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Cano Cristales

Parque Nacional Natural La Macarena, Villavicencio, Colombia
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Geologic Formations, National Parks
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Sydney
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Cano Cristales is nothing special. All the definition like "the most beautiful river of the world" or "the river of 5 colours" are extremely unreal. It is a normal river with few nice waterfall and a slight dark red color. No green, no yellow, no purple pink or light blue. It is definitely not worth the 3/4 days and 700/800... More

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Paris, France
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112 reviews 112 reviews
40 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

This a a small river which has some plants that only blossom from September to December in the Southern part of Colombia. It is a natural wonder, but be prepared for some roughness. This area hasn't been developed yet. Only one hotel, no good restaurants and a greta camping experience.

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Bogota, Colombia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

It is beautifully exotic. Safe hiking, unique sightseeing and great swimming by wonderful waterfalls. Red subaquatic plants give an extraordinary touch to the river and all surroundings.

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Bogota, Colombia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

Marvelously beautiful, because of the changing colors of the riverfloor.

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Bogota, Colombia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

specially por foreigns, this beautifull place in the middle of colombia have the magic that you can´t get in other country

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Bogota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

Don´t go by yourself. It´s a very dangerous place, as it is near of the guerrilla´s red zone

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Bogota, Colombia
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25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

IT is of an unimaginable beauty! The colors change constantly!

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