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Escape To Cali - Colombia - South America

Andoke Foundation – Butterfly Park and More

Cali is well known for late night Salsa parties, beautiful people, and delicious fruits, but few know of the magic of Andoke. Located en route to the Cristo Rey statue in the early hills of the Western Colombian Andes, this reserve is home to over 15 species of butterflies.  Andoke teems with hummingbirds and also has a scaled tematic map of Colombia woven into the land, with mountain ranges and all!

In addition, Andoke has a live worm compost station, and teaches the community about bugs and insects and their role in the environment. One particularly interesting topic is that of ants and their social lives, from their coexistence to the way they work in teams, as well as their interrelated roles and interaction with the environment.

To get to the park can be a little tricky, but Andoke has provided a easy to follow map, along with phone numbers and email addresses, which can be found here:

The foundation is open on Thursday thru Saturday, from 8am to 12pm, and also from 1pm to 4pm on Thursday and Friday only.

If you have questions about the location, how to get there, or other things to do in Cali, drop us an email anytime 😉

Every day is a journey. For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.


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