Visit Colombia’s ‘River of Five Colors’
If you think you’ve seen every possible color on this planet, think again.
Caño Cristales, colloquially known as “The River of Five Colors,” is one of Colombia’s most beautiful attractions, thanks to the splashes of vibrant colors glistening from its waters. When the conditions are right during the second half of the year, visitors can witness a stunning collection natural display of red, yellow, green, blue, and even black.
So how are these colors formed exactly?
It’s caused by the reproductive process of the aquatic plants that flourish in the area (specifically a type of riverweed) and happens nowhere else in the world. The river itself is a natural meeting point between the Amazon, Orinoco, and the Andes, resulting in an Eden-like paradise for a plethora of wild animals.
Rise in tourism has caught the attention and concern of locals, who are fiercely doing their best to protect and preserve the natural habitat of Caño Cristales. To visit the River of Five Colors, you must be led by a government-licensed tour guide in addition to acquiring a permit to access the park. Viator and The Colombian Way offer comprehensive guides to this natural phenomenon.
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