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Caño Cristales is located in the Colombian national park of La Macarena and is regarded as one of the most beautiful rivers in the world due to its more than seven colorful shades. This colorful Liquid Rainbow is one natural landmark that should be on every traveler’s itinerary. The 62-mile (100-kilometer) stretch of river has beautiful waterfalls and natural pools. This rainbow of colors is created by different plants, algae, sand, and rocks in the river, and you can swim in many areas. In addition to Caño Cristales, la Macarena park is also home to incredible rock formations, beautiful savannahs, wild jungles, and birdwatching.


It is best to visit Caño Cristales from May to November, so if you are visiting Colombia around different dates, we can also plan a trip to San Jose del Guaviare, a year-round destination where you will also experience beautiful and magnificent rivers with colorful shades and tones. 


Please keep in mind that you can only visit these rivers with a licensed guide and tour operator, so please make sure you Contact Us before traveling to see rivers of many colors in order for us to help you coordinate all logistics and include this in your itinerary. 


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