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SDAS Colombia: Bogota Extension

This 5-day/4-night extension will take us to the city of Bogota and then throughout the region for more incredible birding and endemic possibilities!

  • Tour Cost
  • COST

    $1725 per person, double occupancy (includes cost of local flight Barranquilla to Bogotá).

     

    Single supplement fee: $230

  • Itinerary
  • NOTE: Those doing extension would need to purchase flights SAN DIEGO-BARRANQUILLA and BOGOTA-SAN DIEGO as the local flight would take us to Bogata for 4 nights.

     

    Day 1 extension (Last day of tour)
    Arrive in Bogotá. Bogotá is located at 2640 meters elevation, nestled in a large plateau in the Eastern Cordillera of the Andes .Night in Bogota

     

    Day 02
    This day , we will start an early morning to visit the Florida park in Bogota for its good marshes, habitat for Silver-throated Spinetail, Bogota Rail, Apolinaris Wren, all Colombian endemics. We will also enjoy birds like Yellow-hood Blackbird, Southern Lapwing, Wattled Jacana and more.
    Late morning we will start driving down hill to San Francisco to Jardin Encando. There we will enjoy the hummingbird feeders, the target hummer is Indigo-capped Hummingbird (endemic), plus Lazunile Sabrewing, White-bellied Woodstar and maybe the spectacular Ruby-topaz Hummingbird.
    We will enjoy our lunch in nice restaurant and then we will drive to el Libano on the way we will stop at Laguna de hato. we wil search for Yellow-chinned Spinetail, Velvet-fronted Euphonia and Apical Flycachter (endemcis) plus Russet throated Puffbird.
    Night in Libano.

     

    Day 03

    Early morning we will visit a nice forest close to the town to look for Yellow-headed Brush Finch (endemic), plus other specialties like Black-headed Brush Finch, Highland Motmot, Violet-crowed Woodnymph, White-napped Brush Finch and we will look for Tolima Dove (endemic).

    Lunch in town , if we have miss the Euphonia or the Flycatchar we will visit el Palmar we look for then. and then drive to la Victoria.
    Night in la Victoria (basic Hotel) I chose to stay here because the forest is just 15 minutes from there.

     

    Day 04
    Early morning we will drive to Bellavista, it is a nice patch of forest that has endemics like Beautiful Woodpecker, White-mantled Barbet, Sooty Ant Tanager and Antioquia Bristle Tyrant, plus some manakins like White-bibbed Manakin, White-bearded Manakin , Golden-hooded Manakin and more before we drive back to Bogota for he night.

     

    Day 05

    Fly home from Bogotá

  • Accommodations
  • Typical hotels will be used.