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

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From $149.00

6 reviews   (4.67)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 9 hours

Departs: Quito, Quito

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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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 we’ll stop to watch interesting Andean birds like the Carunculated Caracara and Black-Headed Ibis. We’ll 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.

What's Included


Certified English speaking guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Local taxes

Menu lunch

What's Not Included

Personal expenses


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 88

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimun of 2 people per departure
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Antisana Ecological Reserve
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 and a 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.

8 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Antisana Volcano Day Tour
Elizabeth_N, 03-09-2018
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.
Interesting tour, Diego was a good...
JeanClaude_B, 09-03-2018

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

Enjoyed Omar's commentary, his...
Robert C, 23-11-2017

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

Good tour; need better mask enforcement
Beth_W, 14-12-2020
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.
Denis_C, 26-02-2020
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.

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