Wild Llanos Tours and Safaris

Wild Llanos Tours and Safaris

Wild Llanos Tours and Safaris
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Wild Llanos is a local tour company in Yopal that takes travelers to the region's wildest places, most picturesque sceneries, across private farms, and to wildlife hotspots, organizing private and bespoke multi-day tours for eco-travelers. We specialize in wildlife observation tours, birdwatching excursions, and horseback riding adventures.
Yopal, Colombia
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2023

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inrodwetrust
Edinburgh, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I took a three day, two night tour with Julia towards the end of November 2019. Julia picked me up from my hotel in Yopal (an easy 30 minute flight from Bogotá, unless your plane is cancelled...) before driving approximately 90 minutes to the nature reserve where we saw a plethora of birds and mammals - although sadly the giant anteater remained elusive. I'd never taken a wildlife tour or safari before but this definitely gave me the bug. Julia and local guide Seco helped tailor the itinerary to what I wanted to see, and the hospitality on the ranch was first class. Don't expect much sleep as it's best to be up in time for sunrise!

This was definitely one of the highlights of my time in Colombia and I'd recommend it to anyone with an interest in wildlife or who would like to know more about life on the plains. It's not on the tourist trail (yet), but perhaps that makes it even better.
Written January 3, 2020
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Rod, thank you so much for the lovely review and for taking the time to write it. I appreciate it. And it was so lovely to meet you in November and spend time in the reserve. Best, Julia
Written January 3, 2020
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Peter R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
To photograph wildlife at a place that takes two days to drive back and forth to, I dont want to start my day searching where to drive to find my photographic subjects. I wrote to WildLLanos and pestered them with all sorts of questions, changed travel plans twice, and always had a great response. They prepared an itinerary so we could visit different places, see a broad range of wildlife and even payed attention to some minor preferences comments I had made weeks before the trip.
We had a great driver and very good guides, but what made the trip special was that all bookings had been done paying attention to every detail. What a pleasure it was to enjoy a trip without hearing: "Ay que pena con ustedes, pero ..."
Thank you very much ! I can´t but highly recommend this operation.
Written March 14, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this fantastic review. It was great having you and we hope you are happy not only with your tour but also with your phtographic results! You really saw every animal possible - it was just great!
Written March 15, 2021
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sofiaeee
Gothenburg, Sweden19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We had an excellent time on the safari and the chances to see different kinds of animals were overwhelming. The tour guide and driver were genuinely passionate, well informed and service minded. It completely felt like we were hanging out with friends. Can recommend to everyone!!
Written March 30, 2020
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Sofia, thank you so very much for taking the time to leave us this review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the experience. It was wonderful having you on on safari with us! All the best - Julia
Written March 30, 2020
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Siri
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Any Corona worries we might have had were blown away by Julia’s administration skills and Andres’ gentle and knowledgeable guiding during the half day riding tour we had with Wild Llanos Tours. He picked us up at dawn at our hotel and we drove off to the farm just outside Yopal. At the farm we had freshly baked pastry and coffee served by family before we saddled up and set out into the forest to explore the local wildlife. Andres is like an encyclopedia - extremely knowledgeable about the area, the topography and most of all the local flora and fauna. We had a wonderful day spotting birds and monkeys and we loved riding in the river. On top of all we got a real cow boy and cow girl experience moving cattle from one area to another. The trip ended with a gallop across the fields – a milestone experience for my partner who had his first proper day in the saddle ever, and the riding was followed by a lovely lunch. We felt so very welcome at this friendly family run farm; every need cared for, every experience safe and with a personal touch; the home made lemonade, the fresh pastry, the home made lunch, the hammocks in the shade and the hats to keep us cool. We truly hope we will be able to come back and visit again.
Written October 4, 2020
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Thank you so much for this great review! We appreciate it. Riding in times of corona... haha, what a great title. We are glad to hear you felt safe with us and could leave all corona worries behind for a morning. It would be fantastic to catch up in the future. Until then, all the very best - Andres and Julia
Written October 5, 2020
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Reiver17
Stranraer3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We travelled to Los llanos, not knowing what to expect. It turned out to be the highlight of our trip. Julia was both charming and knowledgeable and showed us some amazing sights which will stay with us for ever: a horseback safari that culminated in the sight of a giant anteater with its newborn clinging to it, a canoe safari at dusk with scarlet ibis' coming into roost and a stroll to the Virgen del a Pena, followed by a refreshing swim in the Cravo Sur river. Julia is a wonderful and insightful guide building up a business with local ranchers that looks to capitalise on the diverse and rich ecosystems of Casanare.
Written April 3, 2020
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Thank you so very much for your great review! I am happy to hear your enjoyed your trip. It was a joy to have you and fun to spend time with you. Julia
Written April 3, 2020
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thestylemeister
London, UK43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
A three night trip with the enthusiastic and knowledgeable Kaya as our English speaking guide proved the perfect introduction to the wildlife of Llanos wetland savannah area.
We stayed on a private game reserve and working cattle ranch avoiding any feeling of mass tourism and enjoyed 4x4 expeditions, walks and 1/2 day riding treks. Fantastic birdlife, herds of capybaras and sights of anteaters, giant otter and electric eel to name a few.
Basic ranch accommodation with good food and a very helpful local team who go the extra mile - my group loved it.

