Colombia’s natural habitat is massive, to the point of being considered one of the most mega-diverse countries in the world. Our unique fauna is one of the many reasons people visit our country. Colombia ranks first in the world on number of species of birds (1,885) and amphibians (763), second in plant life (41,000), third in reptiles (524) and fourth in vertebrae mammals (479). The country is also home to almost 2,000 other endemic or unique species.
Some of our best known endemic species are the ant-bear, the tapir, the jaguar, the armadillo, the capybara, and the anaconda, plus several species of monkeys, opossums, bats, hummingbirds, and tanagers.
Colombia’s native animals are often difficult to spot in the wild, but you are guaranteed to see them in our National Parks and Sanctuaries of Flora and Fauna across our regional areas. Some of the National Parks are Tayrona, Macuira, Tuparro, El Cocuy, Los Nevados, Bahía Solano, Chingaza, and Amacayacu; and the Sanctuaries are Iguaque, Los Flamencos, La Corota, and Otún Quimbaya, among others.
We, Colombian Highlands, specialize in custom-made trips; we provide fantastic opportunities to see and experience wildlife all around Colombia.