Salento Tours
Birdwatching in Salento
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Ages 14-80, max of 5 per group
Duration: 5h
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Binoculars
  • Snacks
  • Breakfast
  • Coffee and/or Tea


Start:
  • Our Lady of Carmen, Cl. 5 #61 a 6-87, Salento, Quindío, Colombia
    We will meet in the main square of Salento, in front of the church
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 316661P3

    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 316661P3

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    • Avistando Aves Andinas - Andean Birdwatching Tours
      49
      Salento, Colombia
      Joined in July 2021
    • jeanneRL27
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic tour - highly recommended
      We had a wonderful experience! Ivan was a great guide - very friendly, astute at finding birds and making sure everyone in our group got to see them, and had fantastic English. Our group was a mix of folks who have lived in Colombia for a long time and those for whom this was a first trip, and we all thoroughly enjoyed this experience. Beautiful, relaxing setting and a great variety of birds!
      Written 31 March 2024
    • RhiannonO36
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing solo bird watching trip
      It was an amazing tour, Ivan is so knowledgeable, supportive and helpful. A lovely walk and lots of beautiful birds to see and learn about.
      Written 26 March 2024
    • 250tirah
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommend!
      We had an awesome time on this tour. It was a total of 6 hours; 4 bird-watching and 2 at the coffee bean farm. Highly recommend!
      Written 13 March 2024
    • Lynsey T
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great morning spent walking through beautiful countryside and seeing lots of birds
      Spent an awesome morning with Juan who was very knowledgeable about all the Colombian birds (and also knew lots about plants too!). The weather was really nice which definitely helped our luck - heads up that Salento is quite a rainy place and I think that would impact what you saw so check the forecast before booking if you can! We were delighted to see a hummingbird within the first 5 minutes and we also got to see a female andean cock of the rock! Thanks to Juan knowing where she was nesting. Juan also managed to spot a spectacled owl nestled deep within the trees which was awesome. Overall a great day. Maybe consider packing swimming stuff in case you get the chance to swim in the Santa Rita waterfalls! Knocked a star off as it was the most expensive thing we did in Colombia by a really big margin! I've paid a similar amount for a similar tour in Extremadura in Spain so it could just be that this is what it costs but it just felt a little incongruous with everything else we did (coffee tours, a three day trek which cost a tenth of one we did in Chile, thermal springs, etc). But absolutely no disrespect intended to Juan's wonderful bird expertise and good sense of humour 😊
      Written 4 March 2024
    • kristenmB6291DA
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience with awesome people.
      We went on the Yellow-eared parrot tour (not on Tripadviser, but the Advistando Aves Andina website) that went to Carbónera. Awesome experience. We saw a lot of fascinating and beautiful birds with the easily usable equipment that was great for my friend with little experience with binoculars. Our guide, Ivan, was fantastic. Clearly loves his job and sharing his passion for birds with the people on the tour. Our driver Jorge was also great with driving the Willy. I recommend standing when in the back of the Willy and getting close to Carbónera. It’s just like being on a roller coaster, but with better scenery and you feel very safe with Jorge driving. The breakfast and lunch at the finca was delicious—even the vegetarian option—and can’t beat the scenery there. Just make sure to bring a wind breaker or jacket/sweater because it can be chilly up there with the wind. This tour was definitely the highlight of our two-week Colombia trip!
      Written 16 February 2024
    • T1072AXrebeccab
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great birding, great people!
      One of my favorite experiences on our trip to the coffee region! We had a wonderful morning in Santa Rita with John, who helped two beginners see nearly 80 species. He knew the answer to every question I could think of, about the specific species as well as the ecology of the area — and lots more I would have never thought to ask about! He was also great company for a half-day excursion. The hike itself was also enjoyable and we took a quick dip in the waterfall. The team that puts together this tour is very active in conservation efforts and their enthusiasm is infectious. Highly recommended!
      Written 13 February 2024
    • 223tuhinar
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing birding experience
      Juan was an excellent guide. So well informed not just on birds but a lot about Colombia in general. We only took a 2 km walk in a few hours and saw over 30 species. The tour came with breakfast and binoculars . I recommend without reservation !.
      Written 23 December 2023
    • juliahE2061IQ
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      MUST DO in Salento!
      Well organized tour with exceptional knowledge of the tour guide. We spotted more birds than expected.
      Written 21 September 2023
    • Jason H
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Book this now!
      The endemic birdwatching tour with Nestor was the highlight of our trip to Colombia. Nestor is not only extremely knowledgeable, but also an engaging guide. This was our first birdwatching tour, and we were enthralled. We ended up booking a second tour with him the next day. Over the two days, we spotted 60+ different species of birds. Nestor was great company and made our trip so memorable. He ended up connecting us with other amazing guides that enriched our time as well. Without a doubt, this is the top activity to do in Salento!
      Written 16 July 2023
    • 209lennartf
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Experience
      It was a breathtaking experience! Nestor and Jorge are very approachable and warm. They have in-depth knowledge of the characteristics and behaviors of the regional bird species and enjoy sharing this with their guests. At the end of the tour we visited a coffee plantation. Here we learned everything about the traditional production of coffee in a very small, private group. All in all a wonderful day - definitely recommended!
