Trip reference number: 22143

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

Colombia’S Birding Highlights

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We visit Colombia’s most exciting birding locations. Highlights should include 20-plus Andean cock-of-the-rocks at a lek, 50-plus hummingbirds, antpittas at Rio Blanco, and Santa Marta’s endemics.

With 1,920 birds recorded, of which 90 are endemic, Colombia is a must for every birder. This exciting tour begins in the high Andean páramo, in search of buffy helmetcrest, and the Andean cloud forest, home to mixed flocks and iconic birds such as white-tipped quetzal. Next we visit an Andean cock-of-the-rock lek and enjoy up to five species of antpitta during a morning at Rio Blanco Reserve, before ending in the isolated mountains of Santa Marta where a host of exciting endemics awaits!

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Depart UK
  2. Day 2: Arrive Bogotá; birding at La Florida wetland; fly to Pereira
  3. Day 3: Birding in Otún Quimbaya Reserve; drive to Manizales
  4. Day 4: Manizales; drive to Nevado del Ruiz
  5. Day 5: Manizales; visit Rio Blanco Reserve
  6. Day 6: Drive to Jardıin; afternoon visit to Andean cock-of-the-rock lek
  7. Day 7: Visit Yellow-eared Parrot Reserve; continue to Las Tangaras
  8. Days 8-9: Las Tangaras Reserve
  9. Day 10: Drive to Medellin; fly to Santa Marta & transfer to Minca
  10. Day 11: Birding around Minca; drive to El Dorado Lodge
  11. Days 12-13: Birding at El Dorado Lodge
  12. Day 14: Return to Bogotá
  13. Day 15: Chingaza National Park excursion; depart Bogotá
  14. Day 16: Arrive UK
  • Available*: Nov to Dec
  • Group size: 7
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £5,195 pp
  • Price excluding international flights: From £4,595 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Services of an expert leader
    • Transfers
    • Accommodation
    • All meals
    • Guided activities
  • Activities available:
    • Walking


This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

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