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Casanare Cattle Drive

Casanare Cattle Drive

Tack: Mcclelland saddles known in the eastern Llanos as tortoises and some cowboy chairs produced in Colombian factories will be used and available
Horses: Colombian Creole horses, some with quarter-mile crosses, all the horses are born and bred in the savannas of the Llanos, fed with the native pastures
Pace: Based on the experience we will go from slow pace to a little faster pace , we will ride at a pace you feel comfortable with. Walking 80%, trail and jog 15%, canter 5%.
| Walk | Trot | Canter |
Level: Riding Level (Click for legend) (2 to 4 out of 5)    Low Intermediate
Weight: Max 200 lbs
Riders: Min 4 riders Max 15 riders

A cattle ranch located between the towns of Tauramena and Maní, two hours from the city of Yopal, the capital of Casanare. For its savannas more than 350 horses gallop in semi-wild state, some of them are mounted once or twice a year for the work of the llanos. This place has an extensive livestock of more than six thousand heads of cattle.

In the horseback riding tours you can have the experience of going deep into the forests, passing through the wetlands, riding through the floodplain savannas, the canals and estuaries. We will find more then nine thousand hectares of the hato, observing white-tailed deer, chigüiros, alligators, picures, wild pigs and more than 200 species of birds - many of them easy to observe. In its lagoons artisanal fishing is done catching the “curito" fish which is rich in proteins and vitamins.

In this location throughout the year is ideal for walking and taking pictures of the fauna and beautiful landscapes in our photographic safari plans.

Also notable in this location is the Anaconda Guio (Eunectes murinus) which pairs in the month of March, felines, such as the puma or American lion, foxes, palm bears, among many other species.

Only twice a year you can participate in the called work of the llano, you can do it in the middle and end of the months of May and November. The dates are normally scheduled when the water comes in and out of the hato, this happens when summer season changes to rainy season or vice versa; the savannas are either flooded or dried, this is the reason the date varies in the different hatos.

The livestock is picked up by the cowboys daily and taken to the corral where they work with the cattle day by day. Some days they work with between six hundred and eight hundred head of cattle depending on how many hey collected in the extensive savannas. In the Hato Barley there is “Cimarrones” cattle-- these are wild cattle that have no iron because they hide in the bushes and have never gone through a corral.
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Casanare Cattle Drive
Tour Code: IT-COL05
6 days / 5 nights ~$2,475.00
Dates : May & Nov.

Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Basic
Lodging Level Explained
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
A 2021 05/01 - 05/31 6d / 5n 6 day trip, AP (bed option) 4 /15 Reserve
A 2021 11/01 - 11/30 6d / 5n 6 day trip, AP (bed option) 4 /15 Reserve
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Tack: Mcclelland saddles known in the easter...
Horses: Colombian Creole horses, some with qua...
Pace: Based on the experience we will go fro...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Bogota
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