Colombia is one of the most biodiverse destinations on Earth due to its incredible variety of habitats, which range from rainforests and savannahs to deserts and wetlands. It harbours the largest number of amphibians and terrestrial mammals in the world, including jaguars, ocelots, tapirs, spectacled bears and sloths. It is also fantastic for birdwatching, with more than 1,900 bird species, 70 of which are endemic. Whatever your interest, we can help you to have the best wildlife encounters in this underrated South American country. Here are three of our favourite places to go:
The Llanos is an extension of the Amazon’s rich tropical grasslands and wildlife – an ecoregion of flooded grasslands that is home to a vast and varied amount of wildlife, with 600 bird species, 200 mammals and 65 reptiles, including anacondas, pumas, anteaters and pink river dolphins.