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The Cali zoo is one of the best in Latin America. It's beautiful! The animals are very well cared for and the garden along the tour are magnificent. It's also very educational and a wonderful option if you are in the city. Highly recommend.
It was something my girlfriend wanted to do in Cali, visit to the zoo. I thought it would be like all zoos and quite boring; however, I was pleasantly surprised with this zoo. It is located right on the Cali River. Many animals are walking...More
*Plenty of animals such as lions, zebras and jaguars.
*Animals have room and aren’t trapped in tiny cages, so you’ll feel less guilty about the whole thing.
*Zoo looks good. This isn’t some run down looking place.
*I went through it somewhat quickly,...More
My partner likes zoos, so while visiting Cali we made a trip to the local zoo.
The admission fee was modest. We paid COP $41 800 for the two of us.
The zoo is substantial and we ended spending close to three hours there -...More
Had a nice time at the Cali zoo. Surprisingly lots of animals. Only downside is there wasn't much security for the animals. Watched many people hit glass of animal enclosures, even one kid who hit a monkey's hand with his phone, sad... but otherwise it's...More
highly recommend coming here to view the animals. make sure to purchase the package with hotdog and ice cream etc. well worth it and the price is affordable for everyone who enters Colombia with usd or euros.
Very glad we could make it to the zoo. It was very clean, lots of vegetation (trees, so there was enough shade and breeze). Although they had a lot of animals, it was always clean and not very smelly. Kids really enjoyed the animals, the...More
Sorry Jessica, I did not see this in time. Animals are very well treated herb, with the highest of humane and ecological standards. This zoo is a model in Colombia and in many countries in Latin America. I hope you went... More
Sorry Jessica, I did not see this in time. Animals are very well treated herb, with the highest of humane and ecological standards. This zoo is a model in Colombia and in many countries in Latin America. I hope you went during your visit.
As a 100% caleño (born and raised in Cali) I do recommend the Zoo. It is one of the MUST SEE in Cali and I recommend not to skip lunch at Restaurante Hacienda Del Bosque - right in the zoo (Google for 'haciendadelbosque... More
As a 100% caleño (born and raised in Cali) I do recommend the Zoo. It is one of the MUST SEE in Cali and I recommend not to skip lunch at Restaurante Hacienda Del Bosque - right in the zoo (Google for 'haciendadelbosque'). One of the best dining experiences in Cali.
Tickets to the Zoo are COP$18k for adults and $12k for children (US$6 and $4). Google for 'zoologicodecali'. Opening at 9am, this is the best time to visit as animals tend to hide as noon and afternoon temperatures rise.
US$80 per person for a tour might sound high and it obviously will depend on what is included and who is behind it. You will visit the zoo and have lunch for much less than that in a half-day tour.
I do recommend using Uber to move around as experience might be enhanced with some Uber drivers that even speak English - Beware with yellow-cabs and DO NOT attempt to stop one in the street. If in need, call 444-4444 (no kidding, that's the number) for a reliable yellow cab and ask for the rate based on the ride. Taxi in Colombia is very inexpensive.
Make sure to include in your tour in Cali:
- Cristo Rey (nice view over Cali - 1/2 hour drive + 1hr there)
- Iglesia de San Antonio (1/2 hr there)
- Sebastian de Belalcazar statue (1/2 hr there)
- a riverside walk in the evening by EL Gato De Tejada with a pit-stop for a good ice cream in Ventolini (2hr total)
- Iglesia La Ermita and Plaza de Caycedo (walk for a good feel of Cali) (1 to 2hrs)
- Museo La Tertulia for a touch of art with a pit-stop in the eveing for a few 'pandebono' and 'empanadas' at El Obelisco (3 to 4hr)
- Include a 6pm walk by Avenida 6a to feel the tropical breeze in Cali and enjoy the world-renowned beauty of the women in Cali. (1-2hr)
- other option is to go to Parque Panamericano or even the town of Jamundi to have the experience of a 'cholao' - Hard to describe what it is but Google for 'Colombian Cholados'. You'll love them!
If time allows, a must-do is a trip to the mountains to Dapa to have a nice grab of cool weather just 30 min away from Cali. Recommended restaurant La Barra de Manolo (Google for 'labarrademanolo' - open on the weekends - ask for him and let him know I sent you :) (4-5hr)
If more time is allowed, a visit to Museo de La Caña is a great option to understand culture and history of Valle del Cauca (state where Cali is capital) and do not skip a pit-stop for a 'sancocho de gallina' (the typical dish in the region) in a roadside restaurant near the town of Ginebra for lunch. (8hr)
If even more time is available, consider the Lago Calima and the city of Buga and El Milagroso cathedral - a full day trip.
I know I am missing lots of things and hope this helps. :)
3 to 5 hours. It's a nice break from the heat too. Lots of exhibits and info, pretty zoo. The Colombians make a full day of it and it's a fun place to people watch too. Animals appear well cared for and there are several... More
3 to 5 hours. It's a nice break from the heat too. Lots of exhibits and info, pretty zoo. The Colombians make a full day of it and it's a fun place to people watch too. Animals appear well cared for and there are several places to eat.