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Colombia Bird Photo Adventure

"Where Every Click Tells a Tale of Colombia's Feathered Symphony"

Colombia Birdwatching Photo Adventure

Join an impressive journey through the diverse ecosystems of Colombia, capture the fascinating beauty of its avian wonders and live an unforgettable experience on our tour, made by a Colombian photographer passionate about birds.

12 days of travel through the most beautiful landscapes of Colombia

Only 8 spots per tour. He lives an exclusive bird watching experience in the land of magical realism

Led by expert guides who share insider knowledge and photography tips

More than 35 species of birds is the objective of this unforgettable tour

Live an exclusive experience

Tour information

Colombia, my home, boasts an unparalleled richness in bird species, nurturing nearly 2,000 diverse avian inhabitants. Growing up in a small village, I was surrounded by the melodious tunes and vibrant plumage of these feathered wonders, igniting a lifelong passion for birdwatching. Now, I’m thrilled to offer you an authentic Colombian birding experience that encapsulates the magic I’ve cherished since childhood.

Our vibrant nation, renowned for its biodiversity, has become a sanctuary for bird enthusiasts and photographers alike. The lush landscapes serve as a canvas, showcasing the mesmerizing array of birdlife that graces our skies and forests. With nearly 2,000 species, Colombia beckons, inviting passionate souls to capture its essence through the lens.

In recent years, eco-tourism has flourished, unveiling incredible opportunities for bird photography. We’ve embraced this shift by creating a tailored itinerary that takes you on a captivating journey into the heart of our unique ecosystems. Led by local experts deeply rooted in our country’s rich avifauna, we seek out rare and endangered species, ensuring a profound connection with Colombia’s stunning tropical birdlife.

Our commitment to safety and enrichment remains unwavering. Each step of our meticulously crafted tour is designed to ensure your security while providing access to the most rewarding and captivating birdwatching spots. We’re dedicated to exploring private nature reserves and public areas, uncovering the hidden gems of Colombia’s birding paradise.

What sets our experience apart is the fusion of guidance from our local experts and the support of our technical professionals. Together, we empower you to not only refine your photography skills but also to create timeless memories. In this journey, capturing Colombia’s diverse avian wonders, you’ll preserve moments that resonate with the very heart of nature’s splendor.

Join us in embracing the resurgence of Colombian ornithology, where the past is a testament to the present, and together, we write the future chapters of birdwatching in our beloved country.

Bird species
Endemic species
Migratory species
Endangered Species*

Colombia is the first country with the most species of birds in the world.

We have raised more than $300,000 for bird conservation efforts in Colombia and USA

Our commitment to giving back to the communities and ecosystems that enrich our experiences is unwavering.

10% of tour profits to bird nonprofits, supporting critical conservation projects across Colombia.

For whom it is directed

Our Colombia Bird Photo Adventure is perfect for birdwatchers, photographers, and nature lovers looking to capture stunning images of Colombia’s avian wonders while exploring its breathtaking landscapes.

*Travel with us and join the conservation effort

Join a select group of people on a 12-day trip observing the most beautiful birds in Colombia



  • Apr 13 - Apr 24, 2024
  • 0 spaces available


  • Jul 26 - Aug 7, 2024
  • 8 spaces available


  • Dec 10- Dec 21, 2024
  • 8 spaces available


shared accommodation
$ 5000 USD
single accommodation
$ 6000 USD

What's included

  • Lodging as specified.
  • Meals as specified
  • Stainless steel flask for water.
  • Private transfers to and from hotels on first and last days.
  • Professional driver/photo/nature guide and private transportation in spacious tour bus.
  • Guide and Photography Skipper services
  • Entrance fees for all described activities.
  • Taxes on all services listed above.

What's not included

  • Non-mealtime snacks or meals not included.
  • Non-mealtime soft drinks and bottled water.
  • Visa fees
  • International/personal airfare
  • Insurance
  • Phone calls
  • Laundry
  • Tips
  • Cost of hospitalization and evacuation, if necessary
  • Any Domestic flights 

Basic information


Prior to your travels, we strongly recommend consulting your doctor for advice on general travel vaccinations. For more comprehensive information, please refer to the CDC website.


We highly advise securing trip insurance that encompasses trip cancellation and comprehensive medical coverage during your time abroad for added peace of mind.


Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in most lodges within the reception and dining areas for your convenience,


Upon arrival, you'll land at Cali’s Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport (CLO) and depart from Aeropuerto Internacional Matecaña (PEI). Our representative will be ready to offer private transfer services to our designated hotel accommodations in both locations.


We ensure all our services are delivered by licensed and certified travel, lodge, and transport operators. This commitment underlines our dedication to ensuring a professional and trustworthy travel experience for all our guests.


Our electrical outlets are of the US-style. Guests arriving from Europe or Asia may require travel adapters for compatibility. Further information will be provided after sign-up for your convenience.


Day 1: Arrival in Cali

Airport Pickup and Hotel Transfer. Upon your flight’s arrival in Cali, our team will provide transportation to your chosen hotel. Settle in and join us for an informative briefing during dinner, setting the stage for an exciting journey ahead.
LODGING: Hotel in Cali

Day 2: Doña Dora

Embark on a scenic journey to the renowned Alto-Anchicaya basin, where Queremal unfolds its wonders. Marvel at Choco endemics and rare avian gems.

Targets: It’s important to acknowledge the unpredictable nature of wildlife. Here are some of the targets:

  1. Toucan Barbet
  2. Rufous-gaped Hillstar
  3. Andean-cock-and Rock
  4. Silver-throated Tanager
  5. Rufous-throated Tanager

LODGING: Araucana

Day 3: Doña Dora

Enjoy another captivating experience in the Queremal area, delving deeper into its rich avian scenery to seek out the elusive birds we may have missed on the previous day.

