"Around Bogota" Trip
A 3-4 day trip in the Eastern Andes.
Many people are making short trips to Bogota, usually for a stop-over or sometimes for a congress.
Therefore we have put together a trip that perfectly fills in this need.
Areas around Bogota have a lot to offer to visiting birders. Bogota lies in the middle of the Eastern Andes, which is the safest of the 3 Andes ranges. And all local endemics can be found without any danger.
First of all you have the isolated highland marshes, which have created an endemic environment. These swamps hold 3 endemic birds: Bogota Rail (Rallus semiplumbeus), Silvery-throated Spinetail (Synallaxis subpudica) and Apolinar's Wren (Cistothorus apolinari).
We spend as well some time in the mountains around Bogota for endemics such as Brown-breasted Parakeet, Black Inca and the best of all: the very localised Cundinamarca Antpitta (Grallaria kaestneri).
Further if time is available, we visit the nearby Magdalena valley for the endemic: Velvet-fronted Euphonia (Euphonia concinna) and Turquoise Dacnis (Dacnis hartlaubi).
We just mentioned the endemics but many other special birds will be found as well.
Recommended is a trip of min. 4 days: 1-2 days for the marshes, 1-2 days for the highlands and also a day for the nearby Magdalena valley.
But to visit most of the sites, one must calculate on around 6 days.
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Price/day (for 1-3 persons)
1 day: 220 US$
2 days: 370 US$
3 days: 530 US$
Extra days: + 175 US$
The trip includes transport, all guidance and a checklist.
Because most people stay in their hotel of preference, prices excludes accommodation, food and drinks.
Hereunder are lists of endemics and specialities.
Click here for a full list.
Important: This tour is planned with maximum security precautions. Though Colombia has a very bad reputation, the areas we go to are safe.