This is an exclusive tented camp with four spacious tents in the Llanos region, which is characterized by vast plains, flowing rivers, thousands of bird species and a variety of ecosystems. In the Llanos, you will find the Colombian cowboys, farmers who are dedicated to cattle raising, animal husbandry, horses and fish.
The region’s varied landscapes of wetlands, savannahs, rivers, palm groves and gallery forests attract and nourish an extensive array of wildlife of rare mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians.
On land, guests can expect to see giant anteaters, capybaras, caimans and dashing white-tailed deers in abundance, spot howler monkeys between tall forest trees, and if you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of the rare pink river dolphin, a puma or a prowling jaguar on the hunt for prey. Spot red-bellied macaws and roseate spoonbills, jabirus, wire-tailed manakin, chestnust-eared aracari and the iconic scarlet ibis…to name but a few!
On horseback, onboard 4x4s, or canoeing, get up close and personal with some of the most fascinating wildlife in Colombia. Set out on early morning walks in search of anteaters, night drives tracking pumas, or let their specialised guides and llanero cowboy trackers, lead you through this 9,000 hectare reserve.
As vast areas of the plains become flooded during rainy season, horseback is the only way to fully experience the region’s diverse landscapes, for both experienced and beginner riders alike.
Their staff goes above and beyond to cater to their younger guests and create special experiences for them, including artisanal piranha fishing, nature walks, canoeing, animal scavenger hunts and bonfire dinners. Alongside their team, kids can prepare local treats, participate in conservation and reforestation efforts and learn about the wildlife in Colombia.
Each tent has:
There is also a social tent, which provides a shared space with comfortable sitting area and main dining space with
Corocora’s chef prepares all meals and snacks at the camp, emphasizing products sourced from neighboring communities and local markets. Their onsite chef strives to use local techniques and traditional recipes from Los Llanos and other regions of the country to showcase the very best of Colombian cuisine.
Breakfasts are served at leisure, with warm local breads and pastries, fresh juices, top Colombian coffee, a variety of teas, homemade jams made from exotic fruits, farm-raised eggs, and exquisite seasonal fruits. Lunches are light and healthy, served at the camp or on the go, depending on the activities of the day. Dinners are served on a communal table inside the Social Tent or by the bonfire, where guests can share their stories of the day. Guests also have the option of enjoying a private dinner and bonfire on their terrace. Throughout the day guests can nibble on snacks and local fruits, and every afternoon enjoy sundowners with premium wines and liquors from their bar.
Corocora Camp funds conservation projects to protect vulnerable wildlife in Colombia, by working with local foundations and communities, implementing sustainable practices and collaborating in research projects.
With the use of solar panels, water filtration systems, compost and recycling programs, and biodegradable, lightweight materials, the campsite has a minimal use of plastic and waste, and reduced impact on the environment.
Program Llanero Life 4 days / 3 nights includes:
All chef-prepared meals, natural fruit juices, tea, and coffee, Filtered water (refillable glass water bottles with Natura filters), personal English-speaking naturalist guide with scientific knowledge of wildlife, bird watching, and conservation (8 hours per day), personal llanero guide specialized in local culture and horses, with an empirical understanding of nature and wildlife (8 hours per day), rubber boots and rubber poncho for excursions, full access to a 9,000-hectare private reserve.
Day 1:Bogota- Yopal
Arrive in Yopal. Once at the Yopal airport a bilingual host and driver will be waiting to take you to Corocora Camp. Please note that travel time from Yopal to Corocora is 2 hours on paved roads and approximately 45 minutes inside the reserve on unpaved roads.
On this first day, you will do an ecological walk in the reserve of Corocora Camp. You will explore the reserve in search of local fauna including deer, capybaras, howler monkeys, and giant anteaters, or partake in one of the camp’s included experiences: bird watching, canoeing, or artisanal fishing.
Day 2: Riding with Llaneros (Half Day)
Spend the morning or afternoon riding with a local llanero cowboy and an English-speaking naturalist guide. Experience the essence of the llanero riding culture and explore the most inaccessible and natural parts of the reserve. Recommended 5:30 am - 10:00 am and 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm, when the sun and heat are low, and the animals are more active.
4x4 Expedition • Onboard a 4x4 or tractor, explore more remote areas of the reserve. The expedition combines driving and walking to view more wildlife and explore inaccessible areas such as gallery forests. Please note that the type of vehicle will be adapted depending on the weather and road conditions
Day 3: Yopal - Llanero Traditions
Spend the early morning hours with llanero cowboys experiencing their traditions: barefoot horseback riding, herding and corralling cattle, using a lasso, and singing to call and ease cattle. Witness why llanero chants were declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.
Recommended 5:30am - 10:00am when llaneros do their daily activities.
Parrando Llanero - Music (1 hour) • Conclude the day with a traditional parrando, which consists of a bonfire dinner and live music: harp, guitars, and maracas. Llanero songs recount stories of adventure, love, nature and traditions.
Day 4: Depart
Learn about the conservation initiatives such as visiting the
camera traps to do maintenance and acquire recent footage, and learn about the tracking systems.
Transfer to Yopal airport with an English-speaking Host and a driver
Sample 2021 prices per person, double occupancy with 2 people: US$2353 (prices can change due to currency exchange rates)
The seasons in the Orinoquía region are divided into the wet (winter) and dry (summer) seasons. The dry season lasts from December to March, enjoying warmer temperatures and a light breeze. Guests can expect to see impressive bird migrations during this period, as species search for the remaining water deposits in the region. The region’s wet season falls between April and November, with some very impressive rain showers! The landscapes change quite dramatically during the rainy season, as large sections of the plains become flooded and greener than ever, attracting ample mammals to the water.
When to Visit
When to visit Los Llanos entirely depends on each client’s preferences, as there is no one season best to visit the region. April and December are particularly beautiful times to visit Corocora Camp, as these months fall at the turn of the seasons. This means the weather conditions are slightly less extreme, and visitors can enjoy a range of wildlife on both dry land and some flooded plains.