fbpx
Home > Tours> Birding Photography Tour in Colombia

Birding Photography Tour in Colombia - 13 Days

Birding Photography Tour in Colombia
3353

Explore Birds Of Colombia From Your Lenses

This 13-day Birding Photography Tour in Colombia an incredible photographic tour of birds where we visit the best places in the interior of the Colombian Andes is a leisurely paced trip available as a set departure or on request.

With a great variety of hummingbirds, tanagers, and toucans, among other species, this tour has been designed to obtain a very good photographic collection of incredible birds of Colombia, in well-thought-out photographic conditions for professional and amateur photographers, with comfortable trips and stays for both in the places for photography as in your accommodation. A journey to obtain not only incredible memories but also incredible photos.

There's the possibility of seeing and photographing up to 200 bird species, as well as a variety of Colombia’s primates, mammals, and amphibians.

Please note: this set-departure tour is also available as a private or custom tour on request. Please submit an enquiry with your preferred dates and group size

Birding Photography Tour in Colombia highlights include:

  • A high diversity of bird species.
  • We will visit several of the best bird feeders in Colombia, full of diverse colorful birds
  • Very comfortable locations and with very easy photography
  • We visit the house of Doña Dora, which is an incredible place to relax and enjoy the feeders for hummingbirds and tanagers
  • Visiting places with very good species of the three mountain ranges, the eastern, western and central
  • Photographic conditions for professional and amateur photographers;

If you’d like to try an alternative tour, look at what this Birding Bogotá Savannah and llanos Foothills Tour has to offer.

Alternative Tour Name: Birds Of Colombia From Your Lenses
Day 1
Day 1 - Arrival to Bogota / Hilton

Personal protocols of our company will be waiting for you to transfer to the hotel and to give the welcome to Colombia, you will have instructions for the activities the next day.

Night in Hilton Garden Inn / https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/bogatgi-hilton-garden-inn-bogota-airport/

Day 2
Day 2 - Bosque Guajira & Observatorio de Colibríes / Hilton

This is an excellent place for birdwatching. It is located about 2 hours away from the city of Bogotá and it is near to the municipality of Guasca. The road to the rural area known as La Concepción, which leads to the Guajira Forest reserve, has mixture of local crop farming, livestock pastures and patches of secondary and primary forests.

At least three privately protected natural areas are found in this location and some initiatives from farmers to preserve part of their forests occur here. The most predominant ecosystems in the area are high-Andean forests and sub-paramos.

It is an excellent place for birdwatching around open spaces with scattered trees, where Toucans, Quetzals and Parrots can be observed. The great bond with the Guasca Paramo and the Siecha lakes, makes it possible for the Guajira Forest to be the perfect place for an entire day of birdwatching, in which one may be able to spot over 120 species in a day.

Elevation: 2800-3100 msnm / Mobility: Easy, rural unpaved road / Temperature: 10-16 °C

E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L4221043?yr=all&m=&rank=mrec

Photo Conditions: Short Walks on Road and Feeders

Target Photo Species: Amethyst-throated Sunangel, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Green fronted Lancebill, Coopery-bellied Puffleg

Other Key Species: Brown-breasted Parakeet, Rufous-browed Conebill, Golden-fronted Whitestar, Torrent Duck, Black-billed Mountain-Toucan, Rufous Antpitta, Green and black Fruiteater, Blue and Black Tanager, Andean Guan, Pale-bellied Tapaculo, Chesnut-crowned Antpitta, Grass-green Tanager, Beryl-spangled Tanager, Slaty-backed Chat-Tyrant, Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant, Pale-napped Brush-Finch.

Night in Hilton Garden Inn / https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/bogatgi-hilton-garden-inn-bogota-airport/

Day 3
Day 3 - Sumapaz, flight to Cali / Araucana

Sumapaz is the largest paramo in the world and is located near the city of Bogota, about 2 hours away from the downtown area of the city. The paramo is an ecosystem with specialties and the plant and animal adaptations to this ecosystem are incredible, resulting in a significant number of endemisms.

The area that we visit in Sumapaz has a mixture of shrubs and grasslands with small bodies of water. This mixture is convenient to observe the majority of species that are restricted to this ecosystem. Birdwatching is done primarily over an unpaved and flat road at 3700 m of altitude, with such incredible scenery of this ecosystem.

