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Cali (Vac) to Pereira (Ris) Bus Service

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3 hrs 29 mins
Cali (Vac)
Pereira (Ris)
COP 39000

Cali (Vac) to Pereira (Ris) Bus Distance

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Cali (Vac) to Pereira (Ris) Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Expreso Palmira 04:30 19:15 4 hrs 2 mins
Tax Belalcazar 09:00 19:00 3 hrs 0 mins
Taxcentral 10:00 16:00 0 hrs 0 mins

Cali to Pereira Bus

Cali is away from the Colombian municipality of Pereira 136 mi (219 km), which takes about 4 hours by bus. The terrestrial transportation company Taxcentral covers this route Cali-Pereira, providing bus tickets at low-cost rates and buses in diverse schedules, so the travelers can choose the service that better adapts to their needs. The buses leave from the terminal Cali located in Cali, a destination to the municipality of Pereira, terminal Pereira. The climate in Pereira is temperate and warm, with an annual average temperature of 59 °F (14.8 °C). The warmest month temperatures reach 70.7 °F (21.5 °C) and the coldest 47.5 °F (8.6 °C). It's a rainy area, with frequent and plentiful precipitations that are present all year, despite that they are reduced considerably in July and August.

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    Cali (Vac)

    • Terminal de Cali

    Pereira (Ris)

    • Terminal de Pereira

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    Buses from Pereira to Cali

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    About Cali

    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.

    About Pereira

    Capital of the Risaralda Department, was founded in 1863, and its situated at an average 1550 m a.s.l. although some areas are at 1200 m a.s.l.It is one of the most populared cities in the "coffee belt". During the precolumbian times the area was inhabited by the cultures Quimbaya and Pijao, which were known for their craftmanship. It was first known as "Old Carago", but it adopted the name "Pereira" over time, in memory of Doctor Francisco Pereira Martínez, one of the heroes of the Columbian Independency Campaign who took refuge on the area.During the 1950's, during the Colombian Internal Conflict, the city received a lot of refugeed from different part of the countries, which is the reason of the diversity one can witness in the city. Pereira became known as "The loving, the never-sleeping and brown" because it receives and nurtures everyone who visits the city. It's the touristic hub for the coffee belt and also famous for its nightlife, the "Pearl of the Otún", in honor to the river that crosses the city. It's a municipality with great cultural development and social integration, and also, due to its location, Pereira is a gathering point for commerce between the most important colombian cities like Medellín, cali, Bogotá, Manizales and Armenia.


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    Pereira Weather

    Pereira has a diversity of climates and terrain, which gives Pereira one of the richest biodiversity in the country with a rich variety of vegetation and landscape coverage. Its average temperature is 25 ° C 

    Spring and fall are rainier than summer and winter, so the best time to visit is between December and March, when it rains less.

    Hotels in Pereira

    There are many different types of accommodation on offer, with each providing various facilities and a different experience. Rates vary depending on comfort levels, safety, proximity to attractions, and amount of space. In Pereira, you will have no problem finding an option that fits your budget.

    ● Sonesta Hotel Pereira

    - Kilómetro 7 vía Pereira-Cartago

    - Price: Starts at COP $ 28.0000

    - Services: Single and double rooms. It offers an outdoor pool, restaurant, convention center, and free Wi-Fi. A free breakfast is served daily. The rooms have air conditioning, a minibar, and a private bathroom with a bath or shower and a hairdryer. It features a tennis court, fitness center, and tour desk. There is also free parking.

    ● Ghl Hotel Abadia Plaza

    - Cra 8 No 21-67

    - Price: Starts at COP $ 160.000

    - Services: Single and double rooms. It offers a spa with a Turkish bath, a modern gym, and massage rooms with a hand-painted mural. The property has free Wi-Fi. Its decoration and facilities are 5 stars. The rooms have polished parquet floors, floor-to-ceiling curtains and elegant furniture such as a desk. The rooms also have air conditioning, a minibar, and a modern private bathroom. Guests will start the day with a full buffet breakfast that includes pastries, fresh juices, and Colombian coffee. The elegant restaurant offers à la carte seafood specialties and an extensive wine list. Guests can rent cars and book excursions at the tour desk. It also offers free private parking and an airport shuttle service.

