Visit the spectacular River of Five Colors in Colombia. On this 3-day trip, you’ll trek along the rainbow river, learn about the unique flora and fauna of the region, and take in the local culture of La Macarena. Go on ecological excursions around the most beautiful river in the world!
The River of Five Colors is a hidden natural wonder. Not yet well known by travelers, the river is located in a secluded area of Colombia in the beautiful Serranía de la Macarena National Park. On this 3-day tour, we’ll take care of all the details of your trip so you can relax and take in the exotic paradise.
You’ll travel La Macarena, a charming Colombian town near the river, where a local guide will introduce you to the culture and lead you along natural paths to waterfalls, swimming holes, and vibrant streams. This 3-day experience allows you to trek the stunning trails along the River of Five Colors and spend an evening enjoying music, dance, and food with the local community.
Your guide will also teach you about the unique wildlife of the region. As you wade in the vivid waters of the River of Five Colors, you’ll hear a symphony of bird calls, and you may even spot one of the many howler monkeys that live in the national park. Be sure to visit between July and December, when the river runs all five colors in a fantastic display that happens nowhere else on Earth.
Day 1 : Enter the lush region of La Macarena
Day 2 : Experience the spectacle of the River of Five Colors
Day 3 : Last trek in the national park
Prices: Depart from Bogota ($835 USD per person) or Villavicencio ($775 USD per person)
You must have a valid yellow fever vaccination and certificate of proof.
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. Protect your skin with long-sleeved, light clothing.
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.