Please be extremely careful when travelling by bus. There have been a number of thefts of hand luggage on buses to Salento from both Armenia and Pereira. Keep your hand luggage with you at all times and DO NOT LET ANYONE TOUCH IT.
In particular foreign tourists appear to be being identified in Pereira bus station and then followed onto the bus and their hand luggage removed, so if you are changing buses in Pereira please be especially vigilant.
Buses from Armenia to
BOGOTA journey time 7-9 hours
Leave pretty much every hour first bus around 6.00am last bus around 23.00
IBAGUE journey time 2 1/2 -4 hours
Leave every 30 minutes