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Santa Marta Mountains and Caribbean - 12 Days

Santa Marta Mountains and Caribbean
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12-day bird watching tourshowcasing Santa Marta Mountains, Caribbean Coast and Perija Range Endemics. Colombia is known as the holy grail of birding, and the Santa Marta mountains are the mecca of birding in Colombia. With 22 endemics, the highest coastal mountain range on the planet is truly a birder’s paradise. In addition, birding the coastal forests in the lowlands and the Perija mountains will surely boost your list!

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4.93 stars
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  1. Western Andes, Santa Marta
    John and Daryl Thaw10 Jan 2018
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    Many, many species of birds encountered over two weeks, with several rare and unexpected finds. The locations were varied, comfortable, and in the heart of good birding and other wildlife habitat. Good job!
  2. Repeat customer
    Alison Van Keuren30 Nov 2017
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    Chris, the guides and drivers are top notch and most welcoming.
  3. Family birding Central and Western Andes and Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
    Olivier Langrand, Fanja Andriamialisoa, Tahiry and Sariaka Langrand25 Jun 2018
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    From June 25 to July 04, 2018 we went on a customized birding tour in the Central and the Western Andes and in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia and we ended up the trip with 406 species. First the exchange of emails with Chris to prepare this trip has been very fluid and efficient and the price quoted for the desired trip was fair. Chris was of great advice on where to go and how long to spend in each location. In Pereira airport our guide Giancarlo Ventolini picked us up. Giancarlo was an excellent bird guide, a very good driver, a gentleman with a great sense of humor and great knowledge of his country. His English was just perfect. We birded in Termales del Ruiz, Los Nevados National Park, Rio Blanco Reserve and Motezuma/Tatama National Park. The birding was exceptional and we did not miss many target species. Fernando, the local guide in Montezuma was excellent and got us a few sulkers. Then we went to Santa Marta where a second guide, Angel Ortiz, met us. With Angel we went to Tayrona National Park, Minca, and El Dorado in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Angel birding skills were excellent too and got us one target species after the other. His English was perfect. He was assisted by a driver who was skilled and cautious. All accommodations booked matched our standards and we have rarely seen people so welcoming in the lodges, the villages, but also in large cities such as Bogota or Cartagena. Not only Colombia is a prime birding destination, but also a country where visitors interested in history, food and landscapes will enjoy travelling. We will certainly go back to Colombia for another birding trip and no doubt that we will ask Colombia Birdwatch to organize it.
  4. Excellent experience with Chris and company
    James D Lubitz30 Nov 2017
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    Our 12 day trip was a wonderful mixture of birding with some visits to cultural attractions. Pace was ideal. Chris is active in encouraging and using local birders and in promoting conservation efforts in Colombia.
  5. Colombia Birdwatch
    Richard Fenner04 Dec 2017
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    Colombia Birdwatch are an excellent company with fantastic local guides who are brilliant at finding the birds as well as looking after guests. And Colombia is of course an amazing destination. I have done two private tours with them and both were superb, can't recommend too highly.

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