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Caño Cristales

Colombia

3 days

Summary

Translated to Crystal Spout in English, Caño Cristales is more commonly known as the “River of Five Colours” or “Liquid” Rainbow”. Referred to as the most beautiful river in the world due to the mesh of blue, green, yellow, black and red colours caused by the river weeds and algae, Caño Cristales is reachable via a 90-min flight to La Macarena from Bogota, Colombia.

Besides the stunning colours, you will also enjoy a series of waterfalls and natural pools that dot along the river. The best time to visit is between August and November and a minimum two nights’ stay is recommended.

Highlights

  • See the most beautiful river in the world due to the mesh of blue, green, yellow, black and red colours caused by the riverweeds and algae
  • Daily excursions to Caño Cristales which will alow you to see different view points
  • Excursions also include visits to beautiful waterfalls in the National Park

Inclusions

  • 2 nights accomodation in 3 star properties with private facilities
  • Bilingual guide to take you to the protected National Park where Caño Cristales is located
  • Daily breakfast and meals detailed in itinerary
  • Private transfers and excursions

ITINERARY

Day 1 Bogota/La Macarena

In the morning transfer to Bogota Airport to take a direct flight to La Macarena. Upon arrival reception by a local guide and transfer to the hotel. Welcome speech. Once checked into your hotel you make your first excursion along Guayabero River to Cristalitos or by foot to Caño Piedra. Lunch will be given during the eco hike. Return to La Macarena Town, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2 La Macarena

In the morning, transfer to the Rio Guayabero port to take a boat over the Guayabero river, after 20 minutes continue by land transport from the point of disembarkation to Cajuche spring. Begin of the eco hike to Caño Cristales, also known as the 5 colours river, red, green, yellow, blue and black can been seen. Enjoy the beautiful river and continue walking to see different waterfalls. Visit the central, left or right arm according to CORMACARENA permits (La Macarena Regional Autonomous Corporation). Lunch during the excursion. Return to the hotel in La Macarena. In the evening enjoy music, dance and gastronomy of the region.

Day 3 La Macarena/Bogota

In the morning, depart to Cristalitos, El Mirador, Caño Piedra or other arm, depending on the permits of Cormacarena. Return to La Macarena Town for your flight to Bogota.

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