Only 7km from the border with Ecuador, Ipiales is an uninspiring commercial town driven by trade across the frontier. There is little to see or do here, except for the colorful Saturday market, where the campesinos from surrounding villages come to buy and sell goods. A short side trip to the Santuario de las Lajas is the real draw, though the Pan- american from Pasto is also thrilling itself.
Ipiales destination guides
Cartagena to Quito
Be a part of Columbia's revival on this exciting overland adventure. Travel through the Colombian countryside and discover quaint cities, coffee plantations, sleepy seaside towns and grand volcanic landscapes. With lots of opportunity to interact with outgoing, friendly locals, this is a great chance to have a genuine travel experience to talk about for years to come.
Cartagena to Lima
Soak up some of the very best of South America on this exciting Overland holiday. Travel through the Colombian countryside and discover quaint cities, coffee plantations, sleepy seaside towns and grand volcanic landscapes. Continue on to explore colourful markets in Ecuador and the very best of northern Peru.