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The Circumvalar de Galeras - Cultural Tour Pasto - Colombia

The Circumvalar de Galeras (or Ruta Dulce de Nariño) around the base of Volcán Galeras samples historical, colonial villages with long artisan traditions: Nariño, La Florida, Sandoná, Consacá, Yacuanquer and Tangua. The most famous of these is Sandoná, 48 kilometers (29 mi) northwest of Pasto, on the other side of the volcáno. It is an indigenous town with a Saturday market. The Panama hats drying in the streets are made by this pueblo’s women from paja toquilla (Carludovica palmate) fiber.

Near Pasto, Pasto, Colombia

Cultural Tour

Getting There

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 Sandoná.

Relative price: Budget

Travel Skills: beginner/easy.

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

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