Note: This tour runs from June to November only, when the colours are the most amazing.
Get picked up from the Bogota airport and transferred to your hostel on Day 1. On Day 2, explore Bogota on a bicycle city tour. Take a charter flight from Bogota to La Macarena on Day 3 where you will travel by boat, 4x4 jeep and then hike to Cano Cristales River, “the River of Five Colours”, one of the prettiest in the world. On Days 4-5 enjoy the incredible natural colors of the river weeds and algae blooming in blue, green, yellow, black and red colours on daily excursions. Enjoy a free day back in Bogota on Day 6 and get dropped off at the airport on Day 7.
Day by Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Bogota Airport Pickup
As you arrive in Bogota, you will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your accommodation. Have the rest of the day at leisure to relax and taste some delicious Colombian food. Overnight in Bogota.
Day 2: Bogotá Bicycle Tour (B)
After breakfast, it will be time to explore Bogota by bike on a bicycle city tour. The tour starts with a ride through the historical La Candelaria neighbourhood of Bogota. You will pass several representative churches and squares and experience the different architectural styles of the old town. After visiting the enormous bullring, where toreros used to fight against furious bulls, explore some of the most beautiful parks of Bogota and taste a freshly made fruit juice in a typical Colombian fruit market before getting an insight of the rising graffiti scene of the city. After the tour, return to your accommodation and have the rest of the day to relax. Overnight in Bogota.
Day 3: Flight to La Macarena - Caño Cristales Tour (L/D)
You will be transferred early in the morning to the Bogota airport to catch your flight to La Macarena. On arrival, you will be met by a local guide and transferred to your accommodation. After checking-in and changing of clothes, depart to Caño Cristales - the river of 5 colors and the prettiest of Colombia with its waterfalls and natural pools. You will travel by boat on Rio Guayabero for about 15 minutes watching the wildlife in the region as hoatzins, monkeys, river turtles, and other species of birds. With a little luck, you can see even the cayman Guayabero. Then travel for another 20 minutes on a 4x4 jeep to the spring of Cajuche to take an ecological walk to Caño Cristales. Along the way, you will visit Caño Cristales (central arm), Karol Cristal swimming pool, Los Ochos, and Piscina del Turista. Enjoy a delicious lunch and enjoy the park as the local guide will show you the best places to rest and bathe in the river. In the afternoon return to La Macarena for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Caño Cristales Tour (B/L/D)
After breakfast, depart to the park by boat along Guayabero River, then by land transport from the point of disembarkation to Caño Cristales. This second hike will allow you to see a different view point of Caño Cristales, allowing you to visit Piscina del Turista, Silla del Tinigua, Tres Espejos, Pozo Cuadrado, and Las Escaleras. Enjoy a delicious lunch and enjoy the park as the local guide will show you the best places to rest and bathe in the river. In the afternoon return to La Macarena where you will have time to prepare yourself for the "Parranda Llanero", a local celebration with good food and a local dance/music display.
Day 5: Caño Cristales Tour & Flight back to Bogota (B/L)
After enjoying breakfast, depending on the time of the flight, you will go on a morning visit to Caño Cristalitos or El Mirador. The guide will choose which activity suits best depending on the climate condition and the time available. After enjoying lunch in a local restaurant, transfer to the airport for your return charter flight to Bogota. On arrival, you will be met by our representative to transfer you back to your accommodation in Bogotá for overnight.
Day 6: Bogotá Free Day (B)
Enjoy the day at leisure to explore the city on your own. Walk through the colonial part of the city centre, La Candelaria, or take a cable car to Monserrate for amazing views overlooking the city. Overnight in Bogota.
Day 7: Bogota Airport Drop-off (B)
After breakfast, it is time to say goodbye to your new friends. After checking-out from your accommodation, you will be dropped off at the airport where this amazing adventure will come to an end.