Astonishing bird watching in baru island Cartagena


Tour Number

Activity Level



Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: No. Suitable for mature teenagers.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



Spanish (fluent), Portuguese (conversational), English (fluent)

This tour will take you to the most dazzling aviary of Cartagena

A morning excursion to observe birds in one artificial island, belonging to the Rosario Island archipielago, a marine ecosystem formed by coral reef. We will go by ground transportation, on the way you will see the industrial area of Cartagena, hundreds factories operating round a clock, among them you will recognize the biggest refinery of oil of Colombia. After, we will drive to surround the small village of Pasacaballos on the new bridge of the canal del dique that flows in the bay. Then we will pass to the other side to get the Baru Island, and arrive in the aviary. In this dry-humid tropical weather of this island, you will have a learning experience in environmental education and enjoy a natural landscape. The aviary has six different environments located in an area of 7 hectares and about 1800 birds, with more than 135 different species , outstanding macaws, parrots, ospreys, herons, and migratory species at the continental level.


Pick up at the cruise ship terminal.
Panoramic tour from the cruise ship terminal to the aviary located in The Baru Island.
Before arriving to the aviary, on the way, travelers will enjoy a panoramic view through the different landscape including the industrial zone of Cartagena, where there are more than 110 factories, outstanding the first refinery of Colombia and thousands of employees that work round the clock.
After, will cross over the bridge of the canal del dique to connecting the Baru Island.
At the aviary we will be walking on six different environments using the pathway.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: "Leaving from the Gangway of the Cruise ship, please go on the walkway for 5 minutes by following the arrows painted on the floor. You will meet a Staff member with a sign with your name on it. Please, follow her to the independent area where I'll be waiting for you.

** Please, do not take the shuttle bus to the free shop, since that's far away from where I'll be waiting for you **"

"Meet Up Location #2: Hotel Lobby or Airport (I Would wait for you at the main exit gate)"

End location: I will drop you at the sea port area or close area.

Duration: 4 hours

The weather condition and traffic might affect the tour.


1-2 People: We'll use a comfortable air conditioning car (Brand: Renault)
3-10 People: We'll use a comfortable air conditioning Van

What’s Included

Transportation with air conditioning, bottles of water, and entrances fee in the aviary.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 US Dollar - Snack and refreshing.

What’s Extra

Personal expenses
If your party is bigger, please send me a message and I'll customize the tour for you.

A Recent Review of this tour

Jhon and his driver were lovely! We have so many amazing photos of birds to share. Was fascinating to see the roads and drivers in the walled city - I wouldn't drive there!
Joanne Kokol

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