"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.

Ask for a personalised itinerary.

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.

Silvery-throated Spinetail Synallaxis subpudica
Apolinar's Wren Cistothorus apolinari
Cundinamarca Antpitta Grallaria kaestneri
Brown-breasted Parakeet Pyrrhura calliptera
Black Inca Coeligena prunellei
Bogota Rail Rallus semiplumbeus
Velvet-fronted Euphonia Euphonia concinna
Turquoise Dacnis Dacnis hartlaubi

Black-billed Mountain-Toucan Andigena nigrirostris (Near-endemic)
Moustached Puffbird Malacoptila mystacalis (Near-endemic)
Spot-flanked Gallinule Gallinula melanops
Golden-bellied Starfrontlet Coeligena bonapartei (Near-endemic)
Blue-throated Starfrontlet Coeligena helianthea (Near-endemic)
Longuemare's Sunangel Heliangelus clarisse (Near-endemic)
Coppery-bellied Puffleg Eriocnemis cupreoventris
Golden-breasted Puffleg Eriocnemis mosquera (Near-endemic)
Short-tailed Emerald Chlorostilbon poortmani (Near-endemic)
Bronze-tailed Thornbill Chalcostigma heteropogon
Spectacled Prickletail Siptornis striaticollis
Bar-crested Antshrike Thamnophilus multistriatus (Near-endemic)
Matorral Tapaculo Scytalopus griseicollis (Near-endemic)
Golden-fronted Whitestart Myioborus ornatus
Rufous-browed Conebill Conirostrum rufum (Near-endemic)
White-capped Tanager Sericossypha albocristata
Black-chested Mountain-Tanager Buthraupis eximia
Orange-crowned Oriole Icterus auricapillus (Near-endemic)

Important: This tour is planned with maximum security precautions. Though Colombia has a very bad reputation, the areas we go to are safe.

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