Casanare Travel Guide: All the practical information you need to visit los llanos del Casanare

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Casanare is a department in the llanos region, east of Bogotá. This is the region of the Colombian cowboys, where you can discover an incredible culture combining strong traditions and landscapes of flooded savannahs populated by incredible wildlife!

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Casanare general information

Casanare Travel guide

Along with Meta, Casanare is the most accessible department in the Orinoquia region. Yopal is easily reached by air or road from Bogota or Sogamoso. This department is a land of cattle breeding, the cradle of the llanera culture built around huge cattle farms.

  • Foundation: 1660
  • Capital: Yopal
  • People: Casanareños
  • Natural region : Orinoquia (llanos)
  • Population: 450.000
  • Average altitude: 154m
  • Climate: hot (dry or humid)
  • Average temperature : 26°C
  • Dry season: November to April
  • Rainy season: May to October
  • When to go: all year round

Best things to do in Casanare

Casanare Travel guide

Visiting the Casanare means discovering a culture that is unique in Colombia: the llanera culture. One of the country’s least-known cultures, yet one of its strongest and most vibrant.

Visiting the Hatos is a must: these immense cattle farms are veritable nature reserves, where horseback rides turn into a veritable wildlife photo safari! It was here that we were able to observe the greatest quantity and variety of wildlife in Colombia.

Best places to visit in Casanare

Contact a local guide in Casanare

Casanare Travel guide

Tour Casanare (#56)

To contact Heiler, our local partner in Casanare, you can use the form below. You won’t pay more, but it will let him know you’re coming from us.

IMPORTANT: Heiler is a real local guide, a true llanero, who is often lost in the depths of the Casanare to discover new lands or to accompany visitors. He and his wife are the only people who handle bookings, so you may need to be a little patient to get a reply.

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Where to stay in Yopal

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Villa Lisseth

Hotel

Villa Lisseth

Double room : $150.000 to $200.000 COP

A hotel where we stayed in Yopal at the end of our return from Safari Llanero. A nice place in a quiet area of town, in a pretty garden with a swimming pool, large, clean and modern rooms, and a very warm welcome from the staff!