Caño Cristales 4-Day Tour from Medellin

Caño Cristales 4-Day Tour from Medellin
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$1212
Duration: 4 days
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Considered as one of the etiological wonders of the world, Caño Cristales or also known as "the five colors river". This is a perfect 4-day excursion for nature lovers who are looking to see the best kept secrets of Colombia.

Day 1 (B,L,D)
Get up at first light, have breakfast and meet our driver at the lobby of your Medellin hotel in order to reach the airport by 7am. We will fly for about 2 hours to La Macarena, a village located in the southern region of Colombia that once was unthinkable to visit due the internal conflict, but now has become an important tourism hub. La Macarena is a good example of social empowerment from a community that has managed to work together to preserve and benefit from one of the natural treasures located just a few miles from town: Caño Cristales.

After being collected at the airport, you will be taken to Casa Hotel, a clean and basic accommodation with smiling staff and comfortable rooms. Put your hiking shoes on because the action starts from now. After you settle in, our local guide will pick you up and you will travel by boat for 25 minutes up the Guayabero river. After that, we will walk for about a hour and reach Caño Cristalitos, an amazing natural spa with small ponds filled with the characteristic algae that gives this river its rainbow-like look.

After having a box lunch by the river, visit "El Mirador," a point where we will enjoy of an amazing view of the wild savanna bordered by the Macarena Mountain Range. In the afternoon we will get back to the hotel and have dinner at La Macarena restaurant

Day 2 (B,L,D)
Today we will visit the main sector of Caño Cristales river. After having breakfast at the hotel, our guide will pick you up. You'll travel for one hour  by boat and jeep to the starting point of the 30-minute hike that will take us to Caño Cristales. Once we reach the river, we will visit many different spots, we will have the chance to swim and relax at the colorful, Willy-Wonka-like, ponds and enjoy lunch at the site.

In the afternoon, you'll have time to rest at the hotel before a dinner event where you can enjoy a “ternera a la llanera” a typical beef preparation of the Colombian flat lands.

Day 3 (B,L,D)
Today you'll visit Los Pilones to enjoy a scenic hike though a canyon with lush green vegetation. A true delight for outdoor lovers. At the end of the hike, you'll also get to visit a new section of the river. Upon returning to the village, stop by some souvenir shops that offer authentic handicrafts from the region.

Day 4 (B,L)
On our last day at La Macarena you'll visit the remaining highlight of the area, Caño Piedra, a section of the river with deep stone pools bordered by the amazing savanna landscape and the Macarena Mountain range in the distance. You'll be back at the village for lunchtime, and in the afternoon head back to Medellin. Upon arrival, a driver will collect you from the airport and take you to your Medellin hotel.

Considered as one of the etiological wonders of the world, Caño Cristales or also known as "the five colors river". This is a perfect 4-day excursion for nature lovers who are looking to see the best kept secrets of Colombia.