The Colombian Massif, Putumayo and the Western Andes and Choco Bioregion

DATES ( (15 Days)
July 15 – 29, 2017
August 1 – 15, 2017
August 1 – 15, 2018

TRIP TYPE:
A.
 Birdwatching Expedition
B. Photography Birdwatching Expedition

COST:
A. $4,400USD per person, double occupancy, not including airfare, singles extra. Inquire about Single Supplement . Birding emphasis. Natural history and birdwatching leader. Please email colombiaphotoexpeditions@gmail.com to get a quote

B. $5,400USD per person, double occupancy, not including airfare, singles extra. Inquire about Single Supplement. Birding emphasis. Natural history and birdwatching leader. Please email colombiaphotoexpeditions@gmail.com to get a quote. Photography, Natural History & Birding emphasis. Led by National Geographic Creative photographer Kike Calvo, a Natural history and birdwatching leader plus local experts on each location. It includes presentations on photography, photo critiques and photography training.

GROUP SIZE:  8 participants, not including leaders. Remember we also specialize in private-customized expeditions for birders & nature photographers. If you want us to help organize a private tour for you, please write us.

ACCOMODATIONS: Lodging will consist of 3 -4 -star hotels in Cali and Popayan, a comfortable rural hotel in Anchicaya (El Queremal), a lovely boutique hotel in San Agustin, a Swiss-built lodge at La Cocha Lagoon and a ba- sic 3-star hotel with air conditioning in Mocoa. We expect relative comfort, hot showers and excel- lent local food and provide a nice variety of snacks and purified or bottled drinking water available throughout the trip.

ITINERARY:
KM 18 – ANCHICAYA – LA COCHA – BOR- DONCILLO – TRAMPOLINE OF DIVERSITY – RUMIYACO – SAN JOAQUIN – SAN AGUSTIN – PURACE NP

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Day 1:  Flights to Cali
Day 2: The Infamous Km 18
Day 3: Lower Anchicaya – El Danubio
Day 4: Alto Anchicaya – El Queremal to El Engaño.
Day 5: El Queremal – Popayan
Day 6: Popayan to La Cocha via the Patia Valley and Besuaco
Day 7: Paramo de Bordoncillo
Day 8: La Cocha Lagoon and El Encanto Andina
Day 9: Upper Trampoline of Diversity
Day 10: Lower Trampoline of Diversity
Day 11: Rumiyaco
Day 12: San Joaquin and Mocoa – Pitalito Road
Day 13: San Agustin and Purace National Park
Day 14: Popayan – Cali
Day 15: Flighs home

Contact Us for a more detailed itinerary.

TRIP INCLUDES:

Bottled Water Throughout the Trip
Snacks Throughout the Trip
All Meals From Breakfast on Day 2 to Breakfast on Day 15
All Lodging (Double Occupancy)
Entrances to Parks and Reserves
Local Guides
Terrestrial Transport From Airport Pickup to Airport Drop-off

We suggest that you buy travel insurance.

Photo © Juan Jose Arango / VWPics.com
Map © Colombia Birdwatch

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