Tour to Caño Cristales
Day 1: Welcome to Bogota! Hotel transfer
The night will start out with a local deep fried food platter, you will meet your host. Later you’ll visit a salsa bar in La Soledad neighborhood, you can get to know a classic and mythical dancing place in Bogota, a very peculiar tavern and whoever’s in the mood can dance with local experts. (Optional US$60)
Day 2: We’ll visit La Candelaria, historical site and a city’s landmark, its narrow streets and architecture will surprise us, we’ll go up to Monserrate where we will have the best view of the city and when we get back down we’ll head off to “La Plaza” where we’ll get delighted with the best ingredients of Colombian cuisine. We’re sure that you’ll enjoy the tropical fruits, smells and colors of this place.
Day 3: Flight over Bogota’s savannah. We’ll take a helicopter at Guaymaral airport and head off to know Bogota’s savannah, a beautiful blend of urban and rural areas, full of country landscape, harvests and dams. We’ll get lunch at an iconic country restaurant of the city. Free afternoon.
Days 4, 5 & 6: We fly to La Macarena, Meta. If weather allows, we’ll have a beautiful view from the airplane, we’ll see how the mountain chain ends and the immense eastern plains begin. At La Macarena, we’ll take a boat and go up the Guayabero River, we will observe a variety of bird species, and turtles taking the sun on the logs that stand out over Guayabero River.
We arrive to El Raudal, a charming scenery of the plains, we’re faced by powerful rocks, offering a stunning view! Until we arrive to a place where the Guayaberos tribe made rock engravings (petroglyphs) of themselves, birds, fish and their whole environment, many years ago.
This route also offers El Mirador, Ciudad Perdida (Lost City), El Salto del Gato and Salto Canoas. Unforgettable places, that assemble a perfect memory of Xplora Colombia experience.
We’ll cross Caño Cristales’ branches in the order authorized by environmental authorities, and you must prepare for encountering purity, peace and the most fanciful shapes and colors with the magic held by its nature; rapids, cascades and ponds graced with fanciful colored algae that make Caño Cristales the most beautiful river in the world. Back to Bogota.
Day 7: Free day and airport transfer
Xplora Colombia provides a professional photographer in Caño Cristales if you want to have the best shots from your experience. Enjoy the moment without worries. If you’re interested contact us to send you information about additional costs.