Bespoke Colombian Wildlife Tours On Request
This is a tailor-made Colombia Wildlife Tour which can range from a 2-day tour up to one month, exploring Colombia nature and wildlife with the best nature field guides and experts in the territory.
Are you interested in birds, frogs, general vegetation, woody plants, orchids, butterflies, reptiles and more? Are you willing to design your trip from the beginning? Do you need a local logistics expert? Jaguarundi travel takes into account all your needs and interests and provides the best itinerary to create your own unique wildlife adventure.
A tailor-made wildlife tour in Colombia takes place in any of the natural areas of the country. Andean mountain range or three cordilleras with Andean ranges and inter-Andean valleys, coffee region, amazon jungle, Guajira Desert, Santa Marta Mountains, Pacific and Choco region, Mitu region, Puerto Inirida, Urabá region, Sierra de Perijá, and more.
Let us know your interests and pace and we’ll give you an unforgettable dream trip, working directly with you to design an itinerary that suits your needs and cravings, as well as your accommodation standards, meal preferences and other expectations.
Colombian wildlife tours can include cultural exchange experiences like local gastronomy, music and traditional knowledge. If this is one of your interests we can include them in the proposal. On the other hand, we can only focus on nature and you are welcome to provide a list of species and interests and needs and we will be happy to work with you to create a unique travel experience in Colombia.
Colombia Wildlife Tour Highlights include:
- Create your own bespoke tour itinerary based on desired wildlife experiences, length of stay and budget
- Explore each unique Colombia wildlife region based on your desired species target list
- Accommodation and dietary requirements can be tailored to travellers preferences
- Include cultural activities and local first-hand conservation experiences, also catering for non-wildlife partners
Keen to expand your wildlife experience? If so, then look at this longer option available Wild Colombia Nature Tours
Alternative Tour Name: Jaguarundi Custom Colombia Wildlife Expeditions
This region is home of incredible geographic contrasts and cultural richness. From snow-capped peaks, down through moorlands, forests and wetlands, to the humid subtropical forests. In Colombia, the Andes Mountain Range is actually divided into three different ranges including two of the most important rivers of the country the Cauca and Magdalena rivers.
The area is home to around 800 different species of birds including endemics, scarce and sough-after birds where hummingbirds are one of the highlights.
The Colombian Andean region is extremely diverse and has incredible spots for nature and bird photography and observation, where is worth to mention the Andean Cock-of-the-rock lek, one of the greatest avian spectacles anywhere in the world. More amazing birds can be found such as Andean Condor, Blue-billed Curassow, Bogotá Rail, Cauca Guan, Multicoloured Tanager and Chestnut-capped Piha. Mammals like Olinguito, spectacled bear, Andean fox and Mountain tapir are found as well in the Colombian Andean region and are possible to find in one of Jaguarundi Travel nature tours.
The Amazon rainforest is considered one of the most exciting places for keen birders and nature lovers around the world. In Colombia, the amazon region is almost one-third of the country’s total land area and has about 750 different bird species. Although it would be impossible to find them all in a single trip, a birdlist of 300 species is possible.
This area is known to be one of the best places to search for bird species such as Amazonian Umbrellabird, white-plumed antbird, Colombian Orange-headed Tanager, Plum-throated Cotinga and many other birds like parrots, manakins, nightjars and more.
The amazon territory is as well, home of many charismatic mammals including the Jaguar, pink river dolphin, capybara, three-toed sloth, spider monkey and giant river otter. Many more jungle wildlife is hidden in the amazon and is worth to mention the beauty and complexity of colourful invertebrates, frogs and fish. The exuberance of Colombian amazon nature, fauna and flora is without a doubt an incredible option for Jaguarundi Travel nature experiences.
Located in the eastern Area of Colombia, the Orinoco region is probably one of the least known and visited locations. With about 800 species of birds and some rarities such as Rufous-winged Ground-Cuckoo, Spix guan and Channel-billed Toucan, the Orinoco is worth to consider visiting.
The habitats vary from mountain slopes to grasslands, floodable savannahs and riverine plains; this area is considered the transition between the Andean region and the jungle and is home to endemics like Brown-breasted Parakeet and Cundinamarca Antpitta.
Wetland areas are considered one of the highlights of the region since thousands of water birds gather to feed; nature photographers and wildlife lovers enjoy watching dozens of species of herons, egrets and ibises, accompanied by Roseate Spoonbills, Wood Storks and Jabirus. Forests are productive as various antbirds, manakins, tanagers and flycatchers are present. In the savannahs, and floodable areas, birds of prey are able to be seen and mammals like capybaras and the remarkable anteaters are possible to be spotted.
This region is without a doubt, one of the greatest biodiversity hotspots on earth. The geography gathers exuberant lowland tropical rainforests and extensive coastlines with about 650 different bird species and incredible wildlife including humpback whales that migrate along the coast between the months of July and November.
Many colourful bird species and some endemics are included in the list of possible to see in the area. Yellow-eared Toucanet, Scarlet-and-white Tanager, Baudo Guan, Baudo Oropendola, Berlepsch’s Tinamou, Slate-throated Gnatcatcher and Sooty-Capped Puffbird are some of the interesting species amongst others where the Harpy Eagle is probably the most spectacular and very desirable by the birders and naturalists.
