Situated amongst the rolling sierras of the eastern altiplano is Sucre, Bolivia’s prettiest and most charming city and historical capital. Rightfully deemed ‘the White City,’ Sucre features impeccably preserved and maintained white-washed colonial buildings with terra cotta tiled roofs and a skyline dotted with dozens of church domes and steeples. The city boasts a sunny climate and crisp blue sky and has an aura of tranquility and luminescence as well as important historical significance. Sucre is also the gateway to Bolivia’s most fascinating indigenous groups, the Aymara and Tarabuco, known for their intricate and beautiful hand-woven textiles.

Interests

  • Heritage
  • Wine & Food

Highlights

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Cathedral
  • Casa De Libertad or Freedom House

Places to Stay

Hostal de Su Merced

Style: Guest house

The charming and beautiful Hostal de Su Merced is a gem in what is one of the most charming cities in Bolivia.

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La Posada Hotel Boutique

Style: Boutique

The simple but charming boutique hotel 'La Posada' is close to the central plaza of Sucre and offers comfortable design and pleasant atmosphere.

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Parador Santa Maria La Real

Style: Heritage

Parador Santa Maria La Real is perhaps Sucre's most famous hotel and surely its most historical.

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Villa Antigua

Style: Boutique

Villa Antigua is an airy and unbelievable tranquil escape just steps from Sucre's central square.

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Activities in Sucre

Visit to Inkamachay cave paintings at Sucre

Marvel at the incredible pre-Incan rock paintings on this full day private excursion from Sucre. Another testament to Bolivia’s deep history, experts estimate the paintings to be 2,500 years old. Journey to this former place of worship for an entertaining and exciting day in the mountains of the Andes as you appreciate these enlightening archaeological discoveries.

S-SRE 8h Tarabuco Colour and Culture

Experience Bolivia’s indigenous history intricately woven within its most famous arts and crafts culture on this full day privately guided tour. Each Sunday a colorful and vibrant open-air market is held in Tarabuco, about 65 km from Sucre. Tarabuco is home to the unique and authentic Yampara indigenous culture, most of whom live a timeless existence, wrapped in pre-Incan style clothing and customs. The tiny streets of this small mountain village come alive on Sundays with locals displaying their goods to be traded, ranging from produce, meats and coca leaves to intricate crafts and textiles. Be astonished by the women of the Yampara and Aymara cultures, master weavers who live and breathe in Bolivian iconography and soul into their work. Stroll through the streets experiencing the trading tradition still practiced today and delight in authentic Bolivia at its very best.

Visit to Sucre and its place in history

Appropriately named the White City, Sucre holds many enchanting marvels and monuments for you to explore privately with your personal guide on this 8 hour full day tour. Visit the city’s cathedral and the 17th century Casa de la Libertad or Freedom House where the republic of Bolivia was founded. Discover the city’s history and explore the rich cultural heritage at the countless museums and churches. Meander the cobbled streets lined with characteristic white-washed colonial buildings with their terracotta tiled roofs and enjoy panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountains.

Half day Historical City Tour of Sucre

Appropriately named the White City, Sucre holds many enchanting marvels and monuments for you to explore privately with your personal guide on this half day historical tour. Visit the city’s cathedral and the 17th century Casa de la Libertad or Freedom House where the republic of Bolivia was founded. Discover the city’s history and explore the rich cultural heritage at the countless museums and churches.

Half day Cultural City Tour of Sucre

Appropriately named the White City, Sucre holds many enchanting marvels, monuments and markets for you to explore privately with your personal guide on this half day cultural tour. Visit the city’s cathedral and the 17th century Casa de la Libertad or Freedom House where the republic of Bolivia was founded. Discover the city’s history and explore the rich cultural heritage at the countless museums and churches. Take time to explore the local produce and textile markets and meander the cobbled colonial streets of this charming city.

3 Days visit to Sucre & Potosi

Enjoy an enlightening three day discovery beginning in Sucre with a lunch in the traditional style of the Chuquisaca region. Tour the Colonial past of beautiful Sucre, the White City visiting places of historical and cultural importance such as the House of Liberty, the Museum of the Recoleta, various churches, markets and panoramic view points. The following day travel to Potosí, one of the highest cities in the world whose name is literally translated as fortune. A natural treasure chest that once funded the Spanish colonists, Potosí holds Cerro Rico (the rich mountain) formerly brimming with silver ore and mines. Ascend Cerro Rico to visit the mines with your private guide. Later visit the UNESCO World Heritage ‘Casa de la Moneda’, where the national mint was once made. Learn the stories of Potosí as you explore its churches and important colonial buildings. The following day return to Sucre or continue to venture further into the Bolivian highlands, depending on your planned itinerary.

12h Sucre to Potosi

Journey from Sucre with private driver and guide to visit one of the highest cities in the world, Potosí, which is literally translated as fortune. A natural treasure chest that once funded the Spanish colonists, Potosí holds Cerro Rico (the rich mountain) formerly brimming with extensive silver mines. The city is a living witness of South American history and contains colonial relics as well as numerous churches. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage ‘Casa de la Moneda’ where the national mint was once made and learn the stories of Potosí with your private guide before returning to Sucre in the evening.

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