Magic and color in the macarena, best travel experience for Unforgettable Landscapes in La Macarena, Colombia.

Discover the river of 5 colors, incredible landscapes, ancient rock formations and fascinating wildlife.

4 days
June to November
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Spanish
Free cancelation
Sustainability Level 1

4 days from

COP2.718.222

+COP177.270 taxes and charges

per person

4 days from

COP2.718.222

+COP177.270 taxes and charges

per person

by La Manigua Lodge Lowest price guarantee

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Magic and color in the macarena, La Manigua Lodge, Unforgettable Landscapes, La Macarena, Colombia
Magic and color in the macarena, La Manigua Lodge, Unforgettable Landscapes, La Macarena, Colombia
Magic and color in the macarena, La Manigua Lodge, Unforgettable Landscapes, La Macarena, Colombia
Magic and color in the macarena, La Manigua Lodge, Unforgettable Landscapes, La Macarena, Colombia
Magic and color in the macarena, La Manigua Lodge, Unforgettable Landscapes, La Macarena, Colombia
Magic and color in the macarena, La Manigua Lodge, Unforgettable Landscapes, La Macarena, Colombia
Magic and color in the macarena, La Manigua Lodge, Unforgettable Landscapes, La Macarena, Colombia
Magic and color in the macarena, La Manigua Lodge, Unforgettable Landscapes, La Macarena, Colombia
Magic and color in the macarena, La Manigua Lodge, Unforgettable Landscapes, La Macarena, Colombia
Magic and color in the macarena, La Manigua Lodge, Unforgettable Landscapes, La Macarena, Colombia
Magic and color in the macarena, La Manigua Lodge, Unforgettable Landscapes, La Macarena, Colombia
Caño Cristales - La Macarena - Colombia - Experiencias de Viaje en la Naturaleza
Caño Cristales - La Macarena - Colombia - Experiencias de Viaje en la Naturaleza
Caño Cristales - La Macarena - Colombia - Experiencias de Viaje en la Naturaleza
Caño Cristales - La Macarena - Colombia - Experiencias de Viaje en la Naturaleza
Caño Cristales - La Macarena - Colombia - Experiencias de Viaje en la Naturaleza
Caño Cristales - La Macarena - Colombia - Experiencias de Viaje en la Naturaleza
Caño Cristales - La Macarena - Colombia - Experiencias de Viaje en la Naturaleza
Caño Cristales - La Macarena - Colombia - Experiencias de Viaje en la Naturaleza
Caño Cristales - La Macarena - Colombia - Experiencias de Viaje en la Naturaleza
Caño Cristales - La Macarena - Colombia - Experiencias de Viaje en la Naturaleza
Caño Cristales - La Macarena - Colombia - Experiencias de Viaje en la Naturaleza

Overview

  • The season of color is the perfect time to appreciate the magic of a wonder of nature.
  • Our lodge is fully equipped. It is located in a remote region and the best way to get there is by flying to La Macarena, a very small town in the south of the department of Meta, a perfect region to discover incredible landscapes, ancient rock formations and wildlife. fascinating
  • Once you are in La Macarena, LA MANIGUA LODGE is at your disposal. located 30 minutes from the town center navigating upstream on the Guayabero River 
  • At La Manigua Lodge we have a special menu. weekly with different options for each day. Each option is prepared with local ingredients and by local cooks who put all their dedication so that you have a special experience in the middle of the jungle.
  • We also offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
  • We have 3 family cabins with a capacity of 2 to 5 people, with 1 double bed and 3 single beds and 2 cabins for couples with a capacity of 1 to 3 people with 1 queen and 1 single bed

Classification

For All

Level 1

Not wheelchair accessible

What to expect

Day 1:

  • Welcome at La Macarena airport
  • Visit to Cormacarena and National Parks office for an introductory talk about the National Park Sierra de La Macarena.
  • Luggage pick up (depending of the time of arrival, luggage will be picked up before or after the talk), and stop at La Manigua’s office for the check-in. Here you will have time to fill your water bottles with water and change clothes if you need.
  • Transfer to the Guayabero river. We will take a wooden boat with our luggage to start our first visit, Caño Cristalitos
  • 20 minute boat transfer upstream the Guayabero river. On the way it’s posible to spot some wildlife on the river bank. We will reach a farmers house where we will get ready for our first hike
  • 25 minutes ascend to reach the Mirador, an amazing lookout where your guide will be able to explain everything about the ecosystems and the social history of La Macarena. The place to have lunch will vary according to the time that you start the hike
  • 45 minutes hike along a semi-flat terrain till we reach Caño Cristalitos, where we will have time to appreciate the Macarenia clavigera plant and bathe at small pools
  • 45 minutes hike back to the Guayabero river to reach out boat
  • 15 minutes transfer upstream the Guayabero river to reach La Manigua Lodge
  • Check-in at La Manigua Lodge
  • Time to relax and to enjoy the possible visit of some monkeys
  • Dinner at La Manigua Lodg

