accommodation at don David hostal

accommodation at don David hostal

(madre selva nature reserve)

in memory of Don David And in honor of Doña María. Guardians of Caño Cristales, who have been living in the area for more than 40 years.

It is a wooden cabin built with the hands of those who attend it. They have been living in Caño Cristales for more than 40 years and now they are willing to welcome visitors with respect and love who want to stay at home.

You will live an experience with a typical peasant farmer family.

The Don David inn is located in the Madre Selva Nature Reserve, which is a hidden Colombia reserve, which works for the recovery and preservation of an area of 50 hectares in the Caño Cristales sector called the Pailón. He is currently carrying out a forest rescue project that was previously used for overgrazing. The job as Guardians of Mother Earth is to care for and preserve this sanctuary of Colombian biodiversity.

Where is don david hostel?

It is the closest accommodation to Caño Cristales. And the place where previously the first foreign explorers of the most beautiful river on the planet stayed in camping. It is 200 meters from the most beautiful areas of the planet.

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traveler comments during the expedition

María Isabel Contento (COL)

I had not been able to write and thank them for being aware of us. We really enjoyed the trip, we liked the landscape, the river, we bathed very rich in it, we ate well, we disconnected completely because there was no signal and two hours of daily charging was not enough for the cell phone. Mr. Armando was very kind, he was watching us all the time, until we got on the plane back. Staying at Don David's inn was a success, although it is a little jarto to have to share the bathroom, but it is understood that it is not possible there. Too bad the weather conditions were not entirely good since we had flight delays. The organization of tourism, tours and others works well.

Thanks again for giving us the possibility of three days of happiness and peace.

July 13 to 15

Patrick Mayeda (USA)

Everything about our trip to Caño Cristales was fantasic. Do yourself a favor and stay at Posada of Don David, it is the closest place to stay in Caño Cristales. You will save a lot of time not having to ride in a boat and 4x4 every time you go into Caño Cristales or other places in the vicinity. The five day trip was perfect, it allowed us a little flexibility to return to Caño Cristales when the sun was shining and the water receded. Also, La Laguna del Silencio and Caño Canoas are not to be missed. Armando and Nidia were fantasic hosts, and Pablo was the perfect guide for us. A true family affair. Iván and crew arranged everything for us, including our flights and shipping our extra baggage to the next city we were heading. Thank you again for an excellent trip.

July 9 to 13.

Julia Kaemmer (AL)

The flight with the charter was pleasant and all well organized. Armando and his wife greeted us at the airport and were very attentive. Armando is a good guide who told us a lot and always tried to give us the best experience. For example, we continue in Cristalitos upwards because there were already many people below. The Don David Inn is perfectly located! Directly next to Caños Cristales and within nature. The accommodation is very basic but clean. The food is typical of Colombia and rich. For me and my friend it was a unique experience!

October 26-28, 2017

Samuel Garnier (FR)

All right, all excellent! A little water was missing in Caño Cristales, but it was still very nice and the attention and service very good. We also loved the proximity of the inn's locations.

September 1 to 3, 2017

Kathy Gamba y Diana Lopez(COL):

Excellent service, delicious food, a family atmosphere and an excellent guide

August 17 to 21, 2017.

Nelson Perico (COL)

The Inn is a suitable place to disconnect from the routine and enjoy Caño Cristales better. Nice for those who like to see the stars and excellently loving to enjoy the food. We quite enjoy everything. Recommended!

August 17 to 21, 2017.

Axelle Nelson (USA)

An excellent tur Ivan. Armando and his wife welcomed us very well. A very cool couple and a resounding success.

July 31 to August 2, 2017.

Heilly Serrato (COL)

"We had a great time. Thank you for bringing us to this inn. The encounter with yourself is incredible. The attention is very good and the guide is excellent."

July 28-30, 2017.

Laura Olarte (COL):

"The experience was incredible, it was really being in touch with nature. Being so close to the river, far from civilization fills one with peace and tranquility; disconnecting from the routine. Knowing the culture and food of local people, living together a little with them, it’s special. It’s a magical place in the middle of such beauty. The most important thing is that the people at Posada Don David, and the Macarena, are aware of the natural wealth they have, the value and the beauty, that take care of her as the greatest treasure. "

July 24-26, 2017.

