1. Colombia
  2. Antioquia
  3. Medellín
  4. Caño Cristales

From Medellin: 4 or 5-Day Trip to Liquid Rainbow River

Product ID: 314692
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Visit the Canõ Cristales river and marvel the beauty of the colours of the liquid rainbow river. Take a 4 or 5 day trip with everything included to one of the most spectacular nature wonders in Colombia, from Medellín.
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Duration: 4 - 5 days
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Spanish, English

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the only place in the world with a "liquid rainbow"
  • Explore the incredible colors of Macarena and its national parks
  • Be amazed by the fauna and flora of Macarena
  • Meet the locals and get to know their culture
Full description
Day 1
Arrive at La Macarena airport and transfer to your accommodation at the Hotel La Cascada (or another of the same standard) in the town of La Macarena. Listen to a briefing about Cormacarena and the National Park. Then, have lunch and enjoy time to rest. Eat dinner at a local restaurant before your overnight stay.

Day 2
After breakfast at a local restaurant, take a transfer in a 4×4 truck to the National Park, if conditions allow. Take a 3-hour walk from the Guayabero River and visit El Mirador, where you will have the opportunity to observe the 3 ecosystems of this region: the Llano, the Amazon, and the Andes. Also see the rock formations of the Serranía de La Macarena or Caño Cristalitos, a small river with waters of reddish colors produced by the Clavigera Macarenia. This quiet place has a natural pool of warm waters where you can cool off after the walk. Eat lunch and return to Macarena. In the evening, have dinner at a local restaurant before your overnight stay.

Day 3
Enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant then take a 30-minute boat trip on the Guayabero River and a 4x4 ride from La Cachivera to Caño Cajuche. Take a 1-hour walk from Caño Cajuche to Caño Cristales to visit the River of the 5 Colors. Marvel at this iconic place which is considered to be one of the most beautiful rivers in the world. Eat lunch and return to Macarena. In the evening, have dinner at a local restaurant and stay overnight.

Day 4
For the 4-day package, eat breakfast at a local restaurant. Enjoy free time for shopping and to visit La Macarena. Then, transfer to the airport and fly to Medellín. For the 5-day package, after breakfast at a local restaurant, take a 30-minute boat trip on the Guayabero River and 4×4 ride from La Cachivera village to Caño Piedra. Spend another day visiting the River of the 5 Colors. Then, return to Macarena for dinner at a local restaurant and your final overnight stay.

Day 5
Eat breakfast at a local restaurant, have some free time for shopping and to visit La Macarena. Then, transfer to the airport and fly back to Medellín.
Includes
  • Chartered flights Medellín-Macarena-Medellín
  • Round-trip transfers to/from Macarena Airport
  • 2 or 3 nights at La Cascada Hotel or equivalent
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner according to the itinerary
  • Tour guide in Spanish
  • Tour guide in English (if option is chosen)
  • Insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Round-trip transfers to/from Medellín Olaya Herrera Airport
  • Municipal tax, airport, and National Park tax ($98.300 COP approx. for Colombian citizens, $145.700 COP approx. for international citizens)
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

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Important information
Know before you go
• Minimum age is 5 years old
• Luggage allowance is 10kg and hand luggage 3kg
• Camouflage clothing is prohibited
• In Macarena, there are no money exchange stores
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Cristales Aventura Tours

Product ID: 314692