Womens Trip in Orinoquia

Orinoquia Colombia: (IT-COL14)
URL: https://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/colombia_orinoquia_womens_ride.aspx

Introduction
Orinoquia Colombia
Discover the role of local women in the Orinoquia plains.

These women-only trips provide the opportunity to bond with women in an environment of fun, wildlife adventure, challenge, and mutual trust. A great opportunity to do something that women don't do often enough: enjoy themselves, make time for themselves and play outside!

This trip will make you feel alive: you will see beautiful colors in the sky, you will feel the vitality in the exuberant and wild fauna, you will share experiences with friendly and welcoming people, you will feel the great hospitality, the excellent cuisine, hundreds of years of history, culture and much more!

Enjoy a mixture of relaxing time spent in nature, horseback riding and wildlife observation while learning about the llanera culture and the sympathy of its people.

Accomodation


Accommodations
This is a progressive ride where nights are spent in 3 different locations. 

Description
All accommodations on this trip offer basic comfort and warm hospitality. Wi-Fi is only available while staying at hotels in Bogota and Yopal.

Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes based on availability
Night 1: Hotel in Bogota
Nights 2, 3 & 4: Juan Solito Ecolodge
Nights 5, 6 & 7: Hotel in Yopal

Hampton by Hilton in Bogota
This hotel offers modern accommodations close to the airport. Each room features a mini fridge, a TV, ensuite facilities with hair dryer and free Wi-Fi. The hotel also has a terrace with great views over the cities.

Eco Lodge Juan Solito in Reserve La Aurora
During your stay here, you will be surrounded by nature while enjoying basic comfort and privacy. This accommodation overlook the Ariporo River and offers to sleep in a private palm tree cabin with its own bathroom. There are also some rooms located in the main building, all with private bathrooms as well. All rooms are equipped with light and a fan. The architecture follows the traditional style of the region with high ceilings. There is no Wi-Fi available at this property.

Hampton by Hilton in Yopal
This hotel offers rooms with air conditioning, a mini fridge, internet access, a safe and a private bathroom. There is a rooftop with great views over the mountains and the city.

Estelar Hotel in Yopal
This hotel offers comfortable rooms with private bathroom, satellite television, air conditioning, free wifi connection, safe and coffee maker. Its location allows beautiful views of the city and mountains. There is also a beautiful outdoor pool.

Room Occupancy
Single supplement is mandatory is we cannot find another rider to share.


Meals
All meals are included in the trip. The food is local Colombian cuisine. All meals are eaten at the accommodations.

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater to most dietary restrictions with prior notice.

This trip includes some wine with dinner and can accommodate special dietary requests.

Riding

Itinerary



Sample itinerary - subject to changes

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

Day 2: Natural Reserve
Transfer from your hotel to the airport for the flight from Bogota to Yopal in the morning. We will visit to the hat factory to see how hats are made in this region and transfer to the Natural Reserve. Once there, we go for a short hike to see some birds. In the evening, enjoy local musical rhythms before dinner.
The music of the eastern plains region is a mixture of Spanish and indigenous influences that results in an inspiring expression of Colombian cowboys in their interaction with their daily life and nature.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Juan Solito Ecolodge


Day 3: Wildlife Ride
After breakfast we will take a boat ride along the Ariporo River to the Indio channel to observe birds and other animals. 
Then, we will go for our first ride along the Ariporo River. We will ride up to the Pantanal and Lake of the Crocodiles. We will have a typical lunch by the lake, and then continue to the Laguna de los Capibaras. We will pass by the burrows of burrowing owls. On the way we might see herds of deer, capybara and buffalo.
We will return at the end of the afternoon to the accommodation and we will see the sunset on the river.
Riding 6 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Juan Solito Ecolodge


Day 4: Jaguar & Pumas
Today, we go looking for tracks of the jaguars and pumas, before heading back to the main house of the Hato for our lunch break. At the end of the day we will arrive at the Juan eco lodge.
Riding 5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Juan Solito Ecolodge