The sight of hummingbirds during their fast flights and brief visits to the small-corollad flowers around these ecosystems will keep us entertained for a while as we observe and revel in this marvellous scenario.

Elevation: 3000-3700 m / Mobility: Easy / Temperature: 8-16°C

E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L2758310?yr=all&m=&rank=mrec

Photo Conditions: Short Walks on Road

Target Photo Species: Green-Bearded Helmetcrest, Bronze-tailed Thornbill, Chestnut-winged Cinclodes, Red-rumped Bush-Tyrant

Other Key Species: Apolinar´s wren, Bogota Rail, Silvery-throated Spinetail, , Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle, Many-striped Canastero, White-chinned Thistletail, Andean Tit-Spinetail, , Andean Siskin, Rufous-browed Conebill, Great Sapphirewing, Shinning Sunbeam, Glowing Puffleg, Tawny Antpitta, Band-tailed Seedeater, Plumbeous Sierra-Finch, Glossy Flowerpiercer, Pale-bellied Tapaculo, Noble Snipe.

Night in Araucana Lodge / https://www.araucanalodge.com/

Day 4
Day 4 - Doña Dora Feeders / Araucana

Located about 1 hour 45 min. away from the city of Cali, over an ancient road that leads to the Pacific Ocean, is the house of Doña Dora, which is an incredible place to relax and enjoy the feeders for hummingbirds and tanagers.

Since the house is located at a mid-high elevation range (1600 m), there is a confluence from Andean species as well as species from wetland forests in the biogeographic region of Choco.

The food is amazing, and it provides spectacular photographic opportunities; Doña Dora is a must-see place to visit in the Anchicaya River Canyon.

Elevation: 1600 m / Track: paved road / Temperature: 20-26°C

E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L4375590?yr=all&m=&rank=mrec

Photo Conditions: Feeders

Target Photo Species: Toucan Barbet, Crimson-rumped Toucanet, Glistening-green Tanager, Green Throntail, Rufous-throated Tanager, Silvery-throated Tanager, Green Honeycreeper, Black-chinned Mountain Tanager, Golden Tanager, Lemon-rumped Tanager

Other Key Species: Greyish Piculet, Red-faced Spinetail, Choco Toucan, Masked Tityra, White-whiskered Hermit, White-whiskered Puffbird

Night in Araucana Lodge / https://www.araucanalodge.com/

Day 5
Day 5 - La Florida and La Minga / Araucana

La Florida El Bosque de las Aves is located on a road that connects the city of Cali with the port city of Buenaventura, through the ridge of the cordillera also known as Km 18, and it has been declared as an IBA (Important Birds Area), due to the type of bird species that are found there.

This is a private project where owner Javier is very dedicated and passioned to show the best perch possible for tanagers, toucans and woodpeckers, also, they have probably the best feeders for the amazing Chestnut Wood-Quail where a very stable population come to eat corn almost every day and other grounds species, is one of the best places to take wonderful pictures of the unique Multicolored Tanager and other species.

This place is known also for the amazing services and the wonderful special coffee and recipes to have an unbelievable experience.

Elevation: 2500 m / Track: rural unpaved road. / Temperature: 16-24°C

E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L10440585?yr=all&m=&rank=mrec

Photo Conditions: Feeders and Hides

Target Photo Species: Multicolored tanager, Chestnut Wood-Quail, White-throated Quail-Dove, Colombian Chachalaca, Golden-naped Tanager, Metallic-green Tanager, Saffron-crowned Tanager, Red-headed Barbet

Other Key Species: Scaled Fruiteater, Golden-headed Quetzal, Crested Quetzal, Masked Trogon, Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager, Blue-headed Sapphire, Bronzy Inca, Andean Emerald.

La Minga Farmhouse, is located in the municipality of Dapa, within the IBA (Important Bird Area) zone of Km 18; on a cloud forest at 2200 m altitude, in the summit of the Western Wordillera of the Andes, with a forest that is protected inside and out of the reserve. The access route is a rural unpaved road and provides an excellent spot for birdwatching, being flanked by primary and secondary forests and tea crop fields.

The tanager and hummingbird feeders are probably the biggest attractions of La Minga, offering fantastic opportunities to photograph birds and to observe great species. La Minga also provides food and lodging to its visitors. This is a perfect combination that makes it a great day of birds and nature.

