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Brilliant Birds Of Colombia

December 3, 2023 - December 18, 2023

£6599  £5999
A pair of jousting Wire crested thorntail hummingbirds one of the species we hope to photograph during the NaturesLens Brilliant Birds of Colombia photography holiday
  • Brilliant Birds

    of Colombia

    Join David for this 15-night Brilliant Birds of Colombia photography holiday in the areas of Cali, Manizalez, Pereira & Medellin in Colombia.

    You will spend many days photographing the fabulous species that our local guides will discover for us.

    3rd - 18th December 2023

    £6599  £5999 per participant

    Special offer pricing available, other conditions may apply.

    Limited Availability - £1200 deposit required to secure a place

    Group size: 4 - 6 participants - limited places available..

    Bookings close: September 3, 2023

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    Brilliant Birds of Colombia - £6599  £5999 per participant

    Special offer pricing available, other conditions may apply.

    When
    3rd - 18th December 2023
    Cost
    £6599  £5999 per participant
    Availability
    limited places available.
    £6599  £5999 per participant - limited places available.
  • Wildlife photographers of all levels of experience are invited to join David for this 15-night Brilliant Birds of Colombia photography holiday in the areas of Cali, Manizalez, Pereira & Medellin in Colombia. You will spend many days photographing the fabulous species that our local guides will discover for us, including a wide range of hummingbirds, 8 of which are endemic. In total, 168 different types of hummingbird have been recorded within the country.
    More species have been recorded in Colombia than in any other country, all packed into a slightly larger area than Spain & France combined. Extending east to west from the Orinoco River to the Pacific Ocean & north to south from the Caribbean to Amazonia, its topography is notably diverse. There is a lot to see, from deserts, grasslands & steamy Amazonian rainforests to three stunningly verdant Andean ranges & glacier-capped peaks.
    Join NaturesLens to capture images of Birds Of Colombia, in Colombia, during the Brilliant Birds Of Colombia photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 15 night/16 day duration on a Half Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £6599  £5999 per participant.
    Colombia includes two extremely significant massifs, Santa Marta & Perijá, in the north of the country – in particular, the Santa Marta range is one of the world’s most significant endemic hotspots. The Santa Marta mountains are home to over 600 bird varieties, including 23 endemic species & a lengthier list of endemic subspecies. Amongst the endemic species of Colombia’s birds, one will find the White-tailed Starfrontlet, Black-backed Thornbill, Santa Marta Parakeet, Santa Marta Bush-tyrant & Santa Marta Warbler.
    The 15-night Brilliant Birds of Colombia photography holiday has an itinerary designed for macro & bird photography of the birds & other species of the Cali, Manizalez, Pereira & Medellin areas.
    Over the 15-night trip, the locations should provide opportunities for capturing images of Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, Empress Brilliant, Green-and-black Fruiteater, Long-tailed Sylph, Multicoloured Tanager, Plate-billed Mountain-toucan, Ruby-topaz Hummingbird, Southern Emerald Toucanet & more.
    Throughout this 15-night photography holiday, David, one of the co-founders of NaturesLens, will be on hand to guide & lead you; he will be providing assistance & advice as needed & helping you develop your skills. David will help you capture images of the plethora of wildlife that we should encounter across Colombia’s various eco-zones.
    More & more sites are establishing feeding stations favourable to photography, not merely for the sensational hummingbirds, but also for tanagers, antpittas, toucans, toucanets & more.

    Brilliant Birds Of Colombia Itinerary

    day 1

    assemble alfonso bonilla aragón international airport - overnight hotel hampton by hilton

    day 2

    photography at conchita - overnight araucana lodge

    day 3

    photography at la florida feeders - overnight araucana lodge

    day 4

    macro photography - overnight araucana lodge

    day 5

    macro photography - overnight guadalajara hotel

    day 6

    photography at laguna el sonso - overnight in tinamú

    day 7

    photography at tinamu feeders, nighttime macro session - overnight in tinamú

    day 8

    photography at tinamu feeders, multiflash hummingbird photography session - overnight in tinamú

    day 9

    antpitta photography, multiflash hummingbird photography session - overnight carretero hotel

    day 10

    photography at hacienda el bosque - overnight in termales

    day 11

    photography at termales del ruiz - overnight in termales

    day 12

    photography at el color de mis revês - overnight carretero hotel

    day 13

    photography at cock of the rock lek, photography of antpittas - overnight carretero hotel

    day 14

    photography at cock of the rock lek, photography of antpittas - overnight carretero hotel

    day 15

    photography at cock of the rock lek - transfer to medellin - overnight hotel movich

    day 16

    transfer to josé maría córdova international airport

  • 10%

    Discount from Lenses For Hire on any lenses, or other camera equipment, that you require FOR this wildlife photography holiday.

    NaturesLens have partnered with Lenses For Hire to give you an exclusive discount on any lenses hired for any NaturesLens Wildlife Photography Holiday or Workshop.

    • Accommodation on a non-shared basis (with no single supplement payable)
    • Airport Transfers
    • All hide sessions & appropriate permits
    • All photography sessions & appropriate permits
    • Food on a half board basis
    • Guidance & advice from our Photography Holiday Guides
    • Transportation between photographic locations
    • All Drinks
    • Any activities not listed on the itinerary
    • Flights
    • Meals not listed on the itinerary
    • Personal expenses of any type
    • Required Insurances
    • Sundries
    • Tips & Gratuities
    • Transportation to start location
    • Visas

    What our clients say

    • Alan - Calera - 2017

      Always good trips, with great photographic opportunities, & lots of camaraderie. Recommended!

