THE ANCHICAYA VALLEY, WESTERN AND CENTRAL ANDES, CAUCA VALLEY, SANTA MARTA MOUNTAINS AND CARIBBEAN COAST

DATES ( (22 Days)
November 15 – December 6, 2018
November 15 – December 6, 2019

TOUR: ENDEMIC COLOMBIA

TRIP TYPE:
Birdwatching Expedition

COST:
US$6,450  per person, double occupancy, not including airfare, singles extra. Single Supplement: $900 USD. Birding emphasis. Natural history and birdwatching leader. Please email colombiaphotoexpeditions@gmail.com to get a quote.

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.

This tour is one of our faster paced tours and is designed to target many of Colombia’s most sought-after endemics. This program begins with a quest to find the endemics of the Pacific slope and the western and central Andes, moving on to the Holy Grail of endemics in Colombia: The Santa Marta Mountains. The highest coastal mountain on the planet has been identified as one of the most irreplaceable nature reserves on the planet, and contains the highest concentration of threatened wildlife on Earth.

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ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive in Cali
Day 2: KM 18
Day 3 – 5: Anchicaya Watershed
Day 6: San Cipriano
Day 7 : Sonso Lagoon
Day 8 – 10: Montezuma Lodge
Day 11: Otun Qumbaya NP
Day 12 -13: Rio Blanco Reserve
Day 14 – 15: Los Nevados NP
Day 16: Isla Salamnca NP
Day 17 – 19: El Dorado Lodge
Day 20: Tayrona NP
Day 21: Los Flamencos NP
Day 22: Depart Bogota or Cali

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Bird the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, home to more than a quarter of the country’s endemics.
  • Ride the rails through pristine forests at the San Cipriano Reserve.
  • Visit the dry forests of mythical Guajira peninsula in Northern Colombia in search of Vermilion Cardinal, Scarlet Ibis and Tocuyo Sparrow. Enjoy the festival of tanagers in the Anchicaya Watershed, including Scarlet-and-white, Golden-chested, and Gray-and-gold.

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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