Watching in Colombia

in Colombia

Colombia is bordered by two oceans, and the Pacific holds vast treasures that you won’t want to miss out on.  The unique spectacle offered by the humpback whales, which can be up to about 52 feet long, occurs between the months of July and November when hundreds of these majestic cetaceans arrive in the warm Colombian waters to give birth, culminating a long 8500 kms journey that began in Antarctica.
This is a World Class experience that you will never forget! 



Day 1. Medellin or Bogota to Bahía Solano

Early departure from Bogota or Medellin to Bahia Solano, a peaceful and small village located in the Colombian Pacific Coast. Lunch after check in and relaxation afternoon in El Almejal beach which is almost 2 kilometers (1.2miles) long.   You can learn about the Turtle conservation program in the area and also go birding nearby. Overnight in the standard lodge with dinner included.

Day 2. Whales watching & Utría National Park

After breakfast, we will ride and join our first Whales Observation tour in the Southern part of Bahia Solano. The Humpback Whales migrate from the colder waters of Antarctica and Southern Chile to give birth and raise their calves in the warmer waters of the Pacific in a 8,500 kms journey.  Colombia is a breeding spot for humpback whales, thousands of them can be found along the length of the Pacific coast during June and October.  We will return to our hotel for lunch and visit the rugged Utría National Park, which spreads out over 54,380 hectares (134,400 acres) and is also a perfect ecosystem of rainforests, mangroves and coral reefs to end in Playa Blanca (“White beach’) where we can find hermit crabs and other small species. Dinner and overnight at standard lodge.

Rare underwater encounter with Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae,Migratory pelagic marine life.
Humpback whales in the beautiful sunset landscape

Day 3. Whales watching & El Tigre Falls

Breakfast.  Today we will explore the Northern part of Bahia Solano while we join our second Whales Observation tour. Right after lunch we will walk north of El Valle through the pristine forest and along the shore to reach Cascada del Tigre (Tiger Falls), an impressive waterfall with a swimming hole where we will enjoy a refreshing swim.  Dinner and overnight at standard lodge. 

Day 4. Bahía Solano -Medellin or Bogota

Breakfast and leisure time before departing back to your destination.  We can fly you out to Bogota, Medellin or Cartago. 

Tour info

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Between June and October. During these months, the whales migrate from the colder waters of southern Chile and Antarctica to give birth and raise their calves in the warmer waters of the Pacific.

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Flights only available from Bogota, Cartago and Medellin. 


Well selected tourist category hotels in Bahia Solano. 

Read this interesting article about the Humpback Whales : https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/whale



  • Accommodation
    3 night(s) in Lodge / bedrooms with private bathroom

    Travel by Private vehicles, foot, boat, Flights x 2

    As outlined in the itinerary (B,L,D)Mainly Based on fish

    Excursions & Activities
    As outlined in the  itinerary 

  • Gratuities
    International air ticketsTravel insurance (mandatory)
    Alcoholic and soft drinks
    Spending money – budget for meals, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips and any extras
    Entrance fee to Utria National Park 

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