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Antisana Ecological Reserve

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

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

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Quito, Ecuador
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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 

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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 

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Quito, Ecuador
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 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.

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Georgetown, Texas
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52 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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 

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Toronto
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This day trip wasn't actually apart of my plan. The day prior to this day trip, I went to the Bellavista Cloudforest Reserve for a day trip and had an exceptional time with my guide. He told me about this destination and asked if I'd be interested in visiting this ecological reserve. After some consideration (I needed to fly home... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2010

If you are planning to visit this reserve you need to have special written permission beforehand our travel company Surtrek organised this for our Photographic adventure around Ecuador. Once inside the park we were lucky enough to see a condor nest albeit at quite a distance !! Also there are many caracara beside the road and seem very easy to... More 

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