Hato Cedral Wildlife

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  • Hato Cedral
  • Biggest&Baddest, Venezuela
  • Biggest&Baddest, Venezuela
  • Biggest&Baddest, Venezuela
  • Biggest&Baddest, Venezuela
  • Biggest&Baddest, Venezuela
  • Biggest&Baddest, Venezuela
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  • Biggest&Baddest, Venezuela
  • Biggest&Baddest, Venezuela


Enjoy an unforgettable wildlife spectacle at Hato Cedral, a wildlife sanctuary worldwide recognized for its natural reserves with an extraordinary concentration of fauna, and vast, blistering plains that seem to have no end. The experience is like going on a Safari in Africa, but enjoying the animals typical from the American Llanos, More than 50 mammal and 300 bird species in concentrations even in thousands.
It’s all about 53.000 acres to explore! We guarantee awesome pictures for you to remember this trip for the rest of your life.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Simon Bolivar International airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
24/7 assistance Professional guides, drivers and cooks
All airport taxes and park fees All ground transfers, all internal flights
2 nights lodging in Caracas 3 nights accommodation in Lodge at the Hato Cedral
All private transfers English guide
Meals as described on itinerary Welcome Gift 
Especial Attractions fees
Guide gratuity


  • Experience an African Style Safari, but enjoying the animals typical from the American Llanos
  • Close encounter with the giant Anaconda
  • Walk through hundreds of free capybaras and other fauna who live freely in nature
  • Enjoy the spectacular awakening of thousands of birds that use the housing zone as residence
  • Relax in the pool area or surroundings of our comfortable lodge, after each excursion


  • Physical demand (1-10): 3
  • Trip type: Wildlife, adventure, nature
  • Price For Minimun 4 PAX




Airport reception and accommodation in hotel near airport (D)



Early flight to Barinas, and private transfer to the Hato Cedral, located in the vast plains known as Los Llanos, where we will spend three nights. (B,L,D)



This is a magical and mega wildlife spot in Venezuela. We will see hundreds of Capybaras, deer, Spectacled Cayman and the Giant Anaconda, as well as Black-bellied and White-faced Whistling Ducks by the thousands, 7 species of ibis, 3 species of storks, including the Jabiru, as well as such special birds as the Chestnut-bellied Heron, Sunbittern, Hoatzin, Pinnated Bittern, Wire-tailed Manakin, Great Potoo, Black-collared Hawk, Amazonian Black-Tyrant, Yellowish Pipit, to name just a few.
Each station (rainy and dry season) offer a complete different scenery. In the rainy days all is green and flooded, and the Herons and Corocoras are nesting. It?s the best moment to see anacondas and alligators. While during the dry season the fauna concentrates in the Caños and lagoons even in thousands. (B,L,D)



Awakening early in the morning is a spectacular opportunity to see the dawn and awakening of thousands of birds that use the housing zone of the Hato as residence.
In the Hato, you will have two optional truck tours per day to see fauna and landscapes. You are free to go on all or choose when to stay in the pool and lodge area, or even walk around by your own. (B,L,D) 



After a free morning and a good breakfast, Flight to Caracas and lodging at hotel near airport (B,L,D).


Day 6: GO HOME

Transfer to International airport(B)



Reviews (4)

4 reviews for Hato Cedral Wildlife

  1. Rated 4 out of 5


    The plains of Venezuela have been the place where I have seen more wild animals in my life, a spectacle for someone who loves nature like me, I would love to repeat some day.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Daniela Echenique

    Sin duda uno de los paseos más hermosos que he podido hacer con mi hijo. El lugar indicado para observación de vida salvaje, observación de aves. Un lugar único para tomar fotografías de los atardeceres y disfrutar del contacto con la rutina de los habitantes de la comunidad. Ver el ordeño de las vacas, Bufalas, comer queso fabricado en el lugar es una experiencia especial. Poder observar a los chiguires al abrir la puerta de tu habitación y disfrutar del amanecer. Es una experiencia muy hermosa para vivirla con niños y en familia.

  3. Rated 3 out of 5

    Manuel Murtin

    The camp facilities are very basic and sadly are not well maintained, however are comfortable enough. Sadly is possible to find political propaganda at the camp because it was “expropriated” by the Chavez government, however there is not any political or social discrimination, to the contrary, the people at the camp is very friendly and with excellent attitude. They were very supportive and ready to help and support any logical requirement. The food was simple but tasty, with good quality and abundant. Rooms are simple, in not a very good shape but functional. For sure they could be in a better shape. Swimming pool is very small and very basic, actually I preferred not to use it.

    Talking about the wildlife experience, it is just wonderful. Hard to describe!!! They have two “safaris” daily, one in the morning and the other at the afternoon, in which you ride in a truck with a guide just to enjoy the animals and the landscapes. In these safaris you can see hundreds of different animals in their own environment. They have some Orinoco crocodiles around the camp, you can see babas, thousand of different birds, hundreds of chiguires (capybaras), monkeys, raccoons, foxes, Buffaloes, turtles, etc. We had Rafael as a guide, which is a great guy who speak multiple languages and who knows very well the place.

    I went with my family (wife, 12 years daughter and 7 years boys) and for every body was a wonderful experience. My review did not have the 5 points because of the lack of maintenance of the facilities and the general conditions of the assets. However, I really recommend the visit, specially for those who love the wildlife and landscape photography.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Veronica Centeno Diez

    Este diciembre de 2013 decidimos viajar al interior del país para que los niños se familiarizaran aún más con él. Decidimos visitar el Hato El Cedral, ubicado en el estado Apure, en pleno llano Venezolano. La experiencia fue inimaginablemente excelente. En El Cedral se han dado la tarea de conservar un ecosistema infinitamente nutrido y variado, donde se pueden observar en abundancia diferentes especies de aves, chigüires, reses, búfalos, zorros, perdices, babos, caimanes, serpientes, tigres, osos palmeros, osos meleros, venados, pirañas, tembladores, tortugas, insectos y demás fauna autóctona del llano, así como su flora. La parte interesante es que los animales no huyen, permitiéndole a uno apreciarlos en completa interacción con su medio ambiente y deleitarse con tanta belleza; llama también la atención la cantidad de fauna que uno ve por todas partes, miles de aves que vuelan al unísono llenando de colores el cielo azul, cantidades de chigüires que te caminan por al lado, babos que se acercan a la lancha para que los alimenten, venados que decoran la sabana, en fin, es el paraíso. Mis hijos disfrutaron un montón y todos los días aprendieron y descubrieron un millón de cosas, fue una experiencia enriquecedora y revitalizante. Por tantas vivencias agradables y aprendizajes infinitos para todos y cada uno de la familia, de corazón les digo que este ha sido el mejor viaje que hemos realizado. Se los recomiendo.

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