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Cano Cristales June to December, 2017

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La Macarena hill range is considered by scientists all over the world as one of the most important wildlife refuges in the planet.

La Macarena is so unique due to its isolated hill range features. In the archaeological sites on rivers Duda and Guayabero there are petroglyphs and pictograms that belong to the pre-Columbian tribes that lived here. Here, there are over twenty species of flora and the same amount of fauna that can not be found anywhere else in the world.

Cano Cristales is a Colombian river located in La Macarena hill range. The river is commonly called “The River of Five Colors”, “The Liquid Rainbow” or even “The Most Beautiful River in the World”, due to the endemic colored aquatic plant that grows on the bottom of the river producing colors like red, yellow, green, violet and blue, giving it a unique appearance.

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One of the most stunning places I have ever visited. Great organization. The best guides ever!! Tiziana Laudato Cano Cristales Expeditions November 2013

This trip departs daily since June 15th to December 8th, and can be booked for any day of this season. For booking please email us at  info@ecoglobalexpeditions.com

This trip departs daily since June 15th to December 8th, and can be booked for any day of this season. For booking please email us at  info@ecoglobalexpeditions.com

For a quotation please email us to info@ecoglobalexpeditions.com

We have different prices according with your preferences:

  • 5 days – 4 nights
  • 4 days – 3 nights
  • 3 days – 2 nights
  • Departing from Bogota flying directly to La Macarena
  • Departing from Bogota driving to Villavicencio and then flying to La Macarena
  • Departing from Medellín flying directly to La Macarena

What’s included:

  • Transfer to La Macarena and return according to your preferences (flying directly to La Macarena, driving to Villavicencio and flying to La Macarena )
  • Boat trips along the Guayabero river
  • Trips by 4×4 vehicles between La Cachivera and Cano Cristales
  • 2, 3 or 4 hotel nights at La Macarena
  • Meals: full board
  • Medical insurance

What’s not included:

  • Entrance fee COP$23.000 (Tourism Tax)
  • Personal equipment
  • Tips
  • Additional drinks
  • Local, national or international calls
  • Activities not included in the itinerary

3 days classical itinerary:

Day 1

  • Transfer to La Macarena according with your preferences
  • Short speech about Cano Cristales and hotel registration
  • Visit to Cano Cristalitos, El Mirador or Cano Piedra
  • Return to La Macarena Town

Day 2

  • La Macarena Town – La Cachivera / 20 min Guayavero river boat trip
  • La Cachivera – Cano Cristales / 30 min 4×4 road
  • Day tour along Cano Cristales, visiting its waterfalls and natural pools as: The Quartz Waterfall, The Stone of the Virgen, The Pianos, The Pool of Love, The Buda Throne, The Square Pool, The Ladder, The Eagle Jump
  • Return to La Macarena Town

Day 3

  • Visit to Cano Cristalitos, El Mirador or Cano Piedra
  • Return to La Macarena Town before lunch
  • Transfer to airport to take flight out

4 days classical itinerary:

Day 1

  • Transfer to La Macarena according with your preferences
  • Short speech about Cano Cristales and hotel registration
  • Visit to Cano Cristalitos, El Mirador or Cano Piedra
  • Return to La Macarena Town

Day 2

  • La Macarena Town – La Cachivera / 20 min Guayavero river boat trip
  • La Cachivera – Cano Cristales / 30 min 4×4 road
  • Day tour along Cano Cristales, visiting its waterfalls and natural pools as: The Quartz Waterfall, The Stone of the Virgen, The Pianos, The Pool of Love, The Buda Throne, The Square Pool, The Ladder, The Eagle Jump
  • Return to La Macarena Town

Day 3

  • La Macarena Town – La Cachivera / 20 min Guayavero river boat trip
  • La Cachivera – Cano Cristales / 30 min 4×4 road
  • Day tour along Cano Cristales, visiting its waterfalls and natural pools as: The Quartz Waterfall, The Stone of the Virgen, The Pianos, The Pool of Love, The Buda Throne, The Square Pool, The Ladder, The Eagle Jump
  • Return to La Macarena Town

Day 4

  • Visit to Cano Cristalitos, El Mirador or Cano Piedra
  • Return to La Macarena Town before lunch
  • Transfer to airport to take flight out

Personal equipment list:

  • Day pack – 20 / 35 lt.
  • A change of clothes for exploring / long trousers, long sleeves shirts, hiking boots or comfortable shoes that can get wet
  • A change of clothes for trip/ comfortable and cool
  • Sandals
  • Swimming suit
  • Rain/plastic poncho
  • Hat/Cap
  • Small towel
  • Personal toiletries
  • 2 lt Water containers (Nalgene type)
  • Swimming mask or goggles
  • Head lamp and extra batteries
  • Sun glasses (UV400)
  • Personal medicine
  • Insect Repellent
  • Camera and / or binoculars
  • Identity documents (passport)

Notes:

  • Do not wear military camouflage clothes
  • Get the following vaccinations prior to your trip to Colombia, it is MANDATORY by the local authorities: Yellow Fever and carry your vaccination card with your personal documents.

Our contribution: When we visit places, where we know there are farmers or indigenous communities, we like to bring gifts to children, as a gratefulness for allowing us to explore their territory. We usually give them books, school supplies, pencils and colors! We invite you to participate!

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