Birds in Macondo

Macondo: is the imaginary town described in the novel 100 Years of Solitude by Colombian Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez.

We started the route to go to see the most beautiful garza in the world in its breeding season, Agami Heron. Then a special riverside restaurant awaits us to taste the gastronomic delights of the region prepared by a chef who worked in the kitchen of the national government.

Afterwards, we head to Tolú, to meet Marcelo, a child bird guardian with a strong message for conservation, after sailing in the milk canyon looking for some aquatic species we follow the route to Turbaco to reach a reserve that preserves one of the most important forests of the tropical ecosystem, to look for species such as the Blue-winged Parakeet and the Spear-tailed Manakin.

From Turbaco we travel to Cartagena, a tour to go to enjoy the gastronomy of the city and end up in the best hotel of the Caribbean in the islands of Barú, to enjoy this magical place, the next day route to Barranquilla enjoy a tour of the malecón and rest in a good hotel in the city.

Following the road route to Santa Marta the obligatory stop in the Sanctuary island park Salamanca to look for the endemic Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird, we continue the route to, Minca where our route begins by the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, the highest coastal mountain on the planet.

We will climb up to a reserve where we will enjoy the view of the mountain from a cottage built with the same characteristics of the indigenous cultures of the place, a new day and direction to the knife of San Lorenzo, on the route we will be looking for the species of the spot with the most endemic of Colombia: the Sierra Nevada Antpitta, Santa Marta Foliage-gleaner, Santa Martha Tapaculo, Santa Maria Warbler, Santa María Blossomcrown, Santa Anna Mountain-Tanager and Santa Marta Parakeet.

We continue towards the north to La Guajira where we will enjoy the Sanctuary of Fauna and flamingos, a wonderful place to photograph Aquatic birds from dawn, to look for specialties of the dry forest, such as Cardinal Bermellon, to then enjoy the visit to a ranch to learn the dance of the Chichamaya and the opportunity to know the colorful backpacks made directly by the indigenous wayuu.

And to conclude, the route we continue towards Valledupar the city that gives origin to the Vallenato music, originating in Colombia, we will visit Tierragrata, a peace territory where today live ex-combatants of the guerrilla, who today work on projects such as tourism.
Then towards the Serranía del Perija another place of great endemism to look for essential things such as Perija Antpitta, Perija Metaltail, Peria Brush-Finch, Perya Thistletail, Peria Tapaculo, back to Valledopar to take a flight to Bogota.

It is recommended to do this tour starting at the end of July until August in order to reach the Agami Heron colony in the breeding season.