Serrania de la Macarena — In the Colombian Orinoquía

A journey full of colors and traditions, in which you will experience the heart of the Andean forests, the gallery forests and the catinga jungle.

5 days / starting at 1289 USD* / $4'138.000 COP*
*Minimum value per person for a group of 5 people
**We work with dynamic rates, this means that the cost will depend on the number of people and the dates of your trip

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Los colores de Caño Cristales
Caño Cristales, La Macarena 2019
© Fotografía por Andrés Gonzalez

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On these surrealist territories you will be exposed to an impressive landscape, we will explore the rare fauna and flora harbored in the Colombian Orinoquía, taking the necessary care this beautiful region deserves.

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An experience in one of the last places of the world where the simplicity and strength of nature merges with the toughness and nobility of its people, the llaneros; a place in which Earth speaks to us through the diversity and the colors that embellish the landscape.

We will travel through the Guayabero River, a scenery that evokes the wilderness back in the days of the conquest. We will spend the night in houses of local people listening to incredible legends of the Llanos, and we will learn their fishing and rowing arts at their sacred lagoon.

Temperatures range from 18 to 35C◦

What will you find?

The Macarena mountain range in the Colombian Orinoquía stands on a very old ground stratum, ancient as the planet itself. It is one of the last places where we can witness the primeval pureness of Earth untouched by man, through the pristine waters of Caño Cristales. Here, the impressive confluence between the Andean forest ecosystems, the gallery forests of the Orinoquía and the Amazon jungle takes place.

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In all our journeys you will be accompanied by a Shift Insider. Our Insiders are inspiring travelers and explorers whose love of nature, adventurous spirit, and profound knowledge of the flora, fauna, geology and culture of the places we visit, makes them belong to Shift. Meet our Insiders, who are able to reveal for you the very secrets of the places you visit.

Felipe Mallea

Chilean outdoor educator and mountaineer who fell in love with Colombia and ventured to stay. His passion for what this country offers hasn't stopped growing ever since. He has developed his expertise in rock climbing and mountain biking, and is particularly fond of vegetation and its edible products; he is vegan and delights himself exploring typical foods from various regions of Colombia.

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The lodging will take place at the town closest to Caño Cristales in rustic and comfortable wooden cabins, with private bathrooms and cool water.

Socio-economic Impact

Serranía de la Macarena

When you travel with us, you make a difference, as you encourage those who welcome you into their homes and communities to become more passionate each day about their role as hosts of Colombia's unfolding to the world.
Below you will find percentages detailing how your money will be invested:

CategoryDistribution
Food and lodging19%
Insiders3%
Local labor28%
Operation and administration17%
Sales and marketing14%
Contribution to a local cause2%
Fees and taxes17%

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