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!

Is not just Birding, are amazing nature holidays

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Nevado del Ruiz - Birding in Colombia

Classic Andes & Choco

Classic Andes & Choco

per person

A magical birding adventure in the Colombian mountains of the Eastern, Central, and Western Andes, that showcases an incredible variety of habitats including the unique biogeographic region of Chocó and the lower lands of the Montezuma Reserve. Enjoy magnificent bird groups such as Hummingbirds, Antpittas, Tapaculos, Tanagers, Fruit-eaters, and more than 450 species whom many of them can only be seen on this route. We will also visit unbelievable hummingbird feeders and the famous Antpitta feeders of Rio Blanco.

Key Species

 Alto-Pisones Tapaculo
 Antioquia Wren
 Apical Flycatcher
 Black Inca
 Black-and-gold Tanager
 Brown-banded Antpitta
 Brown-breasted Parakeet
 Buffy Helmetcrest
 Cauca Guan
 Chestnut Wood-Quail
 Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer
 Colombian Chachalaca
 Crested Ant-Tanager
 Dusky Starfrontlet
 Fuerte´s Parrot
 Golden-plumed Parakeet
 Gold-ringed Tanager
 Green-bearded Helmetcrest
 Greyish Piculet
 Mask Saltator
 Multicolored Tanager
 Munchique Wood-Wren
 Parker´s Antbird
 Red-bellied Grackle
 Rufous-fronted Parakeet
 Silvery-throated Spinetail
 Stile´s Tapaculo
 Tolima Blossomcrown Velvet-fronted Euphonia
 Tolima Dove
 Yellow headed Brush-Finch
 Yellow-eared Parrot
 Yellow-headed Manakin


  • The distinctive Paramo bird community in the Eastern and Central Andes will delight you.

  • We will visit the most colorful colonial architecture at “El Jardín” municipality, where you could be immersed in the real coffee region vibes while enjoying one of the best coffee you might ever have, definitely one of the best in the world.

  • Spend the morning birding in the surroundings of El Nevado del Ruiz volcano above 4000 MSL

  • The Montezuma Rainforest and its incredible mountains will let you enjoy birding in one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the Western Andes.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Bogota DC IATA: BOG / Bogota DC IATA: BOG
  • Dress Code
    This is a fairly standard birding tour with early morning starts and evening finishes to each day. One some days we may take picnic lunches in order to no waste time during the middle of the day or having to leave site. The weather can be unpredictable with rain and sunshine both likely. At higher altitudes it can be chilly. We have an amazing photo opportunity for many species of hummingbirds and other species coming to feeders, we will also be looking for a good number of species that are very rare and seldom seen, but we will be going to areas that hold these sought-after species.
  • Included
    Accomodation in Double Room
    All 4x4 vehicules or boats
    All domestic flights
    All ground private transportation
    All meals B-L-D
    Colombian Event Insurance
    Entrances to all natural reserves
    Hot drinks
    Private transfer Airport - hotel - aiport
    Professional Private Birding Guide
    Professional Private Driver
    Single room - adicional pay
    Snaks and water
    Soda or juice with each meal
    Vegan and Vegetarian menus
  • Not Included
    Activities not included in the itinerary
    Alcoholic drinks
    Extensions of a trip due to circumstances beyond our control
    International flights and taxes
    International phone calls
    Laundry service
    Medical expenses (not covered for evet insurance)
    Room service
    Tips or gratuity

Day 1: Arrival in Bogotá / Night at Hilton
Day 2: Chicaque Natural Park (Eastern Andes) / Bogotá
Day 3: Chingaza National Park, La Calera, transfer to Medellín
Day 4: La Romera Reserve, transfer to Jardín (Central Andes) / Jardín
Day 5: Yellow Parrot Reserve (Central Andes) / Jardín
Day 6: Dry Forest of Bolombolo, transfer to Manizales / Manizales
Day 7: Rio Blanco Nature Reserve (Central Andes) / Manizales
Day 8: Nevado del Ruiz National Park (Central Andes) / Otún Lodge
Day 9: Otún-Quimbaya National Park - (Central Andes) / Otún Lodge
Day 10: Transfer from Otún to the Montezuma Reserve / Montezuma
Day 11: Montezuma Reserve (Western Andes) / Montezuma Lodge
Day 12: Montezuma Reserve (Western Andes) / Montezuma Lodge
Day 13: Montezuma Reserve, transfer to Ibagué (Central Andes) / Ibagué
Day 14: Nevado del Tolima National Park, (Central Andes) / Ibagué
Day 15: Mana Dulce Reserve (Magdalena), Bogotá / Bogotá
Day 16: International Flight home from Bogotá

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