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Archaeological Park of Tierradentro

San Andres de PIsimbala, Inza Cauca | San Andres de PIsimbala, Inza Cauca, Inza, Colombia
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Inza
Type: National Parks, Ancient Ruins
Traveler Description: The Archaeological Park of Tierradentro is a fantastic site and seeing the tombs is a great travel experience as they are quite unusual. A guide for... more »
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Ithaca, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Unlike the reviewer just prior to me, my husband and I felt that Tierradentro was one of the great visits of our lives and we're extremely well travelled. The archeological park is unique (and great if you, like us, have it all to yourself with just the guards), but the great experience is interacting with the community that surrounds the... More

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Leuven
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

First of all: it's hard to rate a sight like this and everything depends on your travel itinerary. That said, I don't think it's worth going all the way down here if you're only in Colombia for a short time since it's not that spectacular and it takes some time to get here. I also thought it looked better on... More

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Sydney, Australia
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25 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I recently spent 2 days in the park and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. There is about two days worth of sight-seeing to be done here though the main trail (14km) could be done in one full day if you start at 8am (when the site opens), though I wouldn't recommend this as it wouldn't leave much time to see... More

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North Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Wear good footwear as well as clothes you can stretch as it will be more comfortable climbing in and out of the tombs. Take water with you. Its best if you start at the site called "El Tablon" then walk DOWN the hill. You can pay the admission fee at the museum at the end of the hiking.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Just great fun hiking country side. Tombs are unique. Good for seeing regular campesino life without sacrificing basic lodging comforts. Access from Popayan may soon be very improved as the road is being rebuilt and paved in concrete. Unless you need a swimming pool, don't stay at the hotel by the park. Stay in San Andres (~20-30 min walk). As... More

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

(I suggest storing your big backpack in Popayan if possible to lessen your load while bussing and walking the 4km to San Andres from the road (unless you get the 10am bus from Popayan, which drops you off right at the park).) Our experience, as told in the longest way possible: We left late in the day (1 pm because... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I didn´t go to San Augustin the other big site close to here but Im glad I went to this one! Was very unique, I have seen tons of ruins through Peru and Bolivia but never tombs or cave painting style stuff such as this. All the sites are worth going to also, the last one is far away and... More

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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

This was one of the highlights of my trip to Colombia! I cannot understand why I saw no tourists and met nobody on my walks. I first did the Alto del Aguacate route, the most difficult one. Took me 5 hours, I was absolutely finished when I got back but boy... was it worth it. You walk high in the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

you have to do quite a bit of walking up and down some steep hills in order to get to the tombs, but the walks and views are beautiful and the tombs themselves are pretty impressive. well worth it! the guides at each location are also really friendly and helpful (they're probably a bit starved for company, no one else... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Everything. The display of stone statues, the tombs, the sacred stream -- and the scenery, all cotribute to a marvelous experience

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