Cano Cristales & Jungle: 4 day trip from Bogota
  • Cano Cristales & Jungle: 4 day trip from Bogota

    Come explore the most beautiful river in the world - on this Caño Cristales 4 day guided tour. This trip combines visits to the stunning rivers the run vibrant colors June - November offering up exceptional and surprising natural beauty. The rivers unique ecosystem is very fragile and now belongs to the Sierra de la Macarena Natural National Park. During your trip you will also visit one of the most impressive waterfalls on the planet, this remote gem has been a local secret for years.

    Itinerary

    Day 1: CAÑO CRISTILETOS (SMALLER CAÑO CRISTALES RIVER)

    Stop At: Bogota, Bogota
    You will start your adventure in Bogota. Arriving at the airport on your own, you will board your flight from Bogota to La Macarena (1 hour flight). Presentation time can be as early as 5:00am*. Once you arrive at the La Macarena airport you will be greeted by a FlashpackerConnect guide/representative. From here, you will attend an information session with National Park Sierra de la Macarena (video and talk with park representative) and be transported to your hotel for check in.

    Today, you will journey to Caño Cristalitos (a smaller Caño Cristales river), where you will have the opportunity to view a conservation project for local wildlife and learn about the culture in the area. Today’s lunch will be at the river. (In an effort to preserve the natural beauty of the parks, all lunches are packed in banana leaves to prevent any trash from ending up in the parks.)

    After lunch, we will venture back to La Macarena and rest before dinner. Tonight, dinner will be at a local restaurant with your guide.

    Please note that your guide will be with you during all excursions and meals.

    *Your flight itinerary will be emailed to you about 1 week prior to your reservation.
    **Please note that La Macarena is a very remote Amazon town and while comfortable, accommodations come with only the basic amenities. Most do not have hot water.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: CAÑO CRISTALES FULL DAY TOUR

    Stop At: Cano Cristales, La Macarena Colombia
    Before your adventure starts you will have breakfast at a local restaurant. Afterwards, you will launch from La Macarena’s boat ramp for a 30 minute boat ride. During this ride you will have the opportunity to see monkeys, and exotic bird species such as the prehistoric Hoatzan. You will then be transported in 4x4s from the La Cachivera district to Caño Cajuche. Once we arrive in Caño Cajuche we will start our walk to Caño Cristales.* Our route will end at Los Ochos also known as "The 8s" (because of the many geographic features in the area resembling the number eight) which is considered the most picturesque location throughout the park (around 6 hours total).

    Please note that while hiking we will take many breaks for pictures and swimming, it is often very hot so please bring an ample supply of water (no single use water bottles allowed).

    After leaving the park we will return in 4x4s to the Guayabero River and go back to La Macarena. You will have time to rest at your hotel and meet for dinner with your guide. After dinner you will get to enjoy traditional Joropo music as well as learn some local dances.

    *Your route through the park is assigned the morning of your trip by Cormacarena and the National Park. While the park admits up to 350 people per day, you will most likely see no more than 20 people due to these planned trails.

    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Silent Lake Full Day

    Stop At: La Macarena, La Macarena, Meta Department
    After breakfast with your guide you begin today’s adventure with a boat ride (30 min). Once you arrive at the trail you will get to travel through the beautiful jungle on horseback. You will get to see many different plant life surrounding you (Colombia is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world). After around four hours you will arrive at Silent Lake. It is named this because of how silent the still waters are. Enjoy your time here looking at the wildlife or just relax and take in the serrentity of this peaceful location.
    You will then journey back on horse and boat to La Macarena.
    Dinner will be with you guide
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: MORNING BOAT RIDE - DEPARTURE

    Stop At: La Macarena, La Macarena, Meta Department
    On the morning of your last day you will wake up early for a sunrise wildlife boat ride (around 6:00am depending on time of year). After enjoying this you will be taken to breakfast at a local farm. After breakfast, you will go back to your hotel to pack (around 9:00 am). Flights back to Bogota vary in time and are typically between 10:00am-2:00pm depending on availability and flight schedule that day. (Lunch included if you have an afternoon flight.)
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "Fully guided tours - Spanish speaking guide. English guide by request (additional cost)"
    "All meals (from lunch on the first day to lunch on the last day) in local restaurants in La Macarena (typical Colombian dishes served in banana leaves when on excursions)"
    "Accommodation in single/double (according to preference) in local hotel"
    "All transfers while in La Macarena (boat & 4x4)"
    "*English guide available upon request ($75 usd per day) *If flights from Bogota are not available we will transport you to the Villavicencio airport (3-5hrs from Bogota) for a charter flight (hotel transfer included)"
    "This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers"



    Hora de Inicio
    Flight times and transport to and from Bogota are dependent on flight availability at the time of booking.

    • Lugar de comienzo: Bogota, Colombia
    • Duración: 4 days
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
  • Incluye

    • 3x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • 3 nights accommodation
    • National Park fees
    • Professional guide Spanish Speaking (English guide available on request - additional cost)
    • Round-trip flights (to and from Bogota)
    • Entry/Admission - Cano Cristales

    No Incluye

    • Gratuities
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