Despite the impressive number of species and endemics, Colombia remains probably the least visited birding destination in South America. There can be little doubt that this is a direct result of the turbulent political and social climate, yet while Colombia has for a long time been considered unsafe to visit, there are many parts of the country that are now safe for tourists. Our tour will focus primarily on the large number of endemics that the country has to offer - firstly in the Andean region, and then with an extension to the Guajira desert and the impressive Santa Marta Mountains on the northern coast.
Colombia - Andean Endemics:
Day 1: Arrival in Bogota.
Day 2: Laguna Pedropalo.
Day 3: Chingaza National Park & Siecha Gravel Pits.
Day 4: Bogota to Victoria via San Francisco.
Day 5: Victoria to Rio Claro.
Day 6: Rio Claro surroundings.
Day 7: Rio Claro to Anori.
Day 8: Anori.
Day 9: Anori to Jardin
Day 10: Jardin to Rio Blanco Nature Reserve.
Day 11: Rio Blanco Nature Reserve.
Day 12: Los Nevados National Park.
Day 13: Rio Blanco to Otun-Quimbaya Sanctuary.
Day 14: Otun-Quimbaya Sanctuary to Cerro Montezuma.
Day 15 & 16: Cerro Montezuma surroundings.
Day 17: Cerro Montezuma to Laguna de Sonso.
Day 18: Laguna de Sonso to Cali.
Day 19: El 18 to Cali and flight to Bogota (or flight for extension).
Santa Marta Extension:
Day 1: Flight to Santa Marta and transfer to Minca.
Day 2 & 3: Santa Marta Mountains.
Day 4: Santa Marta Mountains to Riohacha.
Day 5: Riohacha to Santa Marta.
Day 6: Isla Salamanca NP to Barranquilla and departure.
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