Western and Central Andean Endemics, Cauca Valley and Choco Specialties
DATES ( (15 Days)
January 7 -21, 2019
July 1 – 15, 2019
TOUR: WHERE THE BIRDS DANCE
A. Birdwatching Expedition
B. Photography Birdwatching Expedition
A. US$4,600 USD per person, double occupancy, not including airfare, singles extra. Inquire about Single Supplement. Birding emphasis. Natural history and birdwatching leader. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get a quote. Birding emphasis. Natural history and birdwatching leader. Single Supplement $600 USD
B. US$5,600 per person, double occupancy, not including airfare, singles extra. Single Inquire about Single Supplement. Birding emphasis. Natural history and birdwatching leader. Please email email@example.com to get a quote. Photography & 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 a mix of 3-4 star hotels in cities and basic lodges at the more rural destinations. Our hotel in Los Nevados has natural hot springs, but be advised it is situated at 11,000 feet in elevation. There is a river near the lodge at Montezuma and a pool at the hotel in Buga, so pack your swim wear! The lodges do have the luxury of hot showers (almost always), three great meals a day, and they work on a birders schedule so we can be out in the morning early and have a siesta in the heat of the day after lunch. We expect relative comfort and great local food but, as tourism is in its infancy in Colombia, do not expect fancy 5-star type lodges. We will have purified or bottled drinking water available throughout the trip.
Day 1: Arrive in Cali
Day 2: KM 18
Day 3 – 4: Anchicaya Valley
Day 5: Sonso Lagoon
Day 6 – 8: Montezuma Lodge
Day 9 -10: Otun Quimbaya NP
Day 11 -12: Rio Blanco Reserve
Day 13 -14: Los Nevados NP
Day 15: Depart Cali
- Bird the Anchicaya Watershed, an area that inspired the first Bird ID guide for South America.
- Enjoy the feeders at KM 18, where more than 22 species of hummingbirds have been recorded.
- See 5 species of Antpittas at the feeders in Rio Blanco Reserve.
- Seek out some of the rarest species in Colombia at the Montezuma Lodge, including Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer, Munchique Wood-wren and Gold-ringed Tanager.
Contact Us for a more detailed itinerary.
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
Terrestrial Transport From Airport Pickup to Airport Drop-off
We suggest that you buy travel insurance.
Photo © Juan Jose Arango / VWPics.com