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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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Beautiful and wild

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
John S
Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
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Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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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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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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77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 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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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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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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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13 reviews
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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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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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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 

5 Thank TOchick6
London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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