One day trip – Medellín river headwaters

Medellín river headwaters

Maxillaria fractiflexa Rchb. f.

Medellín river headwaters

Just 45 minutes South of Medellin, this is a natural area with extensive secondary forests feeding the headwaters of Medellín River and hosting 16% of the country’s biodiversity.

Highlights: Showy orchids like Maxillaria fractiflexa , Comparettia falcata, Sigmatostalix and a variety of Dichaea, Andinia, Pleurothallis and Stelis species. The amazing Booted Racket-Tail Hummingbird also inhabits these forests together with the Red Bellied Grackle, some Trogons and plenty of tropical butterflies and insects.

Included: Lunch and snacks, road transfers, one tour leader, natural area entrance fees, travel insurance.

Not included: Everything not mentioned in the included section.

What to bring:

  • Passport
  • List of contacts in case of emergency
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunblock lotion
  • Hat or cap
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Jacket
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Rubber boots
  • Binoculars
  • Camera with battery and memory card

READ! - Rules and recommendations

  • Because of the limited number of places (10), we recommend you reserve your spot as soon as possible.
  • All participants should be in good health and physical condition. We reserve the right to limit participants due to health or fitness reasons.
  • Although our destinations are safe, do not leave your valuable items inside the car or unattended.
  • As we visit protected areas and support nature conservation, please be respectful, and do not harm or collect any flora or fauna.

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