Elevation: 2200 m/ Track: rural unpaved road, trails along the farmhouse / Temperature: 16-24°C

E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L5573619?yr=all&m=&rank=mrec

Photo Conditions: Feeders

Target Photo Species: Multicolored Tanager, Metallic-green Tanager, Bronzy Inca, Andean Emerald, Booted Racket-tailed, White-necked Jacobin, Green Hermit, Long-tailed Sylph, Brown Violetear, Fawn-breasted Brilliant, Masked Flowerpiercer

Night in Araucana Lodge / https://www.araucanalodge.com/

Day 6
Day 6 - Sonso, transfer Parque de la Uva, transfer Montezuma / Montezuma Reserve

The Sonso Lake is an oxbow of the Cauca River and is constituted as the most important bird reserve in the Valle del Cauca region, as it is one of the last refuges along the riverbank that has survived the heavy impact of the sugar cane industry. Extensive crop fields and livestock farming along the edge of the Cauca River have critically transformed the wetlands of this region.

However, the Sonso Lake is a protected area and provides the perfect habitat for many lowland birds and dry forests from the Valle del Rio Cauca, which becomes as a biodiversity oasis in the middle of an industrial expansion area. This place is located a few minutes away from the city of Buga and there is easy access to it. Its wetlands and dry forest ecosystems provide a diversity of over 390 bird species registered up to date.

Elevation: 1000 m / Track: rural unpaved road, trails along the border of the wetland. / Temperature: 27-34°C

E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L465353?yr=all&m=&rank=mrec

Photo Conditions: Short Walks, Wetlands and Viewpoint Terrace

Target Photo Species: Horned Screamer, Comb Duck, Cinnamon Teal, Buff-necked Ibis, Snail Kite Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Common Nighthawk,

Other Key Species: Apical flycatcher, Greyish piculet, Jet Antbird, Masked duck, Great Antshrike, Ruby-topaz Hummingbird, Dwarf Cuckoo, Crimson-crested Woodpecker

Night in Montezuma Rainforest Reserve / https://montezumarainforest.com/

Day 8
Days 7 & 8 - Montezuma all day, transfer to Manizales / Hacienda El Bosque or Manizales Hote

Located along the western flank of the western cordillera, Montezuma Natural Reserve is part of the buffer zone at the Tatama National Park. It is mainly comprised of a 14-kilometer road that goes from the lodging house of the reserve up to the top of the mountain on the military base of the Cerro Tatama. With a mixture of ecosystems from the Andes and biogeographic region of Choco, this area results highly productive in terms of birds and the general biodiversity.

Many restricted and endemic bird species lay upon this rainy tropical forest. Over 520 bird species have been registered at the reserve. Montezuma is one of the best places for birdwatching in Colombia and is currently being managed by the Tapasco family, with Leopoldina as head of the household and her five daughters. The reserve is not only great for birds, but it is also a highly valuable place to observe orchids, bromeliads, butterflies, amphibians and reptiles. It is a place to enjoy the biogeographic region of Choco, one of the most biodiverse places in the world.

Elevation: 1600 – 2800 m / Track: rural unpaved road, modest inclination / Temperature: 12 – 25°C / https://ebird.org/hotspot/L3856029?yr=all&m=&rank=mrec

Photo Conditions: Short Walks and Feeders

Target Photo Species: Black-and-gold Tanager, Gold-ringed Tanager, Broad-billed Motmot, Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer, Velvet-purple Coronet, Empress Brilliant, Western Emerald, Rufous gaped Hillstar, Violeta-tailed Sylph, Purple-bibbed Whitetip, Tawny-bellied Hermit, Green-crowned Brilliant, Long-billed Starthroat,

Other Key Species: Munchique Wood-Wren, White-faced Nunbird, Lanceolated Monklet, Golden-headed Quetzal, Fulvous-dotted Treerunner, Yellow-breasted Antpitta, Ochre-breasted Antpitta, Choco Tapaculo, Nariño Tapaculo, Black Solitaire, Black-chinned Mountain-Tanager, Rufous-throated Tanager, Tanager Finch, Barred fruiteater, Scaled Fruiteater, Orange breasted Fruiteater, Olivaceous Piha, Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia.

