Our most recommended things to do in Cauca

From Medellin: Guatape El Peñol with Boat, Breakfast & Lunch

1. From Medellin: Guatape El Peñol with Boat, Breakfast & Lunch

Discover the city of Guatapé on a guided tour from Medellín and learn about this colorful city from your guide. Board a sightseeing cruise to the breathtaking Piedra del Peñol followed by lunch. Start your morning with pickup from your accommodation in Medellín and travel to the vibrant city of Guatapé. With your guide, explore the colorful streets with their artistic tiled facades and fascinating history. Then, board a boat and sail through the reservoir. Enjoy panoramic views of Casa Museo, La Cruz, Piedras del Marial, Piedra del Peñol, and the ruins of the Pablo Escobar's vacation home. Learn about the sights from your guide. Disembark and visit the imposing Piedra del Peñol. Explore your lush surroundings with plenty of great photo opportunities, particularly if you choose to climb this impressive monument. After, regain your strength with a delicious lunch. Make one more stop at the Plaza de Zocalos and admire the colorful murals and the history behind them. After the tour, be returned to where you were picked up.

Popayán: Gastronomic Wonders and City Tour

2. Popayán: Gastronomic Wonders and City Tour

Many travelers who visit Popayán know a little about the history and cultural diversity of Colombia's colonial capital but very few have the opportunity to get a closer look at its local culture and traditions. In addition to its rich history, colonial architecture, monuments, statues, white buildings, cobblestone streets and street lamps, the White City has one of the most recognized and authentic gastronomies at the national level and was recognized by UNESCO in 2005. During this 5 hour-guided tour you will understand the rich history behind its colonial architecture, big monuments, statues, white buildings, cobble stoned streets and street lanterns that make you feel like in the Middle Age, through the distinctive gastronomy that the white city has to offer for those who know where to find it. On this tour, you will try the following delicacies and icons of the traditional gastronomy of Popayan: 1. Salpicón payanés or champús (fruit punch) 2. Carantantas (huge corn chips) 3. Aplanchaos (sweet puff pastry) 4. Empanaditas de pipian (fried corn pastry) 5. Tamales de pipian (ground potato and pork - filled leaf) 6. Mazamorra (sweet maiz soup) 7. Exotic fruits and more empanadas in the local market (if you are interested in this extra stop please let us know!) Don't miss the opportunity to discover the magic of Popayán with us. Pack your bags, prepare for unforgettable moments, and get ready to create lifelong memories. We look forward to welcoming you on board!

From Quito: Las Lajas Sanctuary Full-Day Tour & Hotel Pickup

3. From Quito: Las Lajas Sanctuary Full-Day Tour & Hotel Pickup

The tour starts very early in the morning (4 am). We will take the Pan-American highway and cross towns and cities in the north of Ecuador until we reach Ipiales in Colombia. The view of the Sanctuary is spectacular from any point and much better from the cable car. Know the history of tribes in the area looking at clay pots made for former inhabitants. Returning Ecuador, explore the corridors of the Tulcan cemetery observing the cypress art known as topiary. Shapes of birds, animals, Inca shapes. Savor the local food such as Hornado Pastuso or Slow roasted pork. See the art made in Ecuador by our people in Otavalo and places around. We will get to your hotel around 6 pm or later.

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What people are saying about Cauca

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We had a great day in Guatapé with enough time to explore the different spots on our own. It‘s a great way to explore the region stress free as everything is taken care of (transportation, food etc.) and you just get to enjoy the trip.

The tour was amazing. Perfect organization, clear pre-tour information and the guide Matteo was simply SUPERB. One of the best tours while in Colombia.

Amazing ! We could see a Lot Ánd the guide Christian was amazing , he had a lot of knowledge and perfect English.

Amazing trip well planned out. Great food and service. The locations all worth seeing. Gina was wonderful.

Amazing day in Guatape, Marlon was a fantastic guid I recommend to anyone