Tourism #1 – Parque Cóndor

As much as lion is the king of the jungle, condor is the king of Andes.

These beautiful, respectable birds are considered threatened as their population has been prosecuted by man, falsely believing that condors attack livestock. Significant efforts have been made to protect condors and rebuild their population.

One of the places where condors are treated with special care is Parque Cóndor, a really nice venue located in the mountains (2800 meters above sea level) near Otavalo (Imbabura province). The park offers a great view on the mountains and city of Otavalo. But its main attraction is – of course – birds!

When you arrive at 11:30am or 3:30pm, you can enjoy a 45-minutes program during which a skilled guide shows different birds and give interesting details about them.

You may think: “well, birds, ok…“, but that only means you’ve never seen the white American eagle gliding effortlessly above the valley. Believe me, it’s worth it!

And finally the king of Andes, feasting.