Mocoa to Bogota Bus
The distance form Mocoa to Bogota is approximately 391.5 mi (630 km), which take about 12 hours to go through by bus. The terrestrial transportation companies which cover this route are Fronteras and Expreso Bolivariano, providing varied schedules and rates, depending on the service chosen by the passenger. Bogota is a modern metropolis, which combines this feature with the colonial style in lots of its houses. It's a very rich city culturally that has large possibilities; that's the reason why the city won the name of "the South-American Athens. Bogota has a tropical and cold climate, with an annual average temperature of 57 °F (14 °C), altough sometimes the maximums reach 72 °F (22 °C) and the minimums drop to 43 °F (6 °C). Bogota has a rainy season from March to May and from October to November, while it's recommended to be sheltered. In any case, you should always have close at hand an umbrella, because moderate rains could catch you by surprise.
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Mocoa is a Colombian municipality, capital of Putumayo and its economy is based mainly in commercial activities and agriculture. The growth of the city has been bigger the last years, thanks to the construction of the highway Bogota-Pitalito-Mocoa; besides, due to the visitors from different regions, there is also more cultural diversity. Among the main tourist attractions to visit, the Parque Principal General Santander offers panoramic views of the city with the background of Amazonia, splendid landscapes!; close to the Vides river there is a little Parque Ecologico (ecologic park) with old remains, which shows the Acurawa culture or you can go to Yunguillo, where you can get along with the colonial past and the settlers of the indigenous Inga culture. The gastronomy of Putumayo includes varied dishes as cachama ahumada a la lenña, the delightful envueltos de choclo y yuca, boiled in hot water or boiled manioc with pork meat or smoked beef, depending on your choice. Regarding the festivals, the Carnaval Folclorico de Mocoa (beginning the year) and the Carnaval de Blancos y Negros, that is as well celebrated in Pasto. Mocoa is the entrance door to the diversity of Putumayo, you can't miss all that this interesting region has to admire.
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!