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gem icon Caño Cristales [Suggest Edits]

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This strange river is known for it's florid colors and waterfalls. The colors are most intense from July through November river becomes a liquid rainbow and appears yellow, green, blue, black, and red. The river runs over 1.2 billion year old quarzite.

Half-Day Run: This is a very difficult location to get to. Most visits here are through guide companies that arrange in country flights and guides.

Gem Type: Swimming

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Russell Hobart

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Shared by Russell Hobart on Nov 9, 2020. All Page Views: 8. Last Month: 2.