Cost & Payments
Costs (in US$)
|Type ||Cost Per Person |
|Trip Cost, double occupancy ||$3,420 |
|Single Supplement ||$470 |
Costs are per person, double occupancy, not including airfare, singles extra. See Included and Not Included sections for more details.
If you are a single traveler, we will try to find a roommate for you, but if we cannot pair you with a roommate, we may charge you a single supplement. Single rooms cost extra and are subject to availability.
|Payment ||Due Date ||Amount Per Person |
|Deposit ||Due now to reserve your space ||$500 |
|Final ||September 4, 2023 ||Remaining balance |
Payments are due based on the schedule above. All reservations require a deposit to confirm reservation of your space.
Until the Final Payment due date, deposits are refundable except for a cancellation fee of $150 per person, which can be applied toward another trip if reserved within six months of the cancelled trip’s departure date. Cancellations are non-transferrable. No refunds are given after the Final Payment due date.
The climate has been quite variable over the last few years. But generally, temperatures will be hot and humid in the lowlands (70°F at night to 90°F during the day) and comfortable in the highlands (60°F at night to 80°F during the day) where you should plan to wear layers.
Most bird watching is on dirt tracks and at feeder stations with the vehicle nearby. The cock-of-the-rock lek requires a 15-minute hike down and a 25-minute hike up on a trail in good condition. The days in San Cipriano and Sanso Lagoon require 2 to 3-mile hikes and are hot and humid. Please contact us if you have any health concerns that may make this trip challenging.
Airfare is not included in trip costs. Detailed logistical information and the contact information for our recommended flight-ticketing agent are included in the Trip Materials we will send you. Please let us know if you are arriving earlier or staying later, as we are happy to assist you with any extra overnights that you might want to arrange.
Flights you (or a travel agent) book: Arrive in Cali, Colombia (CLO) by 3:00pm on February 11. Depart from Cali, Colombia (CLO) after 10:00am on February 18. If you are continuing on our Santa Marta extension, see the Flights section in its itinerary for departure information.
You’ll drive to each location in a modified, 15-passenger Mercedes Sprinter or Volkswagen Crafter. In the San Cipriano Reserve, you will ride in brujitas, which are motorcycle-powered wooden carts on rails that have been ingenuously engineered by the locals.
Our company ethos has always regarded conservation as inseparable from responsible tourism. We struggle with the dilemma that traveling worldwide expends climate-changing carbon. However, we wholeheartedly believe that traveling with us will cultivate your passion for conserving our beautiful world while stimulating each destination’s local economy. We encourage you to explore the various ways in which Cheesemans’ operates within this context:
- Ecotourism and Conservation for Colombia
- Cheesemans’ Trips are Carbon Neutral: As of June 1, 2022, our trips are carbon neutral.
- Offsetting your Travel to/from our Trip: We ask you to pledge to offset the carbon emissions for your travel to and from our trips. Use this tool to calculate your emissions and purchase your carbon offset today through Sustainable Travel International, or through your favorite carbon offsetting organization.
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