a field guide to the planet - by Damon Ramsey
The places to explore the Neotropical montane grassland and shrubland and paramo and puna of South and Central America...
Most people visit the park as part of a day trip from Quito. Most day tours leave from the city very early.
You can also stay up there. The lodge I stayed at was the Tambo Condor.
There is some nice scenery, including rivers, mountains and lakes...
Most people come to this high altitude reserve to try and find Andean Condor, but there are also some other species that can be seen up here with relative ease from the road.
Machu Picchu, Peru.
Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? One of the first expeditions I am booked to work on is the NZ sub-Antarctics with Silversea Expeditions and Australia with Coral Expeditions. And here is a shortened version of one of my lectures in a warmer part of the world.