Caño Cristales Colombia


Caño Cristales Colombia Located in the Sierra de La Macarena National Natural Park, “The River of Five Colors” also known as “The Liquid Rainbow.”  is one of the most amazing places and a definitely a Nature Wonder of Colombia.  It is a place where all of the colors of the rainbow seem to have been descended from heaven to earth, its waterfalls and rock formations offer a spectacular opportunity to enjoy this unique ecosystem.


Caño Cristales Colombia

Day 1. La Macarena – Caño Cristales

Ride a boat for 20 minutes over the Guayabero river spotting squirrel monkeys, hoatzins, Scarlet Macaws and the Orinoco Crocodile with a bit of luck.  Drive a 4×4 vehicle to Cajuche Spring, to start an ecological hike to Cristalitos natural pools. We will return late in the afternoon La Macarena village for dinner and overnight in a local standard accommodation. (L,D)

Day 2. Caño Cristales

Today we will explore the other side stream of Caño Cristales known as “Brazo Pianos” with its different colors, waterfalls and natural swimming pools; Caño Escondido, Cascada de la Virgen, Pianos, Piedra Diosa de la Macarena, Cascada de los Cuarzos, Paso Mojado, Tapetes. We will return to La Macarena for dinner and overnight at a local accommodation. You will enjoy an integration cultural act including folkloric music, dance and local gastronomy with locals.

A Red and Yellow River in Colombia
Caño Cristales Colombia

Day 3. Caño Cristales- La Macarena

We will visit Piscina Karol Cristal, los Ocos, Piscina del Turista and activities will be chosen by a local guide depending on the weather conditions and the time available. After the activity we will return back to La Macarena to continue our journey beyond.

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Best time of the Year:  May  -November

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Very easy. 

Departures from Medellin, Villavicencio or Bogota. 
We include flights in our programs.

Well selected tourist category hotels in La Macarena



  • Picnic lunch in the excursions
    English speaking native tour guide or interpreter
    All land transfers & boat transfers
    Trip Insurance
    Accommodation at standard hotel in La Macarena
    Entrance fee to Parque Nacional La Macarena

  • Souvenirs
    Gratuities (optional)

    Travel insurance (mandatory)
    Alcoholic and soft drinks
    Spending money – budget for meals, snacks, drinks, laundry, tips and any extras

Caño Cristales en Colombia

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