    ● Legend 1122 Victory

    - Calle 14 # 10-35 in front of synthetic fields of success

    - Price: Starts at COP $ 28.440

    - Services: Suites and single and double rooms. It has a terrace. All rooms have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom. The accommodation offers room service and free Wi-Fi.

    ● Posada Don Simon Hotel

    - Carrera 6A N. 11-65

    - Price: Starts at COP $ 29.000

    - Services: Suites and single and double rooms. It offers free Wi-Fi and a tour desk. All rooms have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom. Includes American breakfast at the hotel. It has a terrace, shared lounge and business center.

    Restaurants in Pereira

    As far as gastronomy is concerned, the population from different regions has allowed a great variety of dishes to be available to the visitor. In the main streets of the city, a great variety of popular foods is offered, such as hot dogs, chuzos, empanadas, stuffed potatoes, and chorizos. In addition, a wide variety of fast food and inexpensive dishes.

    ● Latino Cocina Popular

    - Av. Belalcaza #19-28, Pereira

    - Price: Starts at COP$ 10.000

    ● El Lugar Gourmet Restaurant

    - Km 10 Via Pereira-Cerritos Veracruz, Casa 7

    - Price: Starts at COP$ 20.000

    ● La Trattoria

    - Carrera 17 bis N 21 bis 04 Barrio lorena casas

    - Price: Starts at COP$ 23.000

    ● Sky Lounge Restaurante & Bar

    - Carrer 7 #19-20 Hotel Soratama Pereira

    - Price: Starts at COP$ 13.000

    The most tourist places in Pereira

    ● Plaza de Bolívar: Contains the administrative buildings of the Municipal Palace. Also Cathedral """"La Pobreza"""". In this place, you can appreciate the monument called: Naked Bolivar. 

    ● Bioparque BonitaFarm: Is a beautiful family farm, run by Juan Carlos, a Colombian biologist. At the farm, you can have an up-close experience with snakes, butterflies, tarantulas, and many more species. 

    ● Parque del Café: Is a theme park that has exuberant coffee plantations. In addition, you can enjoy horseback riding, roller coasters, and water rides for all ages. You can spend a whole day here. 

    ● Otún Quimbaya Flora and Fauna Sanctuary: Due to its scenic beauty, it has become an important ecotourism destination in the coffee region. It is a privileged conservation area due to national conservation sites such as the Los Nevados National Natural Park, and regional ones such as the Ucumarí Regional Natural Park and the Campoalegre Soil Conservation District. 

    ● Ucumari Regional Natural Park is an excellent place to spend a day with family or friends. It is not your typical zoo, but a very well organized Institute that offers excellent information on animals. It has a large number of Colombian animals from various parts of the country (monkeys, bears, snakes, parrots) as well as African animals (lions, elephants, rhinos) in a cool recreated environment. In addition, the park has a food area where you can get delicious sandwiches. 

    ● Thermal Santa Rosa de Cabal and San Vicente Thermal Reserve: In these thermal centers, you will enjoy the incredible healing and relaxing properties of the thermal waters in a wonderful place to meditate in contact with nature. In these establishments, they have a restaurant and hotel.

    Important dates in Pereira

    ● Semana Santa: It is a religious tradition that is part of local folklore. During this time the parishioners have as their main meeting point the Cathedral of Our Lady of Poverty, they carry out processions and religious activities; which are adorned with religious music that is manifested through concerts and recitals. This Christian commemoration brings together the visit of local, national, and other faithful.

    ● End of August / Beginning of September- Fiestas de la Cosecha: It is held to commemorate the founding of Pereira, as well as to celebrate the cultivation and harvest of coffee. Events such as classic car parades, folkloric parades, the national festival of trovas, the Reign of Beauty, the national orchid exhibition, horseback riding, traditional dances, popular festivals, equine exhibition, among others.

