This module provides an incredible journey from the Amazon to the Andes exquisite landscape. The course is perfect for enjoying the ecological zones and vegetation types and also for the slow adaptation to different high Andes. Through dense tropical vegetation in Chapare, the Yungas crossed to reach the capital of Cochabamba department. Climb