Spend two days in a remote region of Colombia and discover the Rainbow River — Caño Cristales. The river’s five hues will enchant you as you trek along its exotic shores and streams. You’ll find out why it’s considered the most beautiful river in the world!
On this 2-day adventure to Rainbow River in Colombia, we’ll take care of all the details so you can experience this incredible river with a local guide. You’ll travel from Villavicencio to the small town of La Macarena. From there, a guide will lead you along paths lined with waterfalls and spectacular rock formations to the exotic Rainbow River.
Not yet well known by travelers, Rainbow River is located in a remote area of Colombia in the beautiful Sierra de La Macarena National Park. The river’s five colors are only viewable between July and December and are incredibly impressive.
The region is a unique ecological destination — with many kinds of animals and plants that can only be found in this area. Each section of Rainbow River has its own different charms, colors, and surrounding wildlife. A local guide will lead you on an adventure of a lifetime to explore towering waterfalls, scenic swimming holes, and vibrant streams in this natural paradise.
– The best time to visit Rainbow River is from July to December
– Departs from Villavicenci – if you’d like to depart from other cities, check out our 3-day, 4-day and 5-day tours to Rainbow River.
Day 1 : Journey to Rainbow River
Day 2 : Trek along the Rainbow River
Try not to schedule your trip over a holiday, as access to the national park will be limited.
Remember you will be in a place where clothing and footwear will be constantly wet, so it needs to be lightweight and fast to dry. If you plan to swim in Rainbow River, keep in mind that you won’t be allowed to use any body lotions, sunscreen, insect repellent, or soap.
La Macarena is a small, traditional town with no luxury hotel infrastructure. All the hotels are comfortable but basic. They have a private bathroom, however, they do not have hot water.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.