Amazon Birding Tour in Colombia
A magical Amazon birding tour in which we mix two of our best destinations for birding in the Amazonian ecosystems that include the incredible Orinoco basin forest in Inírida and the gorgeous and mystical Guiana Shield White Sands forest in Mitú.
A 14 days trip in where is possible to see more than 400 species of birds, some of which are in the list of the rarest in Colombia. The indigenous culture, the amazing rivers and the exuberant biodiversity are the perfect combinations for you to have a wonderful trip in the Colombian Amazon. Good, comfortable hotels and short journeys make your trip easy and full of surprises.
Alternative Tour Name: Colombian Amazon
You will be transfer to a hotel close by the airport
We will take an early flight to Mitu, after our arrival we will visit the road of Urania-Mituseño, a great secondary forest and edge primary forest in where we can see a lot of birds, some of the target of this day include Azure-naped Jay, Swallow-winged Puffbird, Yellow-crowned, Striped, Golden-headed, White-crowned and Blue-crowned Manakin, Black Bushbird, Cherrie´s Antwren and many more
We will visit this day also the amazing lek of Fiery Topaz and Guiana Cock of the Rock, other targets included: Gould´s Jewelfront, Banded Antpipit, Scarlet-rumped Parrotlet, Chestnut Woodpecker, Paradise Jacamar, White-plumed Antbird, Green-tailed Goldenthroat
Birding in Pueblo Nuevo Path, a wonderful terra firme forest with some amazing target to see as Chestnut-crested Antbird, White-plumed Antbird, Spot-backed Antbird, Tawny-tuffted Toucanet, Banded Antbird, Striated Antthrush, Bar-bellied Woodcreeper, Pavonine Quetzal, Great Jacamar, Spangled Cotinga, Bronzy Jacamar, Brown-banded Puffbird, White-crowned Spadebill and many others
We will visit Terra Firme Fores in Bocatoma path in where we will be focused in other specialties of the areas as Pompadour Cotinga, Red-fan Parrot, Banded Antbird, Brown-breasted Puffbird and many more. This is a day in where we will take the lunch in the hotel and we come back to the field in the afternoon. At night we will search some owls that include the Tawny-bellied Screech Owl and we will try to see the enigmatic Nocturnal Curassow
We will search during all day birds on the road to Santa Cruz, in where we will focused in birds of secondary forest and open areas that include some important as White-bellied and Yellow-bellied Dacnis, Red and Green, Blue and Yellow, Scarlet, Red-bellied and Chestnut-fronted Macaws, Speckled Chachalaca, Orange-cheeked Parrot, Maroon-tailed Parakeet, Lineated and Yellow-tufted Woodpeckers and many more. We will comeback to the hotel in the afternoon to rest.
We will visit the road of Urania-Mituseño, a great secondary forest and edge primary forest in where we can see a lot of birds, some of the target of this day include Azure-naped Jay, Swallow-winged Puffbird, Yellow-crowned, Striped, Golden-headed, White-crowned and Blue-crowned Manakin, Black Bushbird, Cherrie´s Antwren and many more. We will take a flight to Bogota
We will take a flight to Inirida from Bogota, after of our arrival we will transfer to the hotel to make the check in and to take the lunch. We will have our first birding adventure in Caño Culebra in where we will can see a lot of birds of humid tropical forest of terra firme as Black Manakin, Black-bellied Cuckoo, Amazonian Antshrike, Cithron-bellied Attila, Dot-backed Antbird, Gilded Barbet, Gray Antbird, Spot-breasted Woodpecker, Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher and many more.
We will have the experience to visit the indigenous community of Sabanitas in where we will can see a lot of good species including the enigmatic and one of the most rare birds in the area the Capuchinbird, other birds this day include Ringed Woodpecker, Lafresnaye´s Piculet, Orinoco Piculet, Golden–spangled Piculet, Blackish-gray Antshrike, Dot-winged Antwren, Dot-backed Antbird, Bare-necked Fruitcrow, Slender-billed Xenops, Pompadour Cotinga, Velvet-fronted Grackle, Cherrie's Antwren, Red-shouldered Tanager, Black-headed Parrot, Citron-bellied Attila, Plumbeous Euphonia, Brown Jacamar, Bronzy Jacamar, Rufous-tailed Flatbill, Spangled Cotinga and many more.
