The Llanos

When to go

Jan-March

Ideal length

4 nights

Transfer time

1 hour flight from Patagonia

The Llanos is a savannah wetland at the base of the Andes. Life here revolves around the rains which cause the flats to flood from May to November. The flooded savannah eventually subsides making it one of the top destinations for ornithologists.

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HATO PINERO

This is a slightly different ranch than those found in the south. The topography of the 800-sq-km Hato is much more diverse, with valleys and low lying mountain ranges running through it, and forest covering other parts. The wet season too is different, going from late May to early September

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The Llanos can be divided into two separate regions. The north, staying at Hato Pinero, which is accessible from Caracas by either driving (5hrs) or flying direct, and the south, Hato el Cedral, where you have to drive from Merida (8hrs), or fly from Caracas to San Fernando and then drive (3hrs).

HATO EL CEDRAL

A much more typical hato, it is situated in the centre of the savannah wetlands. A little more difficult to reach though the rewards are worthwhile. A working ranch of 560-sq-km and over 20,000 head of cattle. The lands flood here during the rainy season making it inaccessible for tourism, but also more accommodating for wildlife

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