Choco Birds and Choco Late

With Lucas Bustamante
June 24, 2019 (10 days)

A magnificent tour

The Choco region is west of the Andes and stretches down to the coast, this is one of the wettest regions in the world and extends northwards into Colombia. Most of the birds found in these locations are unique and the region where they live is defined by the vegetation which requires high moisture levels that are only found between the Andes and the Ocean to the north of the Pacific coastal deserts. Two of the commercial crops which do well in this area are “altitude” coffee and “arriba” chocolate.

US$3500.00 per person

Group max 8 pax

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Lucas Bustamante

tour leader

About the leader

Lucas Bustamante is a wildlife photographer and biologist from Ecuador. He is the photographic director of Tropical Herping, an institution he co-founded in 2009 to help preserve tropical reptiles and amphibians through tourism, photography, education, and research. He is the author of several books and scientific articles describing four new species to science. Bustamante’s primary objective is to use photography as a tool to promote wildlife conservation. Throughout his career, he also co-founded two different NGOs which promote conservation of threatened tropical ecosystems and youth education respectively: Save The Chocó and Kids Conservation Photography Workshops.  His photographic work has been featured in National Geographic, BBC Wildlife Magazine, World Wide Fund (WWF) magazine, Conservation International, BioGraphic, Ranger Rick. He is a Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice prizewinner. Lucas is also an Associate Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP).

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