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Bolivia - Sucre & Potosi World Heritage Sites
2015 Rates Single Double
4 days / 3 nights
with 5 star Parador Santa Maria La Real Hotel, Sucre
& 5 star Hotel Coloso, Potosi
$TBA $TBA

Does not include La Paz-Sucre-La Paz Air ($168)
All prices per person, in US dollars and subject to change at any time
Itineraries are subject to change at any time for any reason

The Colonial Cities of
Sucre and Potosi
are UNESCO
World Heritage Sites

UNESCO has declared both of these cities World Heritage Sites as the best examples of the wealthy Colonial period. This wealth was created by the rich silver production in the mountains of Potosi. In fact, during its peak in production, Potosi was considered one of the richest and largest cities in the world, however its dramatic decrease in production has left it much poorer. The architecture here is the main attraction as  the Spanish influence with domestic structures and beautiful churches has been well-preserved. About 162,000 people still live here, most of whom make a living from tourism as many visitors are attracted by the city's rich culture and history. The Mint House, is one of the few museums in the Americas that shows the history of silver production and its influence.

Sucre is called the “White Capital” of Bolivia due to the prevailing white coloring and red roofing of the houses in its historic center. Sucre has a population of 223,000 inhabitants. Both states have a strong Quechua influence that stems from Inca times and you are now able to enjoy a lot of it, near the cities. 

Sucre and Potosi are World Heritage Sites
© Jeff Waugh

Tarabuco is a great center of weavings and traditions. Every Sunday you are able to enjoy an Indian market, where the customs, clothing and culture are still alive. The main celebration is on 12th March, called the Pujllay, where the music and the dances go on all day long, and people from all the surrounding communities join the capital for this special party. What is important to notice is that all their clothing has remained traditional up to present times and it is worth exploring the area. Recent discoveries in Sucre, include gigantic footsteps of dinosaurs in a quarry near the city, now a great attraction due to the size and the number of them, having more than one species. They come from the Cretaceous period and are 68 million years old.

Sample Itinerary:

DAY 1
SUCRE - City Tour 
Flight to Sucre and transfer to the hotel. P. M. A 3 hours tour visiting the House of Liberty, museum of the Cathedral where the rich Virgin of Guadalupe is, the Metropolitan Cathedral built in the XVII century. Then Bolivar park, ASUR Indian Textile Art Museum and the church and museum of La Recoleta. (L)

DAY 2 
SUCRE / POTOSI - City Tour 
Bus from Sucre to Potosi with a nice contrast of valley first and the highlands (3 hours). P.M. Visit the Mint House, Santo Domingo and San Lorenzo churches, typical colonial streets and finally Santa Teresa church and its nice colonial museum. (B, L) 

DAY 3
CERRO RICO MINE / SUCRE 
An unforgettable trip to the mine, that was and still is the main legacy of silver production done in colonial times in the famous Silver mountain of Potosi. P. M. Bus to Sucre (3 hours), having a nice contrast from highland to valley. (B)

DAY 4 SUCRE / LA PAZ Flight back to La Paz. Transfer out. (B)

INCLUDES: DOES NOT INCLUDE: YOU SHOULD BRING:
  • Meals as indicated
  • Quality 3 star hotel accommodation
  • English-speaking tour guide

 

  • International air
  • International transfers
  • Tips, alcohol or items of a personal nature
  • Walking shoes
  • Day Pack
  • Water bottle
  • Hat
  • Personal clothing
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Binoculars

Reservations

Gate of the Sun © Inti Travel and Tours, Box 1586, Banff, Alberta, Canada, T1L 1B5
Phone 1-403-760-3565 / Fax 1-403-760-3566