Casanare is a region in the east of Colombia that is famous for its plains, abundant wildlife, amazing bird watching spots, and cowboy lifestyle of the people. There, you will take a 4 days/3 nights package that offers the most interesting activities in order for you to discover the most unique and pristine flora and fauna.
This adventure starts with a flight Bogotá-Yopal, from where you will take a Jeep to the heart of the plains. On the way there, 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.
Additionally, you will discover the beauty of the Hato Matapalme 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 a horse a nesting area of 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, to take a flight back to Bogota as a stopover for your next adventure: the Amazon jungle.
A trip to the Amazon jungle is an unforgettable experience. Here you will discover plants, animals, traditions, and people that are unique to this area.
You will spend 2 nights in a lodge on the Peruvian side of the Amazon River. Here you will make some walks through the jungle and a couple of river expeditions to discover the amazing flora and fauna of this area, including the unique pink dolphins, grey dolphins, piranhas, local caimans, a variety of monkeys and birds, and the famous Victoria Regia which is the largest aquatic plant in the world.
You will not only walk during the daytime but also have a walk after the sun has set to be able to see different kind of nocturnal animals like frogs, bats, tarantulas and if you are lucky, the jaguar. One night you will go on a boat trip to look for caimans.
On day 14th, you will fly back to Bogotá to finish this amazing trip with plenty of unforgettable nature memories of the best Colombia vacation spots.
Here you can find more information about this sample itinerary.
At Lulo Colombia Travel, we know how hard it can be to organize a trip to Colombia, especially if you have only 2 weeks of holidays to discover the best Colombia vacation spots. This is why we have developed these sample itineraries.
We are sure these itineraries will serve you as a starting point in the planning of your trip. Through Lulo Colombia Travel you can adapt, modify and personalize these itineraries. You can also book them with us so that you don’t worry about any logistics and just enjoy your time in Colombia. We will make sure everything happens as planned and allow you to enjoy your travel to Columbia South America without any worry.