Los Llanos is a region of northern South America, shares between Venezuela and Colombia in the Orinoco basin. It is considered one of the most important ecosystems in the world with two distinct seasons, the rainy season and the dry season; It is characterized by vast savannas, its climate is intertropical savannah (in the Koppen climate classification, being hot and humid, except in the high plains with mild climate).
With high temperatures in general, and placed inland it possesses no coastlines. The lowest temperatures are recorded in the rainy season, so in August usually recorded lowest temperature in January, but the annual temperature range is generally insignificant.
The economic importance of the plains is that it is a region suitable for ranching and farming. There is also important oil activity in the Venezuelan states of Anzoátegui, Apure, Barinas, Guárico and Monagas, and the Colombian departments of Arauca, Casanare, Vichada and Meta.
In Venezuela, the plains are formed by the states of Apure, Barinas, Bolivar, Portuguesa, Cojedes, Guarico, Anzoategui and Monagas. The Venezuelan plains are divided into three regions:
• Western Plains: Comprised of Apure, Barinas and Portuguesa, these are the most commonly identified as Venezuelan plains.
• Central Plains: This plains region is located in the states of Guarico and Cojedes, in the center of the country.
• eastern plains: Consists of much of Anzoategui and Monagas states.
Hato Cañafístula - Mantecal, Edo Apure
4 days 3 nights
For this tour there are two transfer options: the first option is out of town Merida, so then travel to our destination Terrestrial "Hato Cañafisutla" in Mantecal, Apure State. The second option is air travel to the city of Barinas, and then travel by land to our destination.
Departure from Merida or Barinas, early in the morning. On the way we will stop to enjoy a typical lunch "meat on a stick" (vegetarian menu also available);once in Apure state, we will have an introductory safari on apureños Llanos. Arrival at the camp in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight in hammocks.
After enjoying a delicious breakfast, we will take a safari in the plains of Apure, to observe different species of birds, reptiles, turtles, mammals, among others. Return to camp for lunch and take a short break.
In the afternoon we make our way by boat down the drain "Guariquito" (National Wildlife Reservoir); where we will begin our observation of different species of birds, dolphins (porpoises), turtle "mata mata", otters, among other animals. We watch the sunset and go back to camp for dinner and overnight rest.
We woke up to see the range of colors of burrowing dawn and eat breakfast; we prepare for the safari where we can see the different wildlife in the area, finding specimens observed between capybaras, birds, reptiles, deer and the famous anaconda.
If you are brave enough you can touch and take pictures with one of the anacondas we meet. Then we return to camp for lunch and rest. In the afternoon, we will partake in horseback riding and piranha fishing. After sunset we have a nice dinner and farewell party prepared !
We wake up very early to eat breakfast, and head towards the river Asequia in the state of Barinas, where we will enjoy some 'Tubing' (tripe), we can take a bath and also enjoy of some 'Rafting' *. We will then have Lunch and return to our city of origin.
* This activity is not included in the tour cost, you must reserve before making the tour.
The order of the tour may change without notice; This does not alter the above described program.
During this tour you may not catch, abuse, or hurt any animal species; This tour is purely for observing animals. Maybe even touch some (under supervision). There are dangerous animals in the region so caution is advised when approaching any time. Ayapaina Tours CA NOT responsible for attacks of any animal or species in the area.