DAY 5: CARTAGENA
Birdwatching at Aviario Nacional de Colombia in Barú
Colombia holds the largest avian diversity in the world with over 1,903 species, an equivalent to 20% of all the bird species on earth. Among these scientist count 197 species of migratory birds and 71 endemic species. Near Cartagena on the peninsula of Baru we have the opportunity to experience this diversity on a walk around the continent’s largest aviary, which houses six environments, including tropical rainforests, the coastlines and the desert. On seven hectares we can observe about 1800 specimens of 138 species of birds, including the harpy eagle, the Caribbean toucan, pink flamingos and the Andean condor. The tourist attraction aims to promote conservation, reproduction and repopulation of the Colombian avifauna. The transfer from/to the hotel to/from the peninsula of Baru takes about 1 hour and crosses the port and industrial area of the city as well as the Dique canal. Our visit to the aviary takes around 3 hours.
Total duration: approx. 5 hours
The Spaniards transformed America by bringing new goods and customs to the continent. On the other hand, we Americans took many of them and transformed them, to create an identity and product of our own. This is the case of sugar cane, which was taken to another level, and today is the base of one of the most exquisite drinks in the world. Venture into a fun world learning about the Caribbean’s most famous drink, RUM.
We pick you up from your hotel and start our tour walking to the picturesque neighborhood of Getsemani. In the Bar El Arsenal we meet with Abraham Dau, who owns the most complete collection of Colombian rums in the country, and is considered one of the best 5 mixologists in Colombia. On this journey of flavors we will try 8 different Colombian rums, cataloged as the best in the world – some as shots, others we sip, and others in cocktails. This whole explosion of flavors is accompanied by the best Colombian chocolate; a combination that you will surely never forget.
Includes: walking transfer hotel-bar-hotel (hotels located in the Historical Center or Getsemaní), welcome cocktail, 8 Colombian rum drinks, ES/EN mixologist and full availability of the place, water, taxes.