Diana Galarza:

"Hi Iván! I wanted to tell you that we were very happy with the trip to Caño Cristales, everything went very well! Although it rained a lot on Saturday night we could enjoy that wonderful and magical place!

The family served us very well! We carry many books so that children can enjoy them and then they can be given at school. Lalo was our guardian, we were very happy with him, the best guide !!

We would recommend it without a doubt! It was a space to disconnect from the world.

November 18, 2014 "

Diego Hakspiel:

"Hi Iván: In general, the tour was spectacular, the location of the reserve is perfect, the pipe is beautiful, Alex as a guide was excellent, and Dona Maria's food was delicious. But the coolest thing in my opinion was having been able to share with Alex and the Family of Maria and Hugo It was very special to know a little more about their daily life and life, that was the most magical thing for me.

Eliana Lozano Sánchez:

"Hello! Things that I liked: The landscape of obvious crystal channels, the company of all of you J, having Alex as our guide was great (in addition to achieving a closer relationship with him, we were able to know places that on a hike with many more people we would not have known; it felt more like a relationship of friendship than of commitment to be paying something.) The lodging in the reserve was the best, getting involved with the people of the region, seeing their daily lives, listening to their stories and sharing with them It was really amazing, and best of all, the rice stick with Dona Maria beans.

Martha Amezquita:

"Hi Iván: We had a great time, the river is beautiful and Alex's guidance and company was very good, we felt very safe with him, his experience shows and he is very willing to collaborate. Logistics in general was very good Organized from when we were picked up at the airport until we returned.

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The Madre Selva reserve borders the Don David hostel. It is located in the Serranía de la Macarena, one of the most biodiverse places in the world. Here we are opting for a natural forest recovery action plan, in which varieties of fauna and flora species are found.

travel options

group plans with lodging

It is very important to be aware with the trip that is going to take place in Caño cristales.

Although it is a comfortable destination for travelers, it involves hiking in climatic conditions that can vary at any time, as well as visits to places where there are insects, muddy roads and lush vegetation.

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For these reasons and more, we ask that you be aware of your visit, we ask for your patience if changes occur that must be made to minimize risks to your health and well-being during the trip, we will always appreciate your tolerance and good attitude towards fortuitous weather events, presence of insects, mud, among others.

The Colombia Oculta team will do everything possible to make your trip a unique and wonderful experience.

2 days / 1 night

From Macarena airport, accommodation at the rural hostel Don David (dates with availability)

Price per experience

(Click here to see prices according to the number of registered travelers)

Price per person:


1 person $1,431,000

2 persons $931,000

3 persons $765,000

4 to 7 persons $682,000

8 to11 persons $649,000

12 to 14 persons $620,000


Children 15% discount. Up to 2 children for Dad and Mom

Price for regular shared tours. If you want private tours please ask us for a quotation.

itinerary

Day 1

-Welcoming at the Macarena Airport. One representative of the agency will pick you up at the airport.

-Snacks/Lunchtime.

-Meeting with your guide.

-Visit to the National parks agency to get the recommendations for visiting the park and check assigned sector to visit at Caño Cristales.

-Departure to your first spot: Visit Caño Cristales or Caño Cristalitos.

-Transportation to Posada Don David by boat and 4x4. A short hike (1.5 km).

-Accommodation in La Posada.

-Dinner.

Day 2

-Breakfast.

-Meeting with your guide.

-Hike to Caño Cristales (300 m).

-Hiking along Caño Cristales in the assigned sector.

-Typical Lunch during the hiking activity along the river (depending on departure time)

End of the visit.

-Return to La Macarena in 4x4 and boat.

-Transportation to Airport. Farewell.


It is important to understand that the food included in the plan is prepared by the people of the community and the menu is based on typical products of the region, avoid using products from other regions. If you wish you can ask the details of this menu and if you need or want food that is not from the area, we ask for your understanding and suggest that you take it as part of your luggage.

NOTE: Itineraries may be subject to change without prior notice by National Parks and Cormacarena.

If there are delays in the flights and you arrive at Macarena after 1:00 pm you cannot enter Caño Cristales that day and you will visit another tourist sector of the Macarena.

If there are advances in the departure flights from La Macarena or it leaves before 9 am, only the sunrise sighting activity will be carried out in Caño Cristales on the last day.

