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Pasochoa Birdwatching Tour

The diversity of this ecosystem is such that Pasochoa is recorded to have 125 species of birds and 232 of plants. On this tour you can have an impressive view of the Avenue of Volcanoes.

Difficult: Easy / Moderate Group: Any Family: Yes Duration: 1 Day

Pasochoa is an extinct volcano located in the Guayllabamba river basin in the Ecuadorean Andes. The current mountain form is a collapsed crater with a semicircular shape. This structure emerged approximately 100 thousand years ago due to an eruption which destroyed the crater and occidental slope of the previous volcanic cone. Lava and ash increased the fertility of the ground in the Pasochoa region, encouraging the growth of a vibrant forest ecosystem.

  • The Pasochoa wildlife refuge, one of the last remaining areas of ancient humid Andean shrub forest, is only 45 minutes south of Quito, around the crater of the extinct Pasochoa volcano. Here the forest is the home of many native species of Andean plants, birds and mammals. In the 1970's when looking for an area to study birds, the Ecuadorian scientist Dr. Fernando Ortiz discovered the primary forest inside the crater of Pasochoa Volcano.
    • Transportation
    • English speaking guide
    • Box lunch or lunch

    • Binoculars
    • Beverages
    • Tips

  • The prolific bird life is one of the major attractions in Pasochoa. More than 100 species of birds have been recorded. Among them there is the endangered Andean condor, which can be seen flying above the Pasochoa peaks. Sixteen species of hummingbirds can be found in Pasochoa; one of them is the sword-billed hummingbird, probably one of the most spectacular hummingbirds, due to its very long beak, specialized in feeding in passion flowers and guantos.

    Among the poultry you can find the huirac-churos with its peculiar singing and hummingbirds that are of great ecological importance. Also there are blackbirds, nursery birds, nuns, tangaras, plateros, turtledoves and wild turkey hens.
  • PRICES ARE PER PERSON IN USD

    Number of Passengers  1 2 3 4-9 10-15
    Pasochoa Birdwatching Tour Prices $161 $114 $92 $81 $54
    *includes bilingual guide

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Tours Unlimited is a leading company offering personalized service to international tourists. For 15 years, it has contributed to the development and promotion of all Ecuador’s four regions. We invite you to come and enjoy Antisana, one of the best places to go and contemplate the majestic Andean Condor; 8 out of 10 of our clients and visitors has given an “excellent” rating to our tours dedicated to discover Antisana and its surroundings.

We will offer a punctual, courteous and professional service adjusted to your individual needs with the objective of showing the magic of Ecuador in a safe, fun and responsible way. All of our guides are bilingual fully prepared to give you the most complete information about the local culture, history and geography; 9 out of 10 of our clients and visitors has given an “excellent” rating to our guides. If you don’t believe us, check out some of our clients’ testimonials:

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