Llanos Orientales Region, in English, the Eastern Plains, is one of the five natural regions of Colombia that belongs to the Orinoco River watershed and borders the Andes to the west, the Venezuelan coastal zone to the north, and the Amazon to the south. The Eastern Plains has more than a quarter of the Colombian territory, only a small proportion of the population,n and it is known for the endless savannah, stunning sunsets, rivers, and other natural marvels.
This Region is considered one of the most critical ecosystems in the world, with two marked seasons: the rainy and dry seasons. Its climate is intertropical savannah, hot, except in the high plains with a milder climate.
The Llanos is home to incredible wildlife, with more than 100 species of mammals and more than 700 species of birds.
In this short tour, with Jenifer Russel, Traci Hershberger, with your tour líder Nicholas Athanas, we visit during four days, the the incredible Hato La Aurora, a 17,000 hectares ranch encompassing the natural reserve of about 10,000 hectares,s and Juan Solito Ecolodge, a rustic eco hotel to cater for visitors of the reserve. It’s a deep-into-the-wild, raw and earthy experience – getting close to the region’s culture and nature and exploring its essence!
They were enjoyable and relaxed days observing birds of this ecosystem! In 4 days, we got to look at 172 species in reserve!