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Cali to Bucaramanga Bus
The route from Cali to Bucaramanga takes an average of 14 hours of trip, going through the distance of 479 mi (770 km). The terrestrial transportation company that covers this route is Expreso Bolivariano, which provides low-cost bus tickets, with various schedules and prices. Furthermore, the company has several services and you can have an experience more comfortable and satisfactory on board depending on the bus you choose. Bucaramanga, also known as "the Beautiful City" due to the warmth and great manners of the locals, is considered the most prosperous city of Latin America, that's why the World Bank notes that "the city is an example to the world". The climate in Bucaramanga is distinguished for being tropical and very wet, even during the months of less precipitations. The average temperature is 74 °F (23.5 °C) so it's highly recommended to bring a raincoat and an umbrella to avoid the sporadic rains that occur.
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Santiago de Cali is one of the oldest cities in Colombia. It was founded in 1536 by the conquistador Sebastián de Belalcázar. Before the conquest, Cali was inhabited by indean tribes such as the gorrones, timbas and morrones. During the firest days of the XIX century, cali will join the efforts to achieve independency from spain, and rised on July 3rd of 1810, making an alliance with neighbouring cities as was done by the natives in the Cauva Valley to oppose the spaniards decades earlier.Due to its location, which is ideal for the development of commerce, Cali began to transform into one of the biggest cities of the country at the beginning of the XXth century, in part due to the construction of new means of transportation - such as trainways and highways- which connect the city with the Buenaventura port, favoring the exportation industry. Present day Cali is a prosperous city, which is known as the colombian capital of the rumba and salsa due to the great number renowned schools that teach these dances.
Bucaramanga is situated at 959 m a.s.l. in an area that used to be populated by the indigenous guanes, being in close proximity with other tribes such as the chibchas, chitarreros, laches and muiscas. Bucaramanga was established as a native town in 1622 and some mines were operated by the spaniards were established in the neighboring areas.During the XIXth century the town formally became a "Villa". At the end of that century it endured political struggles between craftsmen and traders, while during the XXth it had to endure the misery left over from the Thousand Day's War. The city managed to thrive and became one of the most important cities in modern Colombia. Its touristic atractions and hotel enterprises made the city grow and is now known as the "Pretty City". It also has very atractive parks, which earned the nickname "The City of Parks".