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Classic Llanos Foothills and Aurora

Classic Llanos Foothills and Aurora

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This tour will bring you to the best places for birding surrounding Bogotá. The place displays a terrific range of habitats from Moorlands at 4000 MSL, to the plains at just 300 MSL. We will visit the area of the Prairie foothills, which is one of the least explored places in Colombia and the territory for the little known Spot-winged Parakeet and many more magnificent birds. Here, the plains, the culture, the Savannah and the life reveals themselves all over the place making every day a possibility of being surprised. You will love staying at Hato La Aurora lodge and living among the wildlife.

Key Species

 Amazonian White-tailed Trogon
 Andean Cock of the Rock
 Andean Guan
 Andean Leaftoser
 Andean Pygmy-Owl
 Apolinar´s Marsh Wren
 Azure Gallinule
 Back and White Hawk-Eagle
 Bare-eyed Thrush
 Bare-faced and Sharp-tailed Ibis
 Black and chestnut Eagle
 Black and White Becard
 Black collared Jay
 Black faced Tanager
 Blackish Tapaculo
 Blackpoll and Bay-breasted Warblers
 Blue and Black-faced Dacnis
 Blue-fronted Lancebill
 Blue-rumped Manakin
 Blue-throated Starfrontlet
 Bogota Rail
 Bronze-tailed Thornbill
 Brown-breasted Parakeet
 Buff-breasted Mountain-Tanager.
 Chestnut-crowned Gnateater
 Chestnut-ear Aracari
 Chestnut-winged Foliage-gleaner
 Cinereous Antshrike
 Cinereous Becard
 Cobalt-winged Parakeet
 Coopery-bellied Puffleg
 Crested Eagle
 Crested Spinetail
 Crimson-bellied Woodpecker
 Crimson-mantled Woodpecker
 Cundinamarca Antpitta
 Curve-billed Scythebill
 Dusky Antbird
 Dusky Spinetail
 East Andean Antbird
 Euler´s Flycatcher
 Fasciated Antshrike
 Fulvous shrike-Tanager
 Gilded Barbet
 Glittering-throated Emerald
 Golden-bellied Starfrontlet
 Golden-collared Honneycreeper
 Golden-crowned Tanager
 Golden-fronted Whitestart
 Golden-headed and Striped Manakins
 Golden-tailed Sapphire
 Great Horned owl
 Green and Black Fruiteater
 Green-bearded Helmetcrest
 Green-bellied Hummingbird
 Grey-breasted Crake
 Grey-chinned Hermit
 Grey-fronted Dove
 King Vulture
 Large-headed Flatbill
 Lined Antshrike
 Maguari Stork
 Marble Wood-Quail
 Matorral Tapaculo
 Moustached Brush-Finch
 Northen Slaty Antshrike
 Orinoco Goose
 Pale-headed Jacamar
 Pale-tailed Barbthroat
 Purple and Green Honeycreepers
 Purple Honneycreeper
 Red-bellied Macaw
 Red-stained Woodpecker
 Royal Flycatcher
 Rufous winged Antwren
 Rufous-breasted Flycatcher
 Rufous-crested and Spangled Coquete
 Russet Antshrike
 Shirke-like Cotinga
 Short-tailed Antthrush
 Shrike-like Cotinga
 Silvery-throated Spinetail
 Slender-billed Kite
 Speckled Chachalaca
 Speckled Tanager
 Spotted Nightingale-Thrush
 Spot-winged Antbird
 Spot-winged Parrotlet
 Tawny-rumped Tyrannulet
 Violaceous Quail-Dove
 Violaceus Jay
 Violet-fronted Brilliant
 Violet-headed Hummingbird
 White Hawk
 White-browed Antbird
 White-chested Puffbird
 White-chinned Jacamar
 White-faced Antbird
 White-streaked Antvireo
 White-tipped Sickebill
 White-vented and Golden-bellied Euphonias and Blue-naped Chlorophonias
 Wire-crested Thorntail
 Yellow-bellied and Burnished-buff Tanagers
 Yellow-tufted Woodpecker


  • Enjoy the incredible landscapes of the foothills in the Eastern mountain range and the rivers that surround them.

  • Conéctese con las ricas expresiones culturales de las comunidades llaneras y déjese deleitar por la música, la danza y la gastronomía.

  • Contempla increíbles amaneceres y atardeceres de los Andes Orientales

  • Observaremos los hermosos amaneceres y atardeceres en las montañas.

  • Vive la mejor experiencia de Safari en los llanos colombianos.

  • Destination
  • Departure / Return Location
    Bogota DC IATA: BOG / Bogota DC IATA: BOG
  • 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

Day 1. Arrival to Bogotá International Airport / Bogota
Day 2. Bosque Guajira, transfer to Santa Maria / La Esmeralda
Day 3. Cuchilla Negra y Cuchilla Guaneque (Almenara Reserve) / La Esmeralda
Day 4. Chivor Protected Reserve (Route to Cachipay) / La Esmeralda
Day 5. San Luis de Gaceno, transfer Yopal / Yopal
Day 6-8. Hato La Aurora / Juan Solito
Day 9. Hato La Aurora, transfer Yopal / Yopal
Day 10. Birding in Villanueva, La Betulia Farm, transfer to Restrepo / Hacienda Camana
Day 11. Camino Momfortiano / Hacienda Camana
Day 12. Bavaria Forest (Prairie Foothills) / Hacienda Camana
Day 13. Lagos de Menegua / Hacienda Camana
Day 14. Monterrerondo Forest (Eastern Andes) / Bogota
Day 15. International flight home from Bogotá

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