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Escape to the Amazon Foothills

Escape to the Amazon Foothills

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The junction of the Amazon jungle and the Andes results in an incredible diversity of birds. We will explore the Amazon foothills and the Andes-Amazon transition where the abrupt geography of the location offers some incomparable landscapes covered with untouched forests and routes that snake through this green blanket full of birds, Tangaras, Cotingas, and Woodpeckers are up for grabs every day.

Key Species

 Amazonian Umbrellabird
 Andean Cock of the Rock
 Back-eared Fairy
 Bar-crested Antshrike
 Black-faced Dacnis
 Black-fronted Nunbird
 Black-mandibled Toucan
 Black-streaked Puffbird
 Blue-crowned Trogon
 Blue-rumped Manakin
 Chestnut-bellied Thrush
 Chestnut-eared Aracari
 Colombian Chachalaca
 Coopery-chested Jacamar
 Deep-blue Flowerpiercer
 Double-toothed Kite
 Dusky Antbird
 Dusky-headed Brush-Finch
 Ecuadorian Tyrannulet
 Epaulet Oriole
 Gilded Barbet
 Golden-collared Toucanet
 Golden-crowned Tanager
 Golden-eared Tanager
 Lettered Aracari
 Lined Antshrike
 Magpie Tanager
 Musician Wren
 Ocellated Tapaculo
 Opal-rumped Tanager
 Orange-eared Tanager
 Ornate Hawk-Eagle
 Paradise Tanager
 Plain-backed Antpitta
 Red-bellied Grackle
 Rufous-crested Tanager
 Saffron-crowned Tanager
 Scrub Tanager
 Short-billed Bush-Finch
 Stipple-throated Antwren
 Turquoise Tanager
 Vermilion Tanager
 Violaceous Jay
 Violet-crowned Brilliant
 Whiskered Wren
 White-backed Fire-eye
 White-capped Deeper
 White-fronted Nunbird
 White-rimmed Brush-finch
 Wing-barred Piprites
 Wire-crested Thorntail
 Yellow-throated Bush-Finch
 Yellow-throated Tanager
White-plumed Antbird


  • Explore the Amazon rainforest and the Andes foothills, an incredible natural mix.

  • Walk by “El Trampolín” road that winds through the Andean foothills, flanked by forest.

  • Have the opportunity to observe the Pygmy Marmoset, the smallest monkey in the Neotropics.

  • 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 Bogota / Hilton Garden Hotel
Day 2. Fly to Puerto Asis, Terracopan & Woodpecker Trail / Night at  Tapyrus Hotel
Day 3. Birding in Playa Rica & El Arbolito / Night Hotel Tapyrus
Day 4. Finca El Escondite, transfer Mocoa / Night at Samay Hotel
Day 5. Yunguillo & Andes -Rumiyaco / Night at Samay Hotel
Day 6. Biodiversity “Trampoline” (low and medium lands) transfer / Night at Samay Hotel
Day 7. Biodiversity “Trampoline” to San Francisco (Highlands) / Night at Samay Hotel
Day 8. Vereda Campucana, fly to Bogota / Hilton Garden Hotel
Day 9. . Flight home from Bogotá

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