Colombia Oculta is not responsible for delays or advances in flights.

We ask for understanding about itinerary changes. We will do everything in our power to make the most of your visit to Caño Cristales.

The cost includes

-All the taxes and fees to enter the park

-Guide in Spanish for 2 days. If you need a bilingual guide or translator, please let us know. We can provide it for an additional cost, depending on availability.

-Accommodation in Posada Don David in a private room with shared bathrooms.

-Transportation from the airport to the Posada and back to the airport at the end of the tour.

-Everyday transportation to the main attractions in Caño Cristales,

-3 main meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) every day, except breakfast on day 1 and lunch or dinner on day 2 (it depends what time your flight leaves from La Macarena),

-Medical insurance.

-Additionally, Colombia Oculta makes a donation to the Cachivera County Community where the Park is located and to the Madre Selva Reservation Area for nature conservation.

-It does not include the airport fee, which will cost around $6.000 COP AND YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY IT IN CASH AT THE AIRPORT.

It does not include

Plane tickets booking

Charter flights

Bogotá - La Macarena $396.000 each way (Just Monday, Thursday and Saturday) Weekends and holidays $444.000

Villavicencio - La Macarena $275.000 each way (every day) Weekends and holidays $286.000

Medellín - La Macarena. $561.000 each way (Just Fridays and Mondays) Cali - La Macarena. $522.000 each way ((Just Fridays and Mondays)

Commercial flights

It depends on availability. And private land transportation Bogotá - Villavicencio. From $555.00 each way for groups between 1 and 3 persons, every day. Costs vary according to the number of travelers.

Additional Services

We can provide a translator service for $150.000 per day per group.

If there are not any available translators in La Macarena for the time you book, we can move one from Bogota, with the costs that represent.

trails you can visit

Trails that can be known according to Cormacarena and PNN permits (only one path per day)


Path 1. High difficulty.

-Path of "los pianos de Caño Cristales".

-"Caño Escondido".

-Waterfall of "La Virgen".

-Waterfall of "Los Pianos".

-Stone "Diosa de la Macarena".

-"Paso Mojado".

Path 2. High difficulty.

-Path "Salto del Aguila de Caño Cristales".

-"Escalera".

-Pit "cuadrado".

-"Piedra negra" or "Black waterfall".

-Waterfall "Salto del Aguila".

-"Tablas de la Ley".

Path 3. Medium Difficulty.

-Path "los Pilones de Caño Cristales".

-Mount of "las Marimbas".

-"Los Estrechos".

-Pool "del Pailón".

3 days / 2 nigths

From Macarena airport, accommodation at the rural hostel Don David (dates with availability)

Price per experience

(Click here to see prices according to the number of registered travelers)

Price per person:


1 person $1,817,000

2 persons $1,195,000

3 persons $987,000

4 to 7 persons $883,000

8 to11 persons $850,000

12 to 14 persons $802,000


Children 15% discount. Up to 2 children for Dad and Mom

Price for regular shared tours. If you want private tours please ask us for a quotation.

itinerary

Day 1

-Welcoming at the Macarena Airport. One representative of the agency will pick you up at the airport.

-Snacks/Lunchtime.

-Meeting with your guide.

-Visit to the National parks agency to get the recommendations for visiting the park and check assigned sector to visit at Caño Cristales.

-Departure to your first spot: Visit Caño Cristales or Caño Cristalitos.

-Transportation to Posada Don David by boat and 4x4. A short hike (1.5 km).

-Accommodation in La Posada.

-Dinner.

Day 2

-Breakfast.

-Meeting with your guide.

-Hike to Caño Cristales (300 m).

-Hiking along Caño Cristales in the assigned sector.

-Typical Lunch during the hiking activity along the river.

-Transportation to Posada Don David.

-Accommodation in shared rooms.

-Dinner.

day 3

-Breakfast.

-Meeting with your guide.

-Visit to Caño Cristales to watch sunrise and hike (duration depends on departure time).

-Return to La Macarena in 4x4 and boat.

-Transportation to Airport. Farewell.


It is important to understand that the food included in the plan is prepared by the people of the community and the menu is based on typical products of the region, avoid using products from other regions. If you wish you can ask the details of this menu and if you need or want food that is not from the area, we ask for your understanding and suggest that you take it as part of your luggage.

