Spend time birdwatching in one of the most beautiful cloud forests near Bogotá, home to more than 300 species, including dozens of colorful tanagers, hummingbirds and toucanets. Overnight options available upon request.
Difficulty: The terrain in the cloud forest is mostly made of stone pathways that can become rather slippery when wet, and often involve steep inclines that can be demanding in terms of cardio. We are able to adapt the tour for non-hikers, however, and can arrange transportation within the park if necessary.
Location: Located about 1 hour south-west of Bogotá. Elevation ranges from 2100-2600 m.a.s.l.
Weather: Temperatures commonly range between 10C and 15C and sporadic rain showers are not uncommon.
Includes: Price includes private transportation, park entrances, transport by jeep from the lodge back up to the entrance, access to identification materials & a bilingual guide. Breakfast and lunch are not icluded but are available for purchase at the park. Pick-up and drop-off for this tour is at the Pan Pa Ya in Chapinero (Calle 58 # 6-22). For more information on the departure point you can follow this link to our website.
*If you are unable to hike downhill would prefer to take transport to the lodge, please select the transport option at the time of booking (keep in mind this will mean losing out on the trail).
**If you are interested in an overnight tour to the park you can read more about our multi-day option HERE.
Things to Bring:
- Rain jacket, water proof poncho or an umbrella
- Comfortable non-slip hiking boots
- Sun protection, cap or hat
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.
CLICK HERE to see some photos taken during this tour
- Chicaque Cloud Forest Reserve
- Departure from Pan Pa Ya in Chapinero at 7am.
- Drive to the reserve through the south of the city (1 hour).
- Spend time at the hummingbird feeders with the option to purchase breakfast at the restaurant (not included).
- Birdwatching near the entrance.
- Hike down to the lodge (This hike usually takes 1.5 hours without stopping but because we will be birdwatching we can expect to be on the trail for 2-3 hours).
- Arrival to the lodge and time for lunch (not included).
- Transport via 4x4 back up to the entrance.
- Drive back to Pan Pa Ya in Chapinero (estimated arrival at 4pm).