We will take a boat early in the morning to move us to Matraca trail at the border of Inirida River. This one of the best places to see bird in Inirida and a place in where is possible to find some of the specialties. We will be birding all morning; we will come back to take the lunch and in the afternoon we will come back to same place. Some very important birds of this place include Orinoco Softail, Rose-breasted Chat, Yapacana Antbird, Blue-crowned Trogon, Green tailed Jacamar, Varzea Schiffornis and many more. In the afternoon we will take a boat early in the morning to go at Laguna negra in where we will can see amazing birds, beautiful landscapes and wonderful animals as the Pink River Dolphins that are very common in the place; we will can see some very interest birds as Hoatzin, White-faced Jacamar, Blue-thraoted Pipin Guan, Bare faced Fruitcrow, Amazonian Umbrellabirds and many more.
This is one of the most special days during the tour; will be possible to see a lot of birds as Capped Heron, Pied Lapwing, Cliff Flycatcher, Pied Puffbird and many more; but this day will be special to visit Mavecure Mountains that is a mythic place for the indigenous of the area and amazing jewel of the nature, a places in where you will feel a really amazing good energy. We will visit also an indigenous comminute and we will share a time with them.
We will visit other wonderful path of the Paujil Community in where we will search birds of varzea forest and secondary forest patch, some of the birds that will be great to see include Collared Puffbird, Black-eared Fairy, Blue-crowned Trogon, Black-fronted Nunbird, Green-tailed Jacamar, Fasciated Antshrike, Dot-winged Antwren, Dusky Antbird, Gray Antbird, Black-chinned Antbird, Dot-backed Antbird, Slender-billed Xenops, Varzea Schiffornis, Slate-colored Grosbeak, Amazonian Umbrellabird, Amazonian Motmot, Citron-bellied Attila, Pectoral Sparrow, Black-bellied Cuckoo, Spotted Puffbird and many more
This day is focused on white sand forest birds, we will be walking on a beautiful savannah with millions of Inirida Flowers that are endemic of this region of the Orinoco Basin, spm birds prefers these areas for foragign such as Green tailed Goldenthroat, White-naped Seedeater, Wedge-tailed Grass-Finch, Plain crested Elaenia and many more. In the afternoon we will take a flight to Bogota to end this wonderful trip.
International departures from Bogotá
Amazon river Dolphin
What is included?
- Transport: Private transport (4x4 cars or Mototaxi), Domestic Flights Bogota – Mitu – Bogota / Bogota – Inirida – Bogota, Boat Transportation in Mitu & Inirida
- Meals: All food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in all locations with open menu in restaurants, 2 snacks daily that include bottle water, fruit, etc (Water available all the time on the bus – big bottle to recharge the potable bottles), Just one national beer, soda, bottle water or juice included with meals (The second drinks beers, juice, bottle water or juices need to be paid per client)
- Accommodation: All Hotels described in the itinerary, Eco-lodges inside the Natural Reserves, Towel and linen provided in all places
- Entrance fees at National Parks and Reserves
- Guides, drivers and cooks: The group will be accompanied by a professional guide all time of MANAKIN NATURE TOURS
- Indigenous Local Guides all days during the tour
- Permissions to enter at indigenous territories
- Experienced car and boat drivers
- Experienced cooks in all reserves, lodges and hotels
- Insurance: Event Insurance (Transportation and accidents)
What is not included?
- International Flights and Taxes
- Travel Insurance
- Laundry Service
- Room service
- Tips or gratuity
- Medical Expenses
- Beer except one beer at lunch or dinner
- International or local Phone Calls
- Activities not included in the itinerary
- Extensions of a trip due to circumstances beyond our control
Manakin Nature Tours is the company of Luis Eduardo Urueña and Johana Andrea Borras, a couple committed to the conservation of nature and to birding tours of the highest quality throughout Colombia. Both biologists, Luis and Andrea are 100% Colombian, they have the top talent and boost the work of the people of their country. Manakin Nature Tours uses only Colombian resources because they want to enhance the growth of the country by hiring Colombian professionals, its hotelier, transport, and catering services and by supporting community projects. Simply, because we are a completely Colombian company that knows the whole country very well. Also, we are 100% committed to our customers’ safety. Our main goal is to offer the best quality service in Colombia and to make the experience of watching birds and nature in the most bio-diverse country in the world thoroughly enjoyable, memorable, and successful for you. We have a wide variety of set itineraries, but we always try to carry out our trips in a completely customized way depending on the needs and scope of each client. We offer the highest quality transportation, lodging and food that you can find in Colombia. We have professional Colombian guides. All of them are young, kind, funny and very passionate about birds and nature. Also, they know all the places we visit and have excellent relationships with local people. We don’t think of you just as our customers but hopefully as our future great friends.