Casanare Safari Tour

Welcome to the Casanare Safari Experience, in the heart of the great Eastern Plains. The llanos orientales stretch from the foothills of the Andes all the way to the mighty Orinoco River in the far east of Colombia. They are home to Colombian cowboys and some of the most diverse wildlife in the country. A wildlife safari across these vast tropical grasslands is an experience unlike any other in Colombia.  It is a dream trip for nature lovers and photographers alike.

On this tour you will delve deep into the incredible wildlife-watching opportunities in the plains. There will be the chance to experience the magic of the plains by horseback, in 4×4 vehicles, and by canoe.  There is a good chance of enjoying once-in-a-lifetime sightings of anacondas, anteaters, caiman, capybaras, and even pumas. 

Highlights

  • Sunset canoe safari
  • Wildlife Safari
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Day 1 – Sunset Canoe Safari

After a short walk in the forest alongside the traditional Llanos ranch where eagle-eyed guests will be able to spot owls and howler monkeys, you will head out on a sunset canoe trip. During this tour you will really understand why Casanare is such a dream destination for wildlife lovers, as you drift past herds of capybaras, basking caiman, and giant flocks of birds, including the surreal horned screamer, before enjoying the breathtaking spectacle of the arrival of hundreds of birds as they come in to roost.

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Day 2 & 3 – Wildlife Safari

These 2 days will be pure heaven for wildlife lovers as you will have a chance to see species such as capybaras, white-tailed deer, giant anteaters, tamanduas, caiman, armadillos, and even, if you are extremely lucky, a Puma! Most of the safari will be enjoyed in an open-top 4×4, with some short walks along forest trails and down to lakes to see if you can find an anaconda. Finish off the day with a spectacular sunset as your local guide plays the guitar and sings some traditional llanos songs.

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Day 4 – Morning Wildlife Watching

On the final morning you will have the option to include an additional morning wildlife safari or discover more of the unique llanero cowboy culture before heading back to Yopal.