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Hunt for the Olinguito in the cloud forest of Colombia & Ecuador

29th August 2013 Print

It was recently reported that the first new species of species of carnivore to be discovered in the western hemisphere for 35 years was found in the cloud forest of Ecuador and Colombia and has been named ‘the ‘Olinguito’.

For a chance to spot the small red mammal for yourself and many other wild animals, Chameleon Worldwide has trips to both Colombia and Ecuador with walks through the cloud forest which will provide you with the chance.

Natural Colombia - 18 days from £4265 (including flights)

This adventurous trip visits some of the more off-the-beaten-track parts of Colombia giving great opportunities for seeing wildlife whilst passing through some beautiful landscapes.

Highlights will include walking through cloud forest (looking for the Olinguito!), visiting lakes in the Andes, spotting wildlife on the plains of Los Llanos, taking a boat trip up the Amazon (with visits to indigenous communities), wandering the colonial streets of Cartagena and exploring the Tayrona National Park where jungle meets wild beaches.

The holiday costs from £4265 pp (two sharing) which includes flights, all transportation, 16-nights’ accommodation, some meals, park fees and the services of a guide.

Natural Wonders (Ecuador & Galapagos) - 15 days from £3795 pp

This South American adventure provides a great insight into the wildlife of a stunningly diverse country as you explore many of Ecuador's natural wonders, from giant iguanas to blue footed boobies.

Highlights will include the colonial Capital Quito – with a chance to stand astride the two hemisphere’s on the Equator - Mindo and the atmospheric cloud forest, a stunning ‘cock of the rock’ display, exploring the deep, remote jungle in the Yasuni National Park and a fully-inclusive cruise around the Galapagos islands.

The holiday costs from £3795 pp (two sharing) which includes flights, all transportation, 13-nights’ accommodation, some meals, 4-night cruise, entrance fees and the services of guides.

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