Day 1 – WELCOME TO THE FLATLANDS!
On the first day you will leave Bogotá early in the morning and fly to Yopal where you will have breakfast before heading into the plains. Gorgeous green rice fields surround you from both sides of the road and it is possible to spot many herons, falcons and other types of colorful and rare birds from the car.
The goal of this day is to visit a typical cowboy ranch and learn more about the Llanos culture. The drive to the traditional ranch will take around 2 to 3 hours, depending on the weather conditions. You will be welcomed by El Llanerazo, your local guide on this trip. He will show you around on the farm and introduce you to his self-made museum of Llanero culture.
El Llanerazo found some rare archaeological objects in the area and some archaeologists are trying to figure out to who and what culture they belonged to. He will also show and explain tools and ways of how the cowboys live and work now, and in the past.
You will be served a typical lunch on the ranch while being surrounded by the noises of monkeys and birds. El Llanerazo will also demonstrate different cowboy skills and show you how he crosses a deep river with this horse.
In the late afternoon it will be time to set course to your hotel, El Diamante. The accommodation is surrounded by a beautiful exotic garden in which many birds live. Here you will enjoy the rest of the evening and have a delicious diner.
Hotel: Double room with private bathroom in Hotel El Diamante