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Caño Cristales 3-Day Tour from Medellin

Medellín, Colombia

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US$1138.62 US$ 1205.72
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Adult(s) x (Age 13 To 75)
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  • All-inclusive tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Round-trip airfares
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Multi-Day Trip


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.


  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Bogotá - La Macarema - Bogotá Airfare
  • National Park fees
  • Local transportation
  • Excursions
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees (According to La Macarena law, the tourist must do the payment directly at the entrance of the town and in cash -average 37.000 COP-
  • Local taxes (According to La Macarena law, the tourist must do the payment directly at the entrance of the town and in cash -average 6.000 COP-
  • National Park fees (According to La Macarena law, the tourist must do the payment directly at the entrance of the town and in cash -average 87.000 COP-
  • Bilingual guide
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Travel insurance is optional as the customer's expense

Meeting Point

Your hotel in Medellin or Medellin Airport
Departure Time:
6:30 AM
Departure Comments:

All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.

Return Details:
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