Hato La Aurora is a 16,000 hectare reserve in the Casanare department of Colombia. Located in the vast eastern plains, this part of Colombia comprises a very unique ecosystem. The hato is a working ranch that offers amazing birding in addition to fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities. White-tailed dear, jaguar, capybara, caimans, iguanas, and giant anteaters are a few of the species that roam the hato. This destination has been dubbed by many as the "Colombian Safari", and its beauty is sure to leave you speechless. If you are a wildlife or bird photographer, this is a Colombian destination you do not want to miss.
Our guide Pibe (pictured below) is a very keen birder and very enthusiastic about showing visitors around his immense playground. The owner and staff at t he hotel are adamant about keeping the "llanero" (eastern plain cowboy) tradition and culture alive, immersing visitors in they way of life, culinary delicacies and traditional music of the area. Imagine yourself being woken up to the sound of a harp before a great day of birding!
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