Manakin Nature Tours, the best birdwatching and wildlife photography tours in Colombia and Latin America.

Enjoy nature with us! Is not just Birding, are amazing nature holidays!


Enjoy nature with us!


Colombia is located in the northwest of South America, its rich geography is characterized by its six main natural regions, each of which has unique characteristics and makes it one of the best destinations in the world for bird watching. Latin America contains the lowland and highland forests with the highest abundance of species on the planet, many of them with a reduced range of distribution and with a high number of endemisms in their isolated ecosystems, which makes it one of the best destinations for bird and wildlife watching in the world.

Latin America comprises the lowland and highland forests with the highest bird-diversity on the planet, many of them with restricted distribution ranges and a remarkable number of endemisms in most of their isolated ecosystems, in consequence, Colombia is a paradise on earth for photographers and nature lovers, and of course, no one better for birdwatchers and ornithologists.


We are a Colombian birds and wildlife observation company with a vast knowledge of Colombia and Latin America and our main objective is to offer a service of the best quality and ensure that the experience of looking birds and nature in the region with the greatest biodiversity in the world is pleasant, memorable and successful. We have a wide variety of established itineraries, but we always strive to personalize our trips according to the needs and scope of each client, therefore we offer the best transport, accommodation and gastronomy options that can be found in each of the countries in those we operate. We work with professional Latin American guides, all young, friendly, fun, and passionate about birds and nature. We adapt to the requirements of each group, with the capacity and flexibility to offer a personalized service, which means that a tour with Manakin Nature Tours runs smoothly and will be wonderful.


Thanks to having a great team of professionals, we have a great company


Chief Operations Officer

Biologist from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, member of the ornithology group since 2011 and coordinator between 2012 and 2013. He worked for a year developing a database of bird morphology of High Andean and Paramo ecosystems.

Luis Urueña Colombia Birdwatch Chief Comercial Officer

Chief Comercial Officer

Co-owner / Founder in Manakin Nature Tours and Biologist from the Universidad del Tolima with 19 years of experience in birding and scientific research of critically endangered bird species.

Andrea Borras Birdwatching Colombia General Manager

General Manager

Co-owner / Founder in Manakin Nature Tours and Biologist from the Universidad Pedagógica de Colombia. She worked on scientific research of four important critically endangered species of birds.

Cristian Daza - Birdwatching Colombia

Professional Birding and Wildlife Guide

Cristian was born in 1990 and grew-up in Pereira, specifically in the Otún river basin. He studied in a school for agricultural tourism in a rural area where he discovered a passion for birds, which leads him to become one of the best birding guides in the country since 2013.


Colombia is home to at least 1950 species of birds, 3274 species of butterflies, 4270 species of orchids, 492 species of mammals, 803 species of amphibians, 537 species of reptiles, 2000 species of marine fish, 1435 species of freshwater fish and much more. These numbers speak for themselves and put the country on any wildlife observer or photographer’s radar. Not only does Colombia have an incredible biodiversity, but its variety of landscapes, habitats, ecosystems and cultural riches means an incredible experience for anyone. From the Andean ecosystems, the rainiest pacific jungles of the planet, or the most remote places of the Amazon. Colombia is considered the second most mega diverse country in the world, without a doubt a country that you should explore.

The Andes in Colombia splitted in three different branches, interspersed by deep valleys, this situation creates an isolated…
16 Days
The most important river in Colombia es flanked by the branches of eastern and Central Andes, this biogeographical…
16 Days
An immersion into a little known and vast ecosystem of the Amazonian jungle where unexpected records and new…
15 Days
The north of Colombia is a land of contrast, from the dryest area in the country in front…
12 Days
The high rainfall, and the position in the tropical zone, makes this places one of the most diverse…
15 Days
Descending from the eastern Andes to live the experience of a Safari in the Colombian flooded Savannas, loaded…
15 Days
The unexplored south of Colombia is home of fantastics and less known birds, here we have the closest…
16 Days
Andes are hotspots and keep inside a part of this special diversity being home of a lot endemic…
15 Days


Mark Tasker - Birding Tour

I have travelled with Luis and Manakin three times in Colombia and I found my 7000th species of bird with them. They know where the birds are, and we find them most of the time. Logistics … Read More

Manakin Tours has many years of experience in running tours throughout Colombia, and I’ve traveled with them several times. The logistics have always been excellent, and the guides more


Luis Urueña Manakin and his guides, Alejandro Pinto, etc. offer the most amazing birding experiences in Colombia. My friends from Ohio and all of the birders who have joined more

Greg Emmert

THANK YOU so very much for providing us with a Columbian experience we will never forget. From the moment we first heard about Manakin Nature Tours Columbia and the positive comments…read more



Our company´s main guidelines are based on promoting different conservation strategies that allow us to help not only ecosystems but also people who live near important places for birds and wildlife. We, work day by day to take care of birds and nature in the country and in Latin America; for this reason, we have created a donation fund aimed at our clients and the company’s contributions to support with resources four specifically initiatives that we consider are very important as conservation strategies in the country. You will be able to know more about these initiatives by clicking on the photo. Your help matters. Be part of the new generation of people who support conservation through tourism and not just a regular leisure traveler. The above just to tell you Please Help Us!


Tree Nurserys and Ecological Restoration


Natural Reserves and Protected Areas


Scholarships for Conservation Studies


Ecological Groups and Enviromental Education


A great team of professionals keeps us informed about different topics that have to do with bird and wildlife observation, nature conservation, anecdotes, results of trips, environmental problems and possible solutions, among others. With this blog, we want to make you feel part of the research, reports and points of view of our staff and our strategic allies in Colombia and Latin America. You are welcome to contact us or to write about an environmental issue and feedback us to

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