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Sustainable Tourism Bogotá

Lodging

We will spend the night at a cloud forest nature reserve. The accommodation is basic and luxury options are not available for this tour at this time. Rooms are fitted with double and single beds and have a private bathroom outside the room with warm electric showers

Note: Last minute bookings are challenging in terms of availability, so we recommend making your reservations several weeks ahead of time. 

Weather

The coffee lands have a mild climate with daytime temperatures ranging between 18ºC and 26ºC and night temperatures close to 14ºC with the possibility of sporadic rain showers.

Location

The area that we visit on the first day is next to Mount Fusacatán, about 2 hours south-west of Bogotá. The second day is near the coffee town of Silvania and Tibacuy about 2 hours further. We will be birdwatching at altitudes ranging between 1600 m.a.s.l. and 2300 m.a.s.l. along the Eastern Andes.

Difficulty

This tour can be adapted to accommodate all ages and abilities. Short nature trails will allow you to get deeper into the forest and enjoy nature closer up, but sitings are also possible from the comfort of the vehicle. Should you have limited mobility or a specific medical condition, please let us know ahead of time. If you are looking for long hiking, we can also accommodate with enough notice. 

Testimonial

"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

Draft Itinerary

Day 1

• 7:00am Pick-up from Bogotá (most locations)

• 9:00am Breakfast (available for purchase) at nature reserve 

• 10:00am Birdwatching by the hummingbird gardens

• 1:00pm Lunch time (available for purchase)

• 2:00pm Check-in and down time

• 3:00pm Birdwatching by the cloud forest creek

• 7:00pm Dinner (available for purchase)

Day 2

 

• 7:00am Breakfast (included) at nature reserve

• 8:00am Departure to Silvania coffee town

• 10:00am Rural roadside birdwatching

• 1:00pm Lunch (included) in Quinini Nature Reserve

• 2:00pm Visit to tanager garden (weather permitting)

3:00pm Return to Bogotá

• 6:00pm Expected return to Bogotá (traffic can add 1 hour of driving time)

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and the final version can differ in times and locations depending on availability, weather and road conditions.

Pricing per Person per Night

  • single traveler         USD $350 in Spanish   /   $450 in English

  • 2 people                  USD $225 in Spanish   /   $275 in English

  • 3 people                  USD $200 in Spanish   /   $225 in English

  • 4 people                  USD $180 in Spanish   /  $200 in English

  • +5 people                Ask us for details

Includes

It includes: Private transport, bilingual guide (pending availability), 1 night's accommodation, 1 breakfast, all entrances, personal accident insurance & digital pictures of the trip.

It does not include: breakfast, lunch and dinner on the first day or lunch and dinner on the second day (available for purchase), hydration, snacks, tips.

Note: Last minute bookings will probably only have a Spanish-speaking guide available.

Birds & Butterflies of the Coffee Lands - 2 days

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