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6 Days - San Jose del Guaviare Birding Trip

About this trip

San José del Guaviare is located in a transitional zone between the Llanos of the Orinoquia and the jungles of the Amazon, with the presence of rocky outcrops, remnants of the Guyanese Shield. This configuration makes it have a great diversity of ecosystems such as forests of the Mainland, Flood Forests, Rocky Outcrops, Natural Savannahs, Beaches, Rivers, Wetlands and Lagoons; which house many species of fauna and flora and innumerable sites of great scenic beauty. In this region, 550 bird species have been reported, many of them with restricted distribution.

Day 1: Arrival to Bogota

rrival to Bogota and meet with the tour leader to discuss the trip itinerary.

Night: Hotel Santa Fe Real.

Day 2: Flight Bogota to San Jose del Guaviare - Birding Buena Vista Trail

After arriving in San Jose del Guaviare, we leave the suitcases at the Hotel (check-in takes place at 3:00 p.m.) and we will explore the Bosque de Buena Vista, this is a Varzea forest (it can be flooded during the rain season), we will start the tour very close to the town, on the margin of the Guaviare  river where you can see species such as Azure Gallinule, Black-bellied Whisling-duck, Hook-billed Kite, Amazon kingfischer, Drab-water tyrant, Red-breasted meadowlark , Yellow-hooded blackbird, later in the forest you can register species such as Festive coquette, White-eared jacamar, White-eyed Parakeet, Cinnamon attila, Wire-tailed Manakin, Yellow-bellied Dacnis.

 Night: Hotel Quinto Nivel 

Day 3: Birding in Raudal del Rio Gauyabero

It is 1 h 15 minutes from the urban center of San José, the displacement is by uncovered road to the Bocas del Raudal community. This area has a rocky ecosystem, which has shrublands, rivers, grasslands and a primary forest.

Night: Hotel Quinto Nivel

Day 4: Birding in Nuevo Tolima village

At 1 hour by uncovered road is the path Nuevo Tolima. Which is within the Serranía la Lindosa protected area, an area belonging to the Guayanés shield (one of the oldest rock formations on the planet). During this birding day we will make stops along the road and visit some places like Nuevo Tolima to try to observe the Guaianan Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola rupicola).

 Night: Hotel Quinto Nivel 

Day 5: Flight San Jose del Guaviare - Bogota

Day 6: Flight home

  • Local Flights: Bogota – San Jose del Guaviare – Bogota
  • Bird guideProfessional guide in Birdwatching with high knowledge of the Ecology and Biology of Bird species
  • Travel insurance: 24 hours of medical assitance
  • Tickets: entrance to the national park and private reserve
  • Ground Transportation: From your hotel to the hotspot and once finished the tour back to the hotel
  • life-changing experience: in 2 days you can shared with local comunities who work for conservation of birds
  • Lodging accommodations: doble accommodation in El Dorado Reserve,private bathrooms, hot water, clean and comfortable with a delicious meals.
  • Daily meals: Dinner, breakfast and  lunch, water, coffee, tea, fresh juices.
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