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Caño Cristales: 5 Days

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Caño Cristales: 5 Days

1000USD per person

Discover the river of 5 colours! It is said to be the most beautiful river in the world.

The colours occur due to a bed of rocks covered with colourfull moss. Note that for a brief period of time every year, the river blossoms with red colour. It occurs during a time between wet and dry season due to the water level. Ask one of our travel agents what the best time is to visit this beautiful river!

Check out the tour plan to see the day-to-day trip!

  • Destination
  • Included
    Accommondation
    Meals
    Personal Guide
    Transportation/Car
  • Not Included
    Entrances Fee
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DAY 1: MEDELLIN (No Meals)
Arrive in Medellin and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day will be free.
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DAY 2: MEDELLIN TO CAÑO CRISTALES (B)
Breakfast in the hotel. Our transfer will pick you up at 11:20AM and bring you to the airport Enrique Olaya Herrera to take a flight to la Macarena. According to your arrival time, any of the following eco-destinations will be visited: Option 1: A 40-minute boat ride on the Guayabero river enjoying the scenery (Birds, Babillas, Turtles and other animals of this region). Option 2: A 25-minute car ride through the immense plains of the Macarena, here you can enjoy a beautiful view and observe the typical landscape with morichales, green dunes and in the distance the imposing “Serrania de la Macarena”. The following dinner is included.
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DAY 3: CAÑO CRISTALES FIRTS TREKING (B)
After breakfast in the morning, we will hear an introductory talk by environmental entities (PNN and Cormacarena) which take place every half hour. You will have a 20-minute boat ride along the Guayabero River to enjoy the scenery and then a 30-minute tour to the Caño Cajuche where the hike to Caño Cristales starts. We will walk the “Caño Cristales Pianos Trail” where you can enjoy the following attractions:
  • Caño escondido
  • Cascada de la virgen
  • Pianos
  • Piedra diosa de la Macarena
  • Cascada de los cuarzos
  • Paso mojado
  • Tapetes
You will get lunch during the walk (wrapped form). We will return to La Macarena in the same way we entered and have Dinner together. The rest of the night will be free to rest.
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DAY 4: CAÑO CRISTALES SECOND TREKING (B)
After Breakfast we will take the same ride to get to Caño Cajuche. There we will walk, toguether, to the trail "Sendero del Aguila” to the following attractions:
  • Cascada piedra negra
  • Cascada águilas
  • Cascada escaleras
  • Pozo cuadrado
  • Tablas de la ley
  • Paso de la danta
  • Tapetes
  • Piscina del turista
You will get lunch during the walk (wrapped form). We will return to La Macarena in the same way we entered and have Dinner together. The rest of the night will be free to rest.
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DAY 5: CAÑO CRISTALES THIRD TREKING (B)
You will have breakfast in the morning before we hike toguether to the “Trail to Sendero Pailones” to see the following attractions:
  • El monte de las Marimbas
  • Los estrechos
  • Piscina El Pailón
After driving back to La Macarena, you can enjoy a “night of integration” with a Folk Show, typical Colombian food and Music performed by people from the region. The rest of the night will be free to rest.
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DAY 6: CAÑO CRISTALES MEDELLIN
Arrival in Medellin and transfer to the hotel. At 2PM we will have a tour through Medellin and visit many points of interest such as the Botero Square, the Barefoot park and the Pueblito paisa. The whole walk will take approximately 4 hours.  
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DAY 7: PEÑOL BOULDER AND GUATAPE (B)
You will have breakfast in the morning before our guide brings you to Penol City which is located 2 hours away from Medellin. El Peñol is a one of a kind destination to enjoy an irresistible climate, breathtaking landscapes and the local population. We arrive at the famous El Peñol boulder which is an spectacular monolith measuring 220 meters high with a built-in 740 steps to reach the top. After that, we will head into Guatape, the town of the “zócalos”, which are hand crafted and colorfully painted wooden reliefs featured along the bases of every home in the town. Here we will visit the central park, The Plaza of the Zócalos , the “memory lane” and the boardwalk. Lunch is included in one of the typical restaurants of the village and the rest of the day will be free time for you to enjoy yourself!
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DAY 8: MEDELLIN (B)
Breakfast in your hotel in the morning before you are transferred to the airport to take the flight home.
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NOTE:
  • The activities are subject to changes, by the environmental entities (National Parks and Cormacarena) according to capacity. The permit to enter the park, with the activities to be performed are delivered on the day of arrival to receive the talk or induction by the environmental entities.
  • Hotel check ins are at 3:00 pm
  • This is a nature and ecological destination, we do not offer luxury hotels, they are comfortable with private bathrooms, TV and fans, there is not hot water available. The flight schedules may change according to aeronautical permits, air congestion and weather conditions.
  • Environmental entities assign the trails according to the profile of the visitor, because there are short, medium and long trails with a degree of difficulty (low, medium and high) the last two require more physical effort (5 hour walks).