Birding with us


It usually starts with an e-mail to pablo@multicolorbirdingcolombia.com where you tell us your possible dates and main interests. To help you get the most from your trip it’s useful if you can let us know your preferences for: areas / habitats, any birds that you particularly want to see, how many days you plan to spend in Colombia, the number of people in your party, your budget range (moderate, cheap or fancy!), what kind of facilities you would like to have during the trip, etc. We recommend that you take a look at our website sections detailing the various birding areas, sites and routes to help you. (There are also an increasing number of birding trip reports about Colombia available elsewhere on the web which may help narrow your choices about which of the many amazing birding experiences the country has to offer will be best for you.)

Once we have this information we can provide tailor–made itineraries and budget options to suit your requirements.

As an alternative, you may like to check our travel calendar section. Sometimes there are tour slots available for single travelers. On occasion we also publish information about clients who are interested in sharing a tour in order to reduce costs.

Once we have agreed a schedule and budget with you, the next step is to pay a deposit to Multicolour Birding, at which time we will make all necessary reservations. Shortly before the trip we will ask you for the balance payment. In some cases it may be possible to pay the balance in cash on your arrival in Colombia.

As with all international birding, it is very important that you take out an appropriate travel insurance policy before travelling. Multicolour Birding is not responsible for any accidents, delays, cancellations, or other adverse events. “Some reserves do include travel insurance cover e.g. Proaves reserves.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  A PERSON CANCELS HIS/HER PARTICIPATION

Cancellation penalties and refunds are based on the following schedule:

 a) 100 days or more before departure date. Your deposit minus $300

b) “between 100 and 70 days  before departure date. No refund available for the Deposit.

*Unless the deposit is transferred to a new registration for another Multicolor Birding tour that will operate.

c) 30 days before before departure date: We will return the 60 % of the total amount of the cost of the trip.

“**If you sign up for another Multicolor Tour operating within 12 months, some of your payment may be transferable – please check with us.”

TOUR CANCELLATIONS AND SURCHARGES
We take all reasonable precautions to avoid having to cancel or materially change a tour, but if there is an emergency or other event out of our control we reserve the right to cancel or materially change any tour.  In the event that some participants cancel from a tour we reserve the right to require a surcharge from all the remaining clients (to make the tour economically viable for us), or to cancel the tour. If we cancel the tour prior to departure we will make a full refund of all money paid by you.  If we cancel a tour after its commencement we will make a good faith effort to reimburse you for monies not already spent or committed.

DELAYS AND CHANGES IN ITINERARY AND ACCOMMODATION

All reasonable efforts will be made to operate the tour as advertised, but elements such as road conditions, weather, flights, etc. can be volatile and beyond our control, and may affect the operation of the tour” 

 In such circumstances, we reserve the right to alter the itinerary as necessary (always we will try to offer something equivalent). We cannot be held responsible for any delay to your flights or the consequences of this.

RESPONSIBILITY & LIABILITY

We have taken all possible care to ensure that the tours run as advertised.” . However, Multicolor Birding Colombia and/or its Agents act only as agents for the passenger with respect to all transportation and hotels. Therefore we  accept no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity in connection with services of hotels, ground agents or any means of transport used in carrying out the tours, carrying the passengers, or in carrying out tour arrangements.

Multicolor Birding Colombia and its agents can accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in flights or other services,  weather, strike, war, sickness, acts of terrorism, quarantine, closure of airports or other  beyond our control. All such losses or expenses will have to be borne bythe passenger, as tour rates provide for arrangements only for the time stated.

We reserve the right to send home, at their own expense, any person not conducting himself or herself in a manner compatible with the normal satisfactory operation of the tour. Multicolor Birding Colombia will not be liable for any refund or compensation should this situation arise.

Baggage is at owner’s risk entirely.

FLIGHTS

We do not include the cost of international airfare in our prices and deposits do not cover the cost of any flight tickets. Participants should only purchase tickets once they have received confirmation of the departure from Multicolor Birding Colombia. We are able to give help and advice regarding international flights.

  

© Copyright | Pablo Florez-Director and Tour Leader
Phone: (057) 310 497 71 07- 301 422 4197
www.multicolorbirdingcolombia.com
pablo@multicolorbirdingcolombia.com
Medellin | Colombia