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Activity

Sighting

Difficulty

Intermedium

Reviews
Duration

Several days

Starting from:

$890,000

Price:

$890,000

The final price of the trip may be higher depending on the number of people who sign up

Bird watching in San Pedro de Jagua

 

During 4 days and 3 nights you will visit four different spots of bird sightings in the municipality of Ubalá, between the departments of Cundinamarca and Boyacá. This area is called the transition from the Andes Mountains to the Eastern Plains starting with the village Algodones where 231 species are reported. This are is locates near Chingaza National Park, Farallones de Medina and the Water Route in Cundinamarca.

 

During this tour you will find Caño Colores with transparent waters and green tones allowing the passage of fauna and flora thanks to the biological corridors that connect the Andes with the Eastern Plains. You will be delighted not only by the landscapes, but also buy the abundance of many bird species. You will visit La Hacienda la Leona, which has registered 220 species. Furthermore the small village of Santa María cannot be missed; it has a record of more than 320 species.

 

This will be a majestic time spent in nature with a great photographic record of the birds of Colombia.

 

Species

Águila Crestada de Montaña (Spizaetus isidori), / Gallito de Roca (Rupicola peruvianus), Zorzal Punteado (Catharus dryas), Heliodoxa Coronado (Heliodoxa leadbeateri), Carpintero Selvático (Campephilus haematogaster), Pava Negra (Aburria aburri), Búho de Anteojos (Pulsatrix perspicillata), Pico de Lanza Frentiazul (Doryfera johannae), Mochilera Común (Psarocolius angustifrons),Suelda Cejiamarilla (Conopias cinchoneti)

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1. Thursday, April 18

Our guide will pick you up at the meeting point at 6 am in Bogotá and then you will head towards the municipality of Ubála to Algodones village located 215 km from the capital. At noon you will reach the Hacienda la Leona for lunch, there you will recharge your batteries and in the afternoon will go for some bird watching in the area. After the dinner we will again to look for night birds.

 

Day 2. Friday, April 19

You will get up at dawn to have breakfast and when the sun rises we will start the bird sighting around Algodones village. Around 11 am we will return to the lodge for some rest. After lunch you will again do new trails of bird watching till 5:30 pm. At dinner time you will share the photographs and the experiences of your second day and will prepare yourself for the night birding with full moon.

 

Day 3. Saturday, April 20

As it is regular for birdwatchers, you will wake up very early and will head for sighting in Santa María.  This region of Boyacá department includes more than 350 km, the rural area predominates in almost 99%, which means that you are going to have a very pleasant birding experience in this area. After the first tour, you will have lunch in Santa María and later you will continue the bird watching in the afternoon. At night we will again take an advantage of the moon that still has a visibility of 97% to achieve the registration of nocturnal birds.

 

Day 4. Sunday, April 21

After a very early breakfast the guide will take you to Macanal, where you will get familiarized with the Emerald path – an ancestral road dating from 1896, nominated as “ National Road to Meta”. This is where the the civilization entered to the eastern plains. On this trail we will do our last birding activity.  Return back to Bogotá.

 

Price per person (depends on the total number of participants registered for the trip):

Min 4 pax: $ 1.470.000

Min 6 pax: $ 1.100.000

Min 8 pax: $ 1.015.000

Min 10 pax: $ 890.000

 

The amount to make the reservation will be the minimum amount of the tour, if eventually the number of participants is less, the remaining amount should be paid on the day of departure.

If you choose payment in Davivienda or in one of our partner stores, we can give you a discount of 5% of the cost of the trip.

 

The options to make the payment with discount:

  • Bank of Davivienda account Nr. 0051 00074649 on behalf of Carlos Avellaneda.
  • Outdoor stores “14 Ochomiles”:
    • Mall Andino: Local 340 Bogotá.
    • North of Bogotá: Calle 122 Nr.18-56.
    • North of Bogotá: Cra 15 Nr.96-67.
    • Mall “Gran Estación”: Local 1-49 Bogotá.
  • Outdoor store “Gangas Inc”:
    • Neighborhood Galerías:  Cra 17 Nr 52-85 (Local 203).

 

We give thanks to  Felipe Leon @jfleon98, Adrian Cardenas @cardenasleonadrian y Carlos Alberto Arias Aristizabal for bird pictures.

Includes

  • Transportation from Bogota and return during all the tours (4×4 jeeps when necessary)
  • Birding bilingual guide
  • Local guides
  • 3 nights in the lodge (multiple accommodation)*
  • Entrance fee in the reserve
  • Meals from the lunch Day 1 till the breakfast Day 4

 

*you can book a private room for only  $ 25.000 pesos per person each night

 

NOT included

  • Meals not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

 

  • During wildlife observation tours, priority must be given to SILENCE. Animals should not be fed or contacted.
  • In order to have an excellent birding experience bring BINOCULARS
  • It is very important to always follow the instructions of the guide
  • Review the recommendations and tools that appear on our website
  • Caminantes del Retorno works with local communities providing tourism services to promote conservation programs.
  • Registration deadline: April 12 of 2019

 

General Equipment Guide

 

  • BINOCULARS
  • 50 Lt capacity backpack
  • Small backpack for the daily hikes
  • Light-colored, long-sleeved shirts and sweatpants, do not wear jeans, the weahter will be warm/hot
  • Cap
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
  • Raincoat (poncho)
  • Walking shoes and a spare pare of shoes for resting
  • Small Towel
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Flashlight
  • Sleepwear
  • Camera
  • Small amounts of personal toiletries
  • Bandages, micropore tape and anti-rash creams
  • Swimsuit

Choose the date and number of friends that will travel with you:
Altitude

700 - 1.000 m.a.s.l.

Temperature

18-28 ºC

Region

Andean region

Additional information

Fecha de entrega

18 to 21 of April

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