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Explore this natural area located at 3000m asl, where there is a wide range of flora and fauna such as “Pajonal”. It is a bushy vegetation like spikes that covers to the ecuadorian grassland. Another highlight is the Andean Condor, who is the national emblem of Ecuador and can be watched from a look out point. This natural reserve is located 1-hour away from the Quito city. The Antisana reserve is considered by locals a nice place for watching wildlife on real time. You will catch up with a camera playful hummingbirds among other species own of this habitat. We can see barley plantations and some tourist places on the way. Then, you will see La Mica, a lagoon builting some years ago, as a reservoir used as a source of freshwater supply to Quito´s citizens. 1-hour hike is including in the itinerary in order to observe more about this fantastic place. Your Antisana day trip includes round-trip hotel transport from your centrally Quito hotel.

Day trip to Antisana Reserve from Quito city.

You will be picked up from your centrally hotel in Quito in the morning between 8:00 am - 9:00 am. the pick time will be reconfirmed the night prior your tour. We leave a message on the front desk from your hotel.

The excursion is guiding along with an English-speaking naturalist guide/driver (If the group is bigger than 5 passengers the tour will run with Guide + transportation)

The admission to the Antisana Reserve is including in the tour. Other optional admissions or entrance fees are not including in the tour.

Scenic view of unique Andean Landscapes. You have to consider all of the landscapes will be seen according with weather conditions. The Antisana volcano can be seen on the distance during the hiking  that takes place in the reserve. It is not possible hiking up or climbing up on the Antisana volcano since those activities are not included in the itinerary.

The reserve can be visited round year. However, There will be some foggy days in the rainy season from December to April.

The hiking will be carried out by the Mica lagoon. The altitudinal range is about 3000m - 3500m asl. it is not necessary wearing or bringing special gear in order to accomplish the trek.

You will lunch at the local restaurant, where the ecuadorian food is the speciality (Lunch is not included)

Flora and Fauna observation. The reserve is home of many mammals, birds and anphibians. Some of them can be seen during the journey. The most common animals that is possible to see are Andean Gulls, Hummingbirs, Hawks, Deer, etc.

Finally, you will drop-off at your centrally hotel in Quito.


    Location: Quito, Ecuador

    Duration: 7 hours

    Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 

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      Departure Point:
      From your centrally hotel in Quito city

      Departure Time: 8am or 9am

      Departure Time Comments:

      Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

      Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

      Hotel Pickup Available: Yes

    • Inclusions:
      • Entrance fee to Antisana Reserve
      • Driver/guide (naturalist)
      • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
      • Transport by private vehicle

    • Exclusions:
      • Accommodation
      • Flights
      • Lunch
      • Drinks
      • Gratuities
      • Travel insurance
      • Tips
      • Optional activities
      • Services not mentioned

    • Other Information:
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
      • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
      • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
      • A moderate amount of walking is involved
      • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
      • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
      • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
      • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
      • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
      • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

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