Description: Pay a visit to one of the most iconic and lush cloud forests around Bogotá with an expert bird guide that will help you identify more than 40 bird species including colorful tanagers, hummingbirds, warblers, flycatchers and toucanets.
Availability: During the month of June, July and August trails tend to sell out completely. Please email us or WhatsApp us to verify availability before you make your tour purchase ;)
Difficulty: The terrain is made of stone pathways that can be slippery when wet and often involve steep inclines. We are able to adapt the tour for non-hikers with 4x4 transportation within the park.
Accessibility: This tour is for all ages. We can arrange a customized tour should you have limited mobility or a visual/hearing impairment.
Duration: The total tour time is 7 hours from start to finish with 3 hours of birdwatching time. Additional hours can be added at an extra cost.
Note: We also offer overnight itineraries, send us an email about it.
Location: 2 hours south-west of our meeting point.
Elevation: It ranges from 2400 to 2700 m.a.s.l.
Weather: Temperatures range between 10ºC and 15ºC. About 30% of the time we experience light rain and about 10% of the time we see heavy rain.
Includes: Private transport from Bogotá, 3 hours of road side and forest birdwatching and access to identification materials. Door to door pick-up and drop-off to a single location (available for selected areas of the city)
- Picnic sandwich (no vegan and no vegetarian)
- Bilingual bird guide in English, Portuguese, French (pending availability)
Things to Bring:
- Rain jacket or umbrella
- Comfortable non-slip hiking boots or shoes
- Binoculars and/or camera
- Sun protection, cap or hat
Target Species: Black inca (E), Indigo-capped hummingbird (E), Golden-bellied starfrontlet (NE), Rufous-browed conebill (NE), Scrub tanager (NE), Red-billed emerald (NE), Andean Guan, Emerald toucanet, Flame-faced tanager, Beryl-spangled tanager, Ash-browed spinetail, Three-striped warbler, Slate-throated whitestart, Collared inca, Glowing puffleg, Andean solitaire, Masked flowerpiercer, Chestnut-crowned antpitta (heard), Summer tanager (migratory), Cinnamon flycatcher, Pale-naped brush-finch, Blue-and-black Tanager, Squirrel Cuckoo, Metallic-green Tanager, Common Chlorospingus, Acorn Woodpecker, Montane Foliage-gleaner.
- Chicaque Cloud Forest Reserve
- Departure from Bogotá.
- Drive through working class neighborhoods in southern Bogotá (2 hours)
- 4 hours of cloud forest birdwatching time
- Drive back to Bogotá (2 hours)