Hato La Aurora Private Natural Reserve (4 days / 3 Nights)
Hato La Aurora Private Natural Reserve is like the Colombian Pantanal, so many nature and birding companies bring clients there. It is more remote than other ranches in the area, so you normally see more wildlife. But it is just emerging as a tourism destination, so the infrastructure is very basic and authentic. The reserve (filmed by BCC & Animal Planet) has capybaras, 325 bird species, caiman, deer, anacondas up to 7m long, anteaters and jaguars. They have an ongoing project to increase the population of jaguars in the area so it is the best place in Colombia to try to see them.
Activities include safaris, piranha fishing, walking and horse riding, traditional life of vagueros - Colombian cowboys & cattle farming. It is best visited during the Dry Season from December to the end of March. During the rainy season it can be visited but it´s a different experience.
It is located five hours from Yopal, in the department of Casanare (112 miles).
Day 1: Early in the morning you will take a flight to the city of Yopal, the capital of the department of Casanare. Upon your arrival at Yopal airport, a driver will take you to the Hato La Aurora Reserve, a reserve of 16,000 hectares in the Colombian eastern plains. The reserve has a unique and particular ecosystem in the Orinoquía region where you can observe different species of birds and see wildlife in its natural state. Enjoy this region where you can take a safari Colombian style.
Included: full board , local guide , transport (private)
Day 2: Today you will learn everything about the impressive flora and fauna flora at Hato La Aurora. At this reserve you will encounter different species of birds, capybaras, alligators, iguanas, white-tailed deer, jaguars, and anteaters that live freely in the ecosystems of the savannahs of the country’s “Llanos”, forests, lakes and wetlands. You will be able to observe and complete the route either by horse, 4x4 jeep or you could combine the two options together.
Included: Activity , full board , local guide , transport (private)
Day 3: Be left surprised by this Colombian-style safari and discover the beauty of this region by navigating the Ariporo River and its tributaries by canoe. Besides nature, you will get to know the traditional culture of Colombian cowboys and llaneros, by tasting the typical cuisine and listening to the llanero style of music, declared as oral and intangible heritage by UNESCO.
Included: Activity , boat ticket , full board , local guide
Day 4: Breakfast, Private transfer to Yopal Airport (5-6 hours). Flight to Bogotá.
2021 Price Per person – Land Services: US$1216 per person in a double room. Extra night = US$340 per person double. (prices can change due to currency exchange rates)
The prices shown are without the extra 19% VAT on top as foreign tourists do not have to pay this tax. We can therefore only guarantee this price if we have copies of the passengers´ passports as proof of their nationality.
"We loved it, our English speaking guide was great! We saw a huge anaconda. Easyfly had a 3 hr time change that I wish we had known about but we figured it out for the flight back. Thanks for arranging it all. It's a great place." Linda