Llanos Essential Tour
This diverse three-day plan is an extension of the Llanos Intro Tour. From Llanos’ sceneries, diverse fauna and distinctive cowboy culture, this tour offers a slice of everything and is a wonderful all-round Llanos expedition boasting with wildlife sightings and truly fascinating insights into the Llanos life and culture - close to the local communities, far from any beaten paths and tourist traps!
Possible wildlife sightings:
Burrowing owls, giant anteater, southern tamandua (small anteater), capybaras, white-tailed deer, armadillos, puma (rare), anaconda, red howlers, brown capuchins, various species of ibis such as scarlet ibises and buff-necked ibises, species of herons including whistling herons and night herons, various hawks such as savanna hawks, kites, falcons, parakeets, macaws, swallows, flycatchers including fork-tailed flycatchers, yellow-crowned parrots, various woodpeckers and wood creepers, jabirus, various hummingbirds, agoutis, spectacled caimans, red-footed tortoises, hoatzins, turtles, iguanas, roseate spoonbills and more.
Duration: 3 days / 3 nights
Departure: Daily (private tour)
Availability: Year round
Location and sceneries: Various farms and natural reserves encompassing savannas, wetlands, gallery forests and river shores.
Tour includes: Transport and transfers, accommodation (3 nights), entrance to reserves and farms, tours, horse hire, guide, meals as outlined, insurance.
Not included: Flights, Extra accommodation, meals and beverages, laundry, phone calls, personal purchases, IVA tax (only applies to residents in Colombia)
Note: We can tweak and tailor this 3-day plan to better suit your interests and schedule, if needed.
Arrival in the morning, welcome at airport & transfer to hotel
Afternoon horseback riding or birdwatching tour at Hacienda La Independencia
Country accommodation Villa Lisseth
incl. lunch & dinner
After breakfast transfer to a natural reserve about 2 hours from Yopal. We have the chance to sight wildlife that has become rare in other parts of the Llanos on jeep drives and walks. After sunset we continue to rural Posada El Diamante (1 hr transfer) on the shore of Rio Pauto.
incl. breakfast, lunch, dinner
After breakfast at the guesthouse we drive for about an hour through picturesque countryside keeping our eyes peeled for colourful birds in the wetlands. Our destination is a tucked-away little farm, "La Candelilla", on the river shore where we meet owner Seco, expert wildlife guide, master cowboy and simply the loveliest guy around, and his family. We take short walks to observe howler monkeys along the river shore and learn about the Llanos' lifestyle and culture in Seco's lived-in open air museum. Return to Villa Lisseth in the late afternoon.
incl. breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 4 - Departure
Breakfast & leisure time
Villa Lisseth - 1st & 3rd night
• 15 mins drive from Yopal Airport, surrounded by nature
• Four spacious bedrooms with large windows, A/C, TV
• Pool, terrace, hammocks, loungers, eco-trail, birds’ feeders
• Fresh fruit from the garden & good home-cooked meals
• Owner run by friendly local family
• Bar, laundry service and free Wifi
Posada El Diamante - 2nd night