Colombia is one of the most diverse and recognised countries on earth for bird species and students discover the importance of preserving these. They also explore ways they can enjoy a more sustainable life through their consuming habits and the way they choose to live.
Where: San Rafael, Antioquia
Duration: 1-4 days
Number of participants: 6-50
Cost: From $99 p/p (price doesn't include international flights)
Language: Spanish or English
UN SDGs covered:
Led by bilingual biologist guides, students will delve into the world of birdwatching, learning how to identify species through sight and sound. They will also see the evolutionary process of these native species and how important they are to maintaining the world's natural biodiversity. While in San Rafael, students will learn how to make adobe bricks, a method much greener than modern methods, and take part in gastronomy workshops with the local community and a variety of nature walks.
We travel to our eco lodge, situated in the beautiful San Rafael forests. Students receive an introduction to the program and on birdwatching in Colombia.
Equipped with binoculars, students head out early to search for native species. After a home-cooked lunch, students join a community project of how to make organic cacao and coffee.
After an early-morning yoga and meditation session, students delve into the world of bioconstuction, taking part in an activity on how to make adobe bricks out of sand. Our expert birdwatcher takes students out for an afternoon session looking for more native species.
After a group reflection session, dedicated Kagumu guides take students back to the airport for their departures.
What is included
Free teacher places (contact us to find out more)
Overnight stay in the eco lodge
Risk assessment and vital safety protocols
Private and public transport
All meals (we've chosen varied dishes to give a real taste of Colombia)
Local biologist guides
One Kagumu guide for every 10 students