Night in Montezuma Rainforest Reserve / https://montezumarainforest.com/

Night in Hacienda El Bosque / https://www.facebook.com/Hacienda-El-Bosque-2110275062549824/

(To stay in this place depends of the number of participants of the tour (just 4 rooms available in single or double accommodation), for bigger groups we will use an alternative hotel in Manizales City

Day 9
Day 9 - Hacienda El Bosque, Termales / Termales del Ruiz

The Hacienda El Bosque is a new place for birdwatching, located about 1 hour away from the city of Manizales, it is characterized for having large patches of high-Andean forest that blend with the meadow fields used for livestock and potato crops. The Hacienda El Bosque has recently become even more popular due to the incredible feeders made for antpittas, tanagers and hummingbirds, and also because many species of mountain-tangers and mountain-toucans tend to arrive on the surroundings of the main house.

The Hacienda provides great meal services, which primarily includes traditional regional cuisine. The reserve also has great trails that are pleasant for walking and observing birds with ease. It currently has a bird list of over 120 species.

Elevation: 2800 – 3000 m / Mobility: Easy – Medium, unpaved roads, trails inside the reserve / Temperature: 8 - 16 °C

E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L7816358?yr=all&m=&rank=mrec

Photo Conditions: Feeders and Hides

Target Photo Species: Crescent-faced Antpitta, Grey-bellied Mountain Toucan, Chami Antpitta, Hooded Mountain Tanager

Other Key species: Purple-backed Thronbill, Golden-breasted Puffleg, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Bar-bellied Woodpecker, Golden-plumed Parakeet, Ocellated Tapaculo, Black-collared Jay, Rufous Wren, Hooded Mountain Tanager, Plushcap, Capped Conebill

Day 10
Day 10 - Termales and Nevado del Ruiz, transfer Jardin / Valdivia Plaza

This natural area is located in Central Andes, about 1 hour away from the city of Manizales. Its landscape is surrounded by three snow peaks that are considered to be active volcanoes: El Ruiz, Santa Isabel and Tolima. Although transformation has occurred in areas that are adjacent to the national park, patches of sub-paramo and areas of the paramo, that are well preserved, still remain, becoming home of an important diversity of bird species restricted to these ecosystems.

Without a doubt, the park is one of the most beautiful places in the country, with incredible landscapes and a gorgeous diversity of birds, making this location in Colombia a must-see for any kind of birdwatcher. The plants of this area are also a great attraction, with an immense amount of rare and unique species that blend in the with wild volcanic landscape which is home of the largest and most important active volcano in the country.

Near Los Nevados, one can find the Hotel Termales de Ruiz, which is regularly used by birdwatchers. At this hotel, besides being able to enjoy the magnificent hot springs, it is amusing to appreciate the most important bird feeders in Colombia at over 3600 meters in elevation, where unique hummingbird species in the country can be observed.

Elevation: 3400 – 3700 m / Mobility: Easy, rural unpaved roads, paved roads / Temperature: 6 -14 °C

E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1252508?yr=all&m=&rank=mrec

Photo Conditions: Short Walks and Feeders

Target Photo Species: Buffy Helmetcrest, Tawny Antpitta, Stout-billed Cinclodes, Many-striped Canastero, White-chinned Thistletail, Rainbow-bearded Thronbill, Greater Sapphirewing, Buff-winged Starfrontletet, Black-thigged Puffleg, Golden-bellied Starfrontlet, Shinning Sunbeam, Scarlet-bellied Mountain Tanager, Mountain Velvetbreast, Viridian Metaltail, Collared Inca, Pruple-backed Thronbill

Night in Valdivia Plaza Hotel / http://hotelvaldiviaplaza.co/

Day 11
Day 11 - Lucia Feeders, Yellow eared Parrot Reserve, Cock of the Rock lek / Valdivia Plaza

Located in the sector known as Alto Ventanas, about 1.5 hours away from the municipality of Jardin - Antioquia over the Western Cordillera. The municipality of Jardín is located at 1600 m of elevation and is a town dedicated to the production of coffee, plantains and other fruits. Behind it, where the cordillera rises up to 2900 m lives a Yellow-eared Parrot population, and it is found to be strongly associated to remnants of the wax palm forests. The area is surrounded by patches of high-Andean forests on the higher side and Andean forest on the lower side. It is a place with an incredible biodiversity of birds and magnificent landscapes. Birdwatching is performed over an unpaved road with little vehicular traffic in between these beautiful mountains of the western Andes.

