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This reserve is located on the foothills of the volcano Antisana, Ecuador's...

This reserve is located on the foothills of the volcano Antisana, Ecuador's fourth highest mountain at 5705 meters.

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WOW, what an experience we had here, esp. with our 2 boys. Just a gorgeous site to behold. We went this past winter break around Xmas, pretty much had the place to ourselves, not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
Mani S
South Beloit, Illinois
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South Beloit, Illinois
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

WOW, what an experience we had here, esp. with our 2 boys. Just a gorgeous site to behold. We went this past winter break around Xmas, pretty much had the place to ourselves, not too 'touristy' just enjoying the beautiful landscape...don't forget to do the trek to see the La Mica lagoon as well! a must visit to both!

Thank Mani S
Valparaiso, Indiana
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

We spent the day there with a private birding guide. We saw most of the special birds- Condors and other raptors, Cinclodes, Black-faced Ibis, Sword-billed, Giant, and Trainbearer Hummingbirds (at feeders before entrance) and the Ecuadorian Hillstar. We also saw all of the special waterfowl at one if the lakes. This is open, high and scenic country- the paramo is... More 

Thank JKbirder
Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is a very large and wild place. Approx 27 Km from the nearest town, the road is generally pretty good for a reserve road. We drove very slowly with our guide, stopping frequently and points he knew there would be birds. We saw many of the mountain species, except the Andean gull and were blessed to see a soaring... More 

1 Thank John S
Geneva, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My husband and I booked a full day’s birding with Renato Espinosa. He picked us up at our hotel in Quito at 6 am with coffee and sandwiches and we set out for our first stop which was Antisana National Park. Our main goal here was Andean Condor and Renato maneuvered us in the perfect spot to watch an adult... More 

3 Thank ReginaMGeneva_IL
Fairmont Hot Springs, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We took a day trip out of Quito to visit the Antisana Reserve and Lake Mica. The drive out there was spectacular. Lots of volcanic cones everywhere you looked and we did manage to get a glimpse of the snows on the Antisana Volcano peeking out of the clouds. We saw two other people on our whole day!!! The views... More 

1 Thank David K D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We visited the Antisana reserve and lake mica on a birding tour. There were hardly any tourists here and it was a peaceful ride. We saw many birds including sword-billed hummingbird, Andean condors, many caracars and black-faced ibis

3 Thank drchristo4
Quito, Ecuador
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I planned to go there with a friend thinking that this was a public ecological reserve, however, there is a limitation if you want to go to the Antisana volcano - even just to have a look- You need a "Salvoconducto" or from EMMAP that allows you to enter there...I find this ridiculous and this information is not provided at... More 

2 Thank AnaQcn
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We visited Antisana Ecological Preserve on a birding tour through Tropical Birding. From the moment we reached the preserve, we saw gorgeous views and multiple birds, including several condors only meters away. We wound up with nice pictures of about 25+ different bird species over the course of a few hours. Like other reviewers have said, wear extra layers! When... More 

2 Thank amr_ve
Quito, Ecuador
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

is a beautiful eco reserve is located in south orient from Quito in Pintag, you have to go to Chillos Valley and after that you can get the Tingo Town way to by pass for La Merced and Alangasi Town way, there are old cities where you can see old churches and houses and farmers.

3 Thank Ren_M2014
Georgetown, Texas
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272 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We went in the Winter and we were able to see 4 Condors, several different birds I cannot remember their names, a deer (which we hear is unusual) and other wildlife. It was very very cold and windy up there at over 12,000 feet but well worth the layering. We even had a box lunch and ate on the bus.... More 

3 Thank Noni53

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