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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


  • Number of passengers Prices Per Person
  • 1 passenger $285
  • 2 passengers $150
  • 3 passengers $115
  • 4-5 passengers $100
  • 6-8 passengers $90
  • 9-10 passengers $85


  • 06:30 Pickup from your hotel
  • 09:00 – 15:00 Visit Antisana Reserve with focus on birding, & enjoy lunch (optional)
  • 17:00 Aprox 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.
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