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The three most beautiful places to visit in Ipiales and Pasto, in addition to buying cheap items

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Ipiales and Pasto in Colombia are busy weekend towns to pick up cheap items, given the advantage Ecuadorians have for the dollar over the Colombian peso. Don’t forget to review the documentation you need to travel to Colombia.

Until yesterday, the exchange of dollars for Colombian pesos is 1 USD at 4,436 dollars, which benefits not only the commercial part, but also tourism.

Ipiales in Colombia is 4 hours 47 minutes (248.0 km) along Panamericana Avenue from Quito. From Rumichaca, the border between Ecuador and Colombia, Ipiales is 10 minutes (3.4 km).

The trip from Quito to Pasto can take approximately 6 hours 32 minutes (327.5 km) across the Panamerican. From Rumichaca to Pasto it takes 1 hour 52 minutes (83.0 km) through Ipiales-Pilcuan and Highway 25.

This data will help you calculate the time of stay in the Colombian country, also take into account the current Pico y Placa measure to plan your trip.

Places to visit in Ipiales

Ipiales in Colombia is 4 hours 47 minutes (248.0 km) along Panamericana Avenue from Quito. From Rumichaca, the border between Ecuador and Colombia, Ipiales is 10 minutes (3.4 km).

One of the places to visit in Ipiales is the Sanctuary of Las Lajas, at a distance of 6 km from Ipiales. By bus, the journey takes about 30 minutes.

A few meters away is the second highest point, the cable car, from where you can see a magnificent view of the sanctuary and enjoy the scenery.

Places to visit in Pasto

Once you have decided to visit Pasto, the capital of Nariño, the city offers several places you can visit. The historic center has a strong commercial movement during the day, while in the afternoon and at night there are casinos for those who enjoy this type of entertainment.

If your stay can be extended, you can visit a natural place that offers a special charm. Our third highlight is just 40 minutes from Grassa place called the La Cocha Lagoon. It’s a great place to rest and recover from fatigue and daily activities.

Laguna de La Cocha 40 minutes from Pasto- Colombia

Among other things that can be done in this place are:

  • The belvedere and the path that crosses the island of La Corota.
  • The Chapel of the Virgin of Lourdes.
  • The Sendero de La Totora from which you can see the aquatic ecosystem of reeds that surrounds the whole island.
  • The pier of El Encano known as El Puerto, which looks like a little Venice in the countryside.
  • Camping

Source metroecuador.com

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