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Classic Atlantic Coast & Serranias

Classic Atlantic Coast & Serranias

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This plan involves a very special birding journey, focused on endemic and near-endemic birds from the north of Colombia in two of the most important mountain ranges in the country: Perijá and Santa Marta. Also, experience one of the most surprising places to see birds in Colombia and get your camera ready because the unique bird community living in a tropical dry forest in La Guajira will amaze you. In this tour, your checklist will skyrocket hitting around 300 species in a few days.

Key Species

 Bang´s Wood-Wren
 Black and chestnut Eagle
 Black-backed Thronbill
 Black-fronted Wood-Quail
 Blue-billed Curassow
 Brown-rumped Tapaculo
 Chestnut Piculet
 Chestnut-winged Chachalaca
 Colombian Brush-Finch
 Coopery Emerald
 Golden-bellied Starfrontlet
 Northern Screamer
 Orinocan Saltator
 Perija Brush-Finch
 Perija Metaltail
 Perija Rufous Antpitta
 Perija Tapaculo
 Perija Thistletail
 Red-billed Emerald
 Rusty-headed Spinetail
 Santa Marta Antpitta
 Santa Marta Blossomcrown
 Santa Marta Bush-Tyrant
 Santa Marta Foliage-gleaner
 Santa Marta Mountain-Tanager
 Santa Marta Parakeet
 Santa Marta Rufous Antpitta
 Santa Marta Sabrewing
 Santa Marta Screech Owl
 Santa Marta Tapaculo
 Santa Marta Warbler
 Santa Marta Woodstar
 Santa Marta Wood-Wren
 Sapphire-bellied hummingbird
 Slender-billed Tyrannulet
 Streak-backed Canastero
 Streak-capped Spinetail
 Tocuyo Sparrow
 Vermillion Cardinal
 White-tailed Starfrontlet
 White-tipped Quetzal
 White-whiskered Spinetail
 Yellow-crowned Whitestart

Highlights

  • We will observe birds in the most arid zone of Colombia.

  • The mangroves associated with the Rio Magdalena delta, the most important in the interior of the country.

  • The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta one of the most important hot spots of endemism in the Neotropics.

  • We will observe the beautiful sunrises and sunsets in the mountains.

  • We will observe some cultural expressions of northern Colombia (Wayuus, Arhuacos, Kogis, Kankuamos).

  • Destination
  • Departure / Return Location
    IATA: BAQ - Barranquilla / IATA: BAQ - Barranquilla
  • Tour 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
    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
    Colombian Event Insurance
    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
    Toiletries
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Day 1. Arrival to Barranquilla / Barranquilla
Day 2. Km 4 and Salamanca National Park, Riohacha / Riohacha
Day 3. Flamencos National Park y Pericos / Riohacha
Day 4. Gaviotas Forest, transfer to Santa Marta / Santa Marta
Day 5. La Cabaña Forest and Minca surroundings / Minca
Day 6. Minca Forest, transfer to El Dorado Reserve
Day 7-8. El Dorado Reserve, Santa Marta Mountains/ El Dorado Lodge
Day 9.  El Dorado Reserve, transfer to Valledupar / Valledupar
Day 10. Perijá Mountains / Perija Reserve
Day 11. Perija Mountains, transfer to Barranquilla / Barranquilla
Day 12. International flight home from Barranquilla

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