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2-Days Private Quito Birdwatching Tour

This tour was adapted to amateur or experienced birders. In fact the region, where this tour developes, offers great and easy opportunities to spot very exotic creatures. Enjoy the majesty of Condors flying, while you contemplate stunning volcanic landscapes! Be the witness of how fast the weather conditions change while you gain altitude in one of the most pristine reserves in the Ecuadorian Andes. Drive from temperate valleys up to snow-capped volcanoes!! Spot very interesting highlights, doing very comfortable walks, and relax at natural hot springs...! Protect your family and avoid unnecessary crowds...

per adult from

$438

AUD

Duration

2 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • 1x Breakfast
    • 1x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Private transport
    • Certified English speaking guide
    • 1 night accommodation
    • Mentioned lodging or similar (depending on availability)
    • Entry/Admission - Antisana Ecological Reserve
    • Entry/Admission - Termas de Papallacta
    What's excluded :
    • Dinner
    • Drinks
    • Massages or treatments
    • Extra expenses
    • Hotel nights in Quito

  • Day 1: The privilege of seen a Condor.

    Stop At: Ecuador Best Tours, Pasaje Duque 1590 y Jose Ignacio Gallardo. Puembo, Quito 170179 Ecuador
    Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel at 07h00.
    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Antisana Ecological Reserve, Ecuador
    We will drive directly to the town of Pintag, where you will start to ascend to the Antisana Ecological Reserve. At the height of 3.810 meters above sea level, you will have enough chances to find interesting wildlife such as: eagles, carunculated caracaras, white-tail deer, and of course, the majestic Andean condors, considered the largest flying birds of the world, and one of the rarest species that has possibly survived since the era of the mega beasts (10,000 years aprox.)! We will walk also to the Mica Lagoon (4.050 m), result of the end of the last ice age, to get a better view of the volcano and to observe water bird species such as: Andean gulls, Andean lapwings, coots, ducks, and black-faces ibis, which curiously live in Chile and only in the Antisana Volcano (5.753 m.a.s.l.) in Ecuador! Then we will descend to the Isco canyon, where the nests of condors are! After enjoying more views of these huge birds, we will have a typical lunch at a local restaurant.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Termas de Papallacta, Km. 65 vía Quito - Baeza, Papallacta 150753 Ecuador
    Then we finally reach “Termas de Papallacta” at 17h00, where you stay the overnight in order to enjoy the healing properties of its natural hot springs!
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Termas de Papallacta or Hostería Pampallacta.

    Day 2: A Day to Relax and More Adventure.

    Stop At: Termas de Papallacta, Km. 65 vía Quito - Baeza, Papallacta 150753 Ecuador
    Papallacta is a small village located in the eastern Andes at an altitude of 3.300 meters above sea level. In addition to its magnificent surroundings, it is located in the rolling green elevations of the pre-mountain subtropical rainforest. The first couple of hours in the morning we have time to relax at the SPA with a previous reservation. We can again plunge into the depths of the thermoludic pools, where its waters emerge from internal geological layers through fissures to the surface, with a unique healing potential and beneficial effects of clean air!
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Termas de Papallacta, Km. 65 vía Quito - Baeza, Papallacta 150753 Ecuador
    At 11h00 we continue our spirit of adventure hiking along marked trails and spring mountain slopes, observing the flora and fauna of the Andean forest! We will visit specific birds' leks where we could find approximately 15 different species of hummingbirds, 2 species of flower piercers, 1 specie of jay, 2 species of ducks, etc.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Quito Old Town, Quito Ecuador
    You will be back in Quito approximately at 16h30.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    You will be picked up from your hotel or address, within Quito's district, at 7:00 a.m.
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Our guides and drivers will follow vehicle cleaning and personal care protocols, with disinfectant products during the tour.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Ecuador Best Tours

Activity ID: V-23463P25

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