Easter Andes Birding

Code: COBIRD07
9 DAYS - 8 NIGHTS
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Description

Adventure yourself on a birding tour in the Colombian mountains in Eastern Andes that include the amazing bio-geographic region. Enjoy the amazing hummingbirds, Antpittas, Tapaculos, Tanagers, Fruiteaters and over 450 species that are possible to see on this route

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION El Dorado International airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
24/7 assistance Professional guides, drivers and cooks
Private vans or 4×4 with A/A One beer at lunch or dinner
Entrance fees in Parks & Reserves Accomodations as per itinerary
Domestic flights as described in itinerary 2 snacks daily (water, fruit, etc.)
All meals with open menu in restaurants with one drink
NOT INCLUDED
International Flights and taxes Toiletries
Laundry Service Room service
Medical Expenses Alcoholic beverages
International or local Phone Calls Activities not included in the itinerary

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Search at night for some owl and nightjar species

TRIP DETAILS

  • Physical demand (1-10): 3
  • Travel Style: bird watching
  • Price For Minimun 4 PAX

Itinerary

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Day 1: BOGOTA

Arrival to Bogota airport where our guide will be waiting and transfer to the hotel. Trip briefing (-/-/D)

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Day 2: CHICAQUE NATURAL RESERVE

To start this day we will visit the famous Chicaque Natural Reserve. We can see some important birds at hummingbird feeders and in an incredible cloud forest in the western slope of the eastern Andes. We will comeback to Bogota to rest.
Some interesting birds this day include: Golden-bellied Starfrontlet, Matorral Tapaculo, Golden-fronted Whitestart, Rufous-breasted Flycatcher, Moustached Brush-Finch, Flavescens Flycatcher, Brown-billed Scytebill, Flame-faced Tanager, Smoky Bush-Tyrant, Grass-green Tanager, Blackish Tapaculo, Andean Pygmy-Owl, Glowing Puffleg, Palen-naped Brush-Finch, Streak-capped Treehunter, Strng-billed Woodcreeper and may more. (B/L/D)
(1600 – 2600 m / 5250 – 8530 Ft -12-17 °C / 53.6 – 62.6 °F)

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Day 3: SUMAPAZ NATIONAL PARK, BOGOTA

This day we will search birds in the amazing and so beautiful Sumapaz National Park or Paramo de Sumapaz, in where the landscape and the diversity of birds, and plants, will be the attraction, in the afternoon we will come back to Bogota to rest.
You will can see some very interesting birds as Green-bearded Helmetcrest, Bogota Rail, Apolinar´s Marsh Wren, Bronze-tailed Thronbill, Red-rumped Bush-Tyrant, Red-crested Cotinga, Black-chested Buzzard Eagle, Many-striped Canastero, Chestnut-winged Cinclodes, Plain-capped Ground-Tyrant, Tawny Antpitta, Andean Ruddy Duck, and many more. (B/L/D)
(2800 – 3800 m / 9190 – 12470 Ft – 10-17 °C / 50 – 62.6 °F)

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Day 4: CHINGAZA NATIONAL PARK, LA CALERA HUMMINGBIRD GARDEN, TRANSFER VILLA DE LEIVA

We will visit the Chingaza National Park early in the morning all day, we will take the breakfast and the lunch in the field and we are focus in a many important birds this day as to Brown-breasted Parakeet, Silvery-throated Spinetail, Blue-throated Starfrontlet, Matorral Tapaculo, Golden-fronted Whitestart, Coopery-bellied Puffleg, Rufous-browed Conebill, Purple-backed Thronbill, Paramo Seedeater, Plush-capped Finch, Pale-naped Brush-Finch, Smoky Bush-Tyrant, Black-billed Mountain Toucan, Black-headed Hemispingus and many more. In the afternoon we will visit a new location in La Calera Village in where we will going to enjoy amazing diversity of hummingbirds in a private garden; some important species that will be possible include Sword-billed Hummingbird, Greater Sapphirewing. Glowing Puffleg, Black-tailed and Green-tailed Trainbear, Mountain Velvetbreast, White-bellied Woodstar and many more; when we finish we will come back to Villa de leiva. (B/L/D)
(2600 – 3600 m / 8530 – 11810 Ft – 5-12 °C / 41 – 53.6 °F)

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Day 5: IGUAQUE SACTUARY FLORA & FAUNA – VILLA DE LEIVA

We will visit a very easy place for biridng in the heart of the most conserved forest in Boyaca department; Iguaque sanctuary of fauna y flora include some important birds to see as Golden-bellied Starfrontlet, Black Inca, Black-backed Grossbeak, and others beautiful to see as Crimson-mantlet Woodpecker, Scarlet-bellied Mountain Tanager, Yellow-backed Oriole and many more. In the afternnon we will enjoy a cultural visit per Villa de Leiva Village, one of the most beautiful in Colombia, with a lot of history, plazas, museums, and nice restaurants and colony streets to enjoy. (B/L/D)

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Day 6: ROGITAMA NATURAL RESERVE – TRANSFER SOATA

We will cross move on eastern cordillera from Villa de Leiva to Arcabuco village to visit one of the better example of restaurantion and conservation programs in eastern Andes in Rogitama Reserve, a very old cow farm that now is a sanctuary of life and birds. There we will have another chance to see the endemic and beautiful Black Inca (insig of the reserve) and other nice birds as Lazuline Sabrewing, Silvery-throated Spinetail, Short-tailed Emerald, and many more. Ending the morning we will travel to Soata village in the Chicamocha Canyon to change of habitat and birds. (B/L/D)

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Day 7: SOATA OAK FOREST

Early in the morning we wil up to the mountains of Soata-Onzaga, a amazing oak forest very conserved that prtect some very important birds and is one of the last remants of oak forest in Colombia. There, our top bid is the very rare, endemic and endangered Colombian Mountain Grackle, that live in groups of more that 5-6 individuals and are really nice to see, also, with a good luck we will can see the wonderful Rusty-faced Parrot, Andean Pygmy Owl, Amethyst-throated Sunangel, Green Jay, Mountains Cacique and many more. We will search birds all day on the same road and we will rest in a nice hotel in Soata village. (B/L/D)

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Day 8: CHICAMOCHA DRY FOREST – TRANSFER TO BOGOTA

We will visit early in the morning the dry forest of Chicamocha Rover in where the main birds to see will be the endemic and very endangered Niceforo´s Wren and Chestnut-bellied Hummingbird, also Apical Flycatcher and many more, we will try to see a big number of birds to depart to Bogota after half day and to end this wonderful tour per eastern andes. (B/L/D)

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Day 9: HOME

After breakfast, transfer to Bogota Airport and check in assistance for international flight. End of services. (B/-/-)

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