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Casanare

The Casanare department lies north of the Meta department in the Los Llanos Region. In contrary of the Meta this department is less developed in agriculture and cattle breeding, especially if you decide to travel deeper into the department. During the rainy season big parts of this department are flooded, because of this some areas of the Casanare are perfect to spot wildlife. This place is perfect for bird spotters as a lot of migration birds come here. Besides birds it is a great place for spotting alligators, monkeys, giant anteaters, capybaras , foxes, dear, wild boars, turtles, tapirs, freshwater dolphins, snakes and many more. With a bit of luck and patience it is also possible to spot the anaconda (which can grow to enormous lengths in these areas), the jaguar and the puma.

The best time for wildlife spotting is in the dry season when water is scarce or during the transfer from dry to rainy season. During that time you can find almost all the above mentioned animals at the side of the road from Yopal deeper inland. During the rainy season it also possible to spot wildlife but more difficult because of the abundance of water and the state of the roads which makes transport very difficult. But don´t let the weather influence your visit to this amazing area, sunshine or rain this is a great adventure destination.

The ecolodges that we use in the mentioned package are located at 5 to 6 hours from Yopal. The easiest way to get there is to fly from Bogota to Yopal and to take a 4x4 jeep to the ecolodge, it is also possible to arrange a program with transport from Bogota. The first ecolodge is a farm in a Nature Reserve named 'La Esperanza'. The infrastructure on this farm is not that developed that it meets all tourisms needs, but on the other hand that gives you the opportunity to not only see but also experience the real life in this typical area of Colombia. The second ecolodge lies in the nature area Hato la Aurora. Here the tourism infrastructure is more developed, which makes staying here an adventure package with some comfort.

Both destinations we offer as a custom made program but we also decided to show an example four day package. The activities during this program will be on the 2nd and 3rd day and depends on the client. Activities close to the ecolodge are included but the activities further away will generate an extra cost. It is also possible to explore the area by boat or on of the rivers or lakes in the area.

If a trip inland Casanare is a bit too adventurous for your taste then we can still offer Casanare but with a stay in Yopal or on a farm in the direct area. Ask us for more information and the possibilities.

Important : During the rainy season it can be very difficult to reach the ecolodges even with a (4x4) jeep. If this will be the case we can only visit Hato la Aurora using water transport.

Kapibaras in een meer

Zonsondergang in Los Llanos

Garza Soldado bij La Esperanza

Schilpad langs de kant van de weg

Cowboy met koeien

Uilen bij Hato la Aurora

Day 1:
Flight Bogota-Yopal and then you go in our 4x4 jeeps to the chosen ecolodges for the first night. If you decide to stay in the ecolodge Hato la Aurora then it is also possible to take the boat over the Rio Ariporo to the ecolodge, this is only possible when the water level in the river is high enough usually this is the case during rainy season.

Day 2:
The whole day filled with activities like ecological walks, horse riding, fishing, tours in the boat over the river and/or more, tours for flora & fauna spotting etc. The possible activities can be discussed on the ecolodge.

Day 3:
The whole day filled with activities like ecological walks, horse riding, fishing, tours in the boat over the river and/or more, tours for flora & fauna spotting etc. The possible activities can be discussed on the ecolodge.

Day 4:
Transport in 4x4 jeep back to the airport of Yopal and a flight back to Bogota. If you decided to stay in the  ecolodge Hato la Aurora then it is also possible to take the boat back over the Rio Ariporo to the airport.

Prices on request

Inclusive:
- National flight Bogota-Yopal-Bogota
- Transport in 4x4 Yopal-ecolodge-Yopal
- Boat Paz de Ariporo-Ecolodge-Paz de Ariporo (only at ecolodge Hato la Aurora)
- 3 nights in ecolodge (cabaña, room or hammock)
- 3 meals per day during your stay on de ecolodge
- All activities close to the ecolodge
- Local guide

Not inclusive:
- Personal expenses
- Optional activities further away from the ecolodge

Optional:
- Program without national flights
- Extra nights on ecolodge
- In combination with other destinations

Ecolodges:
- Reserva Natural la Esperanza
- Ecolodge Hato la Aurora

Ecolodge hato la Aurora

Kaaiman bij één van de vele waterplassen

Kapibara bij zonsondergang

Vele verschillende vogels bij een waterplas

Paardrijden in Los Llanos