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Ruta del Amanecer Llanero - Other Activity Villavicencio - Colombia

Sunsets and sunrises blaze over these eastern plains. The Ruta del Amanacer goes deep into the flatlands, teeming with cattle farms and wildlife. Upon leaving Villavicencio, you will pass the Monument to the Fallen Combatant before passing the military base and oil installations at Apiay. Merecure, Latin America鈥檚 largest agro-ecological park, is at Kilometer 47, and has lodging, camping, fishing and a zoo. The highway continues to Puerto L贸pez, near the geographical center of the nation. All along the way are agro- or eco-tourist country inn, and there are hotels in Puerto L贸pez. Highway 40 continues to Puerto Gait谩n on the R铆o Manacac铆as, which has white sand beaches where you can practice aquatic sports.

Location:
Villavicencio , Colombia

Other Activity

Getting There

If in your own vehicle, follow Highway 40 east out of Villavicencio. Using public transport, there are buses for Puerto L贸pez and other points that leave from the bus terminal. The road is said to be safe as far as Puerto L贸pez.

Travel Tips:

Highway 40 continues to Puerto Gait谩n on the R铆o Manacac铆as, which has white sand beaches where you can practice aquatic sports. The road is said to be safe as far as Puerto L贸pez. Reports concerning security past here vary, as you are beginning to enter a conflict zone between government, guerrilla and paramilitary forces. If you wish to travel further than that, check locally for the most current security situation.

Many of the villages have lodging and there are a number of rural hotels along the way.

Travel Skills: None

You Need to Bring:

Water, snacks; binoculars for wildlife watching; camera; insect repellent, sun block, hat; loose, light-colored, cotton clothing.

Journey the other Rutas: del Piedemonte Llanero and del Embrujo Llanero. In Villavicencio, visit Bioparque Los Ocarros. Take a wildlife tour into the llanos.

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso



Here are other activities in and around Villavicencio that may be of interest: Bioparque Los Ocarros, Ruta Piedemonte Llanero, Parque Nacional Natural Sierra de la Macarena and Ruta del Embrujo Llanero.








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