Colombia is the worldwide leader in watching birds

Colombia is the worldwide leader in bird-watching

There are at least 1,920 species and was recognized by The Global Big Day contest. A few years ago, Cornell University’s ornithological laboratory leads a spectacular contest called the “Global Big Day”. A contest focused on studying birds all over the world and to promote tourism and adventure.

For over three years, Colombia has been recognized globally for amateurs and experts as the number one country in bird-watching since they have at least 1,920 species, 197 of those are migratory, 79 endemic and 193 almost endemics. This wonderful recognition makes us extremely happy and highly proud taking into account that Manizales is one of the greater cities to perform this activity.

In 2019 the activity took place on May 4th, it lastest 24 hours and had 32.500 participants, 85.399 lists, for a grand total of 6.808 worldwide birds. Our country registered 1.590 birds, leaving Perú in second place with 1.516 birds.

One of the best watching place suggestions is located just 40 minutes away from our hacienda. It has 4.932 hectares of fog forest turning the Rio Blanco Natural Reserve into a unique attraction to observe the most beautiful birds of our region. You do not have to be an expert to enjoy a day surrounded by nature and pure air.

Come and live a whole different experience!

Los Nevados Natural Park

Los Nevados Natural Park

It is a privilege to be able to see the Andean Forest, Moors and Glaciers at the same time, thanks to this unbelievable natural attraction located in Caldas, Quindio, Risaralda and Tolima Departments

This wonderful National Park is located in The Andes, Colombia. Its surface area belongs to the Departments of Calda, Quindio, Risaralda and Tolima which have different climate levels that creates Andean Forest, Moors and Glaciers. It also gathers watersheds of rivers such as Otun, Lagunillas, Guali, among others.

At the Park there is the Nevado del Ruiz, Santa Isabel, Tolima, El Cisne, Quindío and Paramillo of Santa Rosa. This group belongs to one of the country’s largest  volcanic complex. It is important to point out its numerous thermal springs which makes this incredible Park a place to connect with nature and well-being

To take this Tour you must get in contact with one of the touristic agencies who offer this special service with highly trained guides. Nevertheless, when you stay with us, we take care of organizing your visit to the mountains.  

Visit Los Nevados Natural and National Park

Generally the tour start at 6:00 am from Manizales and it ends 12 hours later at the starting point, which is perfect because our Hacienda is located only 20 minutes away from the city of Manizales. In order to enjoy the tour, we recommend you to wear comfortable clothes, hat, sunscreen, sports shoes, sunglasses, swimsuit to use at the thermals and great attitude to enjoy all the wonders that this ecosystem offers in every place during the journey.


Fauna and flora

Along the way you will be able to see a wide range of birds. The Colibri of the Moor is one of the most outstanding thanks to his beauty. Also you will see the Monte Partridge, Black Mirla and different kind of pavas are some of the endemic birds that can be easily to came across with. As for the mammals, you can observe the Dwarf Squirrel, the Tapir of the paramo and the Spectacled Bear.

In the valley of the andean forest you can appreciate the Palm Wax, in the high andean forest you can see amazing trees of more than 30 meters tall and in the moor you will find Frailejones and Pujas which are a fundamental part of this ecosystem.  


We encourage you to come and get to know this unbelievable National and Natural Park so you can live an experience 4.800 meters above sea level.