Bogotá, Caño Cristales, Guaviare, Amazon

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12 days, 11 nights

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30

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Tour Overview

Day 1

Bogotá, Colombia

We will get to know what should be known about Bogotá, guided by local connoisseurs, who will take us through the historic center and Monserrate. We will feel the warmth of its inhabitants in the midst of the cold of DC. We will take a flight leaving the Andes by the eastern mountain range towards the plains, crossing the department of Meta until arriving at La Macarena, the home of Caño Cristales. Their captains will explain each phase of the flight, places of interest and will teach you that flying is also an adventure! La Macarena is characterized by the warmth of its guides, characters of the region that with the nobility and the authentic rural affection will lead you to discover the most beautiful river in the world! natural purity full of color and magical realism. No matter how much you know, Caño Cristales surprises the most expert traveller. We continue to San José del Guaviare, the city that opens the door to the Amazon and the legend of the Yurupary, where we will spend 3 days getting to know rock formations, fauna, tunnels and natural wells. In Guaviare you will get to know indigenous cultures, their gastronomy and handicrafts. Our trip continues with the exceptional experience of flying over the superb Chiribiquete flush with rock formations that appear in the middle of the jungle, crossing the Amazon to know the landscape and the value of the history of the natives of the Chorrera, where you will then see the jungle from inside. Finally, the Caquetá River! That comes enormous growing from the mountain range and collides furiously with the Araracuara Canyon offering us a view that bids us farewell and at the same time immortalize our trip. Day 1: Welcome to Bogotá! Traver to the Hotel The evening will begin with a bite of local fried food, meet your host. Then you will visit a salsa bar in the solitude, you will be able to know a classic and mythical place of dance be encouraged, a very particular tavern and the one that is animated ́ to dance with local experts. (Optional US$60). We’ll take a flight leaving the Andes through the eastern mountain chain to the plains, crossing Meta department until we reach La Macarena, home of Caño Cristales. Your captains will explain each flight phase, places of interest and will teach you that flying is also an adventure! La Macarena is known for its guides’ warmth, people from the region that, with nobility and authentic peasant affection will guide you to discover the most beautiful river in the world! Natural purity full of color and magic realism. No matter how much you know, Caño Cristales surprises the most expert traveler. We’ll continue on to San Jose del Guaviare, the city that opens the door for the Amazon and the legend of the Yurupary, where we’ll spend 3 days getting to know rock formations, fauna, tunnels and natural wells. In Guaviare you’ll get to know indigenous cultures, their gastronomy and handcraft. Our journey continues with the extraordinary experience of flying over wonderful Chiribiquete right by rock formations that emerge from within the jungle, cross the Amazon until we learn about the landscape and value the Chorrera native’s history, where you will later see the jungle from inside. Finally; Caqueta River! Which grows enormous from the mountain chain and crashes furiously against the Cañon de Araracuara (Araracuara Canyon) offering us a view that lays us off and at the same time immortalizes our trip. DAY 1: Welcome to Bogota! Transfer hotel. The night will start out with a local deep fried food platter, you will meet your host. Later you’ll visit a salsa bar in La Soledad neighborhood, you can get to know a classic and mythical dancing place in Bogota, a very peculiar tavern and whoever’s in the mood can dance with local experts. (Optional US$60)
Day 2

Bogotá

Day 2: We will go to Monserrate, emblematic place of Bogota, we will go up by ferry or cable car, once up we will have the best view of the city. Then we will visit the market square where we will marvel at its colors and smells, taste a variety of tropical fruits and before going to the hotel, we will close with a typical cooking class (empanadas or patacones (fried plantain) in the house of a local friend.
Day 3 to 5

Caño Cristales

Day 3, 4 and 5: We fly to La Macarena, Meta. If the weather allows it, we will have a beautiful view from the airplane, we will see how the mountain range ends and the immense eastern plains receive it. Once in the Macarena, we take a boat and go up the Guayabero River, we will be able to observe a variety of bird species, and turtles sunbathing in the trunks that stand out in the Guayabero River. We arrive to El Raudal, a charming scenery of the plains, we’re faced by powerful rocks, offering a stunning view! Until we arrive to a place where the Guayaberos tribe made rock engravings (petroglyphs) of themselves, birds, fish and their whole environment, many years ago. This route also offers El Mirador, Ciudad Perdida (Lost City), El Salto del Gato and Salto Canoas. Unforgettable places, that assemble a perfect memory of your Colombia experience. We’ll cross Caño Cristales’ branches in the order authorized by environmental authorities, and you must prepare for encountering purity, peace and the most fanciful shapes and colors with the magic held by its nature; rapids, cascades and ponds graced with fanciful colored algae that make Caño Cristales the most beautiful river in the world. We arrive at El Raudal, a landscape with all the enchantment of the plains, powerful rocks guide us and offer a great view! until we arrive at a place where the tribe of the Guayaberos many years ago sculpted in the rock figures (petroglyphs) of themselves, of birds, fish and all their surroundings. This route also offers El Mirador, Ciudad Perdida, El Salto del Gato and Salto Canoas. Unforgettable places that will make a perfect memory of the Xplora Colombia experience. We will travel through the arms of Caño Cristales according to the order that the environmental authorities authorize us, and must prepare for the encounter with purity, peace and the most capricious forms and colors with all the magic that its nature encloses; rapids and waterfalls decorated with capricious algae of colors that make Caño Cristales the most beautiful river in the world.
Day 6 to 9

Guaviare

Day 6: We fly from La Macarena to San José del Guaviare, we get to know a rocky formation dated from the pre-cambrian era through streets, races, crossroads, roundabouts, tunnels, among others, seeing icnofossils (fossil tracks) of very old marine deposits and in the pipes showing the power of the water opening and forming natural pools. Day 7: We will decipher the Valley of the labyrinths and go through the gate of Orion, we will navigate through a black lagoon and we will cross over natural bridges that will take us to a place that will remind us with nostalgia Caño Cristales. Day 8: Have you swam with dolphins? Well, in the Nare Lagoon we will do it with pink dolphins that interact freely with travelers who venture into this Amazon spot. Day 9: After getting to know the indigenous cultures, gastronomy and crafts of Guaviare, we leave in search of the legendary Serranía del Chiribiquete; unthinkable rocks rise like a fortress in the middle of the jungle through the windows of our airplane in an unique overflight that. Did you read the book “The Vortex”? Well, we have arrived at La Chorrera, the place where everything happened. There, the Huitoto indigenous community has a song to teach you; its cosmovision and its history full of value. That is, afer refreshing in the Igaraparana River and its powerful waterjet.
Day 10 to 12

Amazon

Day 10: After a long walk through the jungle to a spring, you will surely arrive hungry. So the visit to La Casa Arana, the place where thousands of Indians were enslaved, will be after feeding us. At night we will get to know the Huito, the community will tell us why they paint their bodies and we will share with them how to do it. Day 11: We will have time to visit the Huitoto handicrafts and buy in the middle of the Colombian Amazon from an artisan who exports his products. Then we will fly to Araracuara Canyon where we will contemplate the view offered by the high stone walls that are home to blue macaws that fly free, as we did for this great country. We return to Bogota. Day 12: Free day in Bogota and travel to the airport

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