Unique Wild Orchids Tour in Colombia
This 14-day Colombia Wild Orchids Tour is a moderately-paced trip available as a set departure (or on request) where you can expect to see more than eight orchid genus. This wild orchids tour of Colombia takes the traveller to the Tropical Andes orchids in the Cordillera Oriental of Colombia, crossing parts of Meta, Cundinamarca, Boyacá and Santander Departments (Provinces) through several ecosystems including the Andean cloud forests, páramos and subpáramos (high mountain grasslands).
Colombia is a mega-diverse country and its amazing beauty is a wonderful destination. Colombia Wild Orchids Tour is a must for nature lovers; with around 4,000 species of orchids and 1,572 unique species in the country, about 39.3% of the whole diversity of orchids in Colombia, it is the country with the highest diversity of this group of plants in the world.
"Very well planned and organized. The guide from Jaguarundi Travel took us through high cold mountain paramo and hot moist green jungle, assisted by local guides. All guides knew their turf. Birds, plants, reptiles and frogs. They were skilled and able to spot and point out the highlights in excellent English. I hope to come back to Columbia and will most certainly use Jaguarundi Travel if I do." -Jens Wolf Jespersen.
We provide excellent orchid explorations and tours in different areas of the Colombian territory and offer routes for orchid specialists as well as amateur travellers. In our explorations during the Colombia Wild Orchids Tour, travellers can search for In Situ orchids or visit private collections depending on their needs and experience.
On this Colombia Wild Orchids Tour, travellers will see a great variety of orchid geniuses such as Epidendrum, Cyrtochilum, Odontoglossum, Lepanthes, Masdevallia, Stelis, Pleurothallis, Maxillaria and Telipogon. All these genuses embrace an abundant diversity in terms of varieties, sizes, colours and type of growing (terrestrial, epiphytic or rupicola).
On this journey, travellers may see endemic and threatened species such as Cyrtochilum weirii, Odontoglossum luteopurpureum, Odontoglossum gloriosum, Odontoglossum crispum, Masdevallia misasii, Masdevallia aenigma, Lepanthes erytrochles, Lepanthes chelonion and Lepanthes matisii among others.
The Colombia Wild Orchids Tour operates all-year-round so some orchids may not be in bloom; however, travellers will see common genuses distributed among departments, as well as endemic and rare orchids not found elsewhere in the world.
Unique Wild Orchids Tour in Colombia includes:
- Visiting the country with the highest diversity of orchids in the world, guided by an orchid specialist
- Exploring remote areas with a variety of ecosystems, looking for multiple genuses
- The chance to take mind-blowing photographs, and learn tips and tricks applicable to amateurs
- An opportunity for the traveller to keep its own pace
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.
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