During the rainy season (July-November), the plains of Llanos are almost flooded with water, only a few specially raised highways on the embankment remain more or less dry. In the dry season, the earth dries up quickly, and all life is around reservoirs and streams. The number and diversity of wildlife in Llanos is phenomenal - there are anacondas, caimans, river dolphins, jaguars, cougars, capybaras, monkeys, anteaters, numerous ungulates and a huge number of birds.
Stretching for hundreds of kilometers, the Llanos plains, which occupy almost a third of the country's territory, are an extensive savanna, interrupted in some places by isolated meadows and groves. The Rio Apure River divides the region almost in half, separating the Llano Alto ("upper" or "elevated" plains) from the Llano Bajo ("lowland" plains).
Los Llanos' rich flora and fauna!
Vacation in Los Llanos