On top of that, deep in the jungle, many other species of antbirds, antthrushes, antwrens and woodcreepers are found. Along the rivers waterbirds like cormorants, skimmers, kingfishers, herons and egrets are part of the scene.
This mega diverse area continues with the list of herps where the Colombia’s golden dart frog and the basilisk drive lots of interest. Although it is one of the rainiest areas of the world, the Choco region is a Mecca of biodiversity and is a must for nature travellers in Colombia. Macro photographers will be amazed by the diversity and colourful minibeasts as well as with the complexity of nature structures.
Another incredible area full of nature and an incredible variety of habitats, where the bird list is at least around 630 species, including 20 endemic species, 18 globally threatened and at least 60 with restricted distribution. This region is considered globally of high importance for migratory birds since at least 120 different species cross the area using nature as their main corridor.
Colombian Caribbean region, where the tallest coastal peak on earth takes place, is the same area where semi-deserted Guajira peninsula and Serranía del Perijá are located. Incredible isolated portions of nature from the coastline to the paramos and capped mountains.
These mountains are also home to Colombia’s three species of big cat – the jaguar, puma and ocelot – though as always they are very elusive and hard to see. The whole region has been dubbed the world capital of biodiversity, because it is home to so many unique and irreplaceable species of wild creature.
What is included?
- Inclusions will be determined according to the interests and needs of the travellers.
What is not included?
- Exclusions will be determined according to the interests and needs of the travellers.
At Jaguarundi Travel we are experts on sustainable, responsible ecotourism. Communities benefit, biodiversity is conserved, and all aspects of culture are respected. We offer creative travel experiences greatly superior to large tour operators. Our travellers stay in small hotels, farms and reserves where they are safe and comfortable. We ensure an unforgettable trip and the best possible service. We have, over time, built strong working relationships with many diverse communities. By working together, a first-class tourist product has been developed. These communities are also involved in education, conservation and the rescue and preservation of biological, historical and cultural elements. PRINCIPLES Our principles are present in all our plans and journeys: Grounding. We are grounded in the culture, the people and the communities of Colombia. We meet, share and learn from the indigenous peoples, peasants and Afro-Colombians. We celebrate their music, rituals, ancient cultures, food and traditions. Respect for nature. We learn from biodiversity and are committed to conservation of our rich biological heritage. We marvel at the flora, fauna and landscapes through birdwatching, photography, diving and visiting our national parks and private reserves. Your safety and security is one of our highest priorities. Our drivers and vehicles, as well as our guides and support staff, are highly skilled and know the routes and local dynamics on any itinerary. Our standards of comfort are excellent and food is always delicious, healthy and safe, and prepared according to our clients’ dietary requirements.
It is required to pay 100% at least one month prior to the departure date, via wire transfer. The information for payment will be sent to the travellers once they decide to choose our services. If the tour is private, if there is an extra service, if a pre-tour is added, or if the tour is extended, alternative payment options are available. Please contact us for further information.
Early breakfast, transfer to area of interest, nature experience, lunch, nature experience continues, return back to hotel or lodge, species checklist review and briefing for the following day, and dinner.
Jaguarundi Travel nature tours are suitable for children, and travellers are requested to contact the company to discuss further details.
Credit cards are useful in the main Colombian cities, however it is necessary to travel with some cash. ATMs are usually available during the trip.
Jaguarundi Travel nature and wildlife tours is a company that is always willing to help and fulfill the interests of the travellers. We have multiple options to choose from and we are always ready to include other areas and create the itineraries according with our travellers' needs and interests.
We want our customers to enjoy the most that Colombia has to offer – its history, culture, biological richness and breathtaking landscapes. When travelling with us, regardless of the age or experience, all our itineraries are designed with comfort in mind. Everyone can discover and be thrilled by this country’s sheer beauty. Colombia, a country with many rivers and mountain ranges, has extensive highways and roads, some paved, others rugged, rutted and challenging. In some of our Journeys you might take domestic flights, travel on dirt roads and by boat. These modes of transportation allow the traveller to witness the astonishing biodiversity, the rivers, the rainforest, the mountain tops and the many climatic changes. Detailed itineraries delivered to our clients in advance outline the journey, the accommodation, travel arrangements and meal plans. While travel in Colombia can be considered an adventure, we provide the most comfortable and easiest route to a destination. We do not advertise as an adventure agency but we can and do accommodate travellers seeking new and remote areas away from cities. Sometimes on tour, you need to wake up early and travel overland to remote areas. Our staff arranges for food delivery and carries all luggage and equipment. Again, with comfort in mind, we book boutique hotels in major cities and excellent guest houses in remote locations. Also, our staff is always available to answer any questions you might have about an itinerary before you start packing.
Good, healthy, food is of prime importance for travellers and to us as well. So we ensure that all food is of the highest quality, even when our tours take us to remote parts of the country. In urban areas, we work with food services and restaurants that always meet national sanitary standards. Depending on location, we turn to reliable, high quality suppliers. Sometimes we supply our own cooks. We guarantee clean kitchens and the use of potable water for cooking at all times. Dietary restrictions and special needs diets will be accommodated. Vegetarians and vegans are also welcomed.