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La Macarena National Park Tour: 4 Days of Community-Led Excursions

This 4-day tour in La Macarena National Park is operated locally by the Macarena community tourism association. This community-run organization guarantees an authentic, in-depth, and insider exploration of Macarena National Park. Take a guided excursion each day and encounter Caño Cristales “Rainbow River”, spectacular waterfalls, scenic lookouts and more. In the evenings, enjoy home-cooked Colombian cuisine, and hear the legends and stories of the mountains.

 

USD $1,154.00

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Encounter Spectacular Biodiversity, Rainbow River and Cascading Falls on this La Macarena National Park Tour

The Serrenia Macarena is an isolated and biodiverse mountain range located within Colombia’s Macarena National Park. From scrub grasslands, to dense jungle, to the vibrant red, purple, and pink algae of Caño Cristales River, this spectacular natural destination is one of the most breathtaking and biodiverse locations on Earth!

On this 4-day tour, take a guided excursion each day from the tiny village of La Macarena into the scenic and secluded trails of Macarena National Park. Encounter the array of colors in Caño Cristales, spectacular waterfalls, scenic lookouts and more. In the evenings, enjoy home-cooked Colombian cuisine, and hear the legends and stories that live in the mountains.

This Macarena National Park tour is operated locally by the Macarena community tourism association. This community-run organization guarantees an authentic, in-depth, and insider exploration of Macarena National Park. Even better, this Macarena National Park tour directly supports local economies, local communities, and local wildlife.

Highlights

  • Explore Caño Cristales, the rainbow river named among the most beautiful rivers on Earth
  • Hike through tropical forest and explore pristine rivers with a local guide
  • Spend evenings enjoying rural life in a jungle village
  • Take a panorama flight over Macarena National Park to reach the off-grid community
  • Think Local: support local communities, economies, and wildlife

Tour Information

Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights

Start/End Location: Bogota’s El Dorado International Airport

Flight Details: Price includes charter fight from Bogota to Macarena National Park

Itinerary

Day 1: Discover Macarena National Park
Begin your Macarena National Park tour with a flight from Bogota deep into the central Andean mountains. Fly over the National Park to reach your off-grid destination, and get unbeatable views of the jungle and Rainbow River from above.

Upon arrival to the small community of La Macarena, members of the community tourism association will take you to your hotel. There, you’ll meet your guides, learn about the park, drop off your things, and set out for your first excursion.

Set out with your guide along Bajo Lozada River. Here, you’ll have time to observe local fora and fauna of the North-West Amazon, including freshwater turtles, caiman alligators, and spectacular bird species. On the trail, enjoy a traditional lunch prepared in the local style on banana leafs. In the afternoon, return to the village for dinner and free time to enjoy the stunning landscape all around you.

Day 2: Encounter Waterfalls and Dive into Natural Swimming Pools
After breakfast, take a 20 minute boat ride to Guayabero River for breathtaking views of the untouched jungle. Next, take a truck along small roads to the trailhead at Cajuche Spring.

Today, you’ll enjoy a guided hike to reach massive water fall systems and natural swimming pools. Hike, relax, swim, and dive into the deep pools for a thrilling afternoon along the river.

Enjoy lunch along the river before heading back to Macarena in the afternoon. After sunset, a local guide will divulge the legends of stories of the region, for insight into the culture of the Colombian Amazon.

Day 3: Discover Macarena’s Brilliant Rainbow River
After breakfast, set out for Caño Cristales for a guided hike along the spectacular rainbow river. Encounter the deep, bold colors of the river that appear too vibrant to be real!  Enjoy lunch along the scenic river, then set out for the village in the late afternoon. Enjoy a traditional dinner and time to rest in the evening.

Day 4: Say Goodbye to your Macarena National Park tour
After breakfast, set out for your last excursion to “El Mirador,” for an impressive panorama of Macarena National Park. Take in the scenery one last time before transportation back to to the airport.

What’s Included

  • Travel Insurance
  • Charter flight from Bogota to La Macarena
  • Pick up-service from/to La Macarena Airport
  • Excursions as mentioned in the program
  • Accommodation (3 nights / double room)
  • Meals (3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners)
  • Spanish-speaking guide (contact us at info@keteka.com for details regarding bilingual guide options)
  • Medical assistance insurance

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Caño Cristales, La Macarena, Meta, Colombia

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Caño Cristales, La Macarena, Meta, Colombia 2.261492, -73.790352

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