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. 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, jaguars, anteaters and 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.
Five hours from Yopal, in the department of Casanare (112 miles), is Hato La Aurora, known as the Colombian Safari.
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.
2019 Price Per person – Land Services: US$913 per person in a double room. Extra night = US$239 per person double.