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Acacias to Bogota Bus
The travel from Acacias to Bogota is at a distance of 89.5 mi (144 km), which take approximately 4 hours by bus. Expreso Bolivariano and Fronteras are the companies which cover this route, providing several services on board of their buses and rates for the bus tickets depending on the bus that the traveller chooses. Due to its altitude, the climate of the city is high mountain and not just tropical, and moderate cold. The annual average temperature is 57 °F (14 °C), so we recommend to take warm clothes to be sheltered and an umbrella to be prepared for the possible rains which can take place.
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Villeta is a Colombian municipality, part of Cundinamarca, whose name means little villa and it's dedicated to the archangel Miguel; it's also called La Ciudad Dulce de Colombia (the sweet city) due to the panela, a dessert they produce. The foundation of Villeta took place in 1551 and was at the beginning settled by religious people to catechize the indigenous inhabitants of the area. In Villeta several historic episodes took place as one of the first Independence traces at that time with the meeting of Jose Antonio Galan, a famous commoner of the region, the step of the viceroy Juan de Samano scaping from the patriots or the overthrow of the president Manuel Sanclemente, who died after the terrible tortures by the vice president Jose Manuel Marroquin. During your stay you can visit the Parque de la Molienda, that welcomes all the visitors and the Plaza de la Panela, where you will find the byproducts of the sugar cane. You should also contemplate the Mico waterfalls, with seven natural waterfalls and exotic vegetation around -just accessible with guides from the third waterfall- or the Bocatoma de Bagazal, from where you can admire beautiful landscapes and diverse houses of the area. We stand out the diverse preparations of the sugar cane products as alfandoques, a type of coconut sweet prepared as the molasses, and the soft arequipe, that has milk, sugar and panelita de leche. If you prefer salty food, you also have the ajiaco bogotano, la fritanga with varied meats and a delicious sobrebarrida al horno, with spices. In Villeta the Festival y Reinado Nacional de la Panela is celebrated in January, which includes tourist tours, float parades and the reign of the festival's queen. Besides that, the Festival Departamental de Bandas Sinfonicas, with music competitions in diverse styles. When you go to Villeta you will have a warm welcome by the inhabitants and nice souvenirs of the places that you visit, don't you wait more time!
Bogota is the capital of Colombia, situated at 2640 m a.s.l. The city is known as the "Athens of South America" due to its great numer of museums, theaters, libraries and cultural activities. It is the third most elevated city in South America, behind (La Paz and Quito). In your journey through Bogota you will enjoy the historical tour along streets that combine modernity with colonial architechture. Bogota is well known for its cultural events like the International Book Fair and the "Festivales al Parque", which are attended by both national and international tourists. The Gold Museum, the National Observatory, the Colpatria Tower and the Botanical Garden José Celestino Mutis, the old La Candelaria Barrios are all must see destinations for all tourists. We hope yiy enjoy your historical and cultural adventure in Bogota!