• Corocora

    Camp

    Corocora is an exclusive Tented Camp located on the vast plains of the Orinoquía region, known as Los Llanos Orientales: Colombia’s eco-region of flooded grasslands and savannas.

 

This unique camp borrows its name from the native Corocora, or scarlet ibis, an emblematic bird of the region with an unmistakable bright red coloration. Much like Los Llanos for the ibis, Corocora Camp is a safe haven, far from civilization, created for the discerning, eco-conscious traveller.

 

 

Through exceptional on-site experiences, we are able to fund conservation initiatives to protect endangered and threatened species such as jaguars, pumas, ocelots, and giant anteaters. We also aim to incorporate neighbouring communities to diversify local economies and empower children’s education, and further promote conservation practices in the region.

 

ACCOMMODATION

The camp comprises of four sleeping tents and a social tent. Large hammocks suspended in trees allow for ultimate relaxation, while private outdoor terraces are ideal for dining, spotting passing wildlife and enjoying the region’s burning sunsets. The camp has running water and electricity, using a combination of solar panels and generator, to provide the utmost comfort in nature.

 
 
 

SLEEPING TENT

Four spacious tents, adorned with fabrics and handcrafts from different regions of Colombia, showcasing the country’s artisans and captivating cultural diversity. Each tent includes:

  • Private terrace with lounge chairs, and a traditional hammock (beside the tent)
  • 1 king bed or 2 twin beds with premium mattresses and sheets
  • En-suite bathroom with vanity table
  • Flush toilet and running shower
  • Personal desk, closet space, and storage trunk
  • Radio communication system
  • Portable USB battery packs
  • Additional cot bed available for one child per tent (ages 4 – 12)

SOCIAL TENT

The social tent provides a shared space with comfortable sitting area and main dining space.

  • Board games
  • Yoga mats
  • Lawn games including pétanque, badminton, frisbee and croquet
  • Cocktail bar complete with premium liquors and wines
  • Bose speakers and endless playlists with relaxing music and our favourite classics
  • Indoor and outdoor dinning tables
  • Hammocks
  • Bonfire area
  • Collection of books on Colombian wildlife, birds, and culture

GASTRONOMY

Corocora’s onsite chef prepares all meals and snacks at the camp, emphasizing products sourced from neighbouring communities and local markets. Our chef strives to use local techniques and traditional recipes from Los Llanos and other regions of the country to showcase the very best of Colombian cuisine. Breakfasts are served at leisure, with warm local breads and pastries, fresh juices, top Colombian coffee, a variety of teas, homemade jams made from exotic fruits, farm-raised eggs, and exquisite seasonal fruits.
 
Lunches are light and healthy, served at the camp or on the go, depending on the activities of the day. Dinners are served on a communal table inside the Social Tent or by the bonfire, where guests can share their stories of the day. Guests also have the option of enjoying a private dinner and bonfire on their terrace. Throughout the day guests can nibble on snacks and local fruits, and every afternoon enjoy sundowners with premium wines and liquors from our bar.

Getting there

Corocora Camp is located in a remote private reserve, and is accessible by plane, helicopter and car. The closest city to the camp is Yopal, the capital of Casanare department.
 
Yopal has ± 10 daily flights from Bogota (1 hour) via Avianca, LATAM and EasyFly. Yopal also has direct flights from/to Bucaramanga with EasyFly, the main airport of the beautiful Andes mountains with colonial towns like Barichara. Please note these commercial flights are on twin-engine turbo propeller planes with 48-68 seats (ATR 42-500 and ATR 72-600).
 
Corocora Camp can make the arrangements of all ground transfers, helicopter/plane flights, and private jet charters to easily transfer between Yopal and other destinations in Colombia. Please contact our reservations team for availability and rates.

By car

By car

Fly to Yopal, and drive 2 hours to the camp. The first 100km (1 hour 45 minutes) are on paved roads, and the last 6km (15 minutes) are on unpaved roads.

By helicotper

By helicotper

From Yopal, fly 30 minutes onboard a helicopter, and land just a few minutes walking from the camp. Helicopter options include Eurocopter 136, Bell 206 L3 and Bell 212, however these are subject to availability. Due to weight limitations luggage might be transported by car.

By charter plane

By charter plane

From Yopal, fly 20 minutes on a single-engine propeller plane (Cessna 206 with capacity for 5 passengers and Cessna 172 with capacity for 3 passengers). Land at a grass runway inside the private reserve and drive 10 minutes to the camp. Due to weight limitations luggage might be transported by car.

KEY INFORMATION

Travel Details

Phone & Internet Connection
Due to the camp’s remote location, phone coverage is extremely limited and there is NO WiFi at the camp. Guests will have access to electricity during the evening in order to charge phones, cameras and any other electric devices. In line with our ethos, part of the experience at Corocora is to connect with the nature and local cultural, with reduced virtual connection leading to a more profound personal connection and liberation. 
What to bring
To ensure your comfort at Corocora, it is recommended to tailor your clothing choices to the time of year and types of experiences.

All year round:

  • Long-sleeved, light coloured cotton tops
  • Lightweight full length trousers
  • Trousers suitable for riding
  • Riding boots (optional)
  • Walking shoes
  • Hat

Rainy season:

  • Rain poncho
  • Wellington boots (available on request)
  • Light-weight, quick-dry clothing

Nature’s Critters
Although Corocora provides the utmost level of comfort possible, it is important to remember the camp’s wild and remote location does mean insects and mosquitos can be found! 
Health & Vaccines
Corocora Tented Camp is in an area where yellow fever vaccine is recommended for all travelers ≥ 9 months of age. It is therefore essential that you consult your medial practitioner regarding yellow fever requirements. We also suggest that you take Thiamine a few days prior to your trip, as Vitamin B1 is a proven alternative to sprays and wipes to make you less prone to insect bites. Repellent is provided in your tent and on 4×4 vehicles.
Visas
Please consult your country’s consulate to verify whether you require a Visa to travel to Colombia. Remember you must have 2 pages free in your passport in order to travel.