Day trip

From Quito: Antisana Volcano Small Group Tour

From Quito: Antisana Volcano Small Group Tour

From US$ 95 per person

Have a day outside of Quito visiting Antisana Volcano located over 18,800 feet (5753 m) above sea level. Observe its flora and fauna from this national park. In this protected area you can see condors, deer, wild rabbits, and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Your hotel in Quito. Pick up for hotels outside of the city incurs an extra charge
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy of the mountains view in the Volcanoes Avenue
  • Admire the wild Andean condor and other birds
  • Enjoy a little hike through the marvelous Andean areas
Full description
Drive to visit the Antisana Volcano (19500 ft), the most impressive Andean mount near Quito and sanctuary of wild Andean condor and other birds. Drive along the foothills of the volcano in order to reach a small village. From there drive up to reach the entrance of Hacienda Antisana. On this part of the road you can visualize the magnificent basaltic gorge of the Antisana Volcano. Driving into the hacienda and visiting the wetlands, see some species of paramo (tundra plants at 12000 ft.) Here you stop to watch interesting Andean birds like the Caranculated Caracara and Black Headed Ibis.  You also have the chance to see Andean rabbits (Silvilagus Brasiliensis) and white tail deer (Oidecoileus Virginianus). You can hike there and see the glacier of Antisana. Then drive up to the Micacocha Lake where you have the chance to watch Andean gulls and speckled teals, typical birds of the Andean water systems.  Enjoy a little hike through the marvelous Andean areas to observe and recognize the Andean important flora species like the cushion plant, ranunculo plants, gentians, and others. If you are lucky, and if the weather conditions are good, you will see Andean Condor. In the afternoon, drive back to Quito.
Includes
  • Entrance to Antisana National Park
  • Menu lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off from Quito
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off from hotels outside of Quito (incurs an extra charge)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking shoes
  • Waterproof camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Hat

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Minimum age is 5 years
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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Well worth the money and the scenery was magical.

April 17, 2018

fantastic

guide was knowledgeable, talkative, friendly and very informative. lunch was outstanding and local. The guide promised to send me a condor photo he took which I could not capture, but I have not received as yet.

April 23, 2018

August 1, 2018

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Product ID: 63860