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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

Trip Rating :
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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A 2021 01/01 - 12/31 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP 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,
Airport: Bogota
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