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Escape to the Plains Casanare

Escape to the Plains Casanare

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The Orinoco River – natural limit between Venezuela and Colombia – demark a huge area in Colombia called “Los llanos”, well known for its vast savannahs, gallery forests, and their particular culture. The Meta River is the boundary between the high plains and the floodable grasslands – lower lands that remain flooded most of the year because of the long rainy season–. This area extends until the geographic delimitation by the Eastern Andes, and it is home to more than 700-recorded species of birds. Here, such bird-diversity can only be compared with a beautiful iconic image of a llanos typical sunset over the mirrors of lagoons and estuaries decorated by congregations of fauna that will delight any nature-lover and will make this trip an unforgettable experience. Jabirus, Herons, Ducks, and Jacamars are the main characters in the Colombian Llanos.

Key Species

 Barred Antshrike
 Bicolured Wren
 Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
 Black-collared Hawk
 Black-crested Antshrike
 Black-necked Stilt
 Blue-tailed Emerald
 Brazilian Teal
 Brown-breasted Parakeet
 Burrowing Owl
 Chesnut-eared Aracari
 Cobalt-winged Parakeet
 Cundinamarca Antpitta
 Double-striped Thick-knee
 Dusky Antbird
 Fork-tailed Woodnymph
 Gilded Barbet
 Golden-crowned Warbler
 Golden-fronted Redstar
 Golden-headed Manakin
 Golden-tailed Sapphire
 Great-horned Owl
 Green Ibis
 Green-backed Trogon
 Green-bellied Hummingbird
 Grey-chinned Hermit
 Grey-headed Kite
 Grey-necked Wood-Rail
 Horned Screamer
 King Vulture
 Lettered Aracari
 Magpie Tanager
 Maguari Stork
 Masked Cardinal
 Nacunda Nighthawk
 Ochre-breasted Hummingbird
 Orinoco Goose
 Pale-headed Jacamar
 Paradise Tanager
 Pectoral sparrow
 Roseated Spoonbill
 Rufous-fronted Thornbird
 Russet-backed Oropendola
 Savanna Hawk
 Scarlet Ibis
 Silver-beaked Tanager
 Speckled Chachalaca
 Speckled Tanager
 Spectacled Trush
 Straight-billed Woodcreeper
 Striolated Manakin
 Tropical Screeh-Owl
 Turqouise Tanager
 Violaceus Jay
 Whistling Heron
 White Ibis
 White-bearded Flycatcher
 White-bearded Manakin
 White-chested Puffbird
 White-faced Whistling-Duck
 White-fringe Antwren
 Wing-barred Piprites
 Wire-tailed Manakin
 Yellow-billed Nunbird


  • Get in touch with the rich cultural expressions of the plain communities and let yourself be delight by the music, dance, and gastronomy.

  • Enjoy the exuberant wildlife of the Colombian flooded savannas
    Contemplate the most impressive sunrises and sunsets of the eastern part of the country.

  • The incredible sunrises and sunsets of the eastern part of the country.

  • Have the best Safari experience in the Colombian plains.

  • Destination
  • Departure / Return Location
    Bogota DC IATA: BOG / Bogota DC IATA: BOG
  • Tour Code
    This is a fairly standard birding tour with early morning starts and evening finishes to each day. One some days we may take picnic lunches in order to no waste time during the middle of the day or having to leave site. The weather can be unpredictable with rain and sunshine both likely. At higher altitudes it can be chilly. We have an amazing photo opportunity for many species of hummingbirds and other species coming to feeders, we will also be looking for a good number of species that are very rare and seldom seen, but we will be going to areas that hold these sought-after species.
  • Included
    Accomodation in Double Room
    All 4x4 vehicules or boats
    All domestic flights
    All ground private transportation
    All meals B-L-D
    Entrances to all natural reserves
    Hot drinks
    Private transfer Airport - hotel - aiport
    Professional Private Birding Guide
    Professional Private Driver
    Single room - adicional pay
    Snaks and water
    Soda or juice with each meal
    Vegan and Vegetarian menus
  • Not Included
    Activities not included in the itinerary
    Alcoholic drinks
    Colombian Event Insurance
    Extensions of a trip due to circumstances beyond our control
    International flights and taxes
    International phone calls
    Laundry service
    Medical expenses (not covered for evet insurance)
    Room service
    Tips or gratuity

Day 1. Arrival in Bogota
Day 2. Flight to Yopal, transfer to Hato La Aurora
Day 3-4. Hato La Aurora Natural Reserve
Day 5. Hato La Aurora, transfer to Villavicencio / Night in Villavicencio
Day 6. Bosque Bavaria / Night at Villavicencio
Day 7. Monterredono, transfer to Bogota
Day 8.Flight home from Bogotáe

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