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Cano Cristales

Calle 5 7-35, La Macarena, Colombia
+57 321 8422728
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“the river” (31 reviews)
“amazing place” (4 reviews)
“enjoy nature” (3 reviews)
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Calle 5 7-35, La Macarena, Colombia
+57 321 8422728
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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...More

10  Thank mldevis
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.

33  Thank oridoll
Reviewed April 2, 2012

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

13  Thank OrionSoft
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

9  Thank her g
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

35  Thank elispapafrita
Reviewed January 20, 2012

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

9  Thank Cocolo47
Reviewed December 27, 2011

Although still a little off the beaten track and only worth during the "colours"season between September and November, this is one of the most amazing sights you'll find anywhere in the world.

15  Thank colombiatravelmarce
Reviewed April 27, 2011

Last year I had a great experience in Colombia, I went to Caño Cristales, the river of colors. The “Macarenia Clavijera” ( an aquatic plant that gives the red color to the river) has a life cycle that depends on the river flow. The plant...More

58  Thank ChrisKuks
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Lauren M
December 13, 2017|
Response from Peter L | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We were there in mid November and they were great. I understood that the tours continue until early December - presumably because the colors are still good.
October 14, 2017|
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Response from Will R | Reviewed this property |
Try ecoturismo for an agency, thats who we used. If you want to get in touch witha guide I can put you in contact with the person we used but they may not be able to if they are alaready booked.
October 4, 2017|
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Response from Impresionist | Reviewed this property |
Try Jose Romero on Whatapp +57 (321) 202-1478 He is excellent and he can help you with everything including English guide. Great decision to go there. One of the most beautiful places in the world. Enjoy!