General information

tips and suggestions for your trip

We want to make your trip as enjoyable as possible, here is some information to have in mind.

  • Birding and coffee tours will primarily be on forested roads and some trails – difficulty is easy to medium level.
  • Some of the tours take place in highlands at 3,000 m.a.s.l. above Jardín and at medium elevations below Jardín (1,500 m.a.s.l.) so bring some layers.
  • We will have electric power at all our destinations. There are sockets inside all rooms with 110 volt electricity.
  • Don’t forget to bring your raincoat or poncho as Colombia is really wet some times; we also recommend umbrellas but sometimes they do not cover completely you and your equipment in a strong rain.
  • Sandals or flip-flops are great, but if you have a nice pair of trekking waterproof shoes/boots we would recommend to bring them as your primary ones.
  • Don’t forget a hat or cap and solar protection lotion.
  • Having some insect-repellent handy is a good idea especially for the lower area below/around town.

Travel insurance and medical information

Our suggestion is to use your own travel insurance service. The normal price of the tours do not cover travel insurance.

  • Yellow Fever vaccination is required when traveling to Colombia and other tropical countries.  Those traveling from the United States might like to check the Center For Disease Control Traveler’s Health website for information or locations of clinics near your area. Alternately you can check with you doctor.  
  • Malaria and other tropical diseases are not present in our destinations.  We will be in areas with a few mosquitoes and other biting bugs. Insect repellent will be useful in the lowland areas.
  • Please remember to bring all your medical stuff if needed, and let us know if you have any special medical condition or allergies.