      Written 16 June 2023
    • Mako Y
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Recommend to everyone who loves the nature 🌿
      It was an excellent tour, definitely one of the best moments of our travel in Salento :) Ivan provided everything we needed. He is an expert, great at spotting lots of birds and explaining their characteristics nicely 🐦 Listening to the birds singing, watching various endemic birds with binoculars (which is very exciting) , walking in the nature reserve in a relaxed way... I really enjoyed all the moments of tour☺️ I would recommend this to everyone who loves the nature🌿 Thank you very much, see you again!
      Written 19 February 2023
    • HughD57
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Las mejores guías de observación de aves
      I sent Ivan a list of specialty birds, and he put together and excellent package to look for the birds. Ivan and Nestor were very knowledgeable, and I will be calling them again to find more birds from my list. Highly recommended Muy bueno viaje buscamos aves especiales
      Written 14 February 2023
    • JannesvW
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Truly fantastic birding tour
      Ivan took me on a private excursion, and it was hands down fantastic. He knows every single bird by name (in English) and recognizes 99% of the sounds as well, which is really helpful. Based on what I wanted to see, he took me to nice places. He will also keep track of the species and send you the list in the end. We saw 70 species in around 5 hours! The binoculars you get are great and breakfast, snacks, and a coffee were also included. Would definitely recommend!
      Written 8 February 2023
    • TTVLR
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Unforgettable experience
      I had a great experience with my guide Ivan. He did not above and beyond to make everyone feel comfortable and excited. He waited at my hostal before sunrise to make me feel safe. He brought water and snacks so we all had something before breakfast. The breakfast place on the side of the street is local and authentic. The coffee farm of his choice has a 5-star review. Ivan also customized the tour to give me more time for birding while others visited a coffee farm. I would bird with Ivan again the next time I visit Salento ❤️
      Written 23 January 2023
    • W3904GSdavidb
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Five star bird-spotting experience
      Fantastic experience. Ivan is a really friendly and knowledgable tour guide who spotted many interesting birds and was full of interesting knowledge and facts on our trip - we saw 25 in total including some Patos de Torrente! It was so good that I booked another tour the next day with the same guide.
      Written 10 January 2023
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    transporte & turismo del eje S.A.S
    Pereira, Colombia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was an amazing tour, me and my family had a lovely time. The birding is incredible specialy the yellow-eared Parrot
    Hightly recoment
    Written 10 August 2022
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    Mitchell A
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2024 • Couples
    Our guide was Camilo and we had a perfect morning with him! Camilo is the kindest of souls, with a deep understanding of the area’s birds and many other living things. It was so easy to converse in English with Camilo and our group really enjoyed asking him all sorts of questions. He knew the answer to all questions- he’s a magician! Our group had no experience with bird watching but absolutely loved the whole experience. What a great way to engage with nature in a patient, thoughtful way. Camilo brought us to this hole-in-the-wall breakfast spot in the middle of the tour for an excellent, authentic Salento meal. Camilo really made our day and time in Salento, and I could not more highly recommend his services!
    Written 9 July 2024
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    Cathy C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Couples
    We loved this trip. Ivan was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and very good at pointing out the birds to us. We saw approximately 35 different birds and had a wonderful walk round Salento too.
    Written 16 February 2024
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    James S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Solo
    I had an incredible experience Birdwatching with Ivan from Andean Tours this morning whilst Salento was mostly still in bed. Not only incredible for the 5.6 richter Earthquake that shuck us on the Salento Bridge (?!) but for the 53 different species of birds we managed to see thanks to Ivan’s wonderful expertise. Highlights ranged from the colourful Toucanet, Rose Breasted Grosbeak and the Andean Motmot to the more muted house wren. Ivan was great company too. Highly recommend this.
    Written 19 January 2024
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    Michael L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023 • Friends
    Ivan was knowledgeable and friendly. We had a great time and saw many different species of birds in a beautiful environment.
    Written 1 July 2023
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    Adina Gabriela D
    Bucharest, Romania2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023 • Couples
    Excellent tour (we were 2 amateurs curious to see Colombian birds). The guide-John- not only explained about the birds but also about plants and the culture in Colombia.
    Written 16 March 2023
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    Valeria C
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2022 • Family
    This was the most beautiful and amazing experience, birdwatching experience here is so worth it, you can find a diversity of bird life and stunning views, other animals that I have never seen in their habitat. The beautiful mountains and one of the best parts of the tour, was the excellent service, knowledge and fun of the guide, if you go with Nestor, you will have a qualify one to help you to identify species and places.
    Written 14 January 2022
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    Filip S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2021 • Solo
    I really wanted to see endemic Yellow-eared parrot and Golden-plumed parakeet and I did!!! The guys did a great job, they knew where to go. So if you don't mind to wake up at 3am, I really recommend this tour and guides.
    Written 20 December 2021
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