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Archaeological Park of Tierradentro

San Andres de PIsimbala, Inza Cauca, Inza 192539, Colombia
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Magical hidden side of Colombia

This beautiful region is off the beaten path and absolutely worth the visit! Take a few days to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tiffany K
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Bogota, Colombia
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Unique and rewarding experience (and travel logistics)

First, some logistics: we took the 10:30am Sotracauca bus from Popayan to San Andreas de Pisimbala... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
paume2016
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Impressive prehispanic decorated tombs
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2 days ago
“Magical hidden side of Colombia ”
23 Feb 2017
“Unique and rewarding experience (and travel logistics)”
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San Andres de PIsimbala, Inza Cauca, Inza 192539, Colombia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This beautiful region is off the beaten path and absolutely worth the visit! Take a few days to explore the various archaeological sites, museums and breathtaking scenery. Hikes have varying levels of difficulties to see the tombs and you need a car or to jump...More

Thank Tiffany K
Reviewed 23 February 2017

First, some logistics: we took the 10:30am Sotracauca bus from Popayan to San Andreas de Pisimbala. The bus was surprisingly comfortable, with cushioned, reclining seats. The trip took 4 hours, with patches of paved and unpaved road - all of it bumpy, mind you -...More

2  Thank paume2016
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We spent 3 nights at La Portada Hospedaje in San Andreas de Pisimbala to visit some of the 162 protected tombs. Our visit here from Popayan, taking a 10:30AM Sotracauca Bus($8.50 each) arriving 3PM, was possible only when several landslides could be cleared after a...More

Thank Gene J
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I am a solo female traveller. I travelled to Tierradentro from San Agustin. I took a midday colectivo to Ipiales (1 hr) then the 2pm bus to La Plata, arriving at 5pm. I was advised not to take the 6:30pm jeep to Tierradentro as the...More

7  Thank Ginny G
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We came from San Agustin. It took us five and a half hours by rental car. The first two hours were okay, but the the nice asphalt road disappeared and traveling became very slow. We had a few ,tumbles, ,reductores, and potholes, but managed to...More

2  Thank Mas6807
Reviewed 6 June 2016

So happy that we decided to make the effort to get over the mountains out to San Andrés de PIsimbalá to visit Tierradentro. The sites themselves are amazing with a wide variety of excavations, depths, stairwells, paintings, statues and carvings to see. The wardens and...More

3  Thank SpokeyDokeys
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Really glad we made it here even though it is quite a trek (we got the direct bus from Popayan at 10.30 am; it takes about 5 hours). We stayed in San Andres and on the first day just visited one site near there -...More

9  Thank Thelastdodo2
Reviewed 14 February 2016

I think that Tierradentro is must see in Colombia. It will take you two days to do everything (both directions), although you can do it in one day, but why? You can also rent a horses for 7.000,00 cop for hour and use them on...More

1  Thank Nestashna
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Most of what can be said about this wonderful and fascinating spot has already been said. The tombs are fascinating and the scenery is wonderful. As older travellers in our late 60s we Wanted to share our experience and offer some tips for all ages...More

6  Thank peterandvivien
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Most of what can be said about the wonderful experience of both the tombs and the scenery has been said but we have perhaps a few tips for older visitors (we are in our late 60s). We went from Popayan and stayed one night at...More

2  Thank peterandvivien2016
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Stëfâny D
Hi, I would like to go to Tierradentro, how many hours do I need to visit all the sites? Thank you. Hola, quisiera ir a Tierradentro, cuantas horas necesito para visitar todos los sitios? Gracias.
31 December 2016|
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Son 5 sitios (4 de hipogeos y 1 de estatuas) y 2 museos, el recorrido se puede hacer en 2 días. Algunos omiten el alto del aguacate que es el más lejos y lo hacen en un sólo día.
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shellymorrelly
Hi, does anyone know if the park is closed on any day of the week? Thanks in advance.
6 September 2015|
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Response from Juan Camilo R | Reviewed this property |
The park is open from Monday to Saturday. Hours: 8 am - 4 pm So you can visit the museums of the archaeological park, the tombs or hypogeos and the area of ​​statues. Greetings. El parque está abierto de Lunes a... More
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TRAVELERVIAJERO
Hi, I traveled to tierradentro in 1982, and was considering returning soon. My question is about the safety, because I know the Cauca is less stable than other areas in Colombia. Did you get there from Popayan or from the east? What transportation did you use? Thanks in advance and take care.
30 March 2015|
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From Popayan is the shortest route, you can travel on buses Sotracauca addressed from the terminal or in vans. For information on stay you can contact the cell 3136513713
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