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Day hike to the top of the Purace Volcano in Colombia, from Popayan

One of the certified guides on our team takes you to the top of an impressive Colombian peak: the Purace Volcano. Join him for an unforgettable hiking day tour!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration1 day
Offer periodJan, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Discover a scenic National Park in Colombia.

  • Reach the summit of the Purace Volcano.

  • Enjoy breahtaking views of a unique alpine landscape.


Would you like to reach the summit of one the most popular peaks of Colombia? Then  join one of our guides on this hiking day trip to the Purace Volcano!

With about a dozen eruptions during the twentieth century, the Purace (4.750m) is one of the most active volcanoes in Colombia. Part of the Central Andes, this dormant volcano is located within the Puracé National Park, in the Cauca Department.

For this day trip, we will meet in the city of Popayan. After a 1:30h-drive to Cruce de la mina, and a 30-40m walk to Pilimbalá, we will start the ascent to the summit of Purace. The hiking trail is well marked with signals of rocks and trees. It crosses colorful vegetation, a 500-m wide crater, and some stunning fumaroles!  From the top of this mountain, we can enjoy breathtaking views of Popayan’s valley and the volcanoes of the Coconuco range.

Please keep in mind that this outing doesn’t require mountaineering experience. However, we recommend a good fitness level: it takes about five hours to reach the summit of Purace, and around three hours to descend. Furthermore, the high altitude makes the last part of the ascent quite difficult.

So, would you like to reach the top of Purace Volcano under expert guidance? Then contact us and get ready for unforgettable day hiking in Colombia!

And if you are looking for a more challenging ascent, check out our Nevado de Huila 3-day tour.

Meeting point

Popayan, Colombia.



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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 361 each

Group of 2

USD 181 each

Group of 3

USD 120 each

Group of 4

USD 90 each

Group of 5

USD 73 each

Group of 6

USD 61 each

Group of 7

USD 61 each

Group of 8

USD 46 each

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