Magdalena & Central Andes – Tolima (Estelar & Iguaima)
This is a wonderful trip, to one of the most biodiverse areas of central Andes; The Tolima department – Ibagué City. This tour allows you, to explore easily some of the best locations for birding (El Nevado del Tolima National Park) in Dry, Humid and Cloud Forest between 400 to 2800 MSL. You will stay in wonderful hotels, in where you will enjoy the birds around and other attractions as pools, garden, and easy paths. This tour is perfect if you do not want to move from one place to another to see many birds in a little time.
There is no physically demanding activity and the hikes will be on flat and open roads. If an interesting bird is found, then we might explore the interior of the forest or attempt to enter a trail for a very short distance. The day starts with breakfast usually at 6:30 am leaving to field around 7:00 am. On days when we are not driving, we will offer a midday break and a birding resume for a few hours in the afternoon. Every hotel gives you the choice to join the birding group or to stay in the facilities enjoying the birds around as well as other attractions like pools, gardens, and trails among others.
The tour is designed for beginners to intermediate bird watchers and those desiring some easy pace trip. Here, birding is at the leisure of the client´s wishes and pace.
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Departure / Return Location
Bogota DC IATA: BOG / Bogota DC IATA: BOG
All our "Easy & Comfortable" easy and comfortable bird watching and culture tours. There is no physically demanding activity and all the walks will be on flat and open roads, we will take a smooth pace in our days while we enjoy the birds and we learn through local experience. Sometimes we might explore the interior of the forest or try to enter a trail for a very short distance if an interesting bird is found. Breakfast is generally offered at 6:30 a.m. and we went out to the field around 7:00 a.m. Usually we will always have a break at noon and we will resume bird watching for a few hours in the afternoon. All hotels are selected so that people have the option of going with the group to scheduled bird watching or staying at the hotel and enjoying the birds around them or other attractions such as swimming pools, gardens, trails, etc. Regarding some schedules and plans, this tour is designed for beginner and intermediate bird watchers and those who want a more relaxed pace. Bird watching is free from the wishes and rhythm of the clients.
Accomodation in Double RoomAll 4x4 vehicules or boatsAll domestic flightsAll ground private transportationAll meals B-L-DEntrances to all natural reservesHot drinksPrivate transfer Airport - hotel - aiportProfessional Private Birding GuideProfessional Private DriverSingle room - adicional paySnaks and waterSoda or juice with each mealVegan and Vegetarian menus
Activities not included in the itineraryAlcoholic drinksColombian Event InsuranceExtensions of a trip due to circumstances beyond our controlInternational flights and taxesInternational phone callsLaundry serviceMedical expenses (not covered for evet insurance)Room serviceTips or gratuityToiletries
Day 1. Arrival to Bogota International Airport / Night at Hilton Garden
Day 2. Flight to Ibague city, transfer and birding Los Alpes / Estelar Altamira
Day 3. Birding in Lagunas del Salado & Doima Road / Estelar Altamira
Day 4. San Jorge Botanical Garden & Calambeo Road / Estelar Altamira
Day 5. Birding in Vereda Chembe, transfer to hotel / Night at Iguaima Campestre
Day 6-7. Birding in Nevado del Tolima Road Cloud Forest / Night at Iguaima Campestre
Day 8. Birding in Juntas, Villa Restrepo & Llanitos Locations / Night at Iguaima Campestre
Day 9. Ukuku Lodge & Hummingbird Feeders, transfer Bogota / Night at Hilton Garden
Day 10. International Flight home from Bogotá.