NOTE: Itineraries may be subject to change without prior notice by National Parks and Cormacarena.

If there are delays in the flights and you arrive at Macarena after 1:00 pm you cannot enter Caño Cristales that day and you will visit another tourist sector of the Macarena.

If there are advances in the departure flights from La Macarena or it leaves before 9 am, only the sunrise sighting activity will be carried out in Caño Cristales on the last day.

Colombia Oculta is not responsible for delays or advances in flights.

We ask for understanding about itinerary changes. We will do everything in our power to make the most of your visit to Caño Cristales.

The cost includes

-All the taxes and fees to enter the park

-Guide in Spanish for 3 days. If you need a bilingual guide or translator, please let us know. We can provide it for an additional cost, depending on availability.

-Accommodation in Posada Don David in a private room with shared bathrooms

-Transportation from the airport to the Posada and back to the airport at the end of the tour.

-Everyday transportation to the main attractions in Caño Cristales,

-3 main meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) every day, except breakfast on day 1 and lunch or dinner on day 3 (it depends what time your flight leaves from La Macarena),

-Medical insurance.

-Additionally, Colombia Oculta makes a donation to the Cachivera County Community where the Park is located and to the Madre Selva Reservation Area for nature conservation.

-It does not include the airport fee, which will cost around $6.000 COP AND YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY IT IN CASH AT THE AIRPORT.

It does not include

Plane tickets booking

Charter flights

Bogotá - La Macarena $396.000 each way (Just Monday, Thursday and Saturday) Weekends and holidays $444.000

Villavicencio - La Macarena $275.000 each way (every day) Weekends and holidays $286.000

Medellín - La Macarena. $561.000 each way (Just Fridays and Mondays) Cali - La Macarena. $522.000 each way ((Just Fridays and Mondays)

Commercial flights

It depends on availability. And private land transportation Bogotá - Villavicencio. From $555.00 each way for groups between 1 and 3 persons, every day. Costs vary according to the number of travelers.

Additional Services

We can provide a translator service for $150.000 per day per group.

If there are not any available translators in La Macarena for the time you book, we can move one from Bogota, with the costs that represent.

trails you can visit

Trails that can be known according to Cormacarena and PNN permits (only one path per day)


Path 1. High difficulty.

-Path of "los pianos de Caño Cristales".

-"Caño Escondido".

-Waterfall of "La Virgen".

-Waterfall of "Los Pianos".

-Stone "Diosa de la Macarena".

-"Paso Mojado".

Path 2. High difficulty.

-Path "Salto del Aguila de Caño Cristales".

-"Escalera".

-Pit "cuadrado".

-"Piedra negra" or "Black waterfall".

-Waterfall "Salto del Aguila".

-"Tablas de la Ley".

Path 3. Medium Difficulty.

-Path "los Pilones de Caño Cristales".

-Mount of "las Marimbas".

-"Los Estrechos".

-Pool "del Pailón".

4 days / 3 nights

From Macarena airport, accommodation at the rural hostel Don David (dates with availability)

If you book your trip less than 4 days in advance and permission in National Parks is given 3 days prior to your trip, you need to make an additional payment for each of the days you enter the main sectors of Caño Crystals.

Price per experience

(Click here to see prices according to the number of registered travelers)

Price per person:


1 person $2,339,000

2 persons $1,525,000

3 persons $1,254,000

4 to 7 persons $1,155,000

8 to11 persons $1,114,000

12 to 14 persons $1,043,000


Children 15% discount. Up to 2 children for Dad and Mom

Price for regular shared tours. If you want private tours please ask us for a quotation.

itinerary

Day 1

-Welcoming at the Macarena Airport. One representative of the agency will pick you up at the airport.

-Snacks/Lunchtime.

-Meeting with your guide.

-Visit to the National parks agency to get the recommendations for visiting the park and check assigned sector to visit at Caño Cristales.

-Departure to your first spot: Visit Caño Cristales or Caño Cristalitos.

-Transportation to Posada Don David by boat and 4x4. A short hike (1.5 km).

-Accommodation in La Posada.

-Dinner.

Day 2

-Breakfast.

-Meeting with your guide.

-Hike to Caño Cristales (300 m).

-Hiking along Caño Cristales in the assigned sector.

