Popayan to Cali Bus
The travel from Popayan to Cali, on the highway, is at a distance of 98 mi (157 km) and to go through takes about 3 hours. The terrestrial transportation companies Expreso Bolivariano and Fronteras cover this route, providing low-cost bus tickets in varied schedules. Besides that, the companies have a fleet with buses of diverse services, which vary depending on your choice. Cali is one of the most important economic and industrial centers of Colombia. It's known as the "World's Capital of Salsa", a name that comes from the famous musical groups that were born here, and also for the large number of schools and dance accademies the city has. The climate in Cali is tropical, with an average temperature of 75 °F (24 °C), a perfect weather for happiness and celebration. There can be occasional rains, so it's important to bring an umbrella to get the best out of your stay.
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Asunción de Popayán is a colombian municipality, capital of Cauca department. It’s located in the Pubenza valley, between Central and Western Cordillera to the southwest of the country. It’s one of the oldest and best preserved cities in America. This city is well known for its colonial architecture that is still preserved, it has 236 blocks of Historic Sector.Popayán was founded in 1537 by the Spanish conqueror Sebastián de Belalcázar, who traveled to the south of Colombia in search of the mythical treasure El Dorado. During the Viceroyalty of New Granada, Popayán became a very important city due to the mining and commercial boom, and the arrival of Spanish families of lineage. In 2005, UNESCO declared Popayán the UNESCO city of gastronomy for its historical value and for being an intangible heritage of Colombians. In 2009, the Holy Week processions of this city were designated by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
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.