Sustainable Tourism Bogotá
We will spend the night on a coffee farm. Rooms are available with double beds and an outside bathroom with warm showers.
The coffee/cocoa lands have a warmer climate with day time temperatures up to 32ºC and night temperatures of 15ºC with the possibility of sporadic rain showers.
The area we visit on the first day is located south-west of Bogotá about 2.5 hours from our departure point (80km away). The second day is 1 hour further. We will be birdwatching at altitudes ranging from 800 to 1900 m.a.s.l. along the western slope of the Eastern Andes.
Turquoise dacnis, Velvet-fronted euphonia, Colombian chachalaca, Indigo-capped Hummingbird, Scrub tanager, Bar-crested Antshrike, Crimson-backed tanager, Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Red-headed Barbet, Orange-billed Sparrow, Blue-necked tanager, Saffron finch, Bay-headed tanager, Gray-headed Tanager, Orange-chinned parakeet, Spectacled parrotlet, Ruddy ground-dove, Blue ground-dove, Smooth-billed ani, White-vented plumeleteer, Yellow-headed caracara, Streaked saltator, Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, Ringed Kingfisher, Bare-faced Ibis.
Price is $250 per person, based on a 2-person minimum. This includes private 4x4 transport, hotel pick-up, bilingual guide, all entrances, 1 night's accommodation, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, personal accident insurance, access to identification materials & a link to an online photo album.
This trek is of high difficulty, fit for experienced hikers only. It is required that your party be in top physical condition due to the challenging trails coupled with steep mountain passages. You must be able to hike for at least 6 hours each day on challenging, steep terrain.
"My wife and I recently returned from a two-week photography/birding tour in Colombia with Andes EcoTours and it truly was a trip of a lifetime. We saw an incredible number of birds, animals, flowers and striking landscapes. Our driver, Hector, was a pro at both driving and spotting birds. We can't speak highly enough of Chantelle, our guide. She was very knowledgeable, well spoken, flexible and was always thinking of our needs. As an example, every night she would upload a summary of the sightings for the day, which we found very useful. She also has an amazing eye for spotting birds and animals. She was the reason I was able to get so many great photos. In terms of accommodations, they were generally very good, although you can expect some rustic accommodations in the more remote areas. Food was very good and there was plenty of it. All in all, a fantastic trip and we would return to Colombia in a minute." - John
Journey with us to an area abundant in birdlife, butterflies & exotic flora. The region offers stunning scenery and excellent opportunities for nature photography, with shade-grown coffee and cocoa plantations providing sanctuary for over 300 species of resident and migratory birds.