National Aviary of Colombia

CTG-355 | Cartagena, Colombia | See Special Notes

from $69.95*

*Price displayed in US Dollars unless otherwise noted; excursions priced in other currencies may be available on select voyages only. Prices are based on the amount Princess typically charges for each excursion, but your price may vary by voyage date and departure time.

Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • National Aviary
You will see:

Moderate Shopping

Excursion Length:
Approx. 4 hours

Tour Overview

Colombia has the greatest diversity of bird life in the world, with more than 1,900 species, and the National Aviary displays many of its most important species in the eco-park's 17 acres. The facility, created for the study and conservation of myriad bird species, has more than 20 separate exhibits and an artificial lake to which hundreds of migratory birds gravitate.

Sit back as you depart on a 45-minute motorcoach ride and take in the panoramic views of the city of Cartagena, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll continue into the lush countryside, en route to the National Aviary, located on the enchanting island of Baru, Colombia's newest tourist development area. If you have a pair of binoculars with you, this would be the day to use them!

A walking tour through the aviary takes you into different habitats, such as the Tropical Forest, where you'll find colorful macaws, harpy eagles, tangaras and other varieties of species in a lush setting amid palm trees and waterfalls. Look closely to find the chatty macaque monkeys who also call this area home.

The Coastline and Mangroves ecosystem shelters ducks, cormorants and pink pelicans. You'll also observe different kinds of herons, doves and storks and the migrating teals.

The Desert Station is stark and perfectly suited for cardinals, mockingbirds and partridges. In the Andean Region, you can admire owls, eagles and the famous Andean condor, which rules the mountain ranges.

After exploring these exceptional habitats and enjoying the beautiful landscaping, enjoy a cool beverage or some fragrant Colombian coffee before reboarding the motorcoach for the scenic ride back to port.

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Detailed itinerary

Transfer to the Aviary

Details:
Travel time: 00:45 Transport type:Air Conditioned Mini Bus
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
Restrooms available?:No
Air conditioned?:Yes

Visit the National Aviary

Details:
Time at site:02:00
Shopping available?:No

Free time at National Aviary to visit store

Details:
Time at site:00:25
Shopping available?:Yes

Transfer back to the ship

Details:
Travel time: 00:50 Transport type:Air Conditioned Mini Bus
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):40
Restrooms available?:No
Air conditioned?:Yes

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.