Coffee Birds

Every visit to Salento should include a visit to the Vereda Palestina to experience the typical landscape of the coffee region. It’s not only the perfect environment to cultivate arabica coffee, but also home to a great variety of bird species.

The tour takes place for the most part along the country road which connects Salento with the Vereda Palestina. Our expert guides can show you species of hummingbirds (trochilidae), tanagers (thraupidae), and warblers (parulidae) among other species, and the local farmers will show you the magical process of making coffee from bean to cup. 

Siriri Comun en un cultivo de cafe

Target Species:

Group size Price per person (COP) Total Price (COP)
1 $600,000 $600,000
2 $450,000 $900,000
3 $340,000 $1,020,000
4 $300,000 $1,200,000
5 $270,000 $1,350,000
6 $250,000 $1,500,000

*Prices in Colombian Pesos

We’re a small company and we carefully review all booking requests to provide the best possible service. 

Please fill out the form below and we’ll respond within 24 hours. 

Please leave either an email address or a WhatsApp number so we can get back to you
Let us know what you are interested in booking and the dates of your trip. Don’t hesitate to add any questions you have.

  • Vortex Binoculars (8×42 or 10×42)
  • Breakfast, fruit, snacks, and drinks 
  • Transport
  • Tour guide
  • Insurance
  • Bird Species Checklist
  • Sun protection 
  • Waterproof coat 
  • Suitable shoes for rain/mud
  • Insect repellent
  • Dark coloured clothes

This tour starts and finishes in Salento, Quindío.

There is a direct bus from Medellin to Salento twice per day. Other buses arrive to either Pereira or Armenia and both cities have regular buses to and from Salento which take about one hour.

Flights arrive to Pereira from major cities around Colombia.

If you prefer to reserve private transport from either city, let us know when you make your reservation and we can organise it for you. 

If you have any doubts or questions don’t hesitate to get in touch!

*If arriving by public transport we recommend arriving in Salento by at least the evening before the tour to ensure arrival before the early start time.

Lennart F (TripAdvisor)

It was a breathtaking experience! Nestor and Jorge are very approachable and warm. They have in-depth knowledge of the characteristics and behaviors of the regional bird species and enjoy sharing this with their guests. At the end of the tour we visited a coffee plantation. Here we learned everything about the traditional production of coffee in a very small, private group. All in all a wonderful day – definitely recommended!

TTVLR (TripAdvisor)

I had a great experience with my guide Ivan. He did not above and beyond to make everyone feel comfortable and excited. He waited at my hostal before sunrise to make me feel safe. He brought water and snacks so we all had something before breakfast. The breakfast place on the side of the street is local and authentic. The coffee farm of his choice has a 5-star review. Ivan also customized the tour to give me more time for birding while others visited a coffee farm. I would bird with Ivan again the next time I visit Salento ️

Kelly Figueroa  (TripAdvisor)

The trip was wonderful, beautiful landscapes, in the company of expert guides, with their help we were able to observe and learn from incredible birds, and delight ourselves with one of the best coffees in the world. Thank you very much! I will always return.

Maria Violeta A

I took this tour because I was interested in seeing the birds of the region. IVAN AND NESTOR are excellent guides because they explained everything related to birds and their ecosystem. After the birding, we took a tour to learn about the wonderful process of coffee, TOTALLY RECOMMENDED!


An unmissable tour, for those of us who love birds and of course good coffee. The service of the place is great! Beautiful to CONNECT ☺️. highly recommended

Nataly Lugo

The local guides show great experience in knowing the birds of the region and are very charismatic with the public. I felt very happy to be able to learn with them about birds from very basic aspects to the most complex. In addition, the tour and the coffee tasting are very pleasant spaces in which tourists are made to feel as if we were part of the place. As a recommendation for future travelers, I could tell them to be ready for adventure and with their eyes wide open to all the surprises that this route offers.

How fit or skilled do I need to be?

This tour is suitable for a range of abilities and skill-levels. If you are a beginner to birdwatching our guides will be on hand to help you make the most of it.

What’s the weather like? 

The weather in Salento is known for being mild with an average temperature of around 20ºC, it can be changeable however, and we recommend preparing for both sun and rain. 

How are the tours priced? 

The prices of all of our experiences are calculated to ensure good value to our customers as well as a fair wage to staff. We value the knowledge and experience of our guides and local partners and ensure that we support our community. 

The cost of a tour varies depending on group size especially when costs such as transport are included.

Due to the costs of receiving international payments our prices may be slightly higher in other currencies, they may also vary over time due to fluctuations in the exchange rate. If you prefer to pay in Colombian Pesos please let us know.

Is the tour suitable for children? 

This tour is suitable for children from age ten and up as it involves a walk.

What language will the tour be in? 

This experience is currently available in both English and Spanish.