Caño Cristales 4 days from Macarena

Meta, Colombia
Caño Cristales 4 days from Macarena

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Basic Information Caño Cristales 4 days from Macarena

Caño Cristales known as the ' river of five colors ' is the most beautiful body of water in the world. Its red, green, yellow, black and blue coloration is due to the action of some algae found in this place. It is located in the Serranía de la Macarena in the department of Meta , and getting to know it is truly an unforgettable experience. Through this 4-day tour to Caño Cristales you will see the most beautiful corners of this natural destination in Colombia.

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Duration time: 4 days.

Start time and place: La Macarena, Meta, departure time can be approximately 11:00 am or 2:00 pm (Depends on what time travelers are arriving)

Time and place where it ends: La Macarena, Meta - approx. 12:00 noon

Day 1 - Caño Cristalitos:

The experience begins at the Macarena Airport with the designated guide who will be accompanying you throughout the tour of Caño Cristales . From there you will go to the hotel to leave your luggage at the hotel to officially start your tour of the day from Puerto Inderena. There you will take a boat that will take you along the Guayabero River for about 20 minutes to Puerto Cristalitos , and then walk for approximately 30 minutes and reach Caño Cristalitos to enjoy a small river with crystal clear waters with natural pools, ideal for relaxing and admiring the scenery. There you will have your space for lunch, which is served in "fiambre", a wrap of banana leaves. After the tour, you will return to La Macarena to rest and have dinner.


Day 2 - Discovering Caño Cristales:

The first journey is the same as the day before until you reach Puerto Los Mangos, where you will board a 4x4 vehicle; for approximately 40 minutes, until the entrance of the path to Caño Cristales . On this tour you will see different attractions on this incredible river, visiting places such as: Los Hoyos, Los Pianos, the Tourist Pool, Los Cuarzos and Paso de la Danta , where you can do various activities such as snorkeling, swimming and observing the Macarenia Clavigera, the plant that fills this place with colors. You can also take pictures, enjoy waterfalls and various unique natural environments. During the tours you will be able to take recreational baths in designated places, which your guide will always let you know. The lunch of this day, also in cold cuts, will also be served to you during the tour. After an afternoon full of nature, you will return to La Macarena for your dinner.


Day 3 - Colored Crystals:

After your breakfast, your guide will take you back to Puerto Inderena , to take the boat taking the path that will take you to Pailones , where the Macarenias have a green color that you will want to see and of course photograph. You will have the morning to enjoy small baths, fauna and flora observation. At the end of the afternoon you return to La Macarena to rest and have dinner.


Day 4 - Caño Piedra:

On this day you will take ground transportation from the hotel to a small river known as Caño Piedra . The route to this place will be enlivened by one of the best landscapes of this destination: the plains savannahs, the Serranía de La Macarena and the Guayabero river . You will have a morning of rest in this small river with crystal clear and warm waters. After enjoying this landscape, you will return to La Macarena around 10:00 am and finish your trip to Caño Cristales.

  • Land and river transport.
  • Food (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners. Hydration and snacks).
  • Lodging at the chosen hotel (3 nights in a standard hotel. With single, double or triple accommodation with private bathroom and fan or air conditioning subject to availability. You can raise your level of comfort and luxury by asking our advisors).
  • Visit to the Caño Cristalitos, Caño Cristales, Pailones and Caño Piedra trails.
  • Guide in Spanish.
  • Medical assistance insurance.
  • Contribution to surrounding communities.
  • Contribution to the Civil Defense Corps.
  • Management of entry permits before National Parks and Cormacarena.

  • Hydration.
  • Contribution tax for tourism in the Municipality of La Macarena: $31,900 nationals and $46,500 foreigners.
  • Entrance to National Parks and Cormacarena: $52,900 for Nationals and foreign residents between 13 and 25 years old, $70,300 for national and foreign adults residing in Colombia between 26 and 65 years old. $35,900 for national children from 5 to 12 years old and $105,300 for foreigners, nationals over 65 years of age are exempt from payment.
  • La Macarena airport tax: $6,400.
  • Important: The entrance fees to National Parks and Cormacarena, the tourist tax in the Macarena (Tax of the Mayor's Office) and the airport tax must be paid before starting the tour.
  • Expenses not specified in the itinerary.

  1. In the municipality of La Macarena there is no exchange office, you must carry the money in Colombian pesos.
  2. The only cell phone operator is clear.
  3. Banks in the Macarena:
    • Agrarian Bank. (Normal hours, no additional hours.)
    • Bancolombia ATM (During the tourist season this ATM is kept without money.)
  4. La Macarena has more alternate places to visit which are Cristalitos, Mirador, Caño Piedra, Raudal, Rio Lozada and Laguna del Silencio, anyone can visit according to permission from environmental entities.
  5. Caño Cristales is a nature destination for this reason its hotel infrastructure is not luxurious, much less than 5 stars, on the contrary, its accommodations are comfortable, clean and quiet.
  6. The trails to visit in Caño Cristales are assigned by environmental entities, this itinerary may undergo changes.
  7. Check in at the hotel is at 15:00 and check out at 1pm. To be late
  8. The flight schedule may change, depending on the weather and aeronautical permission.
  9. Hydration (plastic bottles are not allowed)
  10. Water from Caño Cristales should not be consumed.
  11. Camera recharged and with good memory.
  12. Vegetarians or people with special food requirements, please inform in writing at the time of making the reservation.
  13. It is important to inform if you suffer from any illness and allergies.
  14. Carry the yellow fever vaccination card.
  15. People with high physical performance inform the agency to request the appropriate permits.
  16. Different places are visited each day, they never give the same trail twice.
  17. If you travel on bridges on the last day you will not visit Caño Cristales according to regulations of the environmental entities (ABC) they will have activities in alternate places
  • For being a protected reserve (National Natural Park):

  • Sunscreen, repellent or any kind of chemical is not allowed in the park.
  • No smoking in the park.
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages inside the park.

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