Meta is a wild region, entirely out of the gringo trails and with many secrets to reveal. For many years, it was under FARC control. In 2017, they signed a peace agreement with the government, and it’s now under tourism control!
Meta is mostly famous for its fantastic rainbow river. During the rainy season (June to November), the water level rises and boosts the growth of colorful algae. The result is astonishing.
Caño Cristales, near La Macarena, is the primary destination. Many agencies offer tours (with local flights) from Bogota or Medellin. However, you can travel by yourself (land or flights) if you have more time or less money to spend. The national park is closed from December to June
A cheaper and closer option is to discover San Jose del Guaviare. It’s a small version of Caño Cristales.