-Typical Lunch during the hiking activity along the river.

-End of the visit.

-Transportation to Posada Don David.

-Dinner.

day 3

-Breakfast.

-Meeting with your guide.

-Hike to Caño Cristales.

-Hiking along Caño Cristales in the assigned sector.

-Typical Lunch during the hiking activity along the river.

-End of the visit.

-Transportation to Posada Don David.

-Dinner.

day 4

Breakfast

Meeting with your guide

Visit Caño Cristales to watch sunrise and hike (duration depends on departure time)

Return to La Macarena in 4x4 and boat.

Transportation to Airport. Farewell.


It is important to understand that the food included in the plan is prepared by the people of the community and the menu is based on typical products of the region, avoid using products from other regions. If you wish you can ask the details of this menu and if you need or want food that is not from the area, we ask for your understanding and suggest that you take it as part of your luggage.

NOTE: Itineraries may be subject to change without prior notice by National Parks and Cormacarena.

If there are delays in the flights and you arrive at Macarena after 1:00 pm you cannot enter Caño Cristales that day and you will visit another tourist sector of the Macarena.

If there are advances in the departure flights from La Macarena or it leaves before 9 am, only the sunrise sighting activity will be carried out in Caño Cristales on the last day.

Colombia Oculta is not responsible for delays or advances in flights.

We ask for understanding about itinerary changes. We will do everything in our power to make the most of your visit to Caño Cristales.

The cost includes

All the taxes and fees to enter the park

Guide in Spanish for 4 days. If you need a bilingual guide or translator, please let us know. We can provide it for an additional cost, depending on availability.

Accommodation in Posada Don David in a private room with shared bathrooms

Transportation from the airport to the Posada and back to the airport at the end of the tour

Everyday transportation to the main attractions in Caño Cristales,

3 main meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) every day, except breakfast on day 1 and lunch or dinner on day 4 (it depends what time your flight leaves from La Macarena),

Medical insurance.

Additionally, Colombia Oculta makes a donation to the Cachivera County Community where the Park is located and to the Madre Selva Reservation Area for nature conservation.

It does not include the airport fee, which will cost around $6.000 COP AND YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY IT IN CASH AT THE AIRPORT.

It does not include

Plane tickets booking

Charter flights

Bogotá - La Macarena $396.000 each way (Just Monday, Thursday and Saturday) Weekends and holidays $444.000

Villavicencio - La Macarena $275.000 each way (every day) Weekends and holidays $286.000

Medellín - La Macarena. $561.000 each way (Just Fridays and Mondays) Cali - La Macarena. $522.000 each way ((Just Fridays and Mondays)

Commercial flights

It depends on availability. And private land transportation Bogotá - Villavicencio. From $555.00 each way for groups between 1 and 3 persons, every day. Costs vary according to the number of travelers.

Additional Services

We can provide a translator service for $150.000 per day per group.

If there are not any available translators in La Macarena for the time you book, we can move one from Bogota, with the costs that represent.

trails you can visit

Trails that can be known according to Cormacarena and PNN permits (only one path per day)


Path 1. High difficulty.

-Path of "los pianos de Caño Cristales".

-"Caño Escondido".

-Waterfall of "La Virgen".

-Waterfall of "Los Pianos".

-Stone "Diosa de la Macarena".

-"Paso Mojado".

Path 2. High difficulty.

-Path "Salto del Aguila de Caño Cristales".

-"Escalera".

-Pit "cuadrado".

-"Piedra negra" or "Black waterfall".

-Waterfall "Salto del Aguila".

-"Tablas de la Ley".

Path 3. Medium Difficulty.

-Path "los Pilones de Caño Cristales".

-Mount of "las Marimbas".

-"Los Estrechos".

-Pool "del Pailón".

