Tour Details

Central & Western Andes Endemics (16 days).

Tour dates

At client’s preference – please request availability.

Tour dates can be established at your convenience.

For a customized version of this tour, please click on the “Book now” button and write us with your birding & traveling requirements.

US $4,300 per person for a group of 5-8 participants.

US $4,750 per person for a group of 3-4 participants.

US $5,500 per person for a group of 2 participants.

Single supplement costs US $375, covering all nights (15) of tour.

Price includes ground transportation, lodging, all meals (from breakfast on day 2 to dinner on final day of the tour), entrance fees to all parks & reserves, daily water intake and guidance.

Price does not include international nor domestic flight tickets, alcoholic drinks or beverages in addition to those served in meals, laundry and personal expenses.

Tour Guide (s)

Daniel Uribe – Restrepo
Has been chasing birds since
he was 9-years and enjoys
sharing his passion for birds.See More

This two-weeks tour (15 nights / 16 days) aims at seeing and enjoying the greatest number of endemic & near-endemic species within the most magnificent landscapes of the Central & Western Andes of Colombia, encompassing a wide range of ecosystems in a big altitudinal gradient. Tour itinerary covers thoroughly native forests within protected watersheds that supply water to the coffee region of the country. Additionally, birding takes place in the Pacific slope of the Western Andes, visiting key birding localities in the Mountain Chocó region, one of the most biodiverse regions in the world.

Tour itinerary has been carefully planned in order to cover the greatest number and variety of nature ecosystems in the western slope of the Central Andes and the Pacific slope of the Western Andes, from 4,200 to 13,100 ft (1,300 – 4,000 m). You will visit the very best nature reserves within the buffer zone of Los Nevados National Park, where many watersheds have been declared as Important Bird Areas (IBAs), holding some of Colombia´s rarest and most threatened species.

This tour includes Cerro Montezuma in the Tatamá National Park, arguably the best place on earth to bird Mountain Chocó, a complex and highly biodiverse region shared only by Colombia, Ecuador & Panama. The itinerary also includes the Yellow-eared Parrot reserves near the town of Jardin in the Western Andes, and Las Tangaras reserve in Carmen de Atrato.

The tour provides a list of 684 plausible species! This includes 55 species of hummingbirds, 78 species of flycatchers, 123 species of tanagers, seedeaters & allies, 43 species of furnarids, 14 species of woodpeckers, 15 species of antpittas and 10 species of tapaculos! This is a huge kaleidoscope of feathered jewels!

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Tour Map


Will range anywhere between 82 ºF (28 ºC) in the lowlands and 46-53 ºF (8-12 ºC) in Los Nevados National Park (max. tour height = 13,100 ft. or 4,000 mt.). Most tour days will be between 57 to 71 ºF (14 – 22 ºC) and 4,600 to 9,200 ft (1400 – 2800 mt).

The Backpack

Comfortable shoes or rubber boots; small umbrella, rain coat or poncho; sweater or coat for the night; hat or cap & sun shade; shirts with long sleeves & insect repellent; personal medicines; IDs & health insurance.