    ● August / September- Festival Internacional de Poesía: This event has the participation of local, national, and international guests and is made up of the following activities: readings in public spaces, schools, and houses of the culture of the department of Risaralda, poetry galas and conferences.

    ● Navidad - During the last month of the year, the city is decorated with lights, creating a jovial scene, animated by Christmas songs that can be enjoyed with the joy of Pereira, where the atmosphere conspires to perform the traditional Christmas gifts, and Typical delicacies such as buñuelos and custard.

    How to move around Pereira

    ● Public transport: Pereira has extensive bus services along all the main routes and into the suburbs. Rates are from COP $ 1,800.

     ● Megabus: A mass transit system with dedicated lanes for large buses and closed stations. The buses are painted green, very comfortable, cheap, clean and fast. Buses run from 4:30 a.m. at 11:35 p.m. You need to get a Megacard to access, available at the stations at a cost of COP 4,400, which is your credit valid for 3 trips. The fee is COP $ 2,000

     ● Cab: Taxis in Pereira are plentiful and cheap. The meter drop is COP $ 1,100 and the rate is COP $ 1,400 per mile.

     ● Car, rental: There are 3 companies with offices at the airport: Sixt, Localiza and Avis. There is also a municipal office for Localiza on Avenida 30 de Agosto. The approximate price is COL $ 88,000

    Gastronomy in Pereira

    The most typical dishes in Pereira are:

    - Bandeja paisa

    - Arroz y legumbres

    - Mondongo

    - Sudado

    - Calentao

    How to reach Pereira

    Pereira by bus: Currently, buses run in and out of Pereira's main station, Terminal de Transporte de Pereira. The station is clean and has standard amenities. Multiple bus companies have regular routes to destinations around the country. The arrival time is approximately 4 hours and the distance is 219 km.

    Things to buy in Pereira

    Some of Pereira's own and characteristic souvenirs are::

    - Iraca Handicraft

    - Ruana

    - Wayúu Bag

    - Colombian Chiva

    - Sonajeros

    - Mola-designed clothes

    - Hats

    - Coffe

    Bus operators of the route Cali to Pereira

    The companies that go from Cali to Pereira are: 

     ● Taxcentral

    In conclusion

    Pereira is a destination designed for travelers to come into contact with the coffee culture in estates where they can learn about the cultivation of this grain that has given Colombia a good name in the world. Some farms show visitors how to prepare the coffee of these lands known worldwide for growing the best smooth Arabica coffee. Those who come to Pereira can visit the Los Nevados National Natural Park and other reserves and the relaxing hot springs of Santa Rosa and San Vicente.

    Pereira facts

    With a population of more than 500,000, it is an important economic and cultural center and it is the most populated city in the Coffee Axis and the second-most populated city in the Paisa region, after Medellín. Pereira serves as the headquarters for numerous public companies and institutions of the Colombian state. Being in the center of the Golden Triangle (which consists of the cities of Bogotá, Medellín, and Cali), Pereira has become especially important in the fields of trade and commerce.

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    Tips for finding cheap tickets on the Cali to Pereira

    The cost of the tickets can vary according to the date and time of travel, therefore, compare prices and do the planning in advance so that you get the tickets that suit your budget.

    Measures against COVID-19 on the Cali to Pereira route

    If you want to travel from Cali to Pereira, you should keep in mind:

    - Buy your tickets online to avoid contact with other people.

    - Keep your mask on at every moment at the bus station, and during the trip.

    - Carry your own disinfection devices, like hand sanitizer, wet wipes, liquid soap, and others.

    - Use these disinfection devices after having contact with surfaces like railings, Windows, seatbelts, chairs, doorknobs, or counters.

    - Avoid talking, singing, and eating during the trip.

    - Carry the minimum luggage possible.

    - It is forbidden to speak on the phone during the trip.

    - The attention hours from the bus stations are from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    To know more about guidelines and safety measures press this link.

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