5 days / 4 nights

From Macarena airport, accommodation at the rural hostel Don David (dates with availability)

If you book your trip less than 4 days in advance and permission in National Parks is given 3 days prior to your trip, you need to make an additional payment for each of the days you enter the main sectors of Caño Crystals.

price per experience OPtion 1

(Includes visit Caño Canoas day 4)

Children 15% discount. Up to 2 children for Dad and Mom

(Click here to see prices according to the number of registered travelers)

Price per person:

1 person $4,694,000

2 persons $2,773,000

3 persons $2,132,000

4 to 7 persons $1,806,000

8 to11 persons $1,517,000

12 to 14 persons $1,345,000

price per experience option 2

(Does not include visit C. Canoas day 4, tour is made in Caño Cristales)

Children 15% discount. Up to 2 children for Dad and Mom

(Click here to see prices according to the number of registered travelers)

Price per person:

1 person $2,714,000

2 persons $1,783,000

3 persons $1,472,000

4 to 7 persons $1,311,000

8 to11 persons $1,269,000

12 to 14 persons $1,180,000

itinerary

Day 1

-Welcoming at the Macarena Airport. One representative of the agency will pick you up at the airport.

-Snacks/Lunchtime.

-Meeting with your guide.

-Visit to the National parks agency to get the recommendations for visiting the park and check assigned sector to visit at Caño Cristales.

-Departure to your first spot: Visit Caño Cristales or Caño Cristalitos.

-Transportation to Posada Don David by boat and 4x4. A short hike (1.5 km).

-Accommodation in La Posada.

-Dinner.

Day 2

-Breakfast.

-Meeting with your guide.

-Hike to Caño Cristales (300 m).

-Hiking along Caño Cristales in the assigned sector.

-Typical Lunch during the hiking activity along the river.

-End of the visit.

-Transportation to Posada Don David.

-Dinner.

day 3

-Breakfast.

-Meeting with your guide.

-Hike to Caño Cristales.

-Hiking along Caño Cristales in the assigned sector.

-Typical Lunch during the hiking activity along the river.

-End of the visit.

-Transportation to Posada Don David.

-Dinner.

day 4

-Breakfast.

-Meeting with your guide.

-Hike to Caño Cristales or transportation to Caño Canoas (if you select this option).

-Hiking along the Caño.

-Typical Lunch during the hiking activity along the river.

-End of the visit.

-Transportation to Posada Don David.

-Dinner.

day 5

-Breakfast.

-Meeting with your guide.

-Visit to Caño Cristales to watch sunrise and hike (duration depends on departure time).

-Return to La Macarena in 4x4 and boat.

-Transportation to Airport. Farewell.


It is important to understand that the food included in the plan is prepared by the people of the community and the menu is based on typical products of the region, avoid using products from other regions. If you wish you can ask the details of this menu and if you need or want food that is not from the area, we ask for your understanding and suggest that you take it as part of your luggage.

NOTE: Itineraries may be subject to change without prior notice by National Parks and Cormacarena.

If there are delays in the flights and you arrive at Macarena after 1:00 pm you cannot enter Caño Cristales that day and you will visit another tourist sector of the Macarena.

If there are advances in the departure flights from La Macarena or it leaves before 9 am, only the sunrise sighting activity will be carried out in Caño Cristales on the last day.

Colombia Oculta is not responsible for delays or advances in flights.

We ask for understanding about itinerary changes. We will do everything in our power to make the most of your visit to Caño Cristales.

The cost includes

All the taxes and fees to enter the park

Guide in Spanish for 5 days. If you need a bilingual guide or translator, please let us know. We can provide it for an additional cost, depending on availability.

Accommodation in Posada Don David in a private room with shared bathrooms

Transportation from the airport to the Posada and back to the airport at the end of the tour

Everyday transportation to the main attractions in Caño Cristales,

3 main meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) every day, except breakfast on day 1 and lunch or dinner on day 5 (it depends what time your flight leaves from La Macarena),

Medical insurance.

Additionally, Colombia Oculta makes a donation to the Cachivera County Community where the Park is located and to the Madre Selva Reservation Area for nature conservation.

It does not include the airport fee, which will cost around $6.000 COP AND YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY IT IN CASH AT THE AIRPORT.

It does not include

Plane tickets booking

Charter flights

Bogotá - La Macarena $396.000 each way (Just Monday, Thursday and Saturday) Weekends and holidays $444.000

Villavicencio - La Macarena $275.000 each way (every day) Weekends and holidays $286.000

Medellín - La Macarena. $561.000 each way (Just Fridays and Mondays) Cali - La Macarena. $522.000 each way (Just Fridays and Mondays)

Commercial flights

It depends on availability. And private land transportation Bogotá - Villavicencio. From $555.00 each way for groups between 1 and 3 persons, every day. Costs vary according to the number of travelers.

