Merida City. Airport/hotel assistance and transfer to El Vallecito (15 Min.), a village on the way to Mucujun River Valley. Visit to a dirty road next to the bank’s river. Breakfast. Half a day birding (Northern Torrent Duck, White-capped Dipper, Black Phoebe, Green Jay, Slaty brush-Finch, Great Thrush). Lunch on the way to El Valle, visit a dirt road next to the river bank, birding all the way to Páramo La Culata and walking through the frailejones, looking for the endemics (Mérida Sunangel, Mérida Flowerpiercer, Brown-back-chat Tyrant, Black-chested buzzard Eagle, Ocrhebrowed Thistletail, Andean Siskin, Band-tailed Pigeon, Sparkling Violetear, Crimson-mantled Woodpecker, Páramo Pipit, Bar-winged Cinclodes, Bearded-helmetcrest Hummingbird, White-sided Flowerpiercer, Coal-black Flowerpiercer). Keep walking to the base of “Pan de Azucar Mountain” area, through the Sierra de la Culata National Park trail (Brush-capped Finch, Golden-Bellied Startfronlet, Great Thrush). Return to Mérida City. Hotel/Dinner.
- Binoculars, telescopes, tripods, books
- Light clothes
- Good shoes for walking
- Hat, sunglasses
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- Bilingual and specialized guide
- Snacks and drinks during the journey
Does not include:
- Personal expenses or tips
- Alcoholic drinks
- National flights
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