Pereira to Ipiales Bus
To go through the distance of 418 mi (673 km) from Pereira to Ipiales on the highway you travel about 11 and a half hours. The terrestrial transportation companies that cover this route Pereira - Ipiales are Fronteras and Expreso Bolivariano, which provide low-cost bus tickets, with various schedules and prices. Ipiales presents a large economic and tourist activity, reason why it's known as "the City Promise of Nariño", the department that the city belongs to. The climate of Ipiales is tropical and of high mountain and presents an average temperature of 54 °F (12 °C). The traveller should pack clothes to be sheltered enough, since he can be caught by surprise rains.
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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.
Ipiale is a city located in the Department of Nariño, near the border with Ecuador. The spaniards founded the city in 1585, in an area previously occupied by “The Nation of the Pastos”. Ipiale was one of the first cities that declared its independence, and its residents fought bravely in the Battle of the Tarabita de México, one of the first skirmishes of the independence campaign.Ipiales forms an urban conurbation with Tulcán, an ecuadorian city. It has very different touristic attractions, the most famous being the Las Lajas Cathedral, an impressive architectonic work located in the middle of a cliff.