Leader: Nick Bray and Jose Fernando Castano
Ground Price: £tba - Bogota/Bogota
Airfare: £650.00 - £750.00 (Approx) - UK/UK
Single supplement: £tba
Group size: Minimum for tour to go ahead 4 and maximum 8.
Included in cost: Accommodation in rooms, mostly en-suite, all meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 19, all transportation within Colombia, domestic flights, a variety of vehicles including 4x4’s, all reserve entrance and land owners fees, bottled water and services of leaders and local guides.
Not included: International airfare, insurance, drinks, tips, and items of a personal nature.
Accommodation: Our hotels and lodges vary in quality but all are within easy reach of the areas we wish to bird and some are inside the reserves. Most of them have private bathrooms but at some lodges, electricity is only available for a few hours in the evening via generator. Hot water may not be available at some lodges, and you will find showers are set at 'tropical temperature'.
Tour Code: This is a standard birding tour with all day birding. To see a good amount of endemics and specialities you need to be prepared for full days, so we will generally start early and either have an early breakfast or return for breakfast. Lunches will be either picnic or at the lodge depending on our schedule. We can expect all types of weathers from warm and hot to cool and showery, so please be prepared for this. The elevations during the tour vary from 300m to 2600m. As the tour will take part from the end of August to the beginning of September there may be some rain in some areas. Our morning flight to Mitú on Day 3 only allows 15k check-in baggage and 5kg hand luggage, so you can leave luggage at the hotel in Bogotá and pick it up when we return on day 7. There will be a fair amount of walking in Mitu, along trails. This tour is at a time of year when we expect some rain showers - this is a good thing as it means we have a better chance of connecting with antswarms and their attendant species..... and hopefully a ground-cuckoo will be tagging along. The trail at the Chestnut-capped Piha Reserve goes uphill and can be a little strenuous, whilst the stony path at the Cerulean Warbler Reserve can be slippery. Trails near Rio Claro can also be slippery and steep.