In Colombia, the Andes are split into three long, north-south running cordillera separated by two deep valleys carrying the Rio Cauca and the Rio Magdalena. The valley of the Rio Cauca separates the Western and Central Andes and, in comparison with the valley of the Rio Magdalena, is narrow and slightly higher.
The floor and lower slopes of the Cauca Valley are in a modest rainshadow in between the very wet Central Andes and the exceedingly wet Western Andes, the west slope of which is in the Choco, one of the five wettest areas in the world. Our tour visited: Caribbean and Sierra Nevada
Los Flamencos (Salamance NP / Guajira Peninsula
El Dorado Reserve
El Paujil Bird Reserve
Jardin and LaRomera