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Colombia Birding Pricing

2024 Pricing Main Tour: $5,090 US Dollars, or £4,010 GBP* for 14 Days and 13 Nights

2025 Pricing Main Tour: $5,390 US Dollars, or £4,240 GBP* for 15 Days and 14 Nights

with Santa Marta Extension: From $2,490 US Dollars or £1,960 GBP* for 7 Days and 6 Nights

 

Pre-Trip Extension to Rogitama: From $1,590 US Dollars or £1,250 GBP* for 5 Days and 5 Nights

Inclusions: 

 

  • The Tour package includes all lodging, meals*, and access fees to reserves, parks, and other birding sites. 

  • Premier Bird Guide: All of our tours use the services of an excellent bird guide, often a well-recognized expert on birding in this area. 

  • Top-Rated Preparation Services: We support your preparation for the trip. We provide information on the birds you will see and all the travel details, including all logistic details (arrival plans, trip itinerary, lodging details, and more), information on entry into Colombia, and information on travel health issues, packing information, and more. Most of our clients comment that our Trip Participation Guide is the best they have ever seen. 

  • Transport and Airport Transfers: 

         o Local ground transport is included. This includes a large transport van (and/or jeep as needed) for                    most of the trip.  
         o We also have a driver or guide pick you up at the airport in Cali upon arrival, transfers for internal                    flights are included, and we arrange for a transfer back to the airport at the end of the trip.   

  • Acre for Bird Conservation: As part of our efforts to support bird conservation, we purchase in the name of customers (for each booking) at least one acre (but averaging between three and four acres) of wilderness to support bird conservation. As our trip prices are often 20% (and often even a better deal) less than our competition, this does not cost you more and it is a great way to support bird conservation around the world.

  • Small-Group PricingAll the prices mentioned above are for tour groups of seven or eight participants.  We will offer reasonable small-group supplements for group sizes of 4 to 6.

  • Private and Custom Group Pricing: We are glad to provide pricing for smaller groups (including couples) or custom groups.

*Pricing Notes and More Details:

 

  • US Dollar Pricing: The Colombian peso was relatively stable against the US Dollar for about 5 years through the middle of 2014; however, in the last 2 years the peso has weakened against the US Dollar with a current (July 2022) exchange rate of 4,205 Pesos for 1 US Dollar. If the US Dollar weakens significantly against the Peso, we do reserve the right to make price adjustments. We have only had to do this on 2 trips to Colombia in late 2011 when the Peso was particularly volatile. The adjustment was less than $100 per person on the main trip.

  • Pricing in British Pounds: (1) Our 2025 (and late 2024) price estimates are mostly based on US Dollars; so, our GBP/British Pound pricing is based upon an exchange rate of .79 GBP (British Pound) per US Dollar (the exchange rate on March 19, 2024). (2) We will charge you the actual transaction rate here, but please note that we work to minimize transaction costs. Using Transferwise, we usually pay under one-half a percent (and sometimes less) on the actual exchange. (3) Due to costs related to UK travel regulations, our tours booked and paid through BlueTailBirding.com (for the UK and European clients) will cost 200 GBP more. Please contact us anytime with questions here.     

  • Bank Fees: Though we work to minimize bank charges with banking in Canada and in the United Kingdom, banks do often charge about 1.5% for making the exchange.

  • Note on Meal Inclusion: Meals include three meals per day during any full day of the trip. The arrival day does not have any meals, as most flights arrive after 7 PM. The departure day includes only breakfast, as most flights leave in the morning.

  • Note on Beverage Inclusion: Most of our meals are provided by the lodges, and we follow their practices in providing beverages at meal time. Breakfast usually includes coffee or tea and/or juice (as provided by the lodge), and box lunches include either bottled water or juice. Other beverages served at supper are your choice and are an additional expense that you pay to the restaurant directly. We provide water at the table for supper. We also provide bottled water during the birding day.

  • Group Size: We anticipate a group of 7 or 8 participants, and pricing is based on this group size.     

 

Optional Costs for Booking the Trip:

Single Room Supplement: $570 USD or £450 GBP* for the Main Trip is the price we charge for the additional cost of anyone not sharing a room with another birder (and/or a spouse). If you want a single room, please let us know. We are often able to find a roommate for those wanting to share a room.

  • Santa Marta Extension: $410 USD or £320 GBP*

  • Rogitama Extension: $360 USD or £280 GBP*


Notes on Other Tour Costs: Exclusions:  

  • You will need to pay your international flight cost to get from your local airport to Colombia. You will also need to pay for any internal flights, while you are in Colombia, and these flights range from about $80 to $150 US Dollars per flight.

  • The tour fee does not include taxes/fees for entering or exiting the country, telephone calls, laundry, and other items of a personal nature.

  • Tips for birding guides and trip drivers are not included in the tour price.

 

Want More Tour Information or Have Questions about Pricing?

Please call Charles (in the USA at 720-320-1974 in Colorado or toll-free at 888-203-7464, ext. 912) or Jennifer (in the UK at +44 7500 185 058, in Suffolk), and/or email info@pibird.com.

 

We are happy to answer any question you may have and/or provide you with trip reports (reports of birds and other wildlife seen on our trips) or more details on trip logistics (from vehicles used to lodging details).

Like to Book these Trips:

 

Booking by Phone in the USA: Call Charles at the Partnership for International Birding toll-free at 888-203-7464, ext. 912. Charles can also be reached on his cell phone at 720-320-1974.

 

Booking by Phone in the UK: You often reach Leio or Jennifer De Souza in the UK (at Bluetail Birding and the PIB UK Office). Leio can usually be reached at +44 7881 685 779. Call Jennifer at +44 7500 185 058.   

 

Tour Pricing Update Note: These tour prices were updated on June 6, 2024, for all 2025 tour dates.    

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