Additional Services

We can provide a translator service for $150.000 per day per group.

If there are not any available translators in La Macarena for the time you book, we can move one from Bogota, with the costs that represent.

trails you can visit

Trails that can be known according to Cormacarena and PNN permits (only one path per day)


Path 1. High difficulty.

-Path of "los pianos de Caño Cristales".

-"Caño Escondido".

-Waterfall of "La Virgen".

-Waterfall of "Los Pianos".

-Stone "Diosa de la Macarena".

-"Paso Mojado".

Path 2. High difficulty.

-Path "Salto del Aguila de Caño Cristales".

-"Escalera".

-Pit "cuadrado".

-"Piedra negra" or "Black waterfall".

-Waterfall "Salto del Aguila".

-"Tablas de la Ley".

Path 3. Medium Difficulty.

-Path "los Pilones de Caño Cristales".

-Mount of "las Marimbas".

-"Los Estrechos".

-Pool "del Pailón".

6 days / 5 nights

From Macarena airport, accommodation at the rural hostel Don David (dates with availability)

price per experience OPtion 1

(Includes visit Caño Canoas day 4)

Children 15% discount. Up to 2 children for Dad and Mom

(Click here to see prices according to the number of registered travelers)

Price per person:

1 person $5,927,000

2 persons $3,459,000

3 persons $2,637,000

4 to 7 persons $2,262,000

8 to11 persons $1,846,000

12 to 14 persons $1,618,000

price per experience option 2

(Does not include visit C. Canoas day 4, tour is made in Caño Cristales)

Children 15% discount. Up to 2 children for Dad and Mom

(Click here to see prices according to the number of registered travelers)

Price per person:

1 person $3,947,000

2 persons $2,469,000

3 persons $1,977,000

4 to 7 persons $1,767,000

8 to11 persons $1,598,000

12 to 14 persons $1,453,000

itinerary

Day 1

-Welcoming at the Macarena Airport. One representative of the agency will pick you up at the airport.

-Snacks/Lunchtime.

-Meeting with your guide.

-Visit the National parks agency to get the recommendations for visiting the park and check assigned sector to visit at Caño Cristales.

-Departure to your first spot: Visit Caño Cristales or Caño Cristalitos.

-Transportation to Posada Don David by boat and 4x4. A short hike (1.5 km).

-Accommodation in La Posada.

-Dinner.

Day 2

-Breakfast.

-Meeting with your guide.

-Hike to Caño Cristales (300 m).

-Hiking along Caño Cristales in the assigned sector.

-Typical Lunch during the hiking activity along the river.

-End of the visit.

-Transportation to Posada Don David.

-Dinner.

day 3

-Breakfast.

-Meeting with your guide.

-Hike to Caño Cristales.

-Hiking along Caño Cristales in the assigned sector.

-Typical Lunch during the hiking activity along the river

-End of the visit..

-Transportation to Posada Don David.

-Dinner.

day 4

-Breakfast.

-Meeting with your guide.

-Hike to Caño Cristales.

-Hiking along Caño Cristales in the assigned sector.

-Typical Lunch during the hiking activity along the river.

-End of the visit.

-Transportation to Posada Don David.

-Dinner.

day 5

-Breakfast.

-Meeting with your guide.

-Hike to Caño Cristales or transportation to Caño Canoas (if you select this option).

-Hiking along the Caño.

-Typical Lunch during the hiking activity along the river.

-End of the visit.

-Transportation to Posada Don David.

-Dinner.

day 6

-Breakfast.

-Meeting with your guide.

-Visit to Caño Cristales to watch sunrise and hike (duration depends on departure time).

-Return to La Macarena in 4x4 and boat.

-Transportation to Airport. Farewell.


It is important to understand that the food included in the plan is prepared by the people of the community and the menu is based on typical products of the region, avoid using products from other regions. If you wish you can ask the details of this menu and if you need or want food that is not from the area, we ask for your understanding and suggest that you take it as part of your luggage.

NOTE: Itineraries may be subject to change without prior notice by National Parks and Cormacarena.

If there are delays in the flights and you arrive at Macarena after 1:00 pm you cannot enter Caño Cristales that day and you will visit another tourist sector of the Macarena.

