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Reserva Ecologica Rio Blanco

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Manizales, Colombia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For those looking to go to this place the address on google is wrong. I took a Taxi to get there and ended up on top of a mountain in a ghost ranch with only one person there to tell me that this address is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank doronimo713
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this beautiful reserve in December 2018. I took a half day tour which consisted of a guided walk along the Rio Blanco and up the hill to a Mirador. We admired many flowers, trees, orchids, bromelias. We saw different species of hummingbirds and many...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank davosma
Reviewed December 18, 2018

We spent a day here, enjoying the birds and its very pleasant surroundings. We arrived at about 06.45 and were provided with a basic breakfast and coffee before being taken to the Antpitta 'feeding stations'. This involved worms being laid down and the birds being...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John G
Reviewed February 1, 2018

We did not spend the night, but our lodge made the arrangements for us to have an all day tour of this great birding reserve. Lots of hummers, and several endemics that can only be seen here. We had an English speaking guide who was...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed December 4, 2017

This is a must-visit for birdwatchers. Tremendous variety of birds - saw 5 antpitta species plus a tapaculo. There were other birders from all over the world including one who had seen over 6000 species and was super-happy here.. Accommodations are comfortable and the food...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Jenny A
Reviewed September 1, 2017

After the somewhat lengthy process of making reservations, we stayed three days and thoroughly enjoyed each day's quest for birds. Arturo our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the birds, dedicated to helping you find them and most of all very kind and humble. We stayed...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Tom6670
Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

WOW!! We participated in a hike up the mountain. 3 hrs up and two down. I didn't make it up. It was steep and I wasn't dressed appropriately in regards to shoes and coat. But, the distance I did make it was a spectacular view...More

Date of experience: November 2016
4  Thank bridgetgaryf
Reviewed September 17, 2016

We spent one night here after booking by email with Aguas de Manizales. We went birding with an excellent guide (forgot her name but she speaks English) but what I didn't realize is that they charge more for an English speaking guide so be aware....More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Tikibird
Reviewed May 4, 2016

I have been to sub-tropical forests all over the world, and this one was particularly special. Amazingly easy to access, this magical spot has close to 400 species of birds. There are swarms of butterflies and hummingbirds and an almost constant sound of streams and...More

Date of experience: May 2016
6  Thank Hilary Z
Reviewed February 24, 2016

Once you have successfully managed the somewhat complicated overnight reservation or day visiting process through Aguas de Manizales everything is great. The effort is well worth it! This is a top notch birding location and the guide, Albeiro, will amaze you with his knowledge, patience...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Sharon P
November 27, 2017|
Response from Tom6670 | Reviewed this property |
You will need to request permission, at least two days in advance, with the tourism office in Aguas de Manizales. Google the office for contact information as I cannot enter the email address here, good luck!