Cano Crystales – Columbia

Otherwise known as the river of five colours.

For most of the year, Cano Crystales looks like any other river in the world, with a riverbed covered in moss and not even a little bit special. But in the briefest period between the wet and dry seasons, something spectacular happens.

The water levels drop which enables the sun to warm the moss which causes a spectacular growth of colour! Bright red plants, yellow and green sand surrounded by an array of other colours. The small circular pits in the river bed have been formed by pebbles or chunks of highly dense minerals. When on of these harder materials fall in to a cavity it is rotated by the water current and begins to carve at the riverbed and slowly increases the dimensions of the pit

Unfortunately this site was closed to the public for years due to terrorist activity but thankfully is now back open and there are group tours visiting the site which has been named the worlds most beautiful river.
So if this is on your bucket list, just make sure you visit between September and November to avoid missing this amazing transformation!!

Daisy =D

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