Getting There & Away
Villavicencio is the region's main transportation hub, just a three-hour journey down the highway from Bogotá or a short hop on several daily flights. The highway now extends all the way to San José del Guaviare too, after which things get decidedly more tricky. Villavicencio, as well as Bogotá and Medellín, have direct flight connections to La Macarena for access to Caño Cristales.
Bus is the main way to get around Los Llanos, with flights picking up the slack in the very remote regions and when time is short. There's a good network of routes centered on Villavicencio and San José del Guaviare, though distances are huge and road conditions are often challenging.