Day 5: Transfer to Yopal
In the morning, you can take a short walk to see wildflowers. After lunch, we transfer to Yopal where we will overnight. On the way, we will pass through the town of Pore, declared one of the World Heritage towns of Colombia.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel in Yopal


Day 6: Women of Casanare
After breakfast we learn about the role of women in the Colombian plains. Local women are characterized by their strength and their ability to work.
You will also learn how coffee is typically prepared in the plains of the Orinoquía.
Then, you will go for a ride in the forest to see parrots and daytime owls. At night you will listen to the stories, myths and legends of the Llanera culture.
Riding 3 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Yopal


Day 7: Paso Fino Horses
Today after breakfast we'll visit and watch Colombian paso fino horses on the track. Then, we go for lunch and in the afternoon, we indulge in a chocolate therapy massage.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight in Yopal

Day 8: Departure
After breakfast, rest or go on a tropical fruits tour and visit the museum in the city center. We have one last lunch together before flying back to Bogotá at the end of the afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch


Rates and Dates for Womens Trip in Orinoquia

Rates include:

Accommodations, Al meals, Transfers (including flights between Bogota and Yopal) & Activities as described in the itinerray

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescription US$
    A
    20228 day trip, AP$3615

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionUS$
2022 Single supplement $375
2022 Small group supplement (2-3 pax only), pp $615
2022 Small group supplement (1 pax only) $975

Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
A 2022 01/01 - 12/31 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP 4 /12 Reserve

Dates Note: This trip can be arranged at any time of the year depending on availability
This tour has been created for women but we can also arrange a tour for male travellers or a mixed group

Rates do not include:

Alcoholic drinks & Gratuities

Other Info
Meeting: Bogota airport
Airport: Bogota
Transfer: Bogota

Climate:
                                                Bogotá area


Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

68

68

68

67

67

66

65

66

66

67

67

67

Average Low Temperature (°F)

43

45

47

49

49

48

47

46

46

47

47

45

Average High Temperature (°C)

20

20

20

20

19

19

18

19

19

19

19

20

Average Low Temperature (°C)

6

7

8

9

9

9

8

8

8

8

8

7

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

3

6

9

11

12

9

7

7

8

11

10

7

Source: NOAA


Seasons

Bogota has a tropical rainforest climate, which means there is no dry season - all months have mean precipitation values of at least 60 mm (2.36 in). Tropical rainforest climates have no pronounced summer or winter; it is typically hot and wet throughout the year and rainfall is frequent. One day in an equatorial climate can be very similar to the next, while the change in temperature between day and night may be larger than the average change in temperature between "summer" and "winter".

The climate in Honda is hot all year round (25-35 °C), with plenty of rainfall. The temperatures are highest on average in August and lowest on average in October.
The least amount of rainfall occurs in January. The average in this month is 42 mm. The greatest amount of precipitation occurs in October, with an average of 278 mm.

What To Bring:
TO RIDE:
  • Easy-drying seamless pants ideal for reducing skin chafing
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • A set of clothes for the day and an extra set of clothes in case we  would require an extra change
  • Riding helmet (recommended for all trips)
  • Equestrian gloves if you use them
  • Hat for windy conditions
PERSONAL CLOTHING:
  • Waterproof jacket (in rainy season April-November)
  • Comfortable T-shirts
  • shirts
  • Pants
  • Shorts
  • socks
  • Pajamas
  • Bag for dirty clothes
  • bathing suit
  • bath shorts
ADDITIONAL THINGS TO BRING:
  • Personal items
  • protection against insects and sunscreen that’s environmentally friendly
  • personal medicines
  • handkerchiefs
  • camera
  • Sunglasses with straps
  • Canteen or thermos (if you have them): we count with water dispenser to fill them
  • Small flashlight.