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Ibague

Country
Colombia
State
Tolima
City
Ibague
Type of Location
Multiple
About Location

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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Air

About 10 km east of the city lies Perales Airport which has several flights a day to Bogota and Medellin.

By Bus

Municipal transport is managed by several local bus companies that operate minibuses throughout the city and to neighbouring villages.Ibague is a 4 hour bus journey from Bogota, a 3 hour bus journey from Armenia, a 5 hour bus ride from Medellin and a 2 hour bus journey from Honda.Numerous companies serve these routes.The journey to Armenia involves going over the la linea and is notorious for accidents, landslides and occasional guerrilla activity. Avoid doing this part of the journey at night or in a small minibus.

By Road

Ibague lies at the intersection of national roads 40 and 43, connecting the city to Magdalena River Valley and Bogota to the east, Armenia and the Valle del Cauca to the west, and Honda to the north. There is a long distance bus terminal with connections to most big cities in Colombia. There are frequent connections to Bogota, Cali, Medellin, and several overnight buses to Cartagena, Barranquilla, and seasonal services to Santa Marta.

Key places to visit
La Martinica, Conservatorio del Tolima, Jardin Botanico San Jorge, Fundacion Orquidea del Tolima


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Places to Visit

La Martinica

A nature reserve along the Armenia bypass that offers a good panoramic view of the whole city of Ibague and the surrounding area. It is the hill with several telecommunications masts on top of it. Start early, as it can get quite hot. It will take you 2-3 hours to reach the top (1530 metres).

Conservatorio del Tolima

It comprises an old, crumbling building and a modern one. Ask the guard to show you the views from the top. It's just round the corner from Plaza Bolivar.While the building itself is not that impressive, it's an important part of the city's heritage.

Jardin Botanico San Jorge

Botanical garden located at the edge of Ibagué boasting over 500 species of plants.It has 7 km of nature trails (visitors can choose between a short, flat walk, or a longer, more challenging one).You'll have the chance to see a coca plant, if you've never seen one before.

Fundacion Orquidea del Tolima

Nature reserve with an impressive selection of orchids, including the national flower of Colombia, the endangered Cattleya trianae.There is a nature trail leading to a mirador where you can see a large part of Ibague.

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