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Hummingbirds Tour of Colombia – Andes

Hummingbirds Tour of Colombia – Andes

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This is the first part of an incredible tour where we seek to photograph the largest number of hummingbird species in the Andes: eastern, central, and western and approximately 85 species of them. Most places to visit have hummingbird feeders and good perches for great photos. Our guide will not only observe while you take pictures, his work goes further, the installation of flowers, new hangers, good backgrounds, the use of wonderful techniques for taking pictures of the highest quality will be his objective; you will not only have great photos but also some great species. Get high-quality material and enjoy your own private collection of Colombian hummingbirds.

Target Photo Species - Key Species

Green-bearded Helmetcrest
Bronze-tailed Thornbill
Purple-backed Thornbill
Coppery-bellied Puffleg
Glowing Puffleg
Great Sapphirewing
Amethyst-throated Sunangel
Lesser Violetear
Black-tailed Trainbearer
Green-tailed Trainbearer
Indigo-capped Hummingbird
Gorgeted Woodstar
White-bellied Woodstar
Red-billed Emerald
White-vented Plumeleteer
Steely-vented Hummingbird
White-necked Jacobin
Green Hermit
Long-billed Hermit
Andean Emerald
Tolima Blossomcrown
Green-crowned Brilliant
Violet-fronted Brilliant
Tourmaline Sunangel
Buffy Helmetcrest
Rainbow-bearded Thornbill
Black-thighed Puffleg
Steely-vented Hummingbird
Rufous-breasted Hermit
Purple-throated Woodstar

Highlights

  • Photograph the largest number of hummingbird species in the Andes: eastern, central, and western and approximately 85 species

  • Most places to visit have hummingbird feeders and good perches for great photos

  • Very comfortable locations and with very easy photography

  • Visiting places with very good species of the three mountain ranges, the eastern, western and central

  • Lots of great bird photo opportunities, great bird feeder spots and easy sighting

  • 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
    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)
    Professional Private Driver
    Room service
    Tips or gratuity
    Toiletries
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Day 1. Arrival to Colombia / Night in Hilton Bogota
Day 2. Sumapaz y Enchanted Garden / Night in Hilton Bogota
Day 3. Observatorio de Colibries Y Monserrate, transfer Tunja / Night in Aristo Gold Tunja
Day 4. Rogitama, flight to Pitalito, El Encanto / Night in Pitalito
Day 5. El Encanto all day / Night in Pitalito
Day 6. El Encanto flight to Bogota and Pereira / Night in Manizales
Day 7. Hacienda El Bosque, termales / Night in Termales Nevado del Ruiz
Day 8. Termales, Tinamu / Night in Tinamu
Day 9. Tinamu, transfer Montezuma / Night in Montezuma
Day 10. Montezuma / Night in Montezuma
Day 11. Montezuma, transfer Cali - Parque la Uva / Night in Araucana
Day 12. La Minga / Night in Araucana
Day 13. Doña Dora Feeders, Araucana flight to Bogota / Night in Hilton Bogota
Day 14. Flight to home

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