13 day safari

Prices from

£3950

Excluding international flights

Tour Highlights

Looking for the rare Spectacled Bear

Chance to see Jaguars in Colombia’s ‘Pantanal’

Also good chances for Anaconda and Giant Anteater

Possible extention to the Amazon for Pink River Dolphins

Jaguar and Andean Bear safari in Colombia

A spectacular Colombia wildife tour designed by Allan after his recce to the country in May 2023. South America in general remains a wildlife hotspot and on the wishlist of many of our regular clients and our jaguar safaris in the Pantanal, Brazil are incredibly popular. However, costs for both private and small group jaguar safaris are very high there, so we have researched new destinations which are more affordable, but still give you a chance to see these iconic South American species. Safari in Colombia with us on this small group tour and explore the path less travelled.

When to Go:
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Best time to visit -

MAR

Safari Style -

Pioneer

Day 1

Meet and greet at Bogata airport

Allan and our local expert naturalist will personally meet you at El Dorado Airport in Bogota and take you to the hotel in the histpric old centre of the capital.

Overnight: Hotel de la Opera

Colombia wildlife tour picture of our historic hotel in Bogata

Day 2

Acclimitisation day in Bogata with visit to Hummingbirds observatory

We will leave this day fairly flexible for the group, but will have a vehicle available to take us to the Hummingbirds observatory. Or you can simply walk around the historic centre of Bogata with one of our guides.

Colombia wildlife tour visiting Hummingbird observatory in Bogata.

Day 3

Private vehicle transfer to Chingaza national park

We may also need the visit to the Hummingbird observatory for this morning and it is enroute to Chingaza. We will drive deep into the park to stay in wilderness cabins and then look for wildlife, like Spectacled Bears, from the roadside.

Overnight: Simple cabins inside Chingaza National Park

Colombia wildlife tour visiting Chingaza park for spectacled bears

Day 4

Exploring Chingaza national park for Andean Bears

After breakfast, we will explore the spectacular landscapes of Chingaza and its lagoons, looking for the spectacled bear by car. Optional hikes up to 10 kms by some trails of the Paramo ecosystem learning about the endemic plants, and animals of the protected area the whole day.

Colombia wildlife tour looking for Andean Bears

Day 5

Second day looking for the Andean bear

Although Andean/Spectacled bears are not territorial the local researchers and wildlife guides will know some of their favourite feeding areas and we will use this information to help us photograph them.

Safari in Colombia with photo of Andean bear with cub

Day 6

Third and final day in Chingaza national park

Believe or not, Andean bears have something in common with Mountain Gorillas. They build platforms on top of trees where they take naps and allow their food to digest.

Colombia wildlife tour Photo of Siecha Lakes in Gingaza national park

Day 7

Fly to Yato and private transfer to Hato La Aurora

Three hour vehicle transfer to Hato La Aurora in 4×4 cars passing through stunning andscapes and observing birds and mammals enroute. Optional afternoon canoe paddle looking for riverside wildlife.

Overnight: Hato La Aurora reserve

Safarin in Colombia to Hato la Aurora with Wildlife Trails

Day 8

Full day private vehicle safari in Hato la Aurora

You will have a full day safari in 4×4 vehicles searching for the Big 5 of the reserve: Capybara, Anaconda, Anteater, Puma and Jaguar – it’s quite a list!

Colombia wildlife tour Photo of a Giant Anteater

Days 9-11

Three more full days to maximise wildlife encounters in Hato la Aurora

Big cats like Puma and Jaguar are not easy to see in Hato la Aurora and that is why we have to be patient and commit plenty of days to the safari to increase our chances.

Colombia wildlife tour. Photo of a jaguar at Hato la Aurora

Day 12

Morning free for own activities then flight to Bogata

Learn about the conservation balance between the cattle and the ecotourism activities. In the afternoon, after lunch, you will have a transfer in 4×4 towards Yopal, where you will take a flight to Bogota.

Overnight: Courtyard by Marriot Airport

Colombia wildlife tour. Photo of Hato la Aurora

Day 13

Final private transfer to airport to connect with onward flight

Sadly, this is your last day in Colombia and you will be transferred to the airport. Or, you could extend your trip to another amazing wildlife location, like the Colombia Amazon!

Colombia wildlife tour to the Amazon. Photo of a titi monkey

Pricing Info & Dates

Costs £3950 based on two people sharing and not including flights. Valid for travel from February to April 2025

Includes:

  • Dedicated UK tour leader
  • Expert local wildlife guide
  • Private transfers in AC vehicles
  • Breakfasts in city hotels
  • Full board in the national parks
  • Two internal flights with 20kg check-in allowance

Excludes:

  • Costs for visa applications
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Tipping for local staff and guides

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