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National Aviary of Colombia (Aviario Nacional de Colombia) Tours

National Aviary of Colombia (Aviario Nacional de Colombia)
Home to around 190 different species of bird, the National Aviary of Colombia harbors diverse flora and more than 2,000 birds. The 17-acre (7-hectare) park categorises birds according to three Colombian ecosystems—tropical rainforest, coastal zone, and desert—and promises an enriching experience for wildlife lovers.

The Basics
With 21 trails and exhibits to explore, a self-guided walking tour of the aviary typically takes two hours. Birdwatchers can also visit the aviary as part of a tour from Cartagena, the closest city; tours typically include hassle-free round-trip transfers and allow you to benefit from a guide’s in-depth knowledge of Colombia's diverse birdlife and ecosystems. Plus, you’re sure to learn more about the organization’s conservation efforts.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Aviario Nacional de Colombia is a must-see for birdwatchers and nature lovers.
  • You can visit the aviary on your own or as part of a tour.
  • The aviary is wheelchair and stroller accessible.
  • There is a gift shop and restaurant at the aviary.

How to Get There

The National Aviary of Colombia is located on Baru Island, an hour drive from the city of Cartagena (a bridge connects the island to the mainland). You can reach the aviary by personal car, public transportation, or on a tour that includes pickup and drop-off in Cartagena. The aviary also offers pickup from Cartagena in a private car.

When to Get There
The aviary is open every day from 9am to 5pm; last entry is at 4pm. To catch the Birds on the Fly educational presentation, visit at 11:30am or 3:30pm. The aviary gift shop is open daily and the onsite restaurant is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Education at the National Aviary of Colombia

The mission of the aviary is to preserve a habitat for Colombia’s diverse bird population, and to educate others about the importance of protecting the country’s birdlife and ecosystems. In addition to providing educational exhibits and displays—such as the Birds on the Fly presentation—the aviary also hosts academic conferences, educational excursions, and interactive activities.
Address: Km 14.5, Vía Baru, Cartagena, Colombia
Admission: Varies
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13 Tours and Activities to Experience National Aviary of Colombia (Aviario Nacional de Colombia)

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National Aviary of Colombia and White Beaches

National Aviary of Colombia and White Beaches

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This plan is special because it combines two wonderful places that they find located on Baru Island if you consider yourself a lover of nature and animals, this plan is ideal for you, visit this wonderful nature reserve and have fun, meet and learn about of the more than 2,000 exotic and tropical birds that inhabit Colombia; Then continue this incredible adventure in one of the most beautiful beaches that Barú has always guided by natives of the place.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.67
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Birdwatching National Aviary Cartagena de Indias

Birdwatching National Aviary Cartagena de Indias

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travellers will find the variety of exotic birds of colombia home to some of the most rare and beautiful species of birds in south america.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Eco Plan National Aviary and Lunch in playa Blanca Beach

Eco Plan National Aviary and Lunch in playa Blanca Beach

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Visit the National Aviary of Colombia and Playa Blanca on this day trip in Cartagena. The popular tourist attraction boasts 138 species of birds, including the Harpy Eagle, the Caribbean Toucan, the Pink Flamingos, and the Crown Crane. Following that, head to Playa Blanca where you’ll enjoy lunch and some relaxation on the sand.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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National Aviary + White-Shared Beach

National Aviary + White-Shared Beach

Colombia is the Country with more species of birds in the world, here In the National Aviary of Colombia we have 170 species of birds and about 1700 specimens, some of them are threatened species It is such a good opportunity to observe a unique and wonderful collection of birds from Colombia and Latin America, The birds are exhibited in a representation of their natural habitat, in environments very similar to those from which they originate. After this unique experience we will drive you to Playa Tranquila where can enjoy a real white sand beach of Chrystal water and a delicious Tipical Lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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Birdwatching & Photography experience at the National Aviary in Barú

Birdwatching & Photography experience at the National Aviary in Barú

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This birdwatching tour to the National Aviary allows you to swap the bustling centre of Cartagena for the tranquility of nature. As well as hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off in the city, this tour includes lunch on a secluded beach and increases your chance of spotting birdlife with the help of a guide.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$229.00
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Small group tour to the Aviary from Cartagena

