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Untamed plains alive with diverse wildlife and traditions.

Immerse yourself in the rhythms of llanera culture, witness phenomenal sunsets, and encounter unique flora and fauna.

Located between Colombia and Venezuela in the Orinoco River basin, the Eastern Plains region of Los Llanos is an excellent destination that offers a blend of natural wonders and rich cultural heritage. This vast expanse of 214 thousand square kilometres is home to the Llaneros, a warm-hearted and hospitable community known for its equestrian skills.

As you venture into the Eastern Plains, prepare to have your senses awakened by unforgettable experiences. Explore remarkable sites like Caño Cristales, known as the river of seven colours. Lose yourself in the lively rhythm of joropo, a traditional dance, as the locals eagerly teach you the art of “zapateo.”

Begin your journey in Villavicencio, the largest city in the Eastern Plains and the gateway to Los Llanos. Located just a few hours' drive from Bogota, Villavicencio offers a dramatic shift in temperature and is a popular weekend getaway for residents of the capital city. Don't miss the opportunity to visit Bioparque Los Ocarros, a 5.5-hectare oasis where animals roam freely in their natural habitat or admire the noteworthy sculptures depicting local folklore at Parque Las Malocas.

For a rare wildlife encounter, venture to the Manacacías River, where you can witness the graceful pink dolphins known as 'toninas' that inhabit these waters. And if you're craving a day of adventure and connection with nature, visit Merecure Agroecological Park, where you can enjoy activities like fishing, horseback riding, and jet skiing amidst the picturesque plain landscape.

The Eastern Plains are not only a haven of natural beauty, but also a cradle of cultural traditions Engage with the local llanera culture by attending the Joropo International Tournament, where you can witness phenomenal dance performances and savour the flavours of llanera gastronomy, featuring dishes like cachama frita (fried local fish dish), hallaca (corn dough stuff with meat and vegetables), and guarapo (fermented sugar cane juice).

With its amazing landscapes, powerful culture, and extraordinary experiences, the Eastern Plains of Los Llanos invite you to delve into its natural and cultural riches.

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