Southern Colombia has a bit to offer, no matter if your interests are adrenaline or culture. Several national park and reserve crown jewels rest in the folds of the south: Volc√°n Galeras; Purac√© National Park, with p√°ramo, volcanoes and thermal springs; and Isla La Corota, covered by low mountain humid forest inhabited by orchids, ferns and 32 bird species.
Other hiking and climbing options include volcanoes Cumbal, Chili and Azufral, and historic routes like Circuito Ancestral and El Macizo Colombiano. You can spend days walking the countryside, exploring the enigmatic tombs and statues of San Agust√≠n and Tierradentro, two premiere archaeological sites.
The towns of Cumbal, Sandon√° and Silvia have indigenous markets where shoppers can pick up a poncho or other artesan√≠a. The colorfully-painted barniz ceramics of Pasto may be the perfect gift to take home.
Southern Colombia has beautiful colonial architecture, especially in Popay√°n, and numerous churches and museums. Stunning modern edifices also invite you, like Santuario Nuestra Se√Īora de las Lajas.
Other Activity pages in Southern Colombia that may be of interest: Parque Nacional Purac√© Activities, San Agust√≠n Activities, Laguna de la Cocha Activities, Tierradentro Activities, Ipiales Activities, Popay√°n Activities and Pasto Activities.
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