The Condor Route
La Ruta del Cóndor
Apart from being the biggest flying bird on Earth, the Condor is for Colombia particularly important due to its relevant symbology on top of the country’s national shield. And it flies well up on top of the Andes mountains, its natural habitat. Historically, unfortunately it has been diminished to a very small number of individuals in Colombia (nearly and just 200), although the good news is that for the last 15 years there has been projects and regional processes to recover, reintroduce and protect them from reaching a greater risk (one of those fortunate regions is Sugamuxi and nearby), and results are giving a positive hope for that number to grow slowly.
The Condor Route includes the full story about it with details, a preliminary presentation, and a whole day searching for a Condor on a bird-watch visit to some of the mountains and páramos where there are recent news of a Condor being watched (information from a network of rural bird guards and watchers involved), with the company of an specialized guide who will provide professionalism on the subject.
No doubt this route has all the ingredients to be a unique, endemic and a superb hiking route to do in Sugamuxi and around. And by doing the route, you will be giving support to the Condor conservation.
It is also possible to organize a 2-day expedition.
If you are interested in this route, please contact us.
For those interested in learning more about the project and process to reintroduce the Condor in our region, please review the following document (in Spanish), prepared by Fundetrópico NGO who has been part of this valuable activity. The Condor Route is aimed also to support these conservation projects and communities involved, therefore by doing the route you are contributing to this purpose.