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Caño Cristales: Colombia's rainbow riverLa Macarena, Columbia

The ‘liquid rainbow’ that runs through the tiny town of La Macarena, between the Andes and the Amazon, is considered the most beautiful river in the world for a reason – we guarantee you’ve never seen anything like it. For a few short months each year, the Caño Cristales bursts with colour – bold swathes of pink, red, yellow, orange and green – giving the crystal-clear water a festive appearance.

The source of this kaleidoscope of colour? The aquatic flower Macarenia clavigera, which blooms in a riot of hues, creating an Instagram-worthy natural phenomenon.

get there

Catching a plane with Satena airlines is not the most price-savvy option, but certainly the fastest and easiest way of travelling to Caño Cristales if you’re not booking in a tour.
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The Colombian Way runs three-day all-inclusive tours to Caño Cristales from US$615.

The Colombian Way
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The best time to visit is in August.

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