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