If there are advances in the departure flights from La Macarena or it leaves before 9 am, only the sunrise sighting activity will be carried out in Caño Cristales on the last day.

Colombia Oculta is not responsible for delays or advances in flights.

We ask for understanding about itinerary changes. We will do everything in our power to make the most of your visit to Caño Cristales.

The cost includes

All the taxes and fees to enter the park

Guide in Spanish for 5 days. If you need a bilingual guide or translator, please let us know. We can provide it for an additional cost, depending on availability.

Accommodation in Posada Don David in a private room with shared bathrooms

Transportation from the airport to the Posada and back to the airport at the end of the tour

Everyday transportation to the main attractions in Caño Cristales,

3 main meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) every day, except breakfast on day 1 and lunch or dinner on day 5 (it depends what time your flight leaves from La Macarena),

Medical insurance.

Additionally, Colombia Oculta makes a donation to the Cachivera County Community where the Park is located and to the Madre Selva Reservation Area for nature conservation.

It does not include the airport fee, which will cost around $6.000 COP AND YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY IT IN CASH AT THE AIRPORT.

It does not include

Plane tickets booking

Charter flights

Bogotá - La Macarena $396.000 each way (Just Monday, Thursday and Saturday) Weekends and holidays $444.000

Villavicencio - La Macarena $275.000 each way (every day) Weekends and holidays $286.000

Medellín - La Macarena. $561.000 each way (Just Fridays and Mondays) Cali - La Macarena. $522.000 each way ((Just Fridays and Mondays)

Commercial flights

It depends on availability. And private land transportation Bogotá - Villavicencio. From $555.00 each way for groups between 1 and 3 persons, every day. Costs vary according to the number of travelers.

Additional Services

We can provide a translator service for $150.000 per day per group.

If there are not any available translators in La Macarena for the time you book, we can move one from Bogota, with the costs that represent.

trails you can visit

Trails that can be known according to Cormacarena and PNN permits (only one path per day)


Path 1. High difficulty.

-Path of "los pianos de Caño Cristales".

-"Caño Escondido".

-Waterfall of "La Virgen".

-Waterfall of "Los Pianos".

-Stone "Diosa de la Macarena".

-"Paso Mojado".

Path 2. High difficulty.

-Path "Salto del Aguila de Caño Cristales".

-"Escalera".

-Pit "cuadrado".

-"Piedra negra" or "Black waterfall".

-Waterfall "Salto del Aguila".

-"Tablas de la Ley".

Path 3. Medium Difficulty.

-Path "los Pilones de Caño Cristales".

-Mount of "las Marimbas".

-"Los Estrechos".

-Pool "del Pailón".

No show and cancellation politics

To cancel a trip it must be done 5 days before the departure date and it will be returned 90%of the booking deposit, plus the additional deductions and penalties established by providers when the services are not used. The money return will be done within 30 calendar days after the claim is sent. If cancelation is not made at least 5 days before the trip, no money will be returned.

In case the traveler does not show up to the trip the day it starts, there is no money return.

In case the traveler does not fulfill with the agreed touristic services, for any reason, the Agency can claim the payment of 20% of the total cost or established price, or it can withhold the deposited money made previously by the client.

In the case of fortuitous events (extreme weather, natural disasters, landslides, transportation problems) that make to cancel a trip, Colombia Oculta will return 90% of the deposited money.

See terms and conditions of Colombia Oculta S.A.S

Booking and payment process

-Book at least 5 days prior to the trip

-Contact us to start the booking process at reservas@colombiaoculta.org

-Send us information about destination, dates, number of travelers and expectations.

-Let us know if you need help with plane tickets.

-Once confirmed the booking details, please select a payment method.

1. Deposit or transference to bank account: Deposit the amount at Banco de Bogotá. Cuenta corriente # 083347807 - Colombia Oculta SAS. Send the deposit form confirmation to reservas@colombiaoculta.org with all the passenger's information (full names, id numbers, nationality). If you make an international transference we will send you the bank details via email. The transference will charge an extra 5% of the deposited amount.

2. Pay via Credit Card: We will generate a PayU link for you to deposit. It will arrive at your e-mail with the total amount previously arrange with the Agency, including an extra 8% fee charged by the transference company. PayU is really effective and you don't have to register with their company.

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