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Wildlife Holidays in Colombia

Colombia is situated in the north-west of South America and is bordered by Panama, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru. Colonised by the Spanish in 1499, it achieved independence in 1819 but then suffered many decades of strife, both politically and socially. It has now emerged as a stable democracy and has been given the seal of approval by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office as a safe tourist destination.

Colombia boasts the longest bird list of any country, containing over 1,900 species! This extraordinary number is due to many factors, including its wide variety of habitats, latitude and geography, which allows for many migrant species. Dominated by the Andes, much of Colombia is mountainous; it also has Caribbean and Pacific coastlines, Amazon rainforest and Llanos (plains). Though it lies in the tropics, Colombia’s wide altitudinal range creates complex climatic variation.

Our Colombia Specialist recommends..

"In short, Colombia is a birder' s dream destination! With 18% of the world' s bird species, in a relatively small area, our two tours to Colombia are designed to run seamlessly back-to-back and will take you to very different habitats within the country. Our Multicoloured Tanager tour focuses on the south-west and Cauca Valley. The Santa Marta Endemics tour focuses on the endemic-rich Santa Marta Mountains and is partly based at the wonderful El Dorado Lodge. Colombia is beautiful and safe, with outstanding birding and hospitality. Do join us for the birding experience of a lifetime!"

Andy Tucker
General Manager

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The group which I was a part of was very good/ All made sure we saw all the birds together. The leader was superb. His knowledge was excellent in finding birds.
The tour leaders were very helpful and the tanagers were fantastic. I had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday with lots of new birds. I can't think of anything that would improve it.
A very enjoyable tour with superb birds, a good itinerary which worked well with no real problems, good guides, and excellent company in the participants. The group gelled well, very important to making a successful and enjoyable trip. Scenery was fantastic, especially the trip up to Nevado del Ruiz.