Visit the colonial town of Sucre a city of eternal spring, wander through the colorful markets and marvel at colonial architecture. For Day 2, explore the Tarabuco market with your guide on Sunday or travel to the traditional village of Jatun Yampara on the other days of the week. Visit the silver mine in Potosi and ;earn the rich and tragic history of this mining town.
Day 1 : Sucre Day 2 : Tarabuco or Jatun Yampara Day 3 : Potosi Day 4 : Return to La Paz
Marvel at colonial buildings, museums and churches in Sucre
Visit Jatun Yampara, a traditional village with a passion for preserving its ancient art forms
Learn the history and traditions of the mining town, Potosi
A short flight brings you to the colonial city of Sucre. At 9200 feet above sea level, Sucre enjoys the perfect Spring climate year round. Today is yours to explore its colorful market and visit several colonial buildings, museums and churches while wandering the narrow streets of this pleasant town.
Sunday is market day in the village of Tarabuco, where farmers and weavers from the countryside join together in a festive atmosphere to trade foodstuffs, fine weavings, and exchange gossip with far away friends and relatives.
If this day is not a Sunday, visit the traditional village of Jatun Yampara, known for its artisanal textiles and ceramics. Walk through this village that focuses on preserving its ancient art forms and agricultural ways-of-life, and visit the community museum.
After the full day excursion, return to Sucre and board the bus for the three hour ride to Potosi where you will be met by your new host. Transfer to the hotel and relax.
At over 13,000 feet above sea level, Potosi is the highest city of its size in the world. After the discovery of silver in Cerro Rico (Rich Hill), Potosi grew into the largest and most opulent city in the Americas. The city’s rich colonial architecture and tragic history as a colonial mining town has earned recognition from UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Visit Cerro Rico, the San Francisco Convent, and the mine neighborhoods. Travelers have the chance to enter the mine and “visit” Tio Supay, the deity who owns the mines and rules the underworld. The miners seek to pacify him through offerings in order to prevent accidents from occurring underground.
Board the return bus to Sucre this evening and transfer to the hotel.
Day 4 Return to La Paz
Transfer to the airport for the return flight to La Paz.
Kate was great to work with in the planning stage. She was prompt, helpful, and efficient. Our tour guide, Edwin, was knowledgeable and passionate. We were very happy to have traveled with Adventure Life, it made the trip easy and a true pleasure. We could concentrate on enjoying the experience rather than the details of travel.
When to Go
Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.