The Pipra Filicauda, more commonly known as the wire-tailed manakin, is a small stunner. Only about 25 km from Yopal we operate tours across a private gallery forest that has revealed itself to us as a "manakin hotspot" with guaranteed sightings of this colouful species. Whether you are into birdwatching or not, observing this little tricoloured "moonwalker" won't leave you indifferent.
Aventur Eco Tours AWARDED: "Eco-Friendly Tour Operator of the Year 2017" by Luxury Travel Guide Awards
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded for the LTG Americas Awards 2017 as
Eco-Friendly Tour Operator of the Year 2017
Each year readers of the Luxury Travel Guide (LTG) put forward their suggestions. "All Luxury Travel Guide Award programs represent the pinnacle of achievement, championing the best in their respective fields", says Donald Richardson, LTG awards coordinator.
A habitant of South America's rainforests and swamps the anaconda can be found easiest in the Llanos, which, for most parts, are more accessible to humans than the dense Amazon rainforest. Dry season (January through March) is best to locate the anaconda, as anacondas have less water and swamps to hide, and so we set out to find it. Here's a short insight report to the reptile's habits, habitats and the myths it has evoked over time.
It is the Llanos’ tranquility, their original natural state of palm groves and gallery forests, of dry and wet savannas, their sunrises and sunsets, proud cowboy culture and impressively wide array of wildlife that enchant visitors. Yet a well-kept secret, this region may very well benefit from soft tourism and mindful travelers in the near future. "El Camino del Vaquero", a 3 day horse trek adventure is our initiative towards sustainable community tourism.
The three day horse trek near Yopal, Casanare, sees us explore seven farms in three days. We meet local farmers, stay on their farms, try their food and spot plenty of fauna in different habitats. The launch of “El Camino del Vaquero” – the cowboy’s way - is both, our go at sustainable community tourism and an attempt to connect visitors with the locals and locals with visitors. It is a cultural encounter and intercultural exchange and so much more: it is about bridging a gap, supporting local families and maintaining and showcasing culture, valuing and honoring tradition, work, food, time, nature and animals.
Colombia is an exotic destination for any traveler and horse riding in Colombia is yet even more exotic. It's a great way to discover nature's sights, diversity, wildlife, aromas and colours in an ecological and most authentic way, to really connect with nature as well as with the furry friend with the soft nose. Learn more about what to expect of horse riding and trekking in Colombia's Great Eastern Prairies Los Llanos. In this post we are going to look at terrains, sceneries, wildlife, activities as part of the entire riding experience and the horses themselves.
Should you visit Los Llanos? My answer is going to be very biased: Yes, of course!
Let's take a look for whom a visit to Los Llanos is worth it. Over the last months we have received several visitor reviews (thank you so much!), so now I take the turn to "review" visitors: Who comes here and why? Here are the top five visitors that naturally love Los Llanos.
Not just plain(s) - As some of the world's richest tropical grasslands, Los Llanos, an area of about 375,790 square kilometers spanning Colombian as well as Venezuelan territory, are anything but simply grassy plains. Limited by the Andes in the west, the Venezuelan coastal range in the north and the Amazon in the south, they encompass diverse habitats and ecosystems that change their looks with the seasons: dry season and wet season. Here's a guide to the Llanos' different types of vegetation and sceneries.
Colombia is the world’s number one in bird diversity and thus a top destination for bird watching. While Casanare probably is one of Colombia’s best kept birding secrets.
From lush Andean foothills to vast prairies (‘Los Llanos’) leading right into the Orinoco region with its rivers, mangrove swamps and savannah forests, this department boasts with an abundance and richness in birds – from familiar to exotic. Here comes the ultimate sample list.
Aventur Eco Tours is based in Yopal and helps nature lovers discover Colombia's Llanos Orientales through