Routes and bus schedules change frequently due to road conditions, so always check locally a couple of days in advance to confirm times.
Arriving at La Portada:
San Andrés de Pisimbalá, Tierradento is a tiny village and you must pass La Portada Hospedaje & Restaurant to enter the village. (The restaurant and hotel are on opposite sides of the road.) The bus stop is about 30 meters from our door.
From Bogotá one can take an overnight bus to La Plata, but most prefer to take the daytime bus that leaves about 8:00AM arriving in the town of Garzón about 4:00PM. Transfer to a bus to La Plata arriving there about 6:00PM. Overnight in La Plata (there are a number of hotels to choose from) and get an 8:30 or 10:30AM bus to San Andrés de Pisimbalá arriving 2 or 3 hours later. The reverse trip is easily done in one day leaving San Andrés de Pisimbalá at 6:00AM arriving in Bogotá about 5:00PM.
Cali / Popayán:
From Cali get a bus to Popayán about 3 hours and transfer to a bus directly to San Andrés de Pisimbalá about 4 ½ hours. Cali / Popayán buses leave about every ½ hour and there is one direct bus daily from Popayán to San Andrés de Pisimbalá leaving about 10:30AM. The reverse trip is the same, leaving at 6:00AM will get you to Cali about 1:00PM.
From San Augustín take the 6:00AM bus to Bogotá, but get off in the town of Garzón after about 2 hours. Transfer to a bus to La Plata arriving there about 10:00AM. From La Plata take the 10:30AM bus to San Andrés de Pisimbalá arriving 2 or 3 hours later. The reverse trip is the same, leaving at 6:00AM will get you to San Augustín about 1:00PM.