Sucre and Potosi
Take an exciting cultural journey through the colonial heart of Bolivia. Be wowed by Sucre, the country's most beautiful city, with its whitewashed churches and perfectly comfortable climate. Relish in the majesty of Potosi, a mining town founded in 1545 when silver was discovered at Cerro Rico.
All Air and Ground Transfers
3 Nights Accommodation in Sucre
Sucre City Tour
PotosÍ City Tour
Tarabuco Sunday Native Market +
Arrive by air from La Paz to Sucre and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon you'll have a city tour of Sucre, visiting the Recoleta - a monastery established by the Franciscans in 1601 - and San Francisco Basilica, constructed by the Franciscans in 1571 as a monument to St. Francis of Assisi. You'll also see the House of Liberty on the main square - where Simon Bolivar signed the Declaration of Independence for Bolivia in 1825 - and San Francisco Xavier University, the second oldest on the continent. Finally, you'll visit the colorful local market. Overnight at a local hotel.
Start an early overland journey to Potosi, the famous Colonial City and source of silver during colonial times. The rich mountain towers over the city - and according to legend- it has produced enough silver to build a solid silver bridge from Potosi to Madrid. Discover echoes of Potosi's rich colonial past in the elaborate baroque church facades and private homes with wooden balconies overlooking the narrow winding streets. Visit The Casa de la Moneda (Royal Mint), with its wooden machinery used to make the silver coins for Spain during the colony, as well as a visit to a mine, is the main local attraction. UNESCO also declared Potosi "The Historical and Cultural Legacy of Mankind." Return to Sucre.
(Breakfast, Accommodations, Sucre)
Full day excursion to the famous Tarabuco native fair. Tarabuco is in the heart of the Yampara indigenous culture; on Sunday, Yampara families come to the market by bus, truck or even walking, to sell and exchange their wares - particularly their colorful Indian weavings. Ponchos, hats, sandals, and blankets of different colors are part of the wardrobe of indigenous peasants, who still wear leather helmets similar to those used by the Spanish Conquerors. If you're lucky, you'll experience indigenous groups displaying the Pujllay (one of the most representative dances of the area), accompanied by traditional instruments like the flute, the sikus and the charango. Lunch is included. In the afternoon return to Sucre.
(Breakfast, Accommodations, Sucre; Lunch on Excursion)
After breakfast, transfer to the Sucre hotel for your flight back to La Paz, or continue on to your next destination.
** Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change