Venezuela birding tour, tailor made
£2995 excluding flights
Description of Venezuela birding tour, tailor made
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetIn Venezuela we (as with everywhere we go) we carefully choose accommodation, supplies and transportation that either minimises its effect on the environment or helps to contribute to its sustainable development. By choosing small, privately owned accommodation where possible we also look to only stay in truly eco-lodges that abide by basic and also pioneering methods of ecological sustainability. Where possible, we make sure that the lodges, camps and ranches that we use support local projects for the protection of the wildlife and local communities which rely on tourism as the principal source of income. In fact the Hato Cedral that we use in Los Llanos is world renowned and has played host to many National Geographic documentary film crews as well as numerous studies on the wildlife and ecosystem here. Hato Cedral as with many of the places that we stay whilst in Venezuela are small privately owned places that are more concerned with quality than quantity and as a result they are very ethical in their approach. Most use solar power electricity and water recycling pumps as well as making sure that all the food consumed is produced locally. We also contribute and participate in as many studies that the local researchers are conducting as possible. By enlisting the help of anaconda and crocodile researchers we are able to directly contribute to their continued studies and help to establish long term research.
The conservation history of most of Venezuela is chequered a lot of the wildlife was hunted extensively; especially around Los Llanos for many years. But thanks to the patient work of a couple of ranches (including Hato Cedral) the local wildlife is being protected. Hato Cedral is the ranch that we use in Los Llanos and they have been protecting its wildlife for over 25 years and as a result the area is full of animals and birds. All of this is means that there are good numbers of iguanas, red howler monkeys, caimans, crocodiles, capybaras and the illusive anaconda close by. By bringing people here with a professional zoologist as well as professional local guides we aim to showcase the environment in full but also to allow you to learn about the problems facing the ecosystems here and highlight the ways that continued development and human exploitation are affect the species and how cutting edge research is countering the problems as well as showing you examples of success stories. We also keep a record of all the great sightings we see on each tour and record the environmental factors, this data is used by ourselves but also given to the researchers who are working on many of these species. All the information collected in invaluable as the knowledge of some of the animals that live here are little understood. We also donate our pictures to the researchers to aid in their photo identification studies.