Small group tour to the Aviary from Cartagena

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Pick up at your hotel, 1,5 hours ride to the NATIONAL AVIARY OF COLOMBIA, considered the largest in birds reserve in latinamerica, with around 17000 birds of 170 species. I'll walk with you all the time, help you to get the best of the place, find and watch most of the birds and I don't mind to take pictures for you. I'm very personable and like to shareall my knowledge about my country and recomendations, so we will have fun on the ride. For our protection againstCOVID, we won't stop at any restaurant so you could bring your snack and water, or text me before if you want me to arrange a local and safety lunch. Photo stops are allowed on the way back, we can watch the ocean close to barú, visit playa blanca (extra charge) or even have a short briefing about historical places in Cartagena. At the end of the tour you'll feel you know much more about Colombian Culture and nature and I'm sure you'll want to recommend us!
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$67.00
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National aviary + FREE (PLAYA BLANCA BARU)

National aviary + FREE (PLAYA BLANCA BARU)

Excellent and wonderful national bird park located in Baru Grande, combined with the wonders of its beaches, the perfect combination to spend an excellent day.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Aviary on the island of Baru

Aviary on the island of Baru

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 There are seven hectares that allow us to observe a unique and wonderful collection in Colombia and Latin America. Birds are exhibited in a representation of their natural habitat, in environments very similar to those from which they originate. Through ecological trails you can enjoy three ecosystem environments and 22 exhibits divided into large immersion aviaries, radial aviaries, marshes and lakes. They are different landscape, vegetable and water environments, which allow to appreciate a great diversity of bird species. In the National Aviary of Colombia we have 170 species of birds and about 1700 copies. The route made in the Aviary is unidirectional and lasts approximately two hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.34
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Cartagena private aviary tour

Cartagena private aviary tour

In the national aviary you will be guided through the modern and representative display of birdlife in natural environments, you will know the Colombian diversity which is the first country in diversity of bird species in the world. Colombia has almost 20% of species identified worldwide. It currently has 1,913 species, of which 76 are endemic. This aviary contains 170 native bird species, 20 exotic bird species, and 2000 specimens. Three endemic species: Paujil piquiazul (Crax Alberti), Caribbean Guacharaca (Ortalis garrula), and the Colombian Guacharaca (Ortalis columbiana). It has three species conservation and preservation programs threatened: Condor of the Andes, Aguila arpia, paujil piquiazul. Three ecosystem environments: Tropical rainforest, coastal, and desert And four special environments: Condor of the Andes, herons and storks, lake of migratory birds, and exotic birds.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$211.20
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Baru Island, Playa Blanca + Aviary

Baru Island, Playa Blanca + Aviary

Enjoy a different day in the sun during this full day excursion from Cartagena to Playa Blanca on the island of Barú. Travel out of the city in a few minutes to reach this paradise of white sand beaches with crystal clear waters to relax in the middle of the magnificent tropical landscape. A professional tour guide will ensure that you and your companion have a wonderful day.
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  • 1 hour
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$72.00
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Aviario Park and Playa Blanca

Aviario Park and Playa Blanca

El Aviario Nacional es una nueva atracción turística en la isla de Barú. Aquí, puedes ver alrededor de 2000 aves con hermosos colores. Este aviario ofrece capacitación ecológica para garantizar un entorno seguro para todas las especies que existen aquí. El aviario se encuentra a 40 minutos de Cartagena, cerca de Playa Blanca. Estas aves provenían de diferentes áreas alrededor de Colombia. Esta colección de aves fue creada hace más de 15 años El propósito del aviario es preservar aves como el pájaro "Crax Alberti" que está cerca de la extinción. Otras especies en peligro de extinción son el "águila harpía y el cóndor de los andes", esas especies se reproducen en el aviario. Algunas de las especies que puedes encontrar aquí son: pavos, patos, emus, arucos, loros, águilas, lechuzas, gavilanes, cotorras, gallito de roca, tangaras, halcones, cisnes, flamencos y muchos más. Durante las migraciones de invierno, tenemos demasiadas aves que migran aquí, muchas de ellas se quedan en la pajarera.
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  • 6 hours
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Aviary and Playa Blanca Baru

Aviary and Playa Blanca Baru

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Lo más impresionante de Playa Blanca es esa mezcla entre arena blanca y el agua turquesa del mar. Este bello contraste se extiende a lo largo de esta extensa playa.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$71.00
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Tour Privado Aviario Nacional

Tour Privado Aviario Nacional

Explore one of the world's largest aviaries, the Colombia National Aviary, on this private tour from Cartagena. With a private guide in the lead, you'll enjoy personalized attention and the ability to travel at your own pace. Learn about the native birds of Colombia through guided commentary and enjoy asking as many questions as you like.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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