With over 1,920 species recorded, Colombia is home to one-fifth of all the birds known on earth, a staggering fact that makes this South American country the must-visit for enthusiastic birders. While it won’t guarantee you’ll see them all, this new itinerary will leave guests with a checklist of dizzying variety and splendour. Highlights include: three nights at El Dorado Lodge in the Sierra de Santa Marta mountain range, home to the greatest concentration of Colombian endemic bird species; the pristine cloud forest of Rio Blanco with its parrots, parakeets and plushcaps; and Las Tangaras Reserve, one of the most biologically diverse habitats in the world.
Price: from £4,575pp sharing, including 15 nights’ full board accommodation, guided activities, leader, transfers and return flights from the UK. Depart 9 November 2018.

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