Day 2:

  • Breakfast at La Manigua Lodge. Our start time will be defined by Cormacarena and National parks randomly (it can be between 6 am and 8 am)
  • 15 min boat transfer downstream the Guayabero River
  • 40 min 4x4 transfer on a bumpy road entering the National Park Sierra de La Macarena We will reach National Parks check point, where we will get ready for the hike
  • 30 minutes hike till we reach our highly expected destination: Caño Cristales
  • Once at Caño Cristales, we will start the trail that was assigned by National Parks and Cormacarena
  • Inside the National Park we will be around 7 hours, having time for hiking, having lunch, bathing and take a lot of pictures of the colors and waterfalls of this amazing river.
  • At the end of the hike we will return by the same we entered to reach again La Manigua Lodge
  • At the end of the day we will have a cultural activity on the river
  • Dinner at La Manigua Lodge

Day 3:

  • Breakfast at La Manigua Lodge. Our start time will be defined by Cormacarena and National parks randomly (it can be between 6 am and 8 am)
  • 40 min boat transfer upstream the Guayabero river. The upper basin uf the Guayabero river is great for spotting wildlife, so it’s important to have your eyes open!
  • Visit to the Raudan de Angosturas, water rapids created because the Guayabero river has to go through a rock canyon that can only be visited during the dry season
  • We will take pictures of the water rapids before starting our hike to Ciudad de Piedra
  • 90 min hike to reach Ciudad de Piedra, a rock labyrinth that belongs to the Guiana shield and a valley full of rock formations that only the wind and the water could have sculpt
  • At this particular spot we will have time to have lunch, bathe at Caño El Encanto and enjoy the landscape from the huge rocks that decorate this valley
  • We will return by the same to our boat and then continue back to La Manigua Lodge
  • At the end of the day we will have a cultural activity with our neighbors
  • Dinner at La Manigua Lodge

Day 4:

  • Breakfast at La Manigua Lodge. The time to start the activity will be defined according to the flight schedule
  • 10 minute hike to from La Manigua Lodge till we reach the horses
  • 45 minute horse ride along “morichales” and natural savannahs till we reach Caño Piedra. If we have enough time it’s posible to bathe at a natural pool
  • Return to La Manigua Lodge bu horse (60 minute)
  • We will pack or luggage and get ready to return to La Macarena by boat. If our return flight is in the afternoon, we will have lunch at the town.
  • Transfer to the airport and farewell.

Dates & Prices

Date Per person from Per Occupancy

What´s included

  • Full meals + hydration (lemonade + water)
  • Ground transfers
  • River transfers
  • Accommodation at La Manigua Lodge
  • Local guide
  • Community contributions
  • Assistance insurance

What´s not included

  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Bilingual guide
  • Changes to the itinerary during the trip
  • Expenses not mentioned in the tour and alcoholic beverages
  • Tourism tax from the mayor's office
  • Colombians: COP 32,000
  • Foreigners: COP 48,000
  • Airport tax: COP 10,000
  • National park entrance fees*
Colombians and resident foreigners Foreigners
5 - 12 years 12 - 25 years old 25 - 65 85+ Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador Other
COP 37.650 COP 56.500 COP 74,000 COP 0 COP 74,000 COP 112.400

Cancellation Policy

Days before the trip Refund
> 60 90%
60 - 30 50%
29 - 15 25%
14 - 7 10%
6 - 0 0%
During the Trip You will be charged for the same amount. the total value of the services

 

Additional Information

  • We recommend that your trip be at least 4 days so that you can enjoy Caño Cristales to the fullest and get to know other incredible destinations in La Macarena.
  • On long weekends, you can only visit Caño Cristales once due to the number of people who visit La Macarena, so don't miss it. If you can travel on a normal weekend or during the week, much better!
  • The opening and closing of Caño Cristales depends on weather conditions
  • Lunches and water for the walk must be carried by each visitor. If you require the help of someone to help you carry them, you can request an additional porter service
  • Children under 6 years old are not allowed to enter Caño Cristales
  • Caño Cristales has a limited carrying capacity, so it is important to know. that it is important to balance the trip  in plenty of time
  • To define the perfect dates for the trip, you must take into account the frequencies and schedules of the flights to La Macarena
  • We have special rates for children under 12 years old

Terms and Conditions

  • To confirm the reservation we request an advance of 50% of the plan
  • Payment link option: this option allows you to pay by credit card. It has an additional cost of 6%

4 days from

COP2.718.222

+COP177.270 taxes and charges

per person

by La Manigua Lodge. Lowest price guarantee

Reserve Now & Pay Later
Secure your spot while staying flexible

Free cancellation
Up to 90 days in advance.

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