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2003: (from Ibarra, Ecuador), Ipiales, Pasto, Popayan, Cali, Ibague, Armenia, Bogota, Cartagena, Barranquilla, Santa Marta, Taganga.Total of 1,471 kilometers by local buses. 2015: Medellin, Salento, Bogota, San Andres Island, Bogota, Villavicencio, Neiva, San Augustin, Buenaventura, Yopal, Sogamoso, Mongui, Tunja, Villa de Leyva, Raquira, Chiquinquira, Santa Cruz de Mompox. Leticia on the 3 country border with Brazil (Tabatinga) und Peru (Santa Rosa) in the Amazonas region.


Popayan: white washed colonial buildings, Natural History Museum, Cali: famous for the Salsa music, lots of museums and churches, Bogota: La Candelaria (the colonial heart), Bolivar square with cathedral, Museo del Oro, Santa Clara Church, Jardin Botanico, Iglesia de la Orden Tercera, Usaquen Sunday Flea market, Montserrate Hill, Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira, Laguna Guatavita, Minas de Nemocon (great), Museo de Arte Colonial. Cartagena: Old historical city UNESCO, San Felipe Castello, Museo Naval del Caribe, Popa convent on the hill, perfect white beach nearby is Isla de Baru, to recommend Posada Chikiluky, excursion to the Islas Rosarios (Playa Blanca), Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Hotel. Santa Marta: Tayrona National Park (Bahia Gairaca). Medellin: Plaza Botero, Antioquia Museum, San Pedro Cemetery, Nutibara Hill, Pablo Escobar cemetery, Parque Ileras with many restaurants and bars, to recommend Click Clack. Salento: Cocora valley, famous for its huge wax palm trees, one of the tallest in the world. Tierradentro UNESCO, San Augustin Archaeological Site UNESCO and Salto del Mortino, best to book a tour in San Augustin. Popayan for a colonial feeling. Cali Iglesia Ermita and Iglesia la Merced with museum, El Gato del Rio cat sculptures, plus an amazing Zoo in natural surroundings. Mompox UNESCO a relaxed river port in the inlands with a flag identical to the Swiss flag! Villa de Leyva Colonial Town with Plaza Mayor and nice colonial town, Raquira village is special, very colorful, lots of souvenir stores. Chiquinquira Basilica Nuestro Señora del Rosario pilgrimage cathedral.

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