Taking the kids on a trip? The Llanos Orientales are a destination to impress also the youngest members of the family with its wildlife, music, farm animals, cowboys and other cool stuff!
Here are our top tips, tours and experiences when planning a family trip to the East Colombian countryside and travelling the Llanos Orientales with the entire flock!
Traveling Colombia with kids is just as safe as traveling any other Latin American country. Having said this, be sure to check the safety suggestions for each area and region and - obviously - avoid high risk areas, activities and very remote jungle or mountain treks. Speaking for Casanare, the rural region where we operate, it is safe to travel with kids. To date we have received families with children as young as 2 and from all across the world.
Below we look at how the Llanos, more specifically Yopal and Casanare, are pretty amazing for families with young children.
Safari & Wildlife Tours
Music & Dance
When to visit?
What kids will need
January to April to see anteaters, anacondas and generally a lot of wildlife concentrated around the scarce sources of water (dry season). Now the rivers, natural pools and waterfalls are clear and less torrential and invite for swims.
June to August for cool tractor rides across the flooded savannas to the birds' roosting trees and seeing hundreds of chicks in the nests with the caimans lurking in the water below (breeding species: roseate spoonbills, cocoi herons, blue herons, cattle egrets, night herons, boat-billed herons) - wet season
September to December are pleasant months with the weather getting drier and nature still lush and green and partly flooded. Temperatures are pleasant, too.
Don'ts with young kids
Got questions? Check out the answers.
Read a parent's report on taking his 3-year old on a trip with us to get first-hand insights.