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Travel agency

The Colombian Project

The Colombian Project is an independent tour operator that specializes in various nature, adventure and cultural niches, such as cultural discovery, bird watching, wildlife watching, history and archaeology, cycling and high-mountain trekking amongst others. The Colombian Project was an idea to bring our passion, love and knowledge of Colombia to the world. After 4 years of investigation and development, our company was born in 2013. With over twenty years of combined travel experience in Colombia, our growth since then has been nothing short of remarkable. Our aim is to provide cutting edge experiences with excellent service, quality and comfort, all delivered to the specification of our clients, in a way that ensures that the cultures and environments that we visit are preserved and sustained for the future. We tend to exceed expectations and this is why we are unique in Colombia. We’re not your average tour operator in the sense that we love exploring, investigating and developing our own cutting-edge experiences. That’s what keeps us ahead of the rest, and gives us the capability to offer breathtaking experiences unlike any other. It takes time, effort and no small amount of love, but our clients are all the better for it. We love the people, the culture, environment and just about everything else that we come into contact with during any given trip. That is why doing things the right way comes first and everything else second. We care very deeply about Colombia and want only what’s best for the country and its people. Alongside our concept of innovation and exploration, we make sure that we follow responsible travel and sustainable development guidelines during our trip design and implementation. Some of the best experiences we offer are bird watching tours. We work with excellent qualified bilingual ornithologists as part of our team guides, providing the best birding in Colombia. All the trips are tailored made to fit the birding requirements of our clients, depending on specific bird species, ecosystems or landscapes that they require. Working diligently within biological and scientific circles, we have been able to gain special access the best sites (some of which are not open to the standard traveler) to see the most interesting and rare species. As avid photographers we love nothing better than to capture the beauty of nature using professional equipment. Some of our photographic tour leaders are among the best nature photographers in the country. We build relationships with local people and communities and look to invest in Colombia and Colombians wherever we can. Whilst we’re not an NGO, we like to think we have the same outlook in ensuring that our value chain is very well looked after and aided wherever possible, as they are what makes our trips so special, not us. It’s Colombia’s time now and we just want to spread the word, show its beauty and help people fall in love with it, just as we did all those years ago.



  • Amazonian Umbrellabird

    Cephalopterus ornatus

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  • Apolinar's Wren

    Cistothorus apolinari

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  • Beautiful Woodpecker

    Melanerpes pulcher

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  • Black Manakin

    Xenopipo atronitens

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  • Black-streaked Puffbird

    Malacoptila fulvogularis

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  • Blue-billed Curassow

    Crax alberti

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  • Blue-throated Starfrontlet

    Coeligena helianthea

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  • Bogota Rail

    Rallus semiplumbeus

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  • Bronzy Jacamar

    Galbula leucogastra

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  • Brown Jacamar

    Brachygalba lugubris

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  • Buffy Hummingbird

    Leucippus fallax

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  • Carunculated Caracara

    Phalcoboenus carunculatus

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  • Chestnut-bellied Cotinga

    Doliornis remseni

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  • Chestnut-bellied Hummingbird

    Amazilia castaneiventris

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  • Cundinamarca Antpitta

    Grallaria kaestneri

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  • Deep-blue Flowerpiercer

    Diglossa glauca

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  • Gilded Barbet

    Capito auratus

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  • Golden-eared Tanager

    Tangara chrysotis

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  • Golden-fronted whitestart

    Myioborus chrysops

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  • Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock

    Rupicola rupicola

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  • Lafresnaye's Piculet

    Picumnus lafresnayi

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  • Long-billed Woodcreeper

    Nasica longirostris

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  • Magdalena Antbird

    Sipia palliata

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  • Masked Mountain-Tanager

    Tephrophilus wetmorei

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  • Orange-eared Tanager

    Chlorochrysa calliparaea

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  • Orinoco Softtail

    Thripophaga cherriei

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  • Paradise Tanager

    Tangara chilensis

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  • Perija Brush-finch

    Arremon perijanus

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  • Perija Thistletail

    Asthenes perijana

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  • Pompadour Cotinga

    Xipholena punicea

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  • Santa Marta Foliage-gleaner

    Clibanornis rufipectus

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  • Santa Marta Parakeet

    Pyrrhura viridicata

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  • Santa Marta Tapaculo

    Scytalopus sanctaemartae

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  • Sooty Ant-tanager

    Habia gutturalis

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  • Spangled Cotinga

    Cotinga cayana

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  • Spot-backed Antbird

    Hylophylax naevius

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  • White-backed Fire-eye

    Pyriglena leuconota

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  • White-eared Jacamar

    Galbalcyrhynchus leucotis

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  • White-mantled Barbet

    Capito hypoleucus

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  • White-rimmed Brush-finch

    Atlapetes leucopis

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  • White-tailed Starfronlet

    Coeligena phalerata

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  • White-tailed Starfronlet

    Coeligena phalerata

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  • White-whiskered Spinetail

    Synallaxis candei

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  • Santa Marta Brush-finch

    Atlapetes melanocephalus

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  • Indigo-capped Hummingbird

    Amazilia cyanifrons

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