Rainbow River Caño Cristales

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Start your trip with a city tour enjoying the colonial architecture and attractions of Bogota. Then take a plane to La Macarena where you will enjoy a boat and Jeep ride to discover Colombia’s hidden rainbow river or Caño Cristales. Be prepared to me amazed by its colors and its natural surroundings.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Bogota International airport
24/7 assistance Certified guide
Flight Bogotá-La Macarena-Bogotá Land & river transfers in La Macarena
Parks and attractions fees 2 Nights Hotel in Bogota
2 nights hotel in La Macarena Excursions described
Bogota half City Tour All meals described
Services not described Tips for guide camp & drivers
Airport taxes State Camp & Park Fees
State & Park Fees Alcoholic beverages


  • Enjoy the culture and food of Bogota
  • Be amazed by Caño Cristales, Colombia’s Liquid Rainbow


    • Physical demand (1-10): 4
    • Travel Style: Short walks
    • Allowance of no more than 10kg of checked luggage and a small item in cabin
    • Yellow Fever vaccine is mandatory if you are under 60 years of age
    • Open season from June to November
    • Drones are prohibited(special permit required)
    • Sun Block is prohibited
    • Price for Minimun 4 Pers. group




After a meet and greet at the Bogota International airport, a transfer will take you to your hotel in the historical district: La Candelaria. The colorful colonial building will be a great setting to get into the Colombian mood and rhythm. Depending on arrival time a half city tur will be provided.



Early pickup for charter 1hour 20 minutes flight to La Macarena. Upon arrival a guide will be waiting to take you to an introduction talk about the environmental rules, then drop the luggage at the hotel in the village and enjoy a delicious typical colombian lunch. Now the adventure begins! We walk to the port and board a motorized canoe to navigate up stream the Guayabero river. This 20 minute journey will give us the opportunity to spot fauna of the region, such as monkeys, Hoatzin, lots of other species of birds, and, if we are lucky, also the caiman of the Guayabero. We get of the boat at a small settlement where you can see a turtle conservation proyect and then begin the 3 hour round trip walk to Cano cristalito, a small version of cano cristales. At the end of the afternoon we return to the village of La Macarena for dinner and night in a hotel in town.(B/L/D)



Today we enjoy full day at Caño Cristales . We go back to the boat for a 10 min ride across to the other side of Guayabero river where we continue in a jeep 4×4 for about 20 minutes and the last 30 minutes is on foot. Be prepared to be amazed by the beauty and colors of the river. You will enjoy swim holes and water falls so have your swim suit ready. The guide will also indicate the best places for resting and swimming. At the end of the afternoon we return to the village of La Macarena for dinner and night in a hotel in town.
Don’t forget Long sleeve and hat (B/L/D)



After breakfast, your guide will organize an activity in the surroundings of the village of La Macarena to discover other spots. The activity will be chosen depending on the weather conditions and the time available before your flight departure. Afterwards, transfer to airport for flight to Bogota. A driver will be waiting for you at Bogota airport for the transfer to the hotel (B/L/D)


Day 5: HOME

After breakfast, meet with your driver and depart to international airport. End of services (B/-/-)



Reviews (1)

1 review for Rainbow River Caño Cristales

  1. MasterRig

    Cano Cristales is a fast river with many rapids and waterfalls. Often in the bed have formed small circular pits – giant’s kettles , which have been formed by pebbles or chunks of harder rocks. Once one of these harder rock fragments falls into one of the cavities, it is rotated by the water current and begins to carve at the cavity wall and increases the dimensions of the pit.

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