500 ft), you have big opportunities to spot very interesting fauna, like eagles, carunculated caracaras, white tail deer, foxes, and of course the majestic Andean Condor, considered the biggest flying bird of the world and one of the rarest species that probably had survived since the age of the mega beasts (10.000 years approx.)! You will take a hike through the Andean slopes until the Mica Lake (4.050 m - 13,287 ft), product of the end of the last ice age; in order to have a better view of the volcano and to watch beautiful water birds like Andean lapwings, Andean gulls, Andean coots, Andean ducks, and black-faces ibis, that curiously live in Patagonia and only in the Antisana Volcano in Ecuador! After your fantastic experience in the best condor's territory in Ecuador, you will drive again back downhill way to the Isco canyon, where the cliffs where condors nest are! Enjoying more views of these spectacular birds, we will have a traditional and tasty lunch at a local restaurant. You will be back in your hotel approximately at 4:00 p.m.
Includes
  • Private Transportation
  • Naturalist certified English speaking guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Drinks
  • Meals

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Hat
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine.

Product ID: 420783