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Escape Choco Coast

Escape Choco Coast

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The Colombian Pacific was a relatively unexplored area until the recent opening up of the area allowing us to discover a magnificent diversity, still relatively unknown and little understood to scientists around the world. This region is one of the rainiest places in the world and it is precisely this high rainfall, its tropical conditions, and its isolation (separated as it is from the Amazon and Andean basins) what makes it a healthy land to sustained massive wet and super humid rainforests, making of them some of the most diverse on the planet. The exuberant tropical rainforest that runs from the Ecuadorian Pacific Coast until the Darien Gap is impenetrable therefore is the homeland to hundreds of biogeographical Chocó endemic bird species as well as many flora and other wildlife animals.

Key Species

 Baudo Guan
 Baudo Oropendola
 Black-capped Pygmy-tyrant
 Black-tipped Cotinga
 Blue Cotinga
 Blue-whiskered Tanager
 Chocó Poorwill
 Choco Syristes
 Choco Woodpecker
 Dusky Pigeon
 Golden-collared Manakin
 Gray and Gold Tanager
 Grey-headed Chachalaca
 Humbolt´s Sapphire
 King vulture
 Lemon-spectacled Tanager
 Ocellated Antbird
 Olive-backed Quail-Dove
 Pacific Flatbill
 Red-capped Manakin
 Rose-faced Parrot
 Rufous-winged Tanager
 Scarlet and White Tanager
 Scarlet-browed Tanager
 Scarlet-thighed Dacnis
 Sooty-capped Puffbird
 Spot-crowned Barbet
 Streak-chested Antpitta
 Thicket Antpitta
 White-fronted Nunbird
 White-whiskered Puffbird
 Yellow-eared Toucanet
 Zeledon’s Antbird


  • Visit the Almejal beaches and enjoy sunsets that you just could see on the pacific coast.

  • Experience the tasty and traditional Afro-influenced gastronomy of the Pacific.

  • Birdwatching in the Mangrove protected area of Utría Cove.

  • Destination
  • Departure / Return Location
    Medellin / Medellin
  • 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 in Medellin
Day 2. Fly to Bahia Solano, birding on the road to El Valle / Night in Almejal Lodge
Day 3. Birding on the roadway to El Valle – Utría / Night at Almejal Lodge
Day 4. Birding on the road to Bahia Solano transfer to Utria / Night in Utria
Day 5. Birding in Cocalito Trail and Utria Trails, transfer to Nuqui / Night at El Cantil Lodge
Day 6. El Cantil Reserve all day / Night in El Cantil Lodge
Day 7.Transfer to Nuquí, flight to Medellín
Day 8. International Flight home from Medellín

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