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 40+ bird species including colorful tanagers, hummingbirds, warblers, flycatchers and toucanets.
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 by arranging 4x4 transportation within the park.
Accessibility: This tour is for all ages. We are happy to arrange a customized tour for you should you have limited mobility or a visual/hearing impairment.
Duration: The total tour time is 6 hours from start to finish with 3 hours of birdwatching time. Additional hours of birdwatching can be added at an extra cost. We also offer overnight itineraries.
Location: Located about 1.5 hours south-west of Bogotá.
Elevation: Elevation 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: Price includes private transportation, park entrances, access to identification materials & an expert bilingual bird guide. . Departure is from Pan Pa Ya in Chapinero (Calle 58 #6-22). For more information on departure you can follow this link to our website. You can add 4x4 transport within the reserve for non-hikers at the time of booking.
note: If you are interested in an overnight tour to the park you can request more information via email.
Things to Bring:
- Rain jacket, water proof poncho or an umbrella
- Comfortable non-slip hiking boots
- 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.
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- Chicaque Cloud Forest Reserve
- Departure from Pan Pa Ya (Calle 58 # 6-22) in Chapinero
- Drive to the reserve through the south of the city (1.5 hours).
- Spend time at the hummingbird feeders
- Birdwatch along upper trails.
- Drive back to Bogotá (1.5 hours).
- Arrive to Pan Pa Ya (Calle 58 # 6-22) in Chapinero.