Recent Searches
Clear
National Aviary of Colombia (Aviario Nacional de Colombia)
National Aviary of Colombia (Aviario Nacional de Colombia)

National Aviary of Colombia (Aviario Nacional de Colombia)

Km 14.5, Vía Baru, Cartagena

The Basics

With 21 trails and exhibits to explore, a self-guided walking tour of the aviary typically takes two hours. Birdwatchers can also visit the aviary as part of a tour from Cartagena, the closest city; tours typically include hassle-free round-trip transfers and allow you to benefit from a guide’s in-depth knowledge of Colombia's diverse birdlife and ecosystems. Plus, you’re sure to learn more about the organization’s conservation efforts.

Show all
National Aviary private from Cartagena
National Aviary private from Cartagena
star-4.5
$158.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Excellent Trip and Guide
This trip was amazing. Jaime was an amazing guide and our driver was excellent. The one hour trip outside of Cartagena was worth it. The pink flamingos and so many other birds were wonderful to see. It was not crowded. We went in the morning so the heat was not bad. Jaime gave us a bonus with some special balconies in the Old Town afterward. Wonderful in every way.
Scenic535122, Jan 2019

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Aviario Nacional de Colombia is a must-see for birdwatchers and nature lovers.

  • You can visit the aviary on your own or as part of a tour.

  • The aviary is wheelchair and stroller accessible.

  • There is a gift shop and restaurant at the aviary.

Show all

How to Get There

The National Aviary of Colombia is located on Baru Island, an hour drive from the city of Cartagena (a bridge connects the island to the mainland). You can reach the aviary by personal car, public transportation, or on a tour that includes pickup and drop-off in Cartagena. The aviary also offers pickup from Cartagena in a private car.

Show all

Trip ideas

How to Spend 3 Days in Cartagena

How to Spend 3 Days in Cartagena

How to Spend 2 Days in Cartagena

How to Spend 2 Days in Cartagena


When to Get There

The aviary is open every day from 9am to 5pm; last entry is at 4pm. To catch the Birds on the Fly educational presentation, visit at 11:30am or 3:30pm. The aviary gift shop is open daily and the onsite restaurant is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Show all

Education at the National Aviary of Colombia

The mission of the aviary is to preserve a habitat for Colombia’s diverse bird population, and to educate others about the importance of protecting the country’s birdlife and ecosystems. In addition to providing educational exhibits and displays—such as the Birds on the Fly presentation—the aviary also hosts academic conferences, educational excursions, and interactive activities.

Show all