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Cano Cristales

Calle 5 7-35, La Macarena, Colombia
+57 321 8422728
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, National Parks, Outdoors
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We (wife, brother, sister in law, and I) drove from Bogota to Villavicencio great highway (do not speed in the tunnels, there are speeding cameras), spent the night at Villavicencio Plaza had cocktails in the roof bar, very cool. Had "mamona" for dinner in a local restaurant that is the typical dish in Villavicencio. Next day early morning we drove... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Caño Cristales is a river located in the Macarena province in Clombia. The river is commonly called "The River of Five Colours" or "The Liquid Rainbow", and is even referred to as the most beautiful river in the world due to its striking colours. The river from July - November is flushed in gaudy colours, including yellow, green, blue, black,... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My boyfriend and I visited Cano Cristales with a 4 day tour by Colombia Oculta. The organisation of the trip was good, all the more since we only booked it one day ahead. It was quite an expensive trip, but we are not sure if it would have been cheaper arranging it ourselves. You could off course try it if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Walking up in Bogota for 6am departure we took a transfer bus, plane, arrived in Macarena put bags on donkey cart, walked to the hotel, took a river canoe, pick up truck then walked for 40 mins all in the name of algae. And so well worth the trip! The biological phenomenon happens in this Colombian water way where jagged... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you have the opportunity don't miss the trip to Caño Cristales bit be aware that a few things need to be improved on the organization side . Before you go tour operators might forget to tell you a few things - use of sun creams and repellents are prohibited in the park ( to prevent these chemicals to poison... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is and odd place to be on the earth.. But I regret that some pictures show what is contrary to the firts and one of the most important advices you have when arrived there.. Do not dare to touch the water species!! It is like break down a piece of sea coral to feel how is it... Please be... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

If you like adventure then go.... It looks like you have to be able to jump many obstacles to get there, but it is so fun. It is the way that Nature keeps this fare away and protected from the lazy and crauded turism. What a place..my best recommendation: Look for a good tourist operator that organize and guide you... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

First, the "dangerous" and "go only with a tour agency" are not true anymore. For years this place was off limits, and now one can visit it again. You can go with a tour agency from Bogota or Villavicencio but it's best to go by yourself and arrange a guide there, you'll have more flexibility. There are flights from Bogota... More 

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bournemouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We booked through Vinatur, took the bus from Bogota to Villavicencio, flights to La Macarena, canoe up river, 4x4 transfer, then a walk of 30 mins. The operators, local people, and our guide, were fantastic!! The river is gorgeous, a true wonder of nature, with beautiful red plants and plenty of natural swimming pools. Take rubber shoes, long sleeves, and... More 

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Willemstad, Curacao
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Tengo una galeria con fotoos de Caño Cristales de mi ultimo viaje al Caño...por favor visita http://www.pbase.com/hodero/cao_cristalesmeta_colombia gracias I have visited Caño Cristales in July 2013.This is probably the safest place on earth,and certainly paradise.Check out my pictures at http://www.pbase.com/hodero/cao_cristalesmeta_colombia Enjoy !~

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