What to expect of traveling with us
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We are small and on-site - with a founder who was born and raised in Yopal
- we know the region inside out including its fauna, flora, best waterfalls, swimming spots, cutest villages and culture.
- we go deeper: private farms, large cattle ranches, tucked away treks and nature reserves - it's our backyard!
- we engage with and support local communities, they are practically, and sometimes even literally, extended family.
- sharing is caring: we include local farmers and small businesses on many of our tours, making them proud ambassadors of the region and creating economic and social incentives for them - and authentic encounters for our guests!
- by traveling with us you support a small local tourism start-up company, run by two young people looking to make a difference for travelers, for locals, for the environment and for the positive development of eco-tourism.
Local company, global mindset - We are run by a Llanero-German team
- we understand the needs of international visitors - from food to security.
- we speak English fluently.
- that despite having lived/hailing from abroad, we are Llaneros at heart, living and endorsing the local lifestyle.
We have a passion for genuine travel Experiences and people
- when traveling with us, you are not merely a visitor, you'll fully immerse yourself in the local lifestyle. This means, for example, that on our horse treks, you'll be lassoing your horse, you'll be calling and herding the cattle, you'll meet the locals and have a coffee with them on their farm and you'll try the local food.
- that for our guests we open doors, discover unique treks and go an extra mile or two. It makes us happy and proud to see people appreciate the Llanos and it's the core of why we do what we do.
- we keep the right balance of organization and flexibility - there is as much time as visitors need to finish a trek or to spot a certain bird. And if a sudden opportunity for a great experience arises, we will grab it by the tail.
- we have an understanding of inclusive social business management and operate fair, ethical and just: this means that we do not support corruption nor do we build our success on the backs of local communities and small farmers but with them. For us personally and for the quality of our tours, the locals' benefits, their satisfaction, growth and motivation are crucial. We believe, we are all in this together. After all, we are locals, too.
We are wildlife and nature lovers
- even when we have no clients, we are probably out and about stalking anteaters, birds and caimans all year round. We just love it. So when we have clients, we know where the anteater most likely hides, where the best birding spots are, where to see capybaras, what season is best to guarantee the sight of anteaters and at what time of the day monkeys are most active.
- we refrain from disturbing or harassing any wildlife (nor domestic animals) on our tours.
- we don't claim to be able to name all of the 600 local bird species but we are pretty good anyway. Birding for us isn't a hobby, it's a lifestyle. Our "built-in bird detector" is always switched on.
- we operate sustainably: whether it's buying locally and directly from small producers, reducing waste, recycling, saving energy, buying and producing organic or promoting ecological tours such as cycling, riding and hiking - we like it green!l