Surroundings of Bogota Birding Tour | Uncover Colombia


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Birding Near Colombia’s Capital

You will finally be able to cross off a variety of exotic species from your birding bucket list on this Surroundings of Bogota birding tour. The experience has been carefully designed to introduce you to an array of bird species found in the Eastern Andes of Colombia. Explore diverse ecosystems that surround the capital city of Bogota, including wetlands, paramo and montane forest with average altitudes between 2,700 and 3,900 meters above sea level. Spot species such as Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus), Brown-breasted Parakeet (Pyrrhura calliptera), Green-bearded Helmetcrest (Oxypogon guerinii), Silvery-throated Spinetail (Synallaxis subpudica) and more. We will also visit one of Colombia’s most unique cathedrals, exposing you to a mixture of birding and Colombian culture.

EXPERIENCE TYPE Birding, Eco-Tourism & Culture

Birding Bogota Tour
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DAY 1 Arrive in Bogota

We will meet you at the airport to take you to your hotel in Bogota. In the evening, we will have a welcome dinner.

Overnight: Bogota - Hotel Hacienda Royal
Meal Plan: Dinner

DAY 2 Birding at La Florida and Historic Tour in Bogota

Your first birding experience starts at La Florida Park, a small wetland considered the best spot to see the Bogota Rail (Rallus semiplumbeus) and other endemic species.

Then, we will spend the rest of the day in the historic area of the city, La Candelaria. This neighbourhood is adorned with interesting architectural styles and museums. We will admire the world's largest collection of pre-Hispanic gold at the Gold Museum and get panoramic views of the city from the top of Cerro de Monserrate.

Overnight: Bogota - Hotel Hacienda Royal
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner   

DAY 3 Birding at Chicaque Natural Park and Transfer to Guasca

Today, we will go to Chicaque Natural Park located half an hour South of Bogota. The park is located next to a huge rock canyon that protects the cloud forest of Chicaque and ancient oak forests. 258 species of birds have been recorded there, hopefully we will be able to see: Brown Tinamou (Crypturellus obsoletus), Andean Guan (Penelope montagnii), Black Inca (Coeligena prunellei), Golden-bellied Startfrontlet (Coeligena bonapartei) and the rare migrant Cerulean Wabler (Dendroica caerulea).

At the end of the day, we will go to Guasca to spend the night.

Overnight: Guasca - Hotel Cafe de la Huerta
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  

DAY 4 Birding in Bosque Guajira

We will spend the day birding in Bosque Guajira (Guajira Forest). In this forest, you can see some of the following bird species: the Spinetail Silvery-throated (Synallaxis subpudica), Rufous- browed Conebill (Conirostrum rufum), Sword Billed Hummingbird (Ensifera ensifera). Also, when walking in the forest, we may be able to admire the Chestnut-crowned antpitta (Grallaria blakei), some mountain tanagers and several hummingbirds at feeders strategically placed along the way.

Overnight: Guasca - Hotel Cafe de la Huerta
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner    

DAY 5 Birding in Chingaza Natural Park and Hummingbird Observatory

We will continue our birding experience around Chingaza Natural Park. This area is famous because of its spectacular scenery of montane elfin forest and paramo. Plus, this is where you can find most of the Eastern Andean highland (near) endemic bird species. We will also visit a quaint hummingbird observatory to spend a few hours enjoying nearly 25 species of hummingbirds feeding in the gardens surrounding the Spanish-style house.

At the end of the day, we will go back to Bogota.

Overnight: Bogota - Hotel Hacienda Royal
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 Zipaquira Salt Cathedral and End of Tour in Bogota

You cannot leave the city without visiting one of its main highlights: The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira. This cathedral, located 50 km north of Bogota and built inside the caves of an old salt mine, is a true testimony to the miners' faith in a higher power and one of the most notable achievements of Colombian architecture.

At the end of this visit will go back to Bogota. Depending on your request, we will drop you at the airport or at the hotel.


Overnight: Breakfast
Meal Plan:

Essential Information

What's Included

  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • 5 nights' accommodation
  • Private ground transport
  • Meals as defined in the itinerary
  • Experienced local birding guides fluent in English
  • Entry tickets to natural parks and reserves mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entry tickets to museums and tourist locations mentioned in the itinerary

What's Not Included

  • International or domestic flights
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Tips and other discretionary expenses

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We have carefully chosen the right accommodations with different styles and standards depending on the cities, small towns or natural reserves visited. We personally ensure that each property has the right combination of features such as cleanliness, location, friendly staff and good service.


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