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SUCRE AND POTOSÍ TOUR

These cities are the most representative ones of Bolivia in terms of history and colonial architecture; both were declared as Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. In Sucre you can visit La Casa de la Libertad where the republic was founded in 1825. You can also visit La Casa de la Moneda in Potosi, one of the most important constructions in the history of Latin America due to its relevance for the entire Spanish colony. It is also possible to experience the local culture by visiting indigenous towns such as Tarabuco and learn about the hard life of miners who extract silver in Potosi.

Other optional visits:

- Visit the indigenous populations of Tarabuco, Potolo, and Jatun Yampara’s project.
- Visit Maragua Crater and the dinosaur footprints
- Visit and lodge at Hacienda Caraya in Potosi (Hotel – Museum)
- Extension to the city of Tarija, special scenery to enjoy and be amazed by the vines and wines produced at an altitude higher than 1700 meters above the sea level and that are part of the journey of the Route of Wine and Singani of Height Route, including a visit to vineyards, wineries and natural and cultural attractions of Tarija valley (Concepción Valley).

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Day 1: SUCRE

When you arrive in Sucre during the morning, we will be waiting for you at the airport to welcome you to the city of Sucre, the constitutional capital of Bolivia. Then, you will be transferred to your hotel. You will have free time to enjoy a first contact with the "White City" and enjoy lunch on your own.

In the afternoon, we pick you up in our private vehicle to first visit La Recoleta Church, Convent and Lookout, a Franciscan monastery located at the foothills of Cerro Churuquella. Later, we will head to the Museum of Indigenous Art (ASUR) that houses a sample of the textile richness of two local cultures: Tarabuco and Jalq'a. Then, we will visit La Casa de la Libertad where was the act of independence of Alto Peru was signed (today the Plurinational State of Bolivia). Currently it works as a museum where historical relics and important documents of this stage of the history of Bolivia are kept. Finally, we will stroll around the Main Square and return to your hotel.

Day 2: SUCRE – POTOSÍ

Early in the morning, you will be transferred to the bus terminal in Sucre to take a regular bus to go to the city of Potosí. We will be waiting for you at Potosi’s bus terminal to welcome and take you to the downtown where you will have lunch on your own.

In the afternoon, we start our tour taking a walk around the city of Potosi, which was one of the most important cities of the continent during the colonial era as it was one of the main points of extraction of silver found in the bowels of Cerro Rico. We will visit La Casa de la Moneda Museum, which -for many years- was the main minting silver coins center for the Spanish colony. There, you can see how the coins were produced back then by local and African slaves.

Afterwards, we will visit the façade of San Lorenzo Church, known for its beautiful mestizo-baroque decoration, the Pavilion of Royal Officials, the convent of Santa Teresa Church, built completely from stone. We conclude the tour at Plaza 10 de Noviembre, the main square of the city from where you can see the beautiful exterior of Santa Basilica Cathedral.

- Daily departures except Sundays and Mondays
- The tour in Potosi city can be replaced by the visit to the cooperative mines of the city,
- The tour starts in Sucre and ends in Potosi.
- Early check-in in the hotel of Sucre is not included.
- Transportation to Sucre and from Potosi, lodging in Potosi, early check-in in hotels, non-specified food, beverages in restaurants and hotels, additional expenses, travel insurance, tips, and non-specified services are not included.

SUCRE

Sucre the capital of Bolivia, according to the Bolivian constitution. As a World Heritage Site the city has a well-preserved historic center, with buildings from the 16th century and impressive views since it is located in a valley and surrounded by scenic mountains, the climate in town remains temperate and mild.

The European influence in the city stands out at first sight but once you get inside its history it is clear the indigenous roots that it has, the zone was originally occupied by the indigenous “Charcas”. In 1538 the city was founded by the Spaniard occupation as “Villa de la Plata”, during this time of abundance it was among the New World’s most important cities.

In 1776 La Plata was renamed to Chuquisaca to avoid confusion with La Plata in Buenos Aires, then the power turned to Buenos Aires and the silver of Potosí’s was petering out. In 1809 students rose up against the Spanish colony, making Bolivia the first country in Latin America to declare the outbreak for independence and in 1825 Chuquisaca was declared the capital city and renamed Sucre in honor of General Juan Antonio de Sucre.

Sucre is also well known because of its great Parque Cretácico of Cal Orck´o, it has more than 5,000 dinosaur footprints, some patterned in trails of up to 20 meters long and all of which were left millions of years ago, the park also has life-size models of some of the dinosaurs responsible for the footprints.

POTOSÍ

The city is located in the Potosí Department of Bolivia, it is the world’s highest city with an elevation of around 4,090 metres (13,420 ft), at the foot of the Cerro de Potosí, which means rich mountain. Founded in 1546 because of the discovery of the rich silver deposits in the Cerro Rico and soon became one of the wealthiest and largest cites in the world.

Millions of indigenous laborers and African slaves perished in mines during the Spanish colonial rule, miners were often below ground for weeks at a time. In 1800 the silver mines were depleted and tin became the major ore mined, recently they are rare earth mining. The history of Potosí is still reflected in the narrow streets, colonial mansions and the many churches, which makes the city a UNESCO World Heritage site.

It is possible to take a tour at one of the cooperative mines, it is a good way to get a sense of the social price paid for the mineral wealth of the few. The main attraction in the city is the National Mint (Casa de la Moneda), one of South America’s finest museums a beautiful building that takes up a whole city block, built between 1753 and 1773 to control the minting of colonial coins.

Prices

  • 2 passengers
  • Private service
  • Private double room
    / Superior hotel
  • Private transportation
  • Bilingual guide (Eng-Sp)
  • 1 breakfast
  • Tickets for attractions
  • Transfers to bus
    terminals
  • $ 360 per person
  • Check Availability
  • 2 passengers
  • Regular buses
  • Private double room
    / Standard hotel
  • Shared transportation
  • Bilingual guide (Eng-Sp)
  • 1 breakfast
  • Tickets for attractions
  • Transfers to bus
    terminals
  • $ 250 per person
  • Check Availability
  • 4 passengers
  • Private service
  • Private double room
    / Superior hotel
  • Private transportation
  • Bilingual guide (Eng-Sp)
  • 1 breakfast
  • Tickets for attractions
  • Transfers to bus
    terminals
  • $ 305 per person
  • Check Availability
  • 4 passengers
  • Regular buses
  • Private double room
    / Standard hotel
  • Shared transportation
  • Bilingual guide (Eng-Sp)
  • 1 breakfast
  • Tickets for attractions
  • Transfers to bus
    terminals
  • $ 200 per person
  • Check Availability

* Prices in American Dollars