Cali to Cartagena Bus
The distance from Cali to Cartagena by inter-city bus is 657.4 mi (1058 km) that take approximately 19 hours by land. The terrestrial transportation company xxxxxxxxxx provides unexpensive bus tickets for this route and various schedules to make your choice. Cartagena de Indias is one of the oldest American cities and is conserved in spite of the passing of time; its wonderful Ciudad Amurallada (fortified city) maintains original details of the colonial history, while it lives together with appealing modern buildings and beautiful natural places. The climate in Cartagena is tropical and humid, with moderate rains from May to November and an average temperature of 82.4 °F (28 °C). You can enjoy your stay with light clothes, mineral water for being hydrated and keeping in mind a sunscreen to protect your skin.
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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.
Situated at an average height of 2 m a.s.l., Cartagena always welcomes you with a new adventure. The "Fortified City" lies 702 mi (1130 km) away from the capital Bogota by bus, and it is considered among the most sought out destinations in all Latin America. Founded in 1533, Cartagena is the capital of the Bolivar department and its situated right next to the seashore of the Caribbean sea, which positions the city right next to to beautiful beaches like la Boquilla, Castillo Grande or Bocagrande. On your route through the urban area you will be surrounded by unique streets where you can relive the history of Colombia through its colonial architecture. Its historic center has been declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the UNESCO.