Colombia travel blog by Mark Berman -
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With a tropical rain-forest climate with intense heat - Florencia is a place people come to enjoy nature. The surrounding rivers, waterfalls and jungle enable tourist
attractions for nature lovers in the corridor that connects the Andean region with the Amazon. Florencia is located 5hrs by road south of Neiva and 3hrs 30mins east
of San Agustin (a popular tourist town in Colombia for archaeology).
Sights In The City
Florencia city itself, there are a few things to see such as the Cathedral of Our Lady of
Lourdes, the Caqueta Museum, the main square - Parque General Santander and the palm trees of Parque San Francisco in front of the cathedral.
Orteguaza River Cruise
15kms from Florencia in
the hamlet of Puerto Arango you can board the Marco Polo ferry for a 2hr tour of the Orteguaza River. Enjoy bird-watching, the jungle views and have lunch at a river
Cueva de los Guacharos National Park
58kms south of Florencia in San Jose del Fragua is the Cueva de los Guacharos National Park created in 1960. See waterfalls, caves and the guacharo, a bird
discovered in 1799 by the German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt. It is also possible to camp here.
El Encanto Petroglyphs
1km from central Florencia are the El
Encanto Petroglyphs. A rock 1m high and 16m wide. The pre-Columbian indigenous people drew symbols and figures of humans and animals upon it. The petroglyphs were
covered by the Hacha River until 1962. The area is surrounded by native vegetation and the river.