4-day Caño Cristales tour from Medellín

Meta, Colombia

$2,550,000 COP

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Basic Information 4-day Caño Cristales tour from Medellín

Caño Cristales is known worldwide as the most beautiful five-color river in the world, and although adjectives fall short of describing the beauty of this place, the best word to describe it is fascinating. We take you on a 4-day all-inclusive package to Caño Cristales located in the department of Meta, flying from Medellin. You will visit beautiful corners of this place such as Los Hoyos, Caño Cristalitos, the Paseo de la Danta and you will discover with your own eyes with this tour why Caño Cristales is a place that remains engraved in the soul.

Duration time: 4 days.

Start time and place: Between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm - Olaya Herrera Airport.

Time and place where it ends: Between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm - Olaya Herrera Airport.

Day 1 - Caño Cristalitos:

The guide who will be with you throughout the tour of Caño Cristales will be waiting for you at the La Macarena airport where your adventure begins and will accompany you to leave your luggage at the hotel so that you can begin your tour of this day from Puerto Inderena, where 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 arrive at Caño Cristalitos, where you will enjoy a small river of crystalline waters with natural pools, ideal for resting and relaxing. There you will be served lunch in cold cuts, which consists of wrapped banana leaves. At the end of the day you will return to the hotel to have dinner and prepare for the second day.


Day 2 - Discovering Caño Cristales:

After having breakfast, you will go again from Puerto Inderena to Puerto Los Mangos, where you will board a 4x4 vehicle that will drive you for 40 minutes to the entrance of the trail to Caño Cristales. From this point the walk of this day begins. You will visit different attractions of this incredible river, visiting places like: Los Hoyos, Los Pianos, La Piscina del Turista, Los Cuarzos and El Paso de la Danta, among others. In the places indicated by the guide you will be able to face, swim, enjoy waterfalls and diverse unique natural environments, as well as observe the Macarenia Clavigera that fills this incredible river with colors. Don't forget to bring your camera to take as many pictures as you can. After an afternoon full of nature, you will return to La Macarena for your dinner.


Day 3 - Coloured crystals:

On this third day of our Caño Cristales tour the first part of the tour is done like the previous two days, but this time, the trail will take you to Pailones, where the Macarenias have a green color that you will want to see and of course photograph. Here you will have the morning to enjoy recreational bathing, fauna and flora observation. The return to the hotel is in the late afternoon.


Day 4 - Caño Piedra:

Very early in the morning, you will take a van or motorcycle taxi from the hotel to a small river known as Caño Piedra. The journey to this place will be enlivened by one of the best landscapes of this destination: the flat savannas, the Serranía de La Macarena and the Guayabero River. You will have a morning of rest in this small river of crystalline and warm waters. After enjoying this landscape, you will return to La Macarena around 10:00 a.m. to go to the airport and finish your trip by returning home.

  • Airline Tickets Medellín - La Macarena - Medellín.
  • Land and river transport to make the itinerary.
  • Food (4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners. Hydration and snacks during the tour).
  • Hotel accommodation (4 nights in standard hotel in single, double or triple accommodation with private bathroom and fan or air conditioning depending on availability. If you want to raise your level of comfort and luxury ask our advisors).
  • Visit to the designated places.
  • Guide in Spanish.
  • Health insurance.
  • Contribute to the surrounding communities.
  • Contribution to the Civil Defense Corps.
  • Management of entry permits before National Parks and Cormacarena.

  • Entrance to National Parks and Cormacarena (50,000 COP for nationals or foreign residents between 13 and 25 years old; 33,500 COP for children between 5 and 12 years old; 65,500 COP for adult nationals or foreign residents between 26 and 65 years old; and $99,000 for foreigners. Nationals over 65 years old are exempt from paying this tax (This value must be paid at the time of booking).
  • Tax on tourism in the Municipality of La Macarena (27,400 COP for nationals and 41,800 COP for foreigners)
  • La Macarena airport tax (6,000 COP).
  • Bilingual guide in English or French.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Expenses not specified in the itinerary.


  • The ticket rate may vary due to the fact that they are commercial airlines.
  • In the municipality of La Macarena there is no exchange house, you must carry your money in Colombian pesos.
  • The only mobile operator is clear
  • Banks in the Macarena:
  • Banco Agrario. (Normal hours, no extra hours).
  • Bancolombia ATM (During the tourist season this ATM is kept without money)
  • Get vaccinated against Yellow Fever.
  • The paths to visit in Caño Cristales are assigned by the environmental entities, this itinerary can suffer changes due to environmental conditions.
  • The flight schedule may change, depending on weather and aviation permission.
  • Bring a reusable water bottle or camel back. Single-use plastics are prohibited from entering the National Parks.
  • Wear clothes that protect you from the sun. The entry and use of repellent, sunscreen and creams is prohibited because they can affect the ecosystem and plants.
  • It is forbidden to smoke and/or drink alcoholic beverages inside the park.
  • Trekking or tennis shoes with good grip.
  • Children under 5 years old are not allowed in the park.
  • Vegetarians or people with special food requirements should notify at the time of booking.
  • We do not recommend flights from Villavicencio because they are usually made in small planes that have had several accidents in recent years.

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