TRAVEL WITH PROYECTO TITI
Colombia is a tropical paradise and is the only place on earth where you can see the cotton-top tamarin in its forest home. With less than 7,500 cotton-top tamarins left in the wild, Proyecto Tití’s award winning conservation program is leading efforts to protect this Critically Endangered monkey in Colombia and we want you to be a part of an exclusive group of people to see this monkey in its natural habitat. With our expert naturalists, join us for an exciting adventure as we take you to places where Proyecto Tití is working to save cotton-tops. Visit communities that have made protecting cotton-tops a priority, sample some locally grown products, and shop to help save wildlife. Join us in helping to save cotton-top tamarins!
Cotton-top Tamarin Nature Adventure in Los Límites
Your adventure begins in Los Límites, Atlántico near the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Enjoy a 3 mile hike and discover the magic of the tropical dry forest of northern Colombia. You will hike on trails that are designed to provide you with opportunities to see some unique flora and fauna from the region and meet a monkey found only in Colombia, the cotton-top tamarin! Get your cameras ready for some beautiful photos of cotton-tops in the forest and listen to them vocalize as you learn to “speak tamarin” and decode the meaning of those chirps and whistles. These tiny monkeys will amaze and delight you with their antics and their curiosity! You will likely see other animals, so grab your binoculars to spot spectacular birds, butterflies, and a host of other animals that call this beautiful forest home. Enjoy some time with local farmers and see some of the crops that are important for this region of the world and how eco-friendly agriculture practices are being used to help protect the forests cotton-tops call home. As you enjoy lunch made especially for you, meet our United National Development Program award winning artisans that will share how their lives have changed for the better by creating beautiful, hand-made, tote bags crocheted from recycled plastic bags. Working with Colombian fashion designers, you can now find their products on the runway and in stores throughout Colombia! Creating beach bags, beautiful purses, or large hand bags suitable for any day of the week, these artisans will share their story and show you how they create such beautiful works of art. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet community conservation leaders that have created small businesses that not only benefit local communities, but wildlife. Get ready to shop for more products made locally and know that your purchases help to support communities committed to conserving cotton-tops.
Cotton-top Tamarin Forest Restoration Adventure in San Juan
Your adventure begins in San Juan Nepomuceno approximately a 2 hour drive from Cartagena. Enjoy a hike through forests and arroyos and discover the magic of the tropical dry forest of northern Colombia as you discover seasonal waterfalls and reservoirs that support this unique ecosystem. You will visit Los Colorados national park and hike on trails that are designed to provide you with opportunities to see some unique flora and fauna from the region and meet a monkey found only in Colombia, the cotton-top tamarin! You will likely see other animals, so grab your binoculars to spot spectacular birds, butterflies, and a host of other animals that call this beautiful forest home. We will take you to Proyecto Tití’s reforestation headquarters and you will see our plant nursery was established and you will get to help plant a tree for tamarins! Enjoy some beautiful vistas of the restoration sites and see how the forest corridor we are creating connects small forest patches to the national park. Learn how Proyecto Tití works with local landowners to dedicate a portion of their land to conservation and how they gain tangible benefits that improve their livelihoods. Enjoy lunch under the trees and learn about the development of our visitors’ center that will soon be open to guests of the region so that they can learn more about cotton-tops and how to help ensure they continue to have a future in the wild.
To learn more about available dates and pricing for your adventure please contact Johanna Vega, Assistant Director of Social Programs, Fundación Proyecto Tití, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone +57 320 511 4204