Colombia, Land of Birds
12 Days / 11 Nights
Bogota – La Florida – Chingaza Natural Park – Jardin Encantado – Honda – Cuchilla de Bellavista – Laguna de Guarinocito – El Paujil Reserve – Rio Claro Reserve – Medellin

Travel to a nature lover’s paradise with this luxury tour of Colombia. Wander colonial cobblestone streets filled with colonial architecture in the city of Bogotá. Take in national parks teeming with birdlife in Chingaza, Jardin Encantado, El Paujil and Rio Claro. Let Kuoda show you just how enchanting a personalized Colombia tour can be.

DESTINATIONS
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Discover urban avian species in Bogotá.
  • Explore Bogotá’s historic Candelaria District.
  • Learn the history of Bogotá and wander the lively Plaza de Paloquemao market with an expert guide.
  • Search for the majestic Andean Condor in Chingaza Natural Park.
  • Wander national parks and find endemic species aplenty in the number one bird country in the world.
  • Stay at exclusive hand-picked accommodations.

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ITINERARY
Welcome to Colombia
You will find us waiting for you when your international flight arrives in Bogotá. Look for the Kuoda sign with your name and the smile. We will escort you to your hotel, check you in, and help you get settled. You’ll then be able to rinse away the feeling of a long flight and enjoy a good night’s rest!
Bogota Colombia
Birding La Florida / Bogota city tour

Early in the morning (5 am), we will pick you up at the hotel for a birding tour to La Florida Regional Park. La Florida is a wetland in the western area the Bogota, where you will have the opportunity to see some of the special endemic bird species found in this area, such as: the Bogotá Rail (Rallus semiplumbeus), Apolinar’s Wren (Cistothorus apolinari apolinari) and Noble Snipe (Gallinago Nobilis).

After visiting La Florida, we will transfer you back to your hotel where you will have some time on your own. At 2 pm, we will pick you up from your hotel and take you to see the most iconic places in Bogota’s historic centre. We will visit the Gold Museum, Monserrate, Botero Museum and then walk around the historic neighbourhood of La Candelaria.

Bogota Colombia
Chingaza Natural Park / La Calera

Early in the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel and head to Chingaza Natural Park, an Important Bird Area about 2 hours outside of Bogota. You will spend about 4 hours at Chingaza with an expert guide where you could see the majestic Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus).Afterwards, we will transfer you to La Calera to visit a beautiful hummingbird observatory. Watch these colourful creatures flit around the quaint courtyard of this grand old observatory snuggled between the mountains. We will also take you to eat a traditional Colombian lunch, where you will learn a little more about Colombian culture. Afterwards, we will take you back to Bogota and drop you off at your hotel.

Chingaza National Park Colombia
Jardin Encantado / Honda city tour

After breakfast, we will head to San Francisco, a small town located about 1.5 hours from Bogota. There, we will visit Jardin Encantado, a beautiful house where you will observe various species of hummingbirds. Since the altitude at Jardin Encantado is different than the previous day’s observatory, you will get the chance to see different species.

Later in the day, we will head to Honda, an important river port. The sunny town was critical to Colombia’s development thanks to its proximity to the Magdalena River. We will eat lunch then take a tour of the charming historic centre, where you will see colonial buildings and tranquil town squares.

Magdalena river Colombia
Cuchilla de Bellavista / Laguna de Guarinocito

Early in the morning, we will head to Cuchilla de Bellavista, located in the small town of Victoria and about 1 hour from Honda. You will have the chance to spot birds in this humid forest environment. Around noon, we will eat lunch and take a short break.

After the break, we will head to Laguna de Guarinocito, which is located about 30 minutes from Victoria. We will take a boat to visit the lagoon and we’ll have the opportunity to see more than 90 bird species. We will transfer you back to the hotel in Honda at the end of the day.

Laguna Guarinocito Colombia
Travel to El Paujil / Hiking and birding

After breakfast, we will begin our trip to El Paujil Reserve, located about 5 hours from Honda. After arriving to this nature reserve, we will eat lunch and take a break to relax.

In the middle of the afternoon, we will take a short hike through the reserve to begin spotting the some 360 registered bird species. Among these species, 7 species are endemic, 8 are near-endemic and 8 are endangered.

Paujil reserve Colombia
A day birding in El Paujil

Early in the morning, we will continue birding in the reserve. We will have some time for lunch, then continue birding in the afternoon.

Paujil Reserve
Morning birding in El Paujil / Afternoon travel to Rio Claro

We will take our final birding tour through El Paujil Reserve in the morning. After eating lunch, we will travel by road for about 4 hours to reach Rio Claro Reserve.After arriving to Rio Claro, we will have some time to rest. The reserve sits between two mountains. Thanks to its unique location and micro-climates that facilitate different habitats, you will have the chance to see a large variety of bird species, including: the Colombian Chachalaca (Ortalis columbiana), White-mantled Barbet (Capito hypoleucus), Beautiful Woodpecker (Melanerpes pulcher) and Sooty Ant-Tanager (Habia gutturalis).

Claro river Colombia
A day birding in Rio Claro
Early in the morning, we will continue birding in the reserve. We will have some time for lunch, then continue birding in the afternoon.
Tucan Rio Claro Colombia
Morning birding in Rio Claro / Travel to Medellin
We will take our final birding tour through Rio Claro Reserve in the morning. After eating lunch, we will head to Medellin, located about 3 hours from Rio Claro. We will drop you off at the hotel in Medellin and you will have the rest of the night to relax or explore the “City of Eternal Spring” on your own.
Medellin Colombia
Medellin city tour
We will pick you from your hotel and take you on a city tour of Medellin. You will visit the most interesting parts of the city, including Plaza Botero and the Botero Museum. You will also get a chance to ride the Medellin metro and visit Comuna 13, a previously dangerous neighbourhood that is now adorned with street art.
Museum Botero Medellin
Return Home

At the appropriate time, we will bring you to the airport for your journey home. Your host will help you to check-in to your flight and wish you buen viaje!Like the sound of this Colombia private tour? Get in touch with Kuoda and we’ll start devising your very own customized Colombia private travel experience.

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INCLUDED
  • Personalized itinerary planning
  • A Kuoda host to assist you in every location
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary
NOT INCLUDED
  • International flights to and from your home country
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not specified
  • All gratuities
PRICE REFERENCE

Prices are based on final accommodation choices, travel dates and other details within your tour, which are flexible to your individual interests and desires. Feel free to reach us via email at info@kuodatravel.com or by calling us directly at 1.800.986.4150

ACCOMMODATIONS
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