Parque Natural de Purace, Popayan

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National Park
Visit Parque Natural de Purace and trek across the Colombian wilderness. The national park features one of Colombia’s most active volcanoes and is the origin of the Magdalena, Cauca, Japura, and Patia rivers, four of the country’s most important. The park showcases abundant plant life, including over 200 orchids. You'll also see a rich selection of animal life here, including 160 bird species such as hummingbirds and ducks, several mammals including the spectacle bear and cougar, and four primate species--the woolly monkey, howler monkey, gray-bellied night monkey, and tufted capuchin. Make Parque Natural de Purace a part of your Popayan vacation plans using our Popayan itinerary planner.
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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 historias tradicionales...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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.  more »