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Medellin to Florencia Bus
The travel from Medellin to Florencia on the highway takes approximately 17 hours, going across the distance of 536 mi (863 km). The terrestrial transportation companies that cover this route are Fronteras and Expreso Bolivariano, which provide low-cost bus tickets, with various schedules and prices. Florencia is located in a privileged position, since it's between the Andean and the Amazonian regions, sharing a high wealth and variety of vegetation with them. The weather in Florencia is warm and humid and presents tropical and rainy climate, which is the prevailing and an average temperature of 77 °F (25 °C), being the average temperature on the mountain 50 °F (10 °C). Pack assorted clothes to be at ease and enjoy the variety that you will find in Florencia and its interesting geography.
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Medellin is located at 1495 m a.s.l., just 261 mi (420 kms) away from the capital Bogota. It is known as "The eternal spring city" or the "mountain's capital" nicknames that reflect it's attractive weather. It's history stars a number of indigenous tribes that lived on the region since V b.c. The first contact between the spaniards and the people of the Valley of Aburrá happened in 1541, although due to the lack of precious minerals and the resistance from the locals, the area was initially abandoned.In 1616 Medellín was founded with the name of "Poblado de San Lorenzo". In 1826, Medellín was named as capital of the Antioquia department by the National Congress. Modern day Medellín is a prosperous city in constant industrial and social development.
The municipality of Florencia is the capital of the Caqueta department and it's called the Gold Door of the Colombian Amazonia, for being the link between the Andean region and the Amazonian territory. The city looks for its position as the ecotourist capital of the country, reason why locals promote events to encourage the eco-friendly care and the city is a space where nature live together with colonial buildings and other contemporaneous in perfect harmony. The most representatives tourist sites include waterfalls as La Novia or Nuevo Jerusalen, Los Guacharos cave or the Moniya Amena trail and historic buildings as the Curiplaya building, the Banco de la Republica building or the Plaza del Mercado La Concordia. Some of the gastronomic delights of Florencia are dishes as sancocho de gallina, casabe (similar to the arepa but, with yuca) and pescado moquiado, prepared under the ground and wrapped in banana leafs. The most important dates in Florencia are the Festival Nacional de Musica Andina y Campesina y El Colono de Oro, that begining December the musicians compete in categories as instrumental, vocal, unpublished composition and farmer music; the Festival y Reinado Nacional de la Ecologia in November, where there is a beauty competition that stands out the importance in ecology topics. Ending October, the Encuentro Internacional de la Cultura Amazonica, where there are performances of folkloric traditions, gastronomy and costumes among others. Florencia has a proposal quite varied if you look for relax or amusement, since the city has ecologic routes and extreme sports, so take a risk, pack what you need and start to discover all that Florencia has for you.