We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cano Cristales

Parque Nacional Natural La Macarena | Calle 16 No 37 M 60, Villavicencio, Colombia
+57 320 2401020
Website
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, National Parks
Owner description: Agencia de Operadora de Turismo en los Llanos con la experiencia de 15 anos en el mercado llanero y nacional, transporte personalizado hotel... more » Owner description: Agencia de Operadora de Turismo en los Llanos con la experiencia de 15 anos en el mercado llanero y nacional, transporte personalizado hotel aeropuerto hotel, cabalgatas, deportes extremos, guias profesionales.Agency Tour Operator in the plains with the experience of 15 years in the plains and national custom transport airport hotel hotel, horseback riding, extreme sports, professional guides. « less
Write a Review

86 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    81
    4
    1
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My boyfriend and I visited Cano Cristales with a 4 day tour by Colombia Oculta. The organisation of the trip was good, all the more since we only booked it one day ahead. It was quite an expensive trip, but we are not sure if it would have been cheaper arranging it ourselves. You could off course try it if... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
UK
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Walking up in Bogota for 6am departure we took a transfer bus, plane, arrived in Macarena put bags on donkey cart, walked to the hotel, took a river canoe, pick up truck then walked for 40 mins all in the name of algae. And so well worth the trip! The biological phenomenon happens in this Colombian water way where jagged... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Bogota, Colombia
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
11 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you have the opportunity don't miss the trip to Caño Cristales bit be aware that a few things need to be improved on the organization side . Before you go tour operators might forget to tell you a few things - use of sun creams and repellents are prohibited in the park ( to prevent these chemicals to poison... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is and odd place to be on the earth.. But I regret that some pictures show what is contrary to the firts and one of the most important advices you have when arrived there.. Do not dare to touch the water species!! It is like break down a piece of sea coral to feel how is it... Please be... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

If you like adventure then go.... It looks like you have to be able to jump many obstacles to get there, but it is so fun. It is the way that Nature keeps this fare away and protected from the lazy and crauded turism. What a place..my best recommendation: Look for a good tourist operator that organize and guide you... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Paris, France
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
38 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

First, the "dangerous" and "go only with a tour agency" are not true anymore. For years this place was off limits, and now one can visit it again. You can go with a tour agency from Bogota or Villavicencio but it's best to go by yourself and arrange a guide there, you'll have more flexibility. There are flights from Bogota... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 17
bournemouth
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We booked through Vinatur, took the bus from Bogota to Villavicencio, flights to La Macarena, canoe up river, 4x4 transfer, then a walk of 30 mins. The operators, local people, and our guide, were fantastic!! The river is gorgeous, a true wonder of nature, with beautiful red plants and plenty of natural swimming pools. Take rubber shoes, long sleeves, and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 18
Willemstad, Curacao
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Tengo una galeria con fotoos de Caño Cristales de mi ultimo viaje al Caño...por favor visita http://www.pbase.com/hodero/cao_cristalesmeta_colombia gracias I have visited Caño Cristales in July 2013.This is probably the safest place on earth,and certainly paradise.Check out my pictures at http://www.pbase.com/hodero/cao_cristalesmeta_colombia Enjoy !~

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Bogota, Colombia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

This a a small river which has some plants that only blossom from September to December in the Southern part of Colombia. It is a natural wonder, but be prepared for some roughness. This area hasn't been developed yet. Only one hotel, no good restaurants and a greta camping experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes 10
Bogota, Colombia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

It is beautifully exotic. Safe hiking, unique sightseeing and great swimming by wonderful waterfalls. Red subaquatic plants give an extraordinary touch to the river and all surroundings.

Was this review helpful? Yes 32

Travelers who viewed Cano Cristales also viewed

Villavicencio, Meta Department
Villavicencio, Meta Department
 
Villavicencio, Meta Department
Villavicencio, Meta Department
 

Been to Cano Cristales? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Cano Cristales, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing