1. Sucre – Tarabuco – Villa Serrano
After breakfast we leave for our tour of the Che Guevara trail. Ernesto "Che" Guevara, commonly known as el Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol of rebellion and global insignia within popular culture. As a result of his perceived martyrdom, poetic invocations for class struggle, and desire to create the consciousness of a "new man" driven by moral rather than material incentives, he has evolved into a quintessential icon of various leftist-inspired movements. If we leave for our tour on a Sunday we can visit the famous market in Tarabuco - a colourful and vibrant open-air market. Many people wear traditional Yampara costumes, which not only preserve their identity but also advertise their location of origin within the area to others within the Tarabuco area. This first day of our tour brings us past the villages Zudañez and Tomina and we arrive in Villa Serrano at the end of the day.
2. Villa Serrano – La Higuera – Route du Che – Vallegrande
After breakfast we leave towards the village La Higuera where the Che died. We visit the museum and we go for a 3 hour walk to the “Quebrada del Yuro” which is the canyon where the Che and his men were captured by the Bolivian army the 8th of October 1967. We return to the village La Higuera from where we continue to Vallegrande where we spend the night.
3. Vallegrande – Santa Cruz
We start the day with a visit to the hospital “Nuestro Señor de Malta” on which grounds the small open air laundry (“la Antigua Lavandería”) where the Che’s body was put on public show on a concrete slab is located. Later we visit the Vallegrande airport where the remains of the Che where discovered the 29th of November 1997, and we also see the tomb of Tania the Guerrilla (Haydée Tamara Bunke Bíder) who played an important role in the Che’s campaign. Our tours continues to the Fort Samaipata “El Fuerte de Samaipata” which was declared a cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO in 1998. Upon arrival we leave on foot along with our local guide to discover the archaeological site. The ceremonial centre of Samaipata is the most important Pre-Hispanic work of South America and ancient cultures have carved figurines of animals (snakes and pumas), channels and triangular niches on a stone block. After this impressive visit we contineu to Santa Cruz where the rest of the day is free. End of our services
Highlights: Tarabuco Market,Vallegrande,La Higuera
Guaranteed departure: from 2 people
Group size: 2 to 18 people
Included in the price:
- Transport and transfers as outlined in the program
- Group tour with local bilingual Spanish/English speaking guide
- Meals mentioned.
Not included in the price:
- Personal travel insurance
- Entrance fees to parks, sites and museums (allow for approx. 80 Bs, (Bolivianos - Bolivian national currency) - this is an estimate and actual prices may vary)
- Meals not mentioned, drinks, tips and personal equipment
Expenses during the tour:
- Drinks, tips and all other personal expenses
- Entrance fees to parks, sites and museums (allow for approx. 0 boliviano per person – this is an estimate and actual prices may vary)
- Meals not mentioned
- Accommodation not mentioned