Important Information

Best Season
December to March (dry season)

is peak season for tourism in Colombia and also a popular time for birding. July and August is usually relatively dry, and while September and November are considered part of the rainy season there are good rates then and often even protracted stretches without rain (prolonged rains fairly unusual at all seasons).

Tour Price (Per Person)
Based on   4 pax  USD4,100
Based on   6 pax  USD3,300
Based on   8 pax  USD2,900
Tour Type
Frontier Birding
Single Supplement
USD110
Internal Ticket
USD200

An isolated offshoot and the northernmost point of the Andes, the Serrania de Perijá forms the northern border between Colombia and Venezuela. Until recently, it was beyond the reach of birders. With no roads and no accommodations, the area was also vexed politically. But since 2009 things have improved dramatically, and today the door to secluded Perijá is suddenly open. Rare and range-restricted endemic birds like the Perijá Metaltail, the Perijá Thistletail, the Perijá Brush Finch, and the Perijá Tapaculo are now sought and seen. A number of Perijá populations of more widespread bird species also seem destined for species status, as “splits”, increasing the number of endemics further still. The Explore Perijá tour features superb birding, and a truly wild departure to one of the last great ornithological frontiers.

Tour Fact Sheet

Top Birds

Perijá Metaltail, Perijá Thistletail, Perijá Brush Finch, and Perijá Tapaculo.

Expected Climate

Pleasant or cool temperatures in the mountains, but heat can be intense in the lowlands.

Accommodation
Comfortable western style hotels in cities. Basic at the remote ecolodge.
Other Attractions

Truly remote wilderness, seldom visited with discoveries to be made.

Photographic Opportunities
Good to very good.

Tour Route

Conservation Group

National Audubon Society
National Audubon Society

What our clients say about tours to Colombia

  • Forrest was absolutely fantastic. The best birder/guide that we have ever had the pleasure of travelling with. His enthusiasm and passion for his work were exceptional and made for an awesome birding trip.

    DH & RD, Colombia Highlights
  • From the several members of the office staff to the actual tour itself, I have nothing but high praise for my Rockjumper experience. This was my first tour with Rockjumper, but I hope it won’t be my last. Alison and Sarah were tremendously helpful. Rob Williams is as good a leader as I have ever experienced. He not only knows the birds, but he made sure that we all got to see them, showing patience way beyond what I thought necessary. When one of our participants lost his passport, Rob bent over backwards to help this hapless person, never complaining while doing so. Rob always told us what the plan was for the next day. When Plan A didn’t pan out, he had Plan B ready. If something went askew, he handled it with aplomb, always keeping his sense of humour. Did I mention he showed us wonderful birds? Oh, we saw some beautiful ones!

    CA, Colombia 2017
  • We had a great time with Forrest Rowland in Colombia. A wonderful country. Forrest is a fantastic birder and a great guide.

    MK, Colombia 2017
  • Rob Williams and the Rockjumper folks were absolutely fantastic in helping me after I lost my passport. They made sure I got back to Bogota for the embassy appointments, changing plans on the fly. Very impressive dedication to help customers.

    BA, Colombia 2017