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7 Days - Hato La Aurora Birding Trip

About this trip

The reason for the existence of this grassy prairie is the extreme climate. Half of the year – from November until March – ther is hardly any rainfall. During the rest of the year, the whole area experiences flooding, caused by heavy thunderstorms. The true 2 endemics: Pale-headed Jacamar and White-bearded Flycatcher.

The Hato La Aurora with 9,887 hectares, it is the third largest protected area of Colombia’s civil societ.  It contains 200 species of birds identified. Deer, pumas, foxes, canaguaros, picures, araguatos, cachicamos, giant güios, melero bears and anteaters, giant otters, babillas, chigüiros, which are counted by thousands and the majestic jaguar, among others, they make this their home. It is a true genetic backup of native species. 

Day 1: Arrival to Bogota

Transfer from the airtport to the hotel in Bogota, meet with the guide to planning the trip. Dinner at the hotel.

night: Hotel Santa Fe real

Day 2: Flight To Yopal and drive to Hato La Aurora

Day 3: Safari llanero

The astonishing biodiversity in our eastern plains allows for us to offer a Safari where our guests can experience our landscapes and fauna in a controlled environment, with all safety precautions, while enjoying our wildlife that includes: capibaras, white tail deer, crocodiles, cattle, wild horses, herons, curlews, little owls, double-striped thick-knee curlews, jabiru storks, a wide variety of ibises among many other bird species like as Sharp-tailed Ibis, Oriole Blackbird, Orinocoan Saltator, Buff-breasted wren, Violaceus Jay.

Before we begin our Safari adventure, our guests receive an induction where we establish safety measures to consider for the journey. You will enjoy the company of experienced local guides.

Night: Juan Solito Ecolodge

Day 4: Explore around the main house to the Hato

birds of interest: Burrowing Owl, Yellow-browned Sparrow, Double-striped Thick-knee, Horner Screamer, Orinoco goose, Black-collart Hawk, Jaribu.

Day 5: Explore Aripiro river

BIrds of interest: Rufous Motmot, Crane hawk, Amazon and Green Kingfischer, Scaled Piculet, Greater Ani.

Day 6: Flight Yopal To Bogota

Day 7: Flight Home

5:30 Breakfast at the Hotel

6:00 – 7:00 Transfer to the  “Alfonso Bonilla Aragón” Airport 

End to the trip.

  • Local Flights: Bogota – Yopal – Bogota
  • Bird guideProfessional guide in Birdwatching with high knowledge of the Ecology and Biology of Bird species
  • Travel insurance: 24 hours of medical assitance
  • Tickets: entrance to the national park and private reserve
  • Ground Transportation: From your hotel to the hotspot and once finished the tour back to the hotel
  • life-changing experience: in 2 days you can shared with local comunities who work for conservation of birds
  • Lodging accommodations: doble accommodation in El Dorado Reserve,private bathrooms, hot water, clean and comfortable with a delicious meals.
  • Daily meals: Dinner, breakfast and  lunch, water, coffee, tea, fresh juices.
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