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Hacienda Candelaria

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Hacienda Candelaria Welcome to a Bolivian experience Rustic warmth awaits you Beautiful gardens Learn their farming techniques Gracious hospitality Explore ancient traditions Many traditions to explore Enjoy this rural experience The 200 year old hacienda
A three hour drive from Sucre through the rolling hills and tiny villages of rural Bolivia brings you to the 200 year old Hacienda La Candelaria, which has been transformed into a simple guest house. The emphasis on a stay at this hacienda is an authentic local experience rather than a luxury stay. It is a rustic adobe-brick hacienda built around an impressive court-yard, with limited electricity and no hot running water, but with plenty of atmosphere.

Visit the Hacienda's grain storage rooms, orchards, private chapel and unique native museum. The region is famous for its hand-made textile production and you can see demonstrations and workshops on local weaving styles, traditional cooking, dance performances as well as walks to neighbouring villages and pre-Inca sites. You will see traditional meals prepared over a simple wood stove and dinner is by candle light. The Hacienda grows its own corn, potatoes, and chili peppers.

The predominant religion throughout Bolivia is Roman Catholic. Although there is a scattering of other Christian faiths, indigenous Bolivians have blended Catholicism and their traditional beliefs. An example is the near synonymous association of Pacha Mama (Mother Earth) and the Virgin Mary.
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Bolivia Backroads

10 Day Itinerary
  • Visit & meet several local weavers
  • Try your wits at Tarabuco Market
  • Explore the mines of Potosi
  • Journey to the Salt Desert of Uyuni
Explore what many call the Tibet of the Americas. Enjoy family hospitality at Hacienda Candelaria, meet village weavers and maybe try your hand at the loom, travel across the largest salt flat in the world, and visit the mines of Potosi.
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Land, Local Market, Village Visit
Places: Bolivia, South America, Hacienda Candelaria, La Paz, Potosi, Salar De Uyuni, Sucre, Tarabuco
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Folk dancers in the Oruro Festival

Bolivia Backroads and Oruro Festival

13 Day Itinerary
  • Enjoy front row seats to the parade
  • Tour a working silver mine
  • Climb for views of the Salt Desert
  • Travel to the highest city, Potosi
Our classic Bolivia Backroads and is now paired with the Oruro Festival for one great adventure. Enjoy a front row seat along the main parade route as thousands of dancers pass by you, tour a working silver mine, climb Volcano Tunupa, and travel through local villages on this 13-day Bolivian adventure.
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Festivals, Land, Local Market, Village Visit
Places: Bolivia, South America, La Paz, Oruro, Potosi, Sucre, Tarabuco, Uyuni
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Historic architecture in Sucre, Bolivia

Sucre and Potosi

4 Day Itinerary
  • Marvel at colonial architecture
  • Wander through lively markets
  • Visit the deity Tio Supay
In the most isolated country in the Americas, we’ll visit the delightful colonial city of Sucre and the historic mining town of Potosi. Explore the Tarabuco market with your guide or travel to the traditional village of Jatun Yampara.
Activities: Land, Local Market, Village Visit
Places: Bolivia, South America, La Paz, Potosi, Sucre, Tarabuco
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