Wildlife Watching  - Myriad forms of life

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Wildlife Watching

Myriad forms of life

Why do Wildlife Watching Colombia?

Visitors who enjoy the simple pleasures of nature will enjoy the enormous variety of plants and animals that have made their home in Colombia.

Variety of species

54,871 species of different biological groups in Colombia are registered with the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.

Diversity of flora

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The country is home to 4,010 species of orchids, 262 palms, 1,721 mosses, 1,641 ferns, and 53 kinds of non-flowering plants.

Saltwater life

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As for vertebrates, Colombia is home to 479 mammal, 571 reptile, 763 amphibian, 2,000 saltwater, and 1,533 freshwater fish species.

Activities and experiences

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Los Besotes Eco Park, Valledupar

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Los Besotes Eco Park

The Los Besotes Eco Park is a natural reserve located six miles from Valledupar. It has four wildlife observatories and...
Mirador Naipata II, Amazonas

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Mirador Naipata II

Naipata II, located in the upper part of the town of Puerto Nariño, offers the best views of the landscape of the area...

Botanical Garden

San Andres is seen a different way from the 12 meter high viewpoint installed at the Botanical Garden, in the Caribbean...

Juan María Céspedes Botanical Garden

The Juan María Céspedes Botanical Garden is less than an hour north of Buga, set in an estate spanning about 380 acres...

Munchique National Nature Park

Travelers enjoy birdwatching in the Munchique National Nature Park, where 500 bird species, including 37 types of...

Guadua Park

Bamboo and heliconias (plants often mistaken for birds-of-paradise), nature trails, a waterfall, and natural pools of...

Ocetá Páramo

Frailejones mosses lichens and other plants adorn the landscape of the Ocetá páramo, a natural refuge that is reached...

Cali Botanical Garden

Located less than a mile from the city zoo, the Botanical Garden of Cali is a great place to learn about the...

Galeras Volcano Wildlife Sanctuary

Travelers rest and relax in the 7,615 acre Galeras Volcano Wildlife Sanctuary’s cloud forest ecosystem. A watershed...
Aquarium and Marine Museumr, Santa Marta

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Aquarium and Marine Museum

Those who come to the Aquarium and Marine Museum in Rodadero encounter a different experience: a giant aquarium...

Tanimboca Reserve

In its 75 acres of protected forest, Tanimboca Reserve offers ecotourism activities. Explore the swamp ecosystem on...
Doña Juana National Nature Park - Home to wildlife

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Doña Juana National Nature Park

With almost 163 thousand acres, the Doña Juana-Cascabel Volcanic Complex National Nature Park is home to 471 bird...
Chingaza National Nature Park  - Bogotá’s water reservoir

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Chingaza National Nature Park

Deer, tapirs, and spectacled bears are some of the residents of the Chingaza National Nature Park, which lies four...

Guillermo Pilleres Botanical Garden

The Guillermo Piñeres Botanical Garden in Turbaco is a place in close contact with nature; it has protected the fauna...
Botanical Garden of the Technological University of Pereira - Home of plants and birds

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Botanical Garden of the Technological University of Pereira

An excellent site for bird watching is the Botanical Garden of the Technological University of Pereira, where there are...

Amazon World Ecological Park

The Amazon World Ecological Park, located 15 minutes from Leticia, is an environmental learning center that features...
Los Farallones de Cali National Nature Park  - Cali

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Los Farallones de Cali National Nature Park

Species such as the spectacled bear and the anteater, along with Colombian Rock chickens, parrots, and eagles inhabit...
Piedras Blancas Entomological Museum and Butterfly Sanctuary

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Piedras Blancas Entomological Museum and Butterfly Sanctuary

In the village of Santa Elena, 45 minutes east of Medellin, travellers find the Piedras Blancas Entomological Museum...
Cumbal Volcano - The King of Heights

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Cumbal Volcano

At almost three miles above sea level, Cumbal is the largest volcano in southern Colombia, characterized by permanent...
Bolivar Cay

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Bolivar Cay

You can set aside an entire day to travel to Bolivar Cay, a coral formation located 25 kilometers southwest of San...
Visit the Cocora Valley - Home of the wax palm

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Visit the Cocora Valley

In the town of Salento, 15.5 miles north from Armenia, you can visit the Cocora Valley, where the wax palm, Colombia’s...