Cano Cristales River Tour - the Most Beautiful River on Earth
Day 1: Morning Flight Bogotá – La Macarena. Reception of passengers at the La Macarena airport. Caño Cristales is a small river, also known as the river of the five colors or the most beautiful river in the world, stemming from the moss covered stones and red plants that only grow at this special place. It consists of various river branches, rapids, waterfalls, currents and natural pools, where you can take a refreshing bath. Thanks to its modest depth one can spot fish on the ground.
After your arrival you will take a tour to the Caño Cristales River by boat along the river Guayabero (15 minutes) and by land until you reach the entrance of the park Caño Cristales, where you will make an ecological walk along the river Caño Cristales.
After the walk you will have a Colombian lunch within the park of Caño Cristales.
At around 4 pm you return to the village of La Macarena, where you will go to your accommodation and have dinner. You will have an English speaking guide included.
Day 2: In the morning you start with a delicious breakfast in a restaurant in the local town. Afterwards, you will depart with our transportation towards the park. In the park we will follow the path of an ecological walk and pass different branch streams. After the walk we will have a nice lunch within the park of Caño Cristales to enjoy the beauty of the nature. We will return to La Macarena at around 3:30 pm. In the night we will have dinner in a local restaurant and afterwards we go back to the accommodation, which is the same hotel as the night before.
Day 3: This morning you will start with a nice breakfast in a local restaurant. After breakfast you will depart to Caño Cristalitos or El Mirador to hike and then return to La Macarena to lunch and finally take the flight for your next destination.
Season: From July to November every year (subject to rain).
Sample 2021 Price Per person, double occupancy with 2 people – Land Services in La Macarena : 3 days = US$709. (prices can vary due to exchange rates)
The prices shown are without the extra 19% VAT on top as foreign tourists do not have to pay this tax. We can therefore only guarantee this price if we have copies of the passengers´ passports as proof of their nationality.
In 2019, La Macarena received the Sustainable Destination Certification from the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism. This distinction was achieved thanks to the responsible management of flora and fauna resources, for helping in preserving the culture of the region and for the development of a sustainable tourism that has embraced the local communities since the beginning.
The associations in charge of preserving the ecotourism habitat in the National Natural Park of Sierra de La Macarena have determined that it is strictly prohibited to bring into this protected area single-use plastics such as plastic bags, bottles, straws, containers, cups, and plates. Additionally, due to the importance and care that this ecosystem needs, the corporations have established a limited visitors capacity so that tourists find a space full of nature and without overcrowding.