Targets: It’s important to acknowledge the unpredictable nature of wildlife. Here are some of the targets:

  1. Toucan Barbet
  2. Rufous-gaped Hillstar
  3. Andean-cock-and Rock
  4. Silver-throated Tanager
  5. Rufous-throated Tanager

LODGING: Araucana

Day 4: La Florida

Join us in exploring the most beautiful area for birding in Cali- Kilómetro 18. This area is an integral part of the renowned San Antonio cloud forest. Arrive at Finca La Florida. Immerse yourself in the vibrant scenery of tanagers and hummingbirds that call this enchanting forest home.

Targets: It’s important to acknowledge the unpredictable nature of wildlife. Here are some of the targets:

  1. Little Tinamou
  2. Multicolored Tanager
  3. Scaled Antpitta
  4. Chestnut-wood Quail
  5. Greenish Puffleg

LODGING: Araucana.

Day 5: Bosque de Niebla

Explore another area within Kilómetro 18: Bosque de Niebla. Seize photographic moments, encounter the elusive, and witness the endemic. Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of that graces this unique habitat.

Targets: It’s important to acknowledge the unpredictable nature of wildlife. Here are some of the targets:

  1. Chestnut-wood Quail
  2. Blue-winged Mountain Tanager
  3. Long-tailed Sylph
  4. Multicolored Tanager
  5. Streak-capped Treehunter

LODGING: Araucana

Day 6: San Felipe – Drive to Manizales

Experience yet another area within Kilómetro 18: San Felipe. Immerse yourself in the unique beauty of Kilómetro 18 at San Felipe. Capture the essence of nature’s wonders and revel in the serene landscapes. From enchanting sights to vibrant moments, this experience promises to be a journey of discovery as we head towards Manizales.

Targets: It’s important to acknowledge the unpredictable nature of wildlife.These shared targets with Bosque de Niebla promise a consistent thread of vibrant colors and fascinating avian wonders across our photographic journey. Here are some of the targets: 

  1. Multicolored Tanager
  2. Red-headed Barbet
  3. Streak-capped Threehunter
  4. Little tinamou
  5. Crimson-rumped Toucanet

In the afternoon, a scenic 5-hour drive takes us to Manizales.
LODGING: Recinto del Pensamiento.

Day 7: Rio Blanco

Venture on an exploration to Rio Blanco Nature Reserve, nestled just above Manizales. In the morning, view various antpitta feeders. With a touch of patience, catch glimpses of the vulnerable and endemic and a host of other captivating species.

Targets: It’s important to acknowledge the unpredictable nature of wildlife. Here are some of the targets:

1. Bicolored antpitta
2. Rufous crowned antpitta
3. Slate crowned antpitta
4. Brown banded antpitta
5. Green-and black fruiteater
6. Black-billed Mountain-toucan

LODGING: Recinto del Pensamiento

Day 8: Hacienda el Bosque

Explore the enchanting surroundings of Hacienda El Bosque, nestled near the CHEC forest reserve. This idyllic spot invites you to discover the beauty of nature, providing splendid moments against a backdrop of mountain landscapes, where surprises await at every turn.

Targets: It’s important to acknowledge the unpredictable nature of wildlife. Here are some of the targets:

  1. Crescent-faced Antpitta 
  2. Gray-breasted Mountain- Toucan 
  3. Hooded Mountain Tanager 
  4. Golden-fronted Whitestart 
  5. Sword-billed Hummingbird

LODGING: Recinto del Pensamiento

Day 9: PNN Los Nevados

Embark on a captivating morning birding expedition in PNN Nevados and its buffer zone. Explore the treasures of the high Andes, discovering the unique wildlife that calls this region home. The morning promises encounters with remarkable species.

As the afternoon unfolds, indulge in leisure at Hotel Termales del Ruiz, where inviting hot springs offer a perfect setting for relaxation. Enjoy delightful sightings at the feeders, showcasing an array of mountain wildlife.

Targets: It’s important to acknowledge the unpredictable nature of wildlife. The birds here often shy away from feeders, making this type of photography more elaborate and rewarding in its intricate detailing. Here are some of the targets:

1. Buffy helmetcrest Hummingbird
2. Tawny Antpitta
3. Great sapphire wing hummingbird
4. Shining sunbeam hummingbird
5. Andean duck

LODGING: Hotel Termales del Ruiz.

Day 10: Termales del Ruiz and drive to Tinamú

Dedicate the morning to exploring the rich biodiversity near Termales del Ruiz, seeking sightings of the elusive Tawny Antpitta, along with a vibrant array of hummingbirds and mountain tanagers. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders surrounding the hotel. In the afternoon, embark on a scenic transfer to Tinamú Reserve.
LODGING: Tinamú Reserve

Day 11: Tinamu 

Immerse yourself in a full day of exploration within the Tinamú Reserve. Capture excellent photographic moments as you observe species at the feeders. Traverse scenic trails that provide opportunities to encounter a variety of fascinating wildlife. This day promises a visual feast of diverse and enchanting creatures in the heart of Tinamú’s natural haven.

Targets: It’s important to acknowledge the unpredictable nature of wildlife. Here are some of the targets:

  1. Grey-headed Tanager
  2. Scrub Tanager
  3. Guira Tanager
  4. Golden-collared Manakin
  5. Moustached Puffbird

LODGING: Tinamú Reserve

Day 12: Homeward Journey from Tinamú to Pereira Airport

Bid farewell to the enchanting landscapes of Tinamú as we arrive at the Pereira airport, marking the end of this captivating avian odyssey.

Your exploration through Colombia’s rich birdlife has come to an end. We hope the memories created during this exploration will linger as cherished moments of connection with nature’s wonders. Safe travels on your onward journey!