Bird Watching in Baru Tour

Visit Cartagena's Premier Destination for Bird Lovers, Baru Bird Sanctuary

Get a magical glimpse of Colombia’s rich biodiversity and natural beauty with an epic excursion to Cartagena’s world class bird sanctuary. Home to 135 different species of birds, this paradise for nature lovers in Baru is an un-missable day trip for visitors of all ages.

  • This Is What We Love

    • Seeing so many of Colombia’s different bird species in one special setting. A true bird-watchers’ paradise
    • Visiting the stunning island of Baru for something other than the beach
    • The perfect chance to connect with wildlife and feel at one with nature. The bird sanctuary’s tranquil dry-forest setting offers refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city
    • Leaving the handheld devices back at the hotel and getting re-connected with all the family


  • What's Included

    • Pick-up from the hotel to the national park and bird sanctuary
    • Entrance to the Barú Bird Sanctuary
    • A traditional lunch at Playa Blanca
    • Return transport from the beach to the hotel
  • What's Not

    • Guidance around the aviary
  • Who Will Enjoy It

    Bird watching fanatics, families and nature lovers

  • What to Bring

    • Sunblock
    • A hat and comfortable footwear
    • Camera
    • Notebook and pen
    • Binoculars
  • Make Tour Private

    This is a shared experience. We can arrange small private tours for an extra cost. If you would like a private experience, please tick the checkbox during checkout. All of our private tours start from your house / hotel.

    If you’re travelling solo but don’t want to pay extra for a private tour? Let us know your preferred dates and we’ll see what we can do to get you involved with another group. Email us on: [email protected]

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  • The Details

    Days: Mon-Sun: 09:00-15:00

    Duration: 6 hrs

    $65 per person ?

    Phone Number: +57 318 516 7767

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  • The Lowdown

    Bird Watching in Baru Tour

    From exotic parrots and hummingbirds, to the majestic condor and a flock of pink flamingos, this natural reserve is a holiday-calling for enthusiastic birders, families or any nature loving traveller looking to go off the well-trodden beach trail.

    We'll make you feel like a real Indiana Jones by picking you up from your hotel to cruise through Baru island in style.

    Then you'll take off on a gentle, hour-long hour walk through Baru’s dry-forest, while your transport awaits to take you to the beach for a traditional lunch and a dip in the Caribbean afterwards. 

    Your transport will bring you back to civilization afterwards. 


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    • Concierge Services

      Aside from being fully certified, our team of bilingual guides and concierges aim to go above and beyond to ensure you have the best Cartagena vacation imaginable. Our talented team of travel advisors thrives on left-field requests and strives to make your Cartagena travel dreams a reality. We're here to help good people do great things, which means creating meaningful connections and transformations through travel. Your concierge will make sure you meet the people that will elevate your trip beyond your expectations

    • Quality Assurance

      All the tours and tailor-made trips that make it into our list of activities have been hand-picked or created by our team of talented travel experts. Our goal at This Is Cartagena is to champion regenerative and sustainable tourism that's good for the visitor and good for the destination. We celebrate what makes a destination unique by collaborating with local, independent providers, the personalities that make Cartagena and Colombia so incredible and work with them to ensure the very highest service levels to guarantee a better vacay all the way

    • Insider Intel

      Our team of talented travel advisors are here on-the-ground 24/7, all-year-round and really do know Cartagena and Colombia better than anyone else. We know everyone and everything there is to know in town and love to introduce visitors to the types of personalities that will make your trip to Colombia extra special. We're storytellers at heart and enjoy creating unforgettable travel tales with good people that want to do great things. We've got the lowdown on what's happening in the city and know all of those off-the-beaten path places that will allow you to leave the tourist trail to everyone else 


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  • Geraldine S

    Geraldine S

    Reviewed: 21 May 2017

    For this tour, the driver takes you there and waits outside, which is fine, because you can walk at your own pace and enjoy this wonderful place in the Cartagena Island Beaches.

  • Michael Herrera

    Michael Herrera

    Reviewed: 06 June 2018

    I've always been passionate about connecting with nature. Exploring the aviary and getting to see lots of species in one place was delightful. There's also a mini show with full-trained birds that will make you enjoy the trip even more. This was a nice recommendation.

  • Judy S

    Judy S

    Reviewed: 23 October 2019

    The National Aviary at Baru was exceptional. The afternoon at a locals beach was very nice. The Cartagena beaches are awesomes!

  • ReganB691


    Reviewed: 15 December 2017

    Rainbow and this team organized a number of activities for us including two boat outings, salsa lessons, and a number of dinners. They were impeccable, highly professional, and really made our trip

  • indiana r

    indiana r

    Reviewed: 22 December 2017

    Travelling with This is Cartagena was a great choice. the tour was exactly that: a day in paradise. They will take you to amazing places with very few people in a yate. Definitely worth it as other tours are way too full.

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