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Magdalena & Central Andes – Tolima (Estelar & Iguaima)

Magdalena & Central Andes – Tolima (Estelar & Iguaima)

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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.

Key Species

 Apical Flycatcher
 Barred Puffbird
 Beryl-spangled Tanager
 Black-faced Dacnis
 Black-striped Sparrow
 Blue and Black Tanager
 Blue-capped Tanager
 Booted Raquet-tail
 Crested Bobwhite
 Crowned Woodnymph
 Dwarf Cuckoo
 Fawn-breasted Brilliant
 Indigo-capped Hummingbird
 Jet Antbitd
 Lance-tailed Manakin
 Orange-billed Sparrow
 Orange-chinned Parakeet
 Pileated Finch
 Scrub Tanager
 Tolima Blossomcrown
 Tolima Dove
 Torrent Duck
 Velvet-fronted Euphonia
 White-bellied Antbird
 White-capped Deeper
 White-eared Conebill
 Yellow-headed Brush-Finch


  • Excellent Accommodations at Local High-Quality Lodging

  • Comfortable, Air-Conditioned Transportation

  • Small group sizes of 1-8 clients

  • The best Customer Service at lodging locations.

  • Destination
  • Departure / Return Location
    Bogota DC IATA: BOG / Bogota DC IATA: BOG
  • Tour Code
    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.
  • 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 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.

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