With over 200 recorded species, the forest reserve and adjacent shade-grown coffee plantations offer abundant birdlife with excellent photographic opportunities.
Difficulty: You are not required to have a certain level of physical fitness to participate in this tour. There are a variety of pathways to choose from and farms that we can visit so routes can be adapted to suite the needs of your party. The average altitude is 1600 m.a.s.l which is 1000 meters lower than Bogotá.
Location: Located about 2.5 hours south-west of Bogotá near the town of Tibacuy.
Weather: The sub-tropical forest is very green and lush, but can go many months without major rainfall. During the day temperatures can reach 27C, but the average temperature is closer to 22C.
Includes: Price includes private transportation, all entrances, access to identification materials & a bilingual guide.
* Hotel pick-up (most locations) is included due to the early departure time. Drop-off for this tour is at the Pan Pa Ya in Chapinero (Calle 58 # 6-22). For more information on the drop-off location you can follow this link to our website.
Things to Bring:
- Rain jacket, water proof poncho or an umbrella
- Comfortable non-slip shoes
- Sun protection, cap or hat
Species: Turquoise dacnis (E), Velvet-fronted euphonia (E), Colombian chachalaca (E), Indigo-capped Hummingbird (E), Scrub tanager (NE), Bar-crested Antshrike (NE), Crimson-backed tanager, Tropical mockingbird, Blue-necked tanager, Saffron finch, Palm tanager, Blue-gray tanager, Red-crowned woodpecker, Thick-billed euphonia, Bay-headed tanager, Orange-chinned parakeet, Spectacled parrotlet, House wren, Black phoebe, Great kiskadee, Ruddy ground-dove, Smooth-billed ani, White-vented plumeleteer, Yellow-headed caracara, Streaked saltator, Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, Ringed Kingfisher, Bare-faced Ibis, Yellow-bellied Seedeater, Yellow-faced Grassquit
CLICK HERE to see some photos taken during this tour
- Hotel pick-up (most locations) at 5am
- Drive through traditional working-class neighborhoods in the south of the city (1.5 hrs)
- Breakfast in the town of Silvania (optional and not included in price)
- Stop along the roadside at an egret nesting site for birdwatching (30 minutes)
- Drive to the farms along narrow country roads (30 min)
- Visit to Finca 'El Triunfo' for birdwatching at the feeders and around the farm (1 hour)
- Birdwatching trail through the lower forest reserve and adjacent farms (2.5 hours)
- Drive back to Bogotá (2.5 hrs)
- Arrival is to Pan Pa Ya in Chapinero (between 2 and 3pm). If you want a hotel drop-off you can select that option at check-out for an additional price.