Skip to main content

Caño Cristales

Caño Cristales or Crystal Channel or the River of Five Colors or the Liquid Rainbow is a tributary of the Guayabero River that is considered the most beautiful river in the world because of its striking colors in Serranía de la Macarena, Meta Department, Colombia. The river bed is yellow, green, blue, black and red from late July to November where red is caused by Macarenia clavigera plant at the bottom of the river.

Caño Cristales is part of Serrania de la Macarena National Park. Quartzite rocks from Serrania de la Macarena tableland formed about 1.2 billion years ago as a western extension of the Guiana Shield of Venezuela which includes Caño Cristales as a river with a length of 100 kilometers.

Xvlor Caño Cristales

Xvlor.com Caño Cristales

It is a fast-flow river system with many rapids and waterfalls that make up many small circular holes. Large basins are formed by gravel or harder rock pieces. Hard rock fragments that fall into one of the cavities will be rotated by the water current and start carving on the cavity wall and increasing the hole dimension.

Serranía de la Macarena located on the border of three major ecosystems is the Andes, the Eastern Llanos, and the Amazon rainforest. Each one has a high diversity of flora and fauna where plant and animal life struggle with lack of nutrients on solid rock surfaces in the highlands and has developed various adaptations.

Bioma in Serranía de La Macarena is a hydrophytic rain forest in hot, warm, and cold temperatures. The tableland is home to 420 species of birds, 10 species of amphibians, 43 species of reptiles, and 69 primates. The Caño Cristales River has a wide variety of aquatic plants that live in little nutrients and small particles.

The bright red color of the trough comes after a period of rain in late July to November. This color is caused by a large mass of endemic plant species Macarenia clavígera which is also found in several local rivers including Caño Siete Machos. This red plant attaches tightly to the rocks where the river has a faster flow.

M. clavigera needs the right conditions including the right water level and just the right amount of sunlight to create a bright color. The dry season in January to May, Caño Cristales is closed for tourists to provide an ecological rest area. The rivers dry up and force M. clavigera into a colorless hibernation.

Many of the nuances of M. clavigera. The red color moves from pale pink to pink fire and blood red to maroon is the most common color. But other plants will turn bright green in a shaded area and will be visible in blue, yellow and orange.

www.xvlor.com Caño Cristales

Xvlor Caño Cristales

Location: Meta Department, Colombia.

Routes and public transport: The flight to La Macarena airport in La Macarena town, then booked a tour with a local tour guide because tourists are not allowed to enter the national park themselves. You can also book tours from a tour agency in Bogotá.

Advice: The Caño Cristales colors can only be seen in mid-May to early December. You are not allowed to use sunscreen or mosquito repellent while swimming to protect water plants and groups of no more than seven people. There is only one ATM in La Macarena, bring enough cash for the trip.

Most tours range from 2-4 days and will take you to other areas of the national park. Another important destination is the Angostura I waterfall on the Guayabero and Caño Cafre rivers that are surrounded by rocky edges with large numbers of petroglifos. Other waterfalls in El Gato or Sopla Culos are hard to spot due to the steep topography.



SEE ALSO
» Colombia
» List of Geological Adventure
Xvlor Explore Papua

Comments

Populer

List of airports in China

China is generally a land country where almost all areas have connected transportation systems, but air transport is the best choice for travel efficiency, except for travelers who seek adventure along the rivers, ferry to reach several small islands and overland journeys.

Airports are spread over many where they have two types of services. International airport to serve international and domestic routes, while domestic airports only serve inter-regional routes in the country. Below is a list of active public airports in China. This list may increase considering that many new airports are still under construction or reduced due to many relocation plans.


= City, airport name, IATA

ANHUI
Anqing, Anqing Tianzhushan Airport, AQGChizhou, Chizhou Jiuhuashan Airport, JUHFuyang, Fuyang Xiguan Airport, FUGHefei, Hefei Xinqiao International Airport, HFEHuangshan, Huangshan Tunxi International Airport, TXNWuhu/Xuancheng, Wuhu Xuancheng Airport
BEIJING
Beijing, Beijing Capital International Airport, …

Timang Beach

Pantai Timang is coastal attraction forms the boundary between Java Island and Indian Ocean in Danggolo Sub-village, Purwodadi Village, Tepus District, Gunung Kidul Regency, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, as one of the beaches in Gunung Kidul which has white sand. The beach is in a secluded area between Siung Beach and Sundak Beach where a coral island becomes a lobster habitat.



Timang Beach traveled using vehicle from Wonosari City for about 32 kilometers where the motorcycle is the best mode to facilitate travel. This beach is flanked by beaches on the coast of Tepus where the west including Seruni, Pok Tunggal and Ngetun, while in the east are Jogan, Siung, and Nglambor.

This beach consists of two parts where the first part of the east is the white sandy beach and many pandanus plants around it, while the second part to the west is a steep hill rock that directly borders the sea and has great views of the island or a large rock offshore.

The island gets its name as Long Rock or Long Island…

Odzala-Kokoua National Park

Odzala-Kokoua National Park or Odzala National Park is a conservation area of 13,500 sq kilometers (5,200 sq mi) at the Cuvette-Ouest Department, Republic of the Congo, declared a protected area in 1935, biosphere reserves in 1977, and national parks in the year 2001 at. Odzala-Kokoua has more than 100 species of mammals and as one of the most diverse primate populations in Africa.

Odzala-Kokoua is managed by the African Parks in collaboration with the Ministry of Forest Economy, Sustainable Development and Environment of the Republic of the Congo in 2010. The park has retained the old rainforests and terrain that vary from 350 meters (1,150 feet) to forest bushy and lots of glade. The area also includes dry forests, savannahs and rainforest ecosystems.



Odzala National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Africa has been neglected for many years and suffered heavy poaching. The poaching of ivory and bushmeat remains a constant threat. African Parks began to organize in 2010 and…