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Colombia - Birding

(10 Days)

Bogotá | Cali | Pereira

Day Routing
01 Bogotá

Arrival in Bogotá and hotel transfer. Remainder of the day at leisure. Optional city tour.  

02 Bogotá - Cali

Flight to Cali, the third largest city in Colombia. Dating from 1536, this is a vibrant salsa city with both modern elements and historical heritage. Day at leisure to enjoy the sights of Cali.

03 Cali

This morning guests leave early to Finca La Araucana. Spend the morning here birding, with close-up views of the Green Honeycreeper, Flame-Rumped Tanager and the Near-Endemic Scrub Tanager. Lunch and further birding at the Bichacue Yath Reserve, a fairy garden with great birding options.

04 Cali

Today discover the birdlife of the nearby cloud forest. A paradise for Tanagers, guests will search out the Purplish-mantled, Summer, Golden, Metallic-green, Saffron-crowned and Golden-naped Tanagers. Other birds include the hyperactive Cinnamon Flycatcher. An impressive show of hummingbirds can be observed at Raul’s Place, including the Green Violetear, the Long-tailed Sylph and the White-necked Jacobin.

05 Cali

Birding at the higher elevations of the Bosque de San Antonio. Lunch at Eduardo Carvajal’s house, where great hospitality and impressive feeders mix together for the perfect afternoon.

06 Cali - Pereira

Today guests leave to the Sonso Lagoon, one of the few remaining wetlands in the Cauca Valley and one of Colombia’s best birding localities. Search the waters for Wattled Jacaa, Snowy Egret, Spotted Sandpipers. In the afternoon continue to Pereira.

07 Pereira

Early drive to the Nature Reserve of Rio Blanco. Visit to the house of hummingbirds and nature walk. Look for several species of endemic and migratory birds.

08 Pereira

Excursion to the Sanctuary Wildlife Otún Quimbaya Reserve, an ideal setting to observe many species of birds, butterflies and small mammals. 

09 Pereira - Bogotá

Return to Bogotá. Option visit to the Gold Museum.

10 Bogotá

Transfer to the airport and homebound flight.