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.
Four hours from Yopal, in the department of Casanare (112 miles), is Hato La Aurora, known as the Colombian Safari.
Day 1: Morning Flight Bogotá – Yopal. Private Ground Transfer from Yopal Airport to Hato La Aurora (5 to 6 hours). Lunch and Afternoon hike around the Lodge. Dinner.
Day 2: Breakfast, Colombian Safari by 4x4 or Horse. Includes Picnic lunch or lunch at Main House of the Reserve. Fauna Watching. Dinner.
Day 3: Half Day Boat Ride in the river – fishing Experience in a canoe (If clients want to). Lunch at Lodge. Half day of hiking in the reserve. Dinner.
Day 4: Breakfast, Private transfer to Yopal Airport (5-6 hours). Flight to Bogotá.
2018-2019 Price Per person – Land Services in Casanare : US$805 for 2 people in double, $1130 for 1 person in single