Lucia Feeders is a private farm of a farmers family in love of birds and conservation, with some nice feeders they can feed some very interesting species as Chami Antpitta, Green and Black Fruiteater, Ocellated Tapaculo and others.

Elevation: 2000 – 2900 m/ Mobility: rural, unpaved roads / Temperature: 10-22°C

E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L604060?yr=all&m=&rank=mrec

Photo Conditions: Short Walks, Hides and Feeders

Target Photo Species: Chami Antpitta, Green and Black Fruiteater, Ocellated Tapaculo, Tourmaline Sunangel, Collared Inca, Buff-tailed Coronet, Yellow-eared Parrot, Black-billed Mountain-Toucan, Chestnut-naped Antpitta,

Key species: Tanager Finch, Yellow-vented Woodpecker, Spillmann’s Tapaculo, Blackish Tapaculo, Rufous-crowned Tody-Flycatcher, Barred Fruiteater, Chestnut-crested Cotinga, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Black-collared Jay, Streak-throated Bush-Tanager, Lachrymose Mountain-Tanager, Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant, Sharp´s Wren, White-browed Spinetail

Jardin de Rocas Natural Reserve, is a small farm located on the side of the rural area in the municipality of Jardín – Antioquia, where a permanent lek of the Cock-of-the-rock still exists. Therefore, this place is very famous and widely visited by many birdwatchers. The cocks-of the-rock can be seen even only centimeters away from the viewpoints, providing unique opportunities to photograph this beautiful bird species. The owners also installed some bird feeders in the place, which attracts some great species of the region such as tanagers and chachalacas. The access to the Gallitos de Roca is a bit steep, but there won’t be any problems by hiking slowly. This reserve has also become a private conservation initiative which must be highly supported, since this lek of Cocks-of -the-rock is certainly the best one and the most accessible one of all the distribution zone of the species.

Elevation: 1750 m/ Mobility: rural unpaved road, steep terrain but easy to hike on / Temperature: 17-22°C

E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L2719023

Photo Conditions: Hides and Feeders

Target Photo Species: Andean Cock of the Rock, Red-bellied Grackle, Crested Ant-Tanager, Colombian Chachalaca, Black-chested Jay, Flame-rumped Tanager, Andean Motmot, Chestnut-naped Brush-Finch, Russet-backed Oropendola

Night in Valdivia Plaza Hotel / http://hotelvaldiviaplaza.co/

Day 12
Day 12 - Bambusa Feeders, transfer Medellin, flight to Bogota / Hilton

This small farmhouse, which is property of the Castaño family, works as a nursery of ornamental plants from the region and they also plant some traditional crops such as coffee and plantain. Mrs. Piedad, who is a sweet old lady, has been feeding the birds in her garden for some time now and she was surprised to discover that just a few days latter many tanagers, woodpeckers, chachalacas, hummingbirds and many other species suddenly began to arrive. This led her decision to open the doors of her farm welcoming all birdwatchers.

This is a very pleasant place to spend a few hours observing beautiful species from the Colombian coffee region while enjoying a delicious lunch, a great cup of coffee and taking some amazing photos.

Elevation: 1750 m / Mobility: stationary, garden in a farmhouse / Temperature: 17-22°C / E-bird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L3629879?yr=all&m=&rank=mrec

Photo Conditions: Feeders

Target Photo Species: Green Jay, Black-collared Jay, Red-headed Barbet, Colombian Chachalaca, Flame-rumped Tanager, Acorn Woodpecker, Blue-necked Tanager, Scrub Tanager, Black-capped Tanager, Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, Bronze-winged Parrot, Green Hermit.

