Parque Natural de Purace, Popayan

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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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  • Breathtaking beautiful adventure to live or to share with his family friends magical and fantastic Site with landscapes to you! To consume with respect and humility and without moderation!
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  • The road up from Popayan is horrendous, don't underestimate it. However as you climb to the paramo the surroundings get better culminating in a beautiful 4km hike around a thermal area covered in fiel...  more »
  • a challenging climb; better leave early (we are left in a jeep with Tony Caracol, very friendly, motivated and who practice reasonable prices at 7 in the morning of Popayán) the beginning was tr! s fine (still a blue sky) but uphill clouds caught us.
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Quaint period buildings house some of the finest accommodations in Popayan. These often sit alongside well-appointed high-rise hotels, providing a good range of additional facilities, such as onsite restaurants and swimming pools. Budget-friendly options include inner-city hostels and simple hotels located on the outskirts.
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