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Pance River

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Pance River - Cristal Clear Water and Lots of Green Areas

This a well known and visited spot in Cali, because it has lots of interesting activities for visitors, there is trekking at all levels, there is birding, swimming, bike riding... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
William D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a well known and visited spot in Cali, because it has lots of interesting activities for visitors, there is trekking at all levels, there is birding, swimming, bike riding, etc. The best part is probably the beautiful scenery you will find along the trails.

Thank William D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me - American/35/blonde hair/fair skin Visited Colombia (stayed in Cali) for the first time. Found the people kind and helpful and had NEARLY perfect experience. Went to Pance River during the week - many locals were near the restaurant area and in the water. My friend and I crossed over the river, then walked 1/3 to 1/2 mile into woods,... More 

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reno, nevada
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Breathtaking hiking in lush jungles along the raging Pance. Great spots for swimming/cold plunging. Fascinating birds and butterflies. Travel midweek is best to avoid the crowds. The deeper in off the beaten path one goes, the better it gets. Spectacular views of the gigormous andean foothills and more if you are there on a clear day.

Thank yga
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2017

You can go but during the week - otherwise is too many people. dont take expensive things just what you need/ relax and enjoy of the river is a perfetct day to cool down specially in a hot day.

Thank Margarita M
Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

This river is just outside of the city and it is a popular bathing spot for locals. Easy to access without being too isolated nor crazy busy, you can enjoy your time away from the bustle of Cali and cool-off from the heat. To get here: There are recreation buses you can take that read "Pance" in the window. For... More 

Thank Nicole O
Coram, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

My wife and I were lucky enough to have stayed with a family who lives in Cali and they took us there as this is part of their daily lives. You will pass through a small town on the way up and you can get lots of local bites to take with you. There are several places you can stop... More 

Thank alcool17
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

Frio!! Tremendo experencia. A must-visit!! You get to see 'untouched' nature. It is well preserved, safe to walk alongside or to swim in it.

Thank Ly'sah L
Yumbo, Colombia
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is a popular weekend destination for middle to lower class families. The river is very shallow and on holiday weekends it is wall to wall people with all the attendant trash. Parking is nearly impossible and traffic on those weekends is horrendous.

Thank Peter D
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 9 July 2016

It's a special place with lots of nature. Cool place and relaxing. Awesome water to swim and relax :)

Thank Carlos A
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

The pance river is located at the south of the city and is easy to get there with any kind of transport, the water is wonderfull and the nature is incredible, is perfect to relax in one of the cascades.

Thank Andres R

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