Night in Movich Las Lomas Hotel / https://www.movichhotels.com/es/hotel-laslomas-en-medellin/

Day 13
Day 13 - Flight to home

Flight to home, from Jose Maria Cordoba International Airport / Medellin

Wildlife species expected to see:

Amethyst-throated Sunangel, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Green fronted Lancebill, Coopery-bellied Puffleg, Brown-breasted Parakeet, Rufous-browed Conebill, Golden-fronted Whitestar, Torrent Duck, Black-billed Mountain-Toucan, Rufous Antpitta, Green and black Fruiteater, Blue and Black Tanager, Andean Guan, Pale-bellied Tapaculo, Chesnut-crowned Antpitta, Grass-green Tanager, Beryl-spangled Tanager, Slaty-backed Chat-Tyrant, Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant, Pale-napped Brush-Finch, Green-Bearded Helmetcrest, Bronze-tailed Thornbill, Chestnut-winged Cinclodes, Red-rumped Bush-Tyrant, Apolinar´s wren, Bogota Rail, Silvery-throated Spinetail, , Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle, Many-striped Canastero, White-chinned Thistletail, Andean Tit-Spinetail, , Andean Siskin, Rufous-browed Conebill, Great Sapphirewing, Shinning Sunbeam, Glowing Puffleg, Tawny Antpitta, Band-tailed Seedeater, Plumbeous Sierra-Finch, Glossy Flowerpiercer, Pale-bellied Tapaculo, Noble Snipe, Toucan Barbet, Crimson-rumped Toucanet, Glistening-green Tanager, Green Throntail, Rufous-throated Tanager, Silvery-throated Tanager, Green Honeycreeper, Black-chinned Mountain Tanager, Golden Tanager, Lemon-rumped Tanager, Greyish Piculet, Red-faced Spinetail, Choco Toucan, Masked Tityra, White-whiskered Hermit, White-whiskered Puffbird, Multicolored tanager, Chestnut Wood-Quail, White-throated Quail-Dove, Colombian Chachalaca, Golden-naped Tanager, Metallic-green Tanager, Saffron-crowned Tanager, Red-headed Barbet,  Scaled Fruiteater, Golden-headed Quetzal, Crested Quetzal, Masked Trogon, Blue-winged Mountain-Tanager, Blue-headed Sapphire, Bronzy Inca, Andean Emerald, Multicolored Tanager, Metallic-green Tanager, Bronzy Inca, Andean Emerald, Booted Racket-tailed, White-necked Jacobin, Green Hermit, Long-tailed Sylph, Brown Violetear, Fawn-breasted Brilliant, Masked Flowerpiercer, Short Walks, Horned Screamer, Comb Duck, Cinnamon Teal, Buff-necked Ibis, Snail Kite Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Common Nighthawk, Apical flycatcher, Greyish piculet, Jet Antbird, Masked duck, Great Antshrike, Ruby-topaz Hummingbird, Dwarf Cuckoo, Crimson-crested Woodpecker, Black-and-gold Tanager, Gold-ringed Tanager, Broad-billed Motmot, Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer, Velvet-purple Coronet, Empress Brilliant, Western Emerald, Rufous gaped Hillstar, Violeta-tailed Sylph, Purple-bibbed Whitetip, Tawny-bellied Hermit, Green-crowned Brilliant, Long-billed Starthroat, Munchique Wood-Wren, White-faced Nunbird, Lanceolated Monklet, Golden-headed Quetzal, Fulvous-dotted Treerunner, Yellow-breasted Antpitta, Ochre-breasted Antpitta, Choco Tapaculo, Nariño Tapaculo, Black Solitaire, Black-chinned Mountain-Tanager, Rufous-throated Tanager, Tanager Finch, Barred fruiteater, Scaled Fruiteater, Orange breasted Fruiteater, Olivaceous Piha, Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia, Crescent-faced Antpitta, Grey-bellied Mountain Toucan, Chami Antpitta, Hooded Mountain Tanager, Purple-backed Thronbill, Golden-breasted Puffleg, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Bar-bellied Woodpecker, Golden-plumed Parakeet, Ocellated Tapaculo, Black-collared Jay, Rufous Wren, Hooded Mountain Tanager, Plushcap, Capped Conebill, Buffy Helmetcrest, Tawny Antpitta, Stout-billed Cinclodes, Many-striped Canastero, White-chinned Thistletail, Rainbow-bearded Thronbill, Greater Sapphirewing, Buff-winged Starfrontletet, Black-thigged Puffleg, Golden-bellied Starfrontlet, Shinning Sunbeam, Scarlet-bellied Mountain Tanager, Mountain Velvetbreast, Viridian Metaltail, Collared Inca, Pruple-backed Thronbill, Chami Antpitta, Green and Black Fruiteater, Ocellated Tapaculo, Tourmaline Sunangel, Collared Inca, Buff-tailed Coronet, Yellow-eared Parrot, Black-billed Mountain-Toucan, Chestnut-naped Antpitta, Tanager Finch, Yellow-vented Woodpecker, Spillmann’s Tapaculo, Blackish Tapaculo, Rufous-crowned Tody-Flycatcher, Barred Fruiteater, Chestnut-crested Cotinga, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Black-collared Jay, Streak-throated Bush-Tanager, Lachrymose Mountain-Tanager, Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant, Sharp´s Wren, White-browed Spinetail, Green Jay, Black-collared Jay, Red-headed Barbet, Colombian Chachalaca, Flame-rumped Tanager, Acorn Woodpecker, Blue-necked Tanager, Scrub Tanager, Black-capped Tanager, Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, Bronze-winged Parrot, Green Hermit,