A trip with Wild Llanos tours [ ideally min three nights] should be on every Colombia itinerary for those looking for a wildlife adventure..
Written March 8, 2023
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Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience—and for trusting us with the organisation of your trip! It was a pleasure having you! Julia & the team
Written April 14, 2023
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Samuel
Bogota, Colombia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I just spent an incredible 4 days in Casanare with Andrés and want to strongly recommend the Wild Llanos experience for anyone looking to explore this amazing region of Colombia. The service was attentive, thoughtful, and highly personalized -- it really was a pleasure to spend those days with Andrés and the many passionate and talented professionals who helped make my trip so outstanding. The combination of stunning natural beauty and wildlife on one hand, with rich and vibrant llanero culture on the other made this one of the most special experiences I've had in Colombia, the country I live in and which I have traveled extensively throughout. I am already looking forward to returning to Casanare for more exciting horseback rides, activities on the cattle ranch, safaris through wildlife reserves, and encounters with llanero culture. Thank you Andrés and the Wild Llanos team for such a phenomenal trip!
Written January 6, 2020
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Dear Samuel, thank you so much for your feedback and for visiting us, it was a pleasure having you sharing with the cowboys and observing the wildlife during the safari llanero. We hope to see you soon back in los llanos for another wild llanos adventure. Best regards from the team
Written January 8, 2020
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Jon
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
We went for the 5 days/4 nights Llanos Highlights Tour and it was simply a great experience! The nature and the wildlife is amazing (monkeys, capybaras, caimans, anteaters, an anaconda, iguanas, turtles and lots and lots of different birds). The guides were knowledgable and very helpful with all our requests. The accommodation is very good too (one hotel even has a pool) and the staff is super-friendly. We also got a very interesting introduction into the „Llanero“-culture (with some crafts-making of our own and a chocolate workshop) and went horseriding. On the last day, they even offered to drive us to Yopal and helped us find quality local artisanry. All in all an unforgetable experience. Absolutely recommended!
Written March 9, 2021
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Thank you so much, Jonas, for your visit and for your praise! It was a pleasure to have you guys and to show you los Llanos! - Julia & Andres
Written March 14, 2021
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Simina N
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
First time on a horse and it was truly magical! The place, the people and the animals gave me an experience I will for sure never forget. Being in awe is how I would describe my time there. After one month in Colombia and 6 months backpacking all over the world this tour is still one of my favourite moments of the whole experience.

Everyone involved in organising is professional and really passionate about what they do. I love it when people go out of their way to help you experience their favourite part of the world. To the hosts at our homestay, who cooked amazing food, to the guides and to Julia and Andres who showed us the beautiful savannah I want to send a thank you from my heart!
Written April 1, 2020
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Thank you so very much for your wonderful feedback! It made me smile in those dark COVID-19 times - thank you!! Thanks for reminding us of how beautiful our work is, showing travellers our favourite part of the world. It was a great pleasure to have you. xoxo Julia
Written April 2, 2020
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Ken N
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
We were hosted by Wild Llanos in early November 2023 as part of a family holiday to Colombia. We did a day safari with them on ranchland in the Llanos, an afternoon on horseback and an impromptu visit to a highpoint in the Eastern Andes just outside Yopal. They also managed our airport transits. It was a truly wonderful experience. The safari was incredible - beautiful landscapes, amazing wildlife and superb hospitality. We saw capybara, caimans and so many beautiful birds, the highlight of which was a group of Hoatzins (look them up). We had a lovely lakeside lunch followed by a snooze in a hammock. The day ended with cold beer sundowners next to a lake - beyond idyllic! Our afternoon on horseback was similarly excellent. Apart from my daughter, we were all novice riders but were given great instruction and leadership, and lovely horses! We rode through streams, forest and the ranch seeing howler monkeys, burrowing owls and many more birds. The day ended with a cold beer followed by herding the cattle back to the farm for the night! A truly unique experience. I can't speak highly enough of the staff - professional, knowledgeable and completely tuned into our needs and interests. I've travelled widely, and Wild Llanos are the best wildlife tour/safari company I've experienced. We'll be back!!
Written December 3, 2023
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