3-Day Caño Cristales Experience In Colombia

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Days
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  • Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up at La Macarena airport
    Lamacarena Airport, La Macarena Colombia
  • Return Details :
    La Magdalena airport
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


The Cao Cristales River is a unique biological wonder. Cao Cristales has been referred as the river of five colors, the river that ran away from paradise, and the most beautiful river in the world. Cao Cristales is located in a remote, isolated area. Intrepid tourists now can reach the nearby town of La Macarena and head in a few minutes to this exotic and wonderful place. You will stay in a luxury hotel with swimming pool to enjoy the comfort after the day tours.


  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Vegetarian meal option available

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Stop At: Cano Cristales, La Macarena, Meta Department
In the morning, you will fly from Vanguardia Airport, located in Villavicencio, to La Macarena. Welcoming at La Macarenas airport and introductory talk about environmental measures in the place. Then, you will be dropped off at the hotel and receive lunch in the village. By the afternoon, you will continue right after to Cao Cristales, the river of five colors, known as the most beautiful river in Colombia with scenic waterfalls and natural swimming pools. Today we will explore the other side stream of Cao Cristales, Brazo Pianos with its different colors, waterfalls and natural swimming pools; Cao Escondido, Cascada de la Virgen, Pianos, Piedra Diosa de la Macarena, Cascada de los Cuarzos, Paso Mojado, Tapetes. The local guide will show the best places to rest and to swim in the river.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
Accommodation included: Accommodation in standard hotels


Stop At: Cano Cristales, La Macarena, Meta Department
After breakfast, you will be heading to Cao Cristales on the same route traveled on day 1. You will take a 20 minutes boat trip over the Guayabero River where we will be able to spot a lot of endemic fauna, such as monkeys, pavas hediondas, lots of other species of birds, and, if we are lucky, also The Caiman of the Guayabero. You will continue in a 44 jeep for about 20 minutes, which will bring you to the Spring of Cajuche and visit the trail of Cormacarena or National Parks. You will have lunch served in the Bijaos banana leafs during the hike.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
Accommodation included: Accommodation in standard hotels


Stop At: Cano Cristales, La Macarena, Meta Department
After breakfast at the hotel, depending on the departure time of your plane, there will be organized an activity in the surroundings of the village. you will go on a boat trip over the Guayabero River, then by jeep to the starting point of the hike to Cao Cristales to discover 3 other spots Piscina Karol Cristal, los Ocos, Piscina del Turista. Activity will be chosen by the local guide depending on weather conditions and the available time including lunch. Afterwards, you will come back for your flight back to Villavicencio.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
No accommodation included on this day.


2x Breakfast

2x Dinner

2x Lunch

Accommodation included: 2 nights

Accomodation x 3 nights (based on number of travelers).

Tickets Bogota-La Macarena on direct charter flights.

24/7 assistance in Dutch, English and Spanish.

Transfers from airport to hotel and viceversa in La Macarena.


International flights

General and airport taxes corresponding to $ 20

Optional tips for local guides.

Meals & drinks not described in the itinerary.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

In order to process your reservation please help us with all this information:

Arrival and departure information of international flights

Room type (twin, matrimonial) or triple (in case of a group with 3 or more guests)

Whatsapp phone number (in case you use Whatsapp and would like us to contact you that during your stay via Whatsapp)

The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.

It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.

There are a lot of hikes in a difficult terrain and rocky surface.

The itinerary can change due to weather conditions, orders from authorities or the limited access to Caos Cristales. In this case, alternatives routes will be arranged in order to do not miss the activities on the tour.

Important things to bring: walking shoes, water bottle (hard-plastic material/non reusable plastic bottles are not allowed), swimsuit, towel and extra dry clothes, sunblock, mosquito repellent and pocket money (no ATMs/cash machine in la Macarena).

Please note that departure dates are subject to changedue to theavailability.

Accommodation is based on number of travelers, if you are traveling with a group, you will be sharing rooms (single rooms require an extra fee).

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Travelers must bring with them extra sanitary items to be used during the entire tour.Transportation: Passengers will be seated skipping a place to maintain the distance required.Medicine: Travelers should bring their medications from their countries.