    Make a Booking Enquiry

    To make a booking enquiry, please complete the form below & we will get back to you as soon as possible.
    You are making an enquiry for the Brilliant Birds Of Colombia photography holiday, which is scheduled for the dates of 3rd - 18th December 2023 & costs £6599  £5999 per participant

    , this photography holiday requires a deposit of, £1200 to secure a place.
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    How to Book

    Before booking, it is important that you read the relevant photography holiday event page & our Booking Terms & Conditions. If you have any doubts regarding your suitability for this photography holiday, please contact us.
    To book, simply click the relevant link from the event page on our website. You will then be sent a booking form & a copy of our terms & conditions. In order to secure your place on the selected photography holiday, simply complete the booking form with details of all persons travelling & holiday indemnity, in relevant cases, & return to us (either by email or by post) with confirmation that the deposit has been paid. Payments should be made via bank transfer.
    A deposit of 20% is required at the time of booking unless you are booking less than 90 days before departure. In this case, full payment of the photography holiday price is required.

    Recommended Equipment

    Recommended Camera Equipment

    For this photography holiday, we would recommend that you have available, an array of lenses from a macro lens, an intermediate telephoto lens such as the 70-200mm or 100-400mm, through to your longest lens, whether that is a 400mm, 500mm or 600mm. A wide angle would also be useful if you fancy capturing some environment or landscape shots.

    If you own a lens with an aperture of f/2.8 within the recommended focal length, bring it! These will allow you to focus on your subject faster & will also be useful in low light conditions.

    You should also pack a tripod to help steady your lens, especially when you are out photographing at dawn & dusk. Last but not least, don't forget to pack a flash or lighting unit.

    Recommended Clothing

    For this photography holiday, we recommend that you pack neutral coloured t-shirts teamed with neutral coloured trousers & a hat to protect your head from the sun. January is the best time to visit Costa Rica as it is the dry season with maybe a little rain in the afternoon or evening showers. For this reason, you should also bring a waterproof jacket & waterproof trousers so you are covered for all eventualities. A fleece would also be useful for the cool evenings.

    Sandals or easy shoes are great for the hotel but you will need sensible shoes for when you are out & about.

    Don't forget to pack your sunglasses, plenty of sunscreen & insect repellent!

    Additional Notes

    NaturesLens photography holidays do not include flights unless it is explicitly stated on the event page. When it is time to book your flights, we will send you the details in plenty of time to allow for bookings at the best available price.
    The photography holiday itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.
    NaturesLens photography holidays require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the photography holiday may not go ahead. This photography holiday has a minimum participant level of 4 plus NaturesLens guide(s).
    In the event that the minimum number for a photography holiday to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given photography holiday. In that event 100% of monies received will be returned. However, NaturesLens is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.
    Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.
    Please note the cuisine on many of the NaturesLens photography holidays is authentic & typical of the region in which you are travelling. International or western cuisine is often NOT available. If you have any concerns over the food arrangements or have any special dietary requirements, please contact us prior to making a booking.
    All personal luggage are the responsibility of the owner & we request that photography holiday participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag & tripod. We do not wish to appear dictatorial in this matter & the request is made to ensure space & comfort for everyone in our vehicles.
    NaturesLens & its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, & as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to substitute hotels, & other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.
    NaturesLens reserves the right to pass on to photography holiday particpants any additional & unplanned expenditure incurred during a photography holiday, via events beyond the control of NaturesLens. NaturesLens reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of any photography holiday.
    Payment of deposit by photography holiday participants or their representative constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.
    All bookings are made subject to our terms & conditions.
    Travel Insurance Requirements

    Brilliant Birds Of Colombia Summary

    The Brilliant Birds Of Colombia photography holiday is a photography holiday of 15 night/16 day duration, that costs £6599  £5999 per participant

    & takes place in Cali, Manizalez, Pereira & Medellin areas in Colombia, between the dates of 3rd - 18th December 2023. It is ideal for photographing Empress Brilliant, Green-and-black Fruiteater, Long-tailed Sylph, Multicoloured Tanager, Plate-billed Mountain-toucan, Ruby-topaz Hummingbird, Southern Emerald Toucanet, andean cock-of-the-rock & more. This photography holiday is led by David Miles for NaturesLens. The photography holiday is offered on a Half Board, Non-Shared basis. Group size for this photography holiday is a minimum of 4 participants & a maximum of 6, plus David. We consider this to be an event of Easy level of exertion, if you have any questions about your suitability for this event, please contact us prior to making a booking enquiry. The photography holiday starts at Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport & ends at José María Córdova International Airport. Transfers between Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport & Cali, Manizalez, Pereira & Medellin areas are included in the cost of this photography holiday, this photography holiday requires a deposit of £1200 to secure a place.

    Brilliant Birds Of Colombia Payment Details

    • Deposit required to secure a place: £1200 payable upon making a booking.
    • Final balance payment due: September 3rd, 2023*. Bookings made after this date will require the full payment to secure a place.
    • Bookings close: September 3rd, 2023.
    • No-interest payment plan: we offer a no-interest payment plan for our photography holidays. Please enquire for details.
    • * Unless stated otherwise on our event booking form.

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  • Details

    Start:
    3rd - 18th December 2023
    Cost:
    £6599  £5999 per participant
    Event Category:
    Website:
    https://natureslens.co.uk

    Location

    Colombia
    Cali, Manizalez, Pereira & Medellin areas,Colombia

    Guide

    David Miles
    Website:
    https://natureslens.co.uk