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Cano Cristales, La Macarena
(4.8/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Called the "liquid rainbow" river, Cano Cristales draws people from all around with its clear waters and vibrant colors. Various minerals on the bottom of the river cause it to turn green, yellow, brown, black, and especially red. Most travelers embark on a four-day walking tour along the river, which passes multiple waterfalls. You can also go for a single-day tour from Macarena. Test the waters and don your aqua shoes before jumping in, as the river varies a lot in depth and the bottom is rocky. Work out when and for how long to visit Cano Cristales and other La Macarena attractions using our handy La Macarena vacation planner.
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  • Take a tour all inclusive with the Agency Over vision tours "Excellent", Cano crystals is beautiful river is a constant painting, spectacular landscapes, is a journey of adventure, hiking, canoe trips and boat on the River, the town of La Macarena in full growth, is an unforgettable, and completely eco-friendly travel, hospitality, kindness and friendliness of the people is very good Hotels are not 5 stars, are basic but comfortable, hot, the area is very safe and quiet, it is a journey to enjoy going with open mind and enjoy of the river and colors that they are not in any other river in the world. Excellent. A Colombian gem.
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  • Great location, we were there while it was not rained for 15 days but we still had a very nice overview of this very preserved place, but it's hot during the 5 hours walking ROUND-TRIP in order to enjoy this place really amazing
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  • One of the most awesome experiences I've had so far! I booked a 3d2n tour with viator - which was extremely expensive. If you have the luxury of time allowing for flexibility, I would suggest that you...  more »
  • One of a kind! Visited on 26 October 2016. Unfortunately, it haven't rained for 10 days so the river and land was very dry which caused not enough water for the Macarena Clavigera to float and to show its true beauty, most of them are all dried up on the rocks so make sure you check the weather before going. To fully enjoy the experience I will suggest to spend minimum 2 full days/2 nights there! I choice the 2 days/1 night tour which was way to short as the first day you don't actually visit the park, only on day two you do and which you need a full day there! It gets VERY hot and burning under the sun so make sure you are well equipped with long sleeves clothing, hat and face shield from the sun. You are not allowed to use any sort of sunscreen (to avoid contamination to the river). If you don't speak Spanish, make sure to ask your operator to arrange one for you. It was truly so beautiful, a must when visiting Colombia!
  • I was there in 2008 .why you don't the exact location in the map?. You first need to take a boat from the river after this you can take a bicycle or walk but it takes some time ,the water is pure and you can drink macarena jungles used to be farc stronghold and still has probably significant fighting around.
  • If you want to see something unique in the world and have a different travel experience this is a good place to do so. I hope we don't destroy it.
  • Its a wonder of the nature!!! The fascinating colors are a beautiful mix!!!
  • I like caño cristales Is a place very nice

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