Pacific Coast (Nuquí or Bahía Solano)

Pacific Coast (Nuquí or Bahía Solano)


Three different diverse biotopes in one single place: The wet Tropical Jungle, the Mangroves and the beaches.

Pacific Coast (Nuquí or Bahía Solano)

The Pacific coast in Colombia is a paradise of mountains covered with pristine wet jungles, mangrove wetlands, coastline vegetation and beautiful beaches bathed by countless streams of crystal clear fresh water dripping down from the mountains.

Being inside the Chocó bio-region, one of the wettest on earth, it is a prefect place for observing a high diversity of orchids and other tropical plants which have colonized those different lowland habitats. If you visit between end of July and early October, humpback whale observation is also possible. Guillermo Misas, orchid explorer who dedicated his life to exploring and studying the orchids in this region, published the book titled “Orquídeas de la serranía del Baudó”, where the huge variety of species living there are very well illustrated.

Many other interesting creatures inhabit the area, like the Black-Red Poison Dart Frog (Oophaga histrionica), the Splendid Tree Frog (Cruziohyla calcarifer), the Chocoan Bushmaster (Lachesis acrochorda) and many more herps, birds and invertebrates.

It is also possible to climb the Cerro Mecana, more than 1000m high, with different and amazing plant and animal species living only on the super-humid montane forests of the Chocó.

Highlights: Charismatic orchid species like Clowesia warczewiczii, Miltoniopsis roezlii, Coryanthes flava, Gongora chocoensis, Neomorea wallisii, Paphinia seegeri, Phragmipedium longifolium and Psychopsis krameriana can be found, together with several species of Brassia, Aspasia, Chaubardiella, Dichaea, Gongora, Epidendrum, Pleurothallis, Platystele, Scaphyglottis and others.


  • Accommodation
  • Local land and air transport
  • All meals
  • Local guides
  • Tour leaders
  • Parks or natural reserve entry fees
  • Daily snack
  • Filtered water for your personal bottle
  • Lots of In-Situ orchids, birds and nature for you to enjoy

Not Included:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • International airfares
  • Local airfares not mentioned in daily itinerary
  • Laundry
  • Phone calls
  • Tips
  • Anything 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
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Rubber boots
  • Binoculars
  • Camera with battery and memory card

IMPORTANT! - Rules and recommendations

  • 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.
  • Additional nights due to flight cancellations are not included.

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