Colombia: Amazon Adventure
December 3-17, 2023
From: Bogota, Colombia
Participant Limit: 10
Activity Level: Moderate
Double occupancy. Single supplement: $700
This is a birding tour, designed to see as many bird species as possible, with special focus on specialty species.
Colombia is known for its incredible species list and myriad of distinct birding regions, each with their own set of unique species. Join us on the ultimate Colombian Amazon experience as we visit the best Amazonian regions in the country to see many highly sought-after species!
Our tour starts in Bogotá where we meet for welcome dinner before flying out the next morning to the town of Mitú, Colombia’s best known location for Amazonian species. Here we will have the opportunity for iconic amazon species such as lekking Guianan Cock-of-the-Rocks, Amazonian Umbrellabird, Spix’s Guan, Crested Eagle, Paradise Jacamar, Yellow-tufted Toucanet, and much more while enjoying breathtaking scenery at every location.
A brief stop in Villavicencio between Mitú and Inírida will provide a new set of species different from anywhere else we visit on the tour. This is a great way to add species found in the Colombian Interior where the base of the Andes Mountains meets the savannas of eastern Colombia. Here we can find a myriad of stunning tanager species including Turquoise, Paradise, and Speckled Tanager, Guilded Barbet, Chestnut-eared and Lettered Aracaris and more!
From Villavicencio, we will fly to Inírida where we bird Colombia’s newest location for Amazonian specialties. This region provides access to white-sand forest and Orinoco Basin species and is the only location in Colombia for many of them! Recently it was discovered that this city hosts Colombia’s only location for the highly sought-after and bizarre Capuchinbird! Targets in this area include Rose-throated Chat, Black and Yellow-crowned Manakins, Orinoco Softtail, up to 5 species of macaws, and the “Inírida Antshrike” a species of Antshrike found only on one small river system and not yet fully described to science.
In addition to birds, the stunning scenery and amazing animals add to the experience. We hope to see Giant Otters and Amazon River Dolphins alongside the boat while birding, Colombian Red Howler Monkeys and Golden-backed Uakari’s feed in the trees overhead. This is a relatively newer area for birders to visit compared to many of the known sites and is sure to leave you amazed!
- Ground Transportation
- Park Entrance Fees
- Internal Flights in Colombia
- International Airfare
- Passport and Visa Fees
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Personal Items
- Travel Insurance