Very early in the morning, we will fly to La Macarena, the small town near the National Natural Park La Macarena where Caño Cristales is located.
On our arrival to La Macarena, our local guide will take us to the hotel to check in and get ready for our first trekking day to the river. Our journey we will start with a 20 minutes canoe trip along the Guayabero river towards the Verada Cachivera. During this short trip along the river you will start getting the first impression of how beautiful this part of the country is. At Vereda Cachivera, we will take a jeep ride to go to the point from we will start our trekking adventure to Caño Cristales.The canyon is divided into three branches. During the next three days we will be visiting one branch per day. Today we will be visiting the central branch.
The trekking journey to the river will be framed by the stunning and peaceful landscape composed by a mix of valleys and hills full of a extensive diversity of fauna and flora. Then, when we arrive to the river, you will finally see the unique the explosion of colours given by the Macerenia clavigera plant that lines the river floor and the spectacular succession of rapids, waterfalls and natural pools running throughout the old rocks of the canyon. There you will have plenty of time to take pictures, swim, have a nice traditional lunch and enjoy the astonishing view. Around 3.30 pm we will start our journey back to La Macarena.
Meals plan: Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: La Macarena