Colombian Cowboy Adventures in Casanare

Travel Itinerary - 4 Days

From EUR 529 per person

ITINERARY

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. Depending on the weather conditions, it will take between 6 or 9 hours over a bumpy gravel-like road to get to IBA (Important Birding Area) Vereda Alto Gracia where you will spend two days.

On they way you will have more than enough chances to spot amazing birds and other wildlife. Your basic, but typical accommodation is located in the middle of nowhere so you will be spending two days in pure nature.

 

Near to the hotel is a beautiful lake with typical endemic palm trees of the region where all the animals gather in the evening and from where you can shoot perfect sunset pictures. Besides the many birds you will also be able to spot deer, caymans, capybaras, wild pigs, water and land turtles, and if lucky, otters and anacondas.

 

Hotel: Private room with shared bathroom in Hotel Finca Buenaventura

Day 2 – LOOK AT ALL THESE BIRDS!

 

The second day will be spend discovering the whole nearby area and its lake, forests, and plains. You will wake up early and go for a walk and canoe cruise in the hope of spotting lots of bird- and wildlife.

 

In the afternoon there will be a jeep safari to go to more remote areas where more animals can be found. Unwind and reconnect with nature!

  

Hotel: Private double room with shared bathroom in Hotel Finca Buenaventrua.

Day 3 – LIFE OF A LLANERO COWBOY!

 

On the third day of your adventure you will have the chance to enjoy some early bird-watching before heading to another gorgeous place in Casanare.

 

You will drive for around 7 hours to IBA Hato Matapalma. Enjoy your time in the jeep to spot more animals and take in the beautiful views over the plains. You will sleep in a working ranch and be able to observe the typical cattle activities

Hotel: Double room with private bathroom in Hato Matepalma

 

Day 4 – HATO MATEPALMA AND ITS GORGEOUS SURROUNDINGS!

 

On your fourth day you will discover the beauty of the Hato Matepalma reserve. A guide will take you for a walk or, if wanted, on a horseback riding tour through the plains. Between May and October you can reach by horse a nesting area for thousands of herons, and if you are lucky you might spot a puma or giant anteater on the way!

 

After lunch it will be time to set course to Yopal, a 3 hours drive, for you to take a flight back to Bogota in the early evening.

 

 

EXTRA INFORMATION

What´s Included:

  • Transport in 4 x 4 and an experienced driver
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Hotel Buenaventura in Vereda Alta Gracia
  • 1 night of accommodation in Hato Matepalma
  • All mentioned activities
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners.
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Local guide who knows the area very well
  • Travel Insurance
  • 24/7 support from the Lulo Colombia staff
  • The use of one of Lulo’s mobile phones on your trip
  • A local SIM card with emergency credit
  • A travel application with access to all details of your trip

 

To keep in mind: 

  • The order of activities might change due to weather conditions.
  • It will be a good idea to bring or buy before heading into the plains, rubber boots for your stay in Casanare

 

TRIP INFORMATION |DISCLAIMERS

  • Price based on group of 2.
  • Price is subject to change, depending on availability of hotels and flights.
  • By booking this trip you agree with the Terms and Conditions as mentioned here.
  • This is a sample itinerary to be used only as an example.
  • Prices mentioned in this sample itinerary are only for illustration purposes and do not represent an official quote.

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