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Cano Cristales Trek

4 Days FROM USD 1,195


Known as the world’s most beautiful river, Cano Cristales is born in the mountain La Serrania de la Macarena, deep in the Colombian Llanos. The underwater plants that grow in the river produce a spectacular kaleidoscope of pink, green, red and orange that with the deep blue of the river water, creates a unique landscape.

Trip Code: CMTSCCR

Location: Colombia


On arrival, please make your way to the Arrivals Hall where our representative will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel. He/she will be holding a sign with your name on it. Should you not able to locate them, please refer to the front of your itinerary for emergency contact details of our representative office. Please note this service is with local guide.

Colombia’s capital Bogotá is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city located in central Colombia on a vast plain 2,600m above sea level, cradled by the Andean mountains. The “Old City” of La Candelaria is the historic cultural centre of the city. Its cobbled streets are lined with colonial buildings housing museums, libraries, restaurants, hotels and bars set amongst convents, churches and homes that date back 300 years. Bogotá's most famous museum is the Gold Museum with over 55,000 pieces of gold, bone, ceramic and textiles from the Pre-Hispanic cultures such as the Tayrona, San Agustin, Chocó, Quimbaya, Muisca and Tierradentro.

Depart from your hotel in Bogotá and transfer to the Airport. (English-speaking Guide)

Meeting in the El Dorado airport at 05:00 am at entry or exit N.9 of the second floor. Note: No ticket is required as this service is provided by charter flight. Registration and check in to board the plane to take us to the municipality of La Macarena. Arrival at the municipality of La Macarena and there will be a briefing held by environmental entities.

Lunch in the town. 20 minute ride by boat on the river Guayabero enjoying the scenery (birds, alligators, turtles and other animals in the region). Enjoy of an ecological walk to visit Cristalitos or other destination. Return at 3:30 pm to the town of La Macarena, always by boat. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast. Morning departure. 20 minute ride by boat on the river Guayabero enjoying the scenery. 20 minute tour by van from the point of landing of the boat to the wellspring of Cajuche. Here you will visit “el brazo pianos de Caño Cristales”: Caño escondido, Cascada de la virgen, Pianos, Piedra diosa de la Macarena, Cascada de los cuarzos Paso mojado Tapetes.

Lunch will be in banana leaves

Breakfast. 20 minutes ride by boat on the river Guayabero enjoying the scenery (birds, alligators, turtles and other animals in the region).Route of 20 minute by van from the point of landing of the boat to the Cajuche wellspring. Ecological walk to Cano Cristales: Pool Karol Cristal, los Ochos, Piscina del turista. Lunch during the walk wrapped in banana leaves ''Bijaos”. Return to the town of La Macarena, in the same way you entered Caño Cristales. Flight to Bogota between 12:00 and 4:00 pm.



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