Want to go chasing rainbows? This is the most colourful river in the world

2018-12-13 19:00
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The Caño Cristales River in Colombia. (PHOTO: iStock)

Dreamy pink-hued bodies of water like Lake Retba in Senegal is on many of our bucket lists. 

But there's an even more phenomenal natural water phenomena out there it seems.

Previously too dangerous to visit as it's situated in a former guerrilla territory, the Caño Cristales river, also known as ‘Liquid Ranbow’ is a Colombian attraction located in the Serrania de la Macarena province of Meta in the Colombian National Park of La Macarena.

The pristine fresh water plants, known as macarenia clavigera live in this water which render the water rainbow-like, displaying colours like green, blue and orange. But predominantly red.

Business Insider says that the plant life changes colour depending on the light and water conditions.

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You can now find guided tours to visit the area. But note that you can only visit this river during certain times of the year as the algae is not always active.

Between late May and late November are favourable times, yet it’s at its peak time between July and October.

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