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7 Days - Around Cali Birding Trip

About this trip

Cali is located in the western cordillera of Colombia, here more than 700 species of birds have been reported in different habitats ranging from the humid tropical forest, to the paramo in the highest mountain ranges. We invite you to live a true experience with the key Birds of this region, learn about conservation projects, know the culture and gastronomy of Cali.

Day 1: Arrival to Cali

Transfer from the airtport to the hotel in Cali, meet with the guide to planning the trip. Dinner at the hotel.

night: Hotel Sonesta

Day 2: Laguna de Sonso and Bosque de Yotoco

5:30 Departure from the Hotel Sonesta

5:30 – 7:00 Transfer to the Sonso Lagoon

7:30 – 11:00 Birding around Laguna de Sonso

12: 00 – 1:30 Lunch in Yotoco village

14:00 – 16:00 Birding in Yotoco Forest

16:00 – 17:30 Transfer to the Hotel

19: 00 Dinner at the Hotel

Birds of interest: Greyish piculet, Common potoo, Dwarf cuckoo, Jet Antbird, Bar-crested Antshrike.

Night: Hotel Sonesta

Day 3: Cali to Alto Anchicaya

5:00 Departure from the Hotel Sonesta

5:00 – 7:00 Transfer to the Anchicaya Alto “Doña Dora”

7:30 – 11:00 Birding on the road to Anchicaya down

12: 00 – 1:30 Lunch in Anchicaya nature camp

14:00 – 17:00 Birding in Anchicaya nature camp

19: 00 Dinner

Birds of interest: Rufous-throated Tanager, Empress Brilliant, Fulvous-vented Euphonia, Toucan Barbet, Green honeycreeper.

Night: Anchicaya Nature Camp

Day 4: Anchicaya to KM 18

5:30 Breakfast at the hotel

6:00 – 10:00 BIrding around the Lodge

10:30 – 11:30 Transfer KM 18

12: 00 – 1:30 Lunch in KM 18

14:00 – 16:00 Birding in KM 18

19: 00 Dinner at the Hotel

Birds of interest: Barred hawk, Blue-tailed trogon, White-headed wren, Lanceolated Monklet, Yellow-collared Chlorophonia, Five-coloured Barbet.

Night: Hotel El Faro

Day 5: KM 18 and Finca Alejandria

5:30 Breakfast at the Hotel

6:00 – 11:00 Birding on the road to Finca Alejandria

11: 00 – 12:00 Check the Hummingbird feeder at the Finca Alejandria

12: 00 – 1:30 Lunch in Finca Alejandria

14:00 – 16:00 Birding on the road to KM 18

16:00 – 17:00 Transfer to the Hotel Sonesta in Cali

19: 00 Dinner at the Hotel

Birds of interest: Beryl-spangled Tanager, Blue-winged Mountain-tanager, Red-faced Spinetail, Multicoloured Tanager, Golden-headed Quetzal.

Night: Hotel Sonesta (Cali)

Day 6: Vereda chicoral and La Minga Ecolodge

5:30 Departure from the Hotel Sonesta

5:30 – 7:00 Transfer to the Chicoral Village

7:30 – 11:00 Birding on the road to La Minga Ecolodge

11:00 – 12:00 check the Hummingbird feeders at the lodge

12: 00 – 1:30 Lunch in La Minga Ecolodge

14:00 – 16:00 Birding in Chicoral road

16:00 – 17:00 Transfer to the Hotel

19: 00 Dinner 

Birds of interest: Long-tailed Sylph, Crested Quetzal, Lineated Foliage-gleaner, Green-and-black Fruiteater, Golden-crowned Tanager, Black-winged Saltator.

Night: Hotel Sonesta (Cali)

Day 7: Flight Home

5:30 Breakfast at the Hotel

6:00 – 7:00 Transfer to the  “Alfonso Bonilla Aragón” Airport 

End to the trip.

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  • 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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