Reaching Ipiales we realized we had enough time to visit the renowned Las Lajas Sanctuary outside Ipiales, before crossing the border into Ecuador. We started negotiating with a taxi. The driver asked 8K for frontera and 7K for Las Lajas. For both? He said it would be 30K because he would have to wait for us at Las Lajas; settled on 25K with him. On our way to Las Lajas we found many BBQ places roasting whole guinea pigs--it is a delicacy of that region; watching our interest in the BBQ the taxi driver suggested we pack a few guinea pigs for the road.
We spent almost an hour at Santuario de Las Lajas.
Photo shows interior of the church at Las Lajas