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Full Day Birdwatching and Nature Tour provided by Colonia Birding

Full Day Birdwatching and Nature Tour

Full Day Birdwatching and Nature Tour
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About
A birding tour during your stay in Colonia can be a great chance to experience and learn about the more natural aspect of the city, especially if you´ve already been to the more typical historical sites. Colonia is a highly touristic city, but ecotourism is not exploited in the least. To date there are no other local operators which provide ecotourism services. Colonia Birding offers nature tours to any nature enthusiasts who would like to get to know our rich biodiversity. At the same time, this would provide income to local communities, thus promoting conservation and awareness of natural areas and species, something much needed. Furthermore, your guide is a professional biologist and ornithologist with ample field experience. He´s worked in diverse research projects accross Uruguay, where he's learned much during long field hours, not only about birds but also the natural life of Uruguay in general. He is bilingüal in spanish and english, and sometimes ventures into portuguese.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • Colonia Birding will take you on bird watching and nature tours within the city of Colonia del Sacramento and the surrounding countryside. Around 200 species of birds can be seen in the area. Many of these are specially appealing to tourists from other continents because endemic bird families from the Americas and South America are well represented. More widespread birds such as waterbirds, raptors, and pigeons are also common, although many species from these groups will be new to the overseas visitor. Tours are aimed for anybody ranging from general public and nature enthusiasts to hardcore birders. Focus is on bird watching but you will also see and learn about other fauna, flora, the neighbouring ecosystems, and local fossils. Tours are carried out on foot if in the city itself, and by a mix of driving and short walks if visiting the nearby countryside. ​Distances are short, so a combination of different sites can be arranged for rich full-day trips. It is up to you to choose which places will be visited. Depending on your preferences we can put together a full-day experience to match your personal interests.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Colonia Birding will take you on bird watching and nature tours within the city of Colonia del Sacramento and the surrounding countryside. Around 200 species of birds can be seen in the area. Many of these are specially appealing to tourists from other continents because endemic bird families from the Americas and South America are well represented. More widespread birds such as waterbirds, raptors, and pigeons are also common, although many species from these groups will be new to the overseas visitor. Tours are aimed for anybody ranging from general public and nature enthusiasts to hardcore birders. Focus is on bird watching but you will also see and learn about other fauna, flora, the neighbouring ecosystems, and local fossils. Tours are carried out on foot if in the city itself, and by a mix of driving and short walks if visiting the nearby countryside. ​Distances are short, so a combination of different sites can be arranged for rich full-day trips. It is up to you to choose which places will be visited. Depending on your preferences we can put together a full-day experience to match your personal interests.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 231510P4
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Small snacks of typical local food are included
  • Bottled water
  • The typical Mate is included, you will learn how to prepare it and share it during one of our snack stops.
Exclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Tour participants are strongly recommended to bring their own binoculars.
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia Department, Uruguay Meeting point can be arranged at accomodation or at tour starting place (varies depending on the tour chosen).
  • Ports:
  • Puerto de Colonia, 70000 Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia Department, Uruguay
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Small snacks of typical local food are included
  • Bottled water
  • The typical Mate is included, you will learn how to prepare it and share it during one of our snack stops.
Exclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Tour participants are strongly recommended to bring their own binoculars.
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia Department, Uruguay Meeting point can be arranged at accomodation or at tour starting place (varies depending on the tour chosen).
  • Ports:
  • Puerto de Colonia, 70000 Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia Department, Uruguay
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Steve M
Lafayette, CA28 contributions
Fabulous Experience with Rafael!
Mar 2020
I can't say enough great things about the tour operator, Rafael Tosi! I am from the United States and am not a birder. Rafael put together an eight hour tour for 3 of us. He picked us up at our hotel in Colonia and initially took us into farmland outside town and then onto privately owned La Arenisca Natural Refuge. During the course of our outing we were able to spot 51 different species of birds. Rafael took photos and kept a birding species checklist and shared these with us. He provided a wonderful, and substantial, snack of traditional Uruguayan food. We also were taught how to prepare the mate drink. Rafael speaks excellent English, is very engaging and humorous. I appreciated the extensive communication he provided before, during, and after the tour. He provided us information about not only birds, but of Uruguay, its flora, culture, and social norms. It was evening by the end of our tour and on the way back to our hotel, Rafael stopped to identify the stars of the Southern Hemisphere for us. It was unbelivable fantastic. We bonded as friends during this tour. I highly recommend this tour to anyone. It was a great introduction to Uruguay. Rafael is a great representative of the best of Uruguay.
Written April 13, 2020
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