Central Colombia Birding Trip
A 3-week trip in search for rare endemics!This trip is made special for those that want to see Colombian endemics and rarities.
We do not pass as many habitats as on our N-Venezuela Birding Trip, but you will be overwhelmed with rare species, seen by few birders.
A total of 26 endemics! are possible, among them Yellow-eared Parrot, Tanager-Finch, the newly described Chestnut-capped Piha (Lipaugus weberi), Parker's Antbird (Cercomacra parkeri) and Stiles Tapaculo (Scytalopus stilesi).
Look at the full speciality list of birds we might see or at the complete list.
Look as well at our previous trips in Central-Colombia for the rarities we saw.
We will go to approx. 6 birding sites. Roughly speaking the trip makes a big loop Bogota-Cali-Medellin-Bogota. (see also the map for details).
(On special request we can also add an extra week in Santa Marta for these endemics.)
We mostly overnight in bungalows in the middle of the mountains. So we can go birding till the last moment, as birds are all around the lodges.
On the other hand you sometimes will have to give in a hot shower for a few days.
We travel around in buses, taxis, jeeps and sometimes even on horseback (no riding experience is required). Within the reserves mules will bring our gear to the visitor centres.
The trip is suitable for everyone with a normal health. You should be able to bird/walk a whole day.
For a detailed itinerary, send us an email.
Price: US$ 3250 (for 21 days)
Included: All transport such as all land transport and 1 local flight, transfers, accommodation based on double occupancy, food, entrance fees, all excursions, guiding, check list, detailed trip report after the trip, etc.
Not included: Your international flight to/from Bogota, international airport tax, travel insurance, tips, laundry services, phone calls and all other personal expenses.
Important: This tour is planned with maximum security precautions. Though Colombia has a very bad reputation, the areas we go to are safe.
Special tours for small parties can also be organised.
Send us an email for more information.