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Safaris vacations in Colombia, Orinoquia



Safaris tours in Colombia, Orinoquia
Orinoquia Natural Reserve Ride

Itinerary for Orinoquia Natural Reserve Ride

Sample itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival
Transfer from El Dorado airport to Hotel in Bogotá.
Overnight at Hotel in Bogotá

Day 2: Fundo Cascabel Ride
Transfer from your hotel to the airport for the flight from Bogota to Yopal in the morning, then transfer to the hato la Aurora. Welcome at the hato, general orientation about lodging, activities, and meet the horses. Once comfortable after lunch, we will ride to the Fundo (typical house in the hato inhabited by the people that takes care of the natural reserve) Cascabel to admire the Llanero sunset, then we return to the hotel and tour through the facilities, and finally, dinner.
Riding 3 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Juan Solito

Day 3: Wildlife Ride
After breakfast we will cross the Ariporo river in slabs with the horses to start the great adventure through the savannas of Casanareñas full of native fauna. Then, we will go to the estuary of the babillas (Caiman crocodilus) and feed them!
We will have a typical lunch in this location to continue to the Lagoon of the Capibaras (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) where we will see hundreds of them. We will go through the burrows of the Morrucos o mochuelos (Athene cunicularia) to continue the green water fundo where we will sleep similar to the llanera style in hammocks with a mosquito net.
Riding 5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Fundo

Day 4: Nature Ride
We will have breakfast then we will take “the jaguar road”, if we are lucky we will see some of the traces or footprints of the jaguars and pumas, then we will go to the main house of the hato that was inhabited by the Jesuits many years ago at the time of the colonization. This reserve promotes the conservation and research of these felines in agreements with the Pantera Foundation.
Here we get to admire herd of deer (Odocoileus virginianus), large herd of  chigüiros (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), and buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis). In the corrals we will see how the horses work there and their modalities of lasso to the llanera way. At the end of the day we will get to sleep at Juan solito the Ecolodge after hearing some harp tunes, songs, and local performances. Dinner at the Ecolodge.
Riding 5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Juan Solito

Day 5: Caño el Indio Ride
On this day we will go looking for the trace of the anacondas (Eunectes murinus) in another area of the reserve. We will go to the “Caño el Indio” where we will also fish.
Riding 5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Juan Solito

Day 6: Last Ride
First breakfast then we will ride this day through the forests of native plants and orchids. We will say goodbye to the horses and go sailing through the majestic Ariporo River to the Caño del Indio. Lunch and then departure to Yopal. Dinner and overnight in Yopal.
Riding 3 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Yopal

Day 7: Departure
Today after breakfast we'll visit and watch Colombian paso fino horses on the track and rope, lunch and visit the area of the Creole saddlers of the city of Yopal, check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport. Return to Bogota at the end of the afternoon.
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

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Orinoquia Natural Reserve Ride
Tour Code: IT-COL03
7 days / 6 nights ~$2,590.00
Dates: All year

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Difficulty Levels Explained
1. Easy
Easy pace and an average-to-sedentary level of fitness. You should be in good health and fit enough for full day of normal sightseeing and walking.
2. Easy to Moderate
An average level of fitness or some experience with the featured activity is recommended.
3. Moderate
Requires you to have performed the featured activity regularly, with some periods on challenging terrain. Activities are mandatory and you may be traveling at high elevations. You need to be in good health and physical condition to enjoy these trips, with adequate muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.
4. Demanding
You must be extremely physically fit and are expected to hike or ride four to six hours over steep or more rugged terrain.
5. Strenuous
Prolonged hiking/biking on moderate to difficult terrain (five to nine hours a day).
May include high altitude, rugged terrain etc..
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