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Araucana Lodge & Anchicaya Nature Camp - 8 Days

Araucana Lodge & Anchicaya Nature Camp
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This 8-day birding tour celebrates the grand opening of two new birding lodges in southwestern Colombia, allowing one to bird in very comfortable accommodations in some of the best birding sites in Colombia without having to spend much time in a vehicle.  Bird list includes up to 529 target species. Choose your preferred dates of travel.  The trip starts and ends in the city of Cali.

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5 stars
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  1. Short stay but brilliant!
    Paul Wakefield / Helen Cowcher10 Feb 2019
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    Helen and I were only at Araucana Lodge for 3 days but it was a brilliant experience, not just for the birding which was excellent, but to see what Chris, Vivian and their whole team are doing to enhance the amazing potential that Colombia has to offer. We were one of the first couples to stay at their new lodge, which when it's finished very soon, will be spectacular. It's already looking terrific and has been designed with such care and attention to the their environment. The rooms are huge and spacious, very comfortable with fabulous views over the property. All the staff are great and our guide Giancarlo Ventolini was the best - having not only sharp eyes and hearing - but the knowledge to answer any question we had on, not just the local area, but all of Colombia. Helen did a lot of research beforehand regarding the best place to bird, and it certainly paid off. It is such a relaxed atmosphere at Araucana, and everyone has a really professional attitude but with good humour and friendliness.
  2. Fantastic Trip!
    Gordon Beebe12 Jan 2014
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    My wife and I joined a small group led by Chris Calonje, along with Jose Luna, to the southwest of Colombia in 2014. We explored areas around Cali, Anchicaya, Sonso Lagoon, Otun Quimbaya, Rio Blanco, and Nevado de Ruiz. The trip was excellent, and all of our needs were amply taken care of. Both Chris and Jose are great birders, helping us find many species at each location. They knew several local property owners, who were very welcoming in having the group explore areas that we would otherwise not have been able to see, including a Cock-of-the-Rock lek. In addition to birding, we got to visit some intriguing gardens and nature reserves, and to appreciate the great strides being made in Colombia towards promoting eco-tourism and protection of the country's fabulous biodiversity. We also attended a street dance in Cali, the likes of which I had not seen before, as well as walking tours in Manizales and Cali. If you have never been to Colombia before, like us, or want to see more of the wildlife there, I highly recommend Chris as your guide.
  3. Birding with Colombia Birdwatch
    Dan van den Broek01 Mar 2013
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    We had a great time birding with the guides at Colombia Birdwatch. We visited Km18, Rio Blanco and Santa Marta. We are returning with two more Audubon Society Groups in March 2018.

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