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Parque Natural de Purace

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Address: Popayan - 44 Km hasta el punto denominado El Crucero | desvío a la mina de azufre de Puracé a 1 Km, Popayan, Colombia
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Overnight Private Tour Including Purace National Natural Park from Cali
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(English version below) Mi viaje a Purace fue algo especial. El parque está manejando por un grupo indígena. Para ellos la tierra es algo spiritual y poderoso. Mi guía me contó... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2016
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

(English version below) Mi viaje a Purace fue algo especial. El parque está manejando por un grupo indígena. Para ellos la tierra es algo spiritual y poderoso. Mi guía me contó historias tradicionales sobre el Volcán - eso añade a una experiencia única. Llegue en bus desde Popayan. Madrugue para subir el volcán el mismo día. También tienes el opción... More 

2 Thank kahme82
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We did this hike in November 2016 as a one-day trip from Popayan. It is very challenging hike, as you actually ascend 1400m in 4 hours! We are not very experienced hikers, that said, it is doable and well worth the effort. If you want to see the fantastic views, it is very essential to take the first bus that... More 

1 Thank Magda D
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

I recommend take a car with a local guide and explore this park during the day. It's very very beautiful! Take a lunch box and a hot tea with you. Do not forget a rain jacket and waterproof shoes.

Thank Anna G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Really worthwhile despite cold and rain. To put out food for condors and see them fly in and be able to photograph them from two metres away is unique. This is one of the best wetlands in world, feeding the Magdalena and Cauca rivers, never dry

Thank David H
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

The visits to this national park are now run by the local indigenous people so the central government claims that the park is closed - which can be confusing for tourists. Colombian national parks are quite odd anyway as they are there to preserve habitats rather than allow visitors access. The visit to this park usually consists of viewing Andean... More 

1 Thank Benthegingercat
Popayan, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016

First things first. If you want to reach the top of the volcano, you have to start very early in the morning by taking a bus that leaves the terminal in Popayan at 5:00 AM. The reason is that by 11:00 or 12:00 noon, the weather has a tendency to be more challenging, especially the closer you get to the... More 

6 Thank Trackie333
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Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

We took the 7 am bus from the bus terminal in Popayan with Sotracauca to the aguas termales de San Juan. The bus ride was very expensive (20000 pesos one way) and took more than 2 hours ( very bad road). When we arrived it was raining so heavily that we didn' t get very far and stayed in the... More 

4 Thank dufino123
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2015

We visited the NP Purace, but we decided not to climb the volcano, as it's steep and long hike. Instead, we did the 15km trail from Termales San Juan to condor viewing point. It's probably easier to do it with private transportation, but that option is very pricy. So we took the public transportation. There are few bus companies that... More 

12 Thank orange_crow
Wels, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2013

make sure you have a good guide with you (35.000 COP /day for a local indian guide if you speak spanish, guides from Popayan are more expensive) . have the transport arranged - best is private transport - you can take mini bus from popayan to purace village if you stay there or go directly further towards the termales de... More 

11 Thank sauraumpfa
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2013

An easy driving tour from Popayan. See the Paramo, hot springs (termales), water falls, hike the volcano. If you speak any minimal Spanish - skip the English guides. You must have a local guide. Unless you want to check off your bird list, skip the condor feeding (visit the San Diego zoo where I live), or better yet go to... More 

3 Thank Jiminsandiego

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