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Escape to Cauca Valley

Escape to Cauca Valley

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A great birding adventure starting in Cali city also known as “A Branch of Heaven” where we will visit different ecosystems looking for many endemic and almost endemic species and enjoying some of the best Hummingbird and Tangara feeders in the country. On this trip, we will visit Wetlands, Cloud forests, Tropical rainforests, Secondary forests, and Dry forests during an adventure that promises an estimated number of 400 species over a few days as well as many great memories

Key Species

 Andean Cock-of-the-rock
 Barred Fruiteater
 Black-throated Tody-Tyrant
 Blue-chested and Purple-chested hummingbird
 Broad-billed Motmot
 Bronze-olive Pygmy-Tyrant
 Chestnut Wood-Quail
 Chestnut-backed and Immaculate Antbird
 Chestnut-breasted Chlorophonia
 Chestnut-crowned Gnateater
 Chocó Toucan
 Chocó Trogon
 Colombian Chachalaca
 Crested Quetzal
 Crimson-rumped Toucanet
 Dusky Chlorospingus
 Golden-collared Manakin
 Golden-headed Quetzal
 Golden-rumped Euphonia
 Green Thorntail
 Green-fronted Lancebill
 Greyish Piculet
 Multicolored Tanager
 Nariño Tapaculo
 Ornate Hawk-Eagle
 Pacific Flatbill
 Pale-eyed Thrush
 Powerful Woodpecker
 Purple-crowned Fairy
 Purplish-mantled Tanager
 Rufous-breasted Hermit
 Rufous-throated Tanager
 Rusty-winged Barbtail
 Scaled Antpitta
 Sharp-tailed Streamcreeper
 Spot-crowned Barbet
 Streak-headed Antbird
 Sulphur-rumped Flycatcher
 Toucan Barbet
 Uniform Antshrike
 Uniform Treehunter
 Wedge-billed Hummingbird
 White-throated Quail-Dove
 White-throated Spadebill
 White-whiskered Hermit
 Yellow-collared Chlorophonia
 Yellow-vented Woodpecker


  • We will visit several of the best bird feeders in Colombia, full of diverse colorful birds

  • Enjoy the diversity of the San Antonio forest and its beautiful landscapes.

  • Search for the Red Howler Monkeys in the Yotoco Forest.

  • The beautiful landscapes of the Anchicaya River Canyon.

  • Enjoy the exclusivity at one of the most beautiful bird eco-lodges in the country, Araucana.

  • Departure / Return Location
    Cali / Cali
  • 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 Cali / Dann Cali
Day 2. Laguna de Sonso & Yotoco Forest, transfer to Calima / La Huerta Hotel
Day 3. Rio Bravo Natural Reserve / La Huerta Hotel
Day 4. La Minga Feeders & San Antonio Forest / Araucana Lodge
Day 5. Doña Dora Feeders & Anchicaya / Araucana Lodge
Day 6. Anchicaya Canyon, transfer to Cali / Night at Dann
Day 7. Alejandria & Km 18 / Night at Dann Cali
Day 8. Flight home from Cali.

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