Colombia is recognized as one of the most biodiverse countries in our planet. With an area of 1,138,914 km², the country is somewhat larger than twice the size of France or slightly less than twice the size of the U.S. state of Texas. Located in northern South America Colombia showcases contrasting and distinctive ecosystems from the culturally diverse Caribbean and Pacific coasts up into the high Andes mountain ranges down into the lowlands of the Orinoco river basin, as well as the largest tropical rain forest in the world: the Amazon basin. Such remarkable combination makes Colombia a not to be missed destination for nature lovers, birders and explorers.
More of Los llanos
The Orinoco river basin, one of the largest rivers in our planet, extends from central western Venezuela into northeastern Colombia. This region is better known as the Llanos, the tropical plains or Northern South America, which combines an extraordinary mix of lowland habitats of the new world tropics, shrubby vegetation, grasslands, large tracts of gallery forest, creeks and other tributaries that provide amazing biodiversity.
We present to you to the Llanos (the Plains) of the Orinoco. Here, you will be hosted at a working cattle ranch at Hato La Aurora, from where we will explore great part of the habitats, including the wetlands, a region where some of the most iconic and representative wildlife occurs. Over 400 species of birds have been registered in the area, during our adventure we will possibly observe some of the most spectacular highlights that include a collection of tropical birds like the bizarre Hoatzin, Scarlet Ibis, Sunbittern, Jabiru, Orinoco Goose, Scarlet Macaw, Horned Screamer among many other unique species. We will be exploring the vast ranch and varied habitats by safari designed truck, our excursions will also allow spotting and photographing more wildlife including mammals, reptiles and amphibians.
The vast llanos of Colombia can be reached by a short plane flight from Bogotá to the eastern lowlands, combined with smaller planes or overland to arrive into one of the largest ranches of the country, Hato La Aurora, at the heart of this unique ecosystem. For over 20 years the ranch has been managing and conserving an extension of over 20.000 ha – approximately 49.400 acre as well as receiving guests in their main house. A charming site located right next to the Ariporo river flanked with gallery forest, surrounded by vast grasslands and shrubs, a good introduction for the llanos region which provides abundant wildlife experiences.
Metropolitan Touring Colombia