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Ecuador birding day tour: antisana reserve

Where the Condors roam

The Antisana Birding day tour is a wonderful option for some easy, casual birding in the Andean highlands close to Quito. Antisana Ecological Reserve combines great birding opportunities along with some spectacular landscapes.

  • Visit Antisana Reserve, home to the largest population of Andean Condor, Silvery Grebe, and Black-faced Ibis in Ecuador.
  • Marvel at hummingbird feeders which attract species such as Giant Hummingbird (world’s largest), Shining Sunbeam, and Black-tailed Trainbearer.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch overlooking a large cliff where condors nest.
  • Spend time at a large lagoon (Laguna de la Mica) boasting a nice selection of waterfowl.
  • Spot many species of birds without having to go very far from the vehicle.
  • On clear days enjoy fine views of snowcapped Antisana volcano, and posible mammal sightings

Ecuador birding day tour


  • 2 people
  • $150
  • 3 people
  • $115
  • 4 people
  • $100
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  • 06:30Pickup from your hotel
  • 09:00 – 15:00Visit Antisana Reserve with focus on birding, & enjoy lunch (optional)
  • 17:00Aprox drop off time at your hotel
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Tour Specifications


  • Private transport starting and ending in Quito hotel
  • Specialized expert birding guide with spotting scope


  • Extra snacks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses or souvenirs
  • Extra activities not specified in the itinerary

Tour Dates

  • This tour is available to start on any day throughout the year, depending on the availability of the birding guide.

Recommended to bring

  • Cameras, binoculars, rain proofing (just in case), decent walking shoes, warmer clothes, water bottle, head covering (hat or buff), sunscreen, insect repellent.

About this itinerary

This is a private tour, so the itinerary is flexible according to your specific goals / desires.

Exact Itinerary may change based on weather conditions or unexpected events which could compromise safety.

What Our Clients Say

Chris Tokarsky

Our trip to Antisana was truly outstanding. We enjoyed incredible scenery and great views of the unique birdlife, in particular Andean Condors throughout the day! Our guide's thorough knowledge of, and terrific skill at identifying all the birds was evident at every step, and he knows right where to go to look for the harder to find species. He was also very knowledgeable and communicative about the natural and human history of the area.

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