Giancarlo Ventolini

Read the blog article 'Getting to Know our Guides - Giancarlo Ventolini'

Tour Leader for Birding Ecotours


Giancarlo, a new addition to the Birding Ecotours team, comes from an Italian family that immigrated to Colombia, where he grew up and lives. Giancarlo has been in love with birds and nature all his life.

His birding skills, such as excellent eyes, hearing abilities, and knowledge of bird calls seem to indicate that he was predestined to become the excellent birding tour leader that he is proving to be. In addition to his birding proficiency Giancarlo has great people and communication skills and is a wonderful travel companion and good friend. There is nothing that he enjoys more than showing new birds to his clients and driving wherever birds are calling as far as the car can go.

He has extensive knowledge about his native Colombia, especially in his local areas such as the western and central Andes, including the classic hotspots like the Rio Blanco Reserve, Anchicaya Road and San Cipriano, Los Nevados National Park, Otún-Quimbaya, and the entire Cali area. During 2018 he co-guided tours with Eduardo Ormaeche in Colombia and Peru. He will guide our two-week Northern Peru tour and customized and day tours in Colombia for now, but his popularity among clients guarantees that he will expand his frontiers to more Neotropic destinations in the near future.

Join Giancarlo on the following upcoming tours:

Peru: Northwest and Abra Patricia Mountains August 2021

Peru: Northwest and Abra Patricia Mountains August 2021


Read Giancarlo’s feedback from clients:

Giancarlo was an excellent guide. He is very knowledgeable about the birds of Colombia and a very pleasant person to be with. He was good at seeing and hearing birds and then using the tapes to draw the birds in. It was also very good that he wasn't using a camera. We've had guides who were more focused on getting photographs for themselves rather than helping us get the photographs.

John and Maggie Turner – UK