What is included?

  • Accommodation in double rooms
  • All meals from dinner on Day 1 through breakfast of last morning with an open menu in restaurants and places in where is available
  • 2 snacks daily that include bottled water, fruit, etc.,
  • Water available all the time on the bus – big bottle to recharge the potable bottles, soda, bottle water or juice included with meals
  • Private transfer airport-hotel-airport
  • All ground transportation including 4x4 vehicles where is necessary
  • Domestic flights in economy class
  • Entrances to reserves and national parks
  • Colombian event insurance and bilingual professional birding and wildlife guide

What is not included?

  • International flights and taxes
  • Toiletries, laundry service
  • Room service, tips or gratuity
  • Medical expenses (not covered for evet insurance)
  • Alcoholic drinks, international phone calls, activities not included in the itinerary
  • Extensions of a trip due to circumstances beyond our control
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the itinerary and "what is included"

Write a Review

Your email address will not be published.

I certify that this Wildlife Review is based on my own experience and is my genuine opinion of this tour. I understand that Blue Sky Wildlife has a zero-tolerance policy on fake reviews.

Thank you for posting a Wildlife Review. It will appear live after Blue Sky Wildlife approves it.

Please fill all the fields.

Expand/Close
Why book with Manakin Nature Tours?

We are one of the companies with the most experience and trajectory in birdwatching tourism in Colombia, we were pioneers as a Colombian agency operating professional bird tours and our learning was done with large operating companies worldwide, with which we are very committed to the quality of service and the satisfaction of our clients. We have currently expanded our portfolio to other Latin American countries, which strengthens our operational and service capacity. We are not only a company that does bird and wildlife observation tourism, we are also committed to the conservation of nature, environmental education, scientific research and the social and economic development of the communities with which we work, we think that tourism It must be a nature-friendly development alternative for everyone and we support this idea with many programs that we have other than tourism.

What is the accommodation system?

Our hotels and lodges vary in quality but all are within close proximity to many of areas we wish to go birding or to see wildlife; MANAKIN NATURE TOURS, just operate high quality tours, in this case you can be sure that hotels ad lodges will be from good to high quality, safe and clean. For more details about hotels that we use in this tour, please write us or call us.

Tour Code

This is a photographic and birding or wildlife tour with early morning starts and evening finishes to each day. One some days we may take picnic lunches in order to no waste time during the middle of the day or having to leave site. The weather can be unpredictable with rain and sunshine both likely. At higher altitudes it can be chilly. We have an amazing photo opportunity for many species of hummingbirds and other species coming to feeders, we will also be looking for a good number of species that are very rare and seldom seen, but we will be going to areas that hold these sought-after species.

Join Our Fixed Tour Starting Date

Tour Dates Tour Availability From Price Spaces Left
05/03/2023 - 17/03/2023 available USD 4,100
10
Enquire Now
Load more
Show less

You can send your enquiry via the form below.


13 Days

Price & Availability

From
USD3,353 / per person
Single Supplement USD 580
Group Discount Available
Group Discount Guide
Refer to Group Discount Terms
This tour is operated by: Manakin Nature Tours
4.96 based on 8 reviews

Quick Enquiry Form

Operator Review Summary

4.96 Based on 8 reviews
Tours
Wildlife
Guides
Conservation
Location
Value

Tour Facts

  • Colombia
  • Set Departure
  • Set Departure Tour
  • Birds
  • 1 to 10 pax
  • 13 Days
  • All year
  • +18 Years
  • Leisurely
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • No
  • El Dorado International Airport
  • El Dorado International Airport