The Circumvalar de Galeras (or Ruta Dulce de NariÃ±o) around the base of VolcÃ¡n Galeras samples historical, colonial villages with long artisan traditions: NariÃ±o, La Florida, SandonÃ¡, ConsacÃ¡, Yacuanquer and Tangua. The most famous of these is SandonÃ¡, 48 kilometers (29 mi) northwest of Pasto, on the other side of the volcÃ¡no. It is an indigenous town with a Saturday market. The Panama hats drying in the streets are made by this puebloâ€™s women from paja toquilla (Carludovica palmate) fiber.
Near Pasto, Pasto, Colombia
Several guides offer the Circumvalar tour, or ask the Pasto tourism office for specifics on how to do the circuit yourself.
See Getting To and Away from Pasto for details on how to arrive to SandonÃ¡.
Relative price: Budget
Travel Skills: beginner/easy.
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