DAY01: Otún Quimbaya Sanctuary of Flora and Fauna.
In the morning transfer to the hotel in the city of Pereira.
The bird sighting tour begins in the city of Pereira with a visit to the Otun Quimbaya Fauna and Flora Sanctuary, which is only 90 minutes away from the city. Here you can see the endemic and threatened Cauca Guan (Penelope perspicax) and the Crested-Ant Tanager (Habia Cristata) The endemic Greyish Piculet (Picumnus granadensis) and the rare Multicolored Tanager (Chlorochrysanitidissima) one of the most beautiful birds of the region. Other important birds you might be able to see are: Red-ruffed Fruitcrow (Pyroderus scutatus), Torrent Duck (Merganetta armata), Wedge- bellied Hummingbird (Schistes geofroyii), Wattled Guan (Aburría aburrí) –Green Jay (Cyanocoraxyncas), Collared Trogon (Trogon collaris) and other 250 species in this 489 hectares reserve. It has a beautiful landscape and is one of the protected areas of the upper Otún River basin that provides drinking water throughout the city of Pereira.
DAY02: Cocora Valley and Salento.
The second stage of the bird sighting route takes place in the department of Quindío with a visit to the Cocora Valley and the town of Salento from morning to midday. Here, you might see the majestic Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus), Black-billed Mountain Toucan (Andigena nigrirostris), White-browed Spinetail (Hellmayrea gularis), White-capped Tanager (Sericossyphaalbocristata), Torrent Duck (Merganetta armata), Long-tailed Sylph (Aglaiocercus kingi), Collared Inca (Coeligena torquata), Golden-faced Whitestart (Myioborus ornatus) and over 300 species of representative birds from the mountains and highlands of our country. On this day, continue discovering the birds of the PCC at Quindío’s Botanical Garden, where you will find a good number of hummingbirds among the endemic Brown Violetear (Coeligena delphinae) the Green Hermit (Phaetornis guy), Blue-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora), Bay-headed Tanager (Tangara gyrola) and other 126 species of birds.
DAY03: Rio Blanco Forest Reserve.
The third stage of our bird sighting tour continues in the Río Blanco forest reserve, famous for the sighting of the Colombian Grallarias or Tororoi, but let’s not forget that other important endemic species can be especially easy to observe in this place. Some of them include: the Rusty-faced Parrot (Hapalopsittaca amazonina), Golden-plumed Parakeet (Leptosittaca branickii), Rufous-banded Owl (Strix albitarsis), Ocellated Tapaculo (Acropternis orthonyx), Chestnut- naped Antpitta (Grallaria nuchalis), Plushcap (Catamblyrhyncus diadema), Chestnut-crowned Antpitta (Grallariaruficapilla), Masked Saltator (Saltator cinctus) and over 360 representative species of the Andean forests and highlands.
DAY04: Matecaña International Airport.
At the agreed time, assistance at the hotel and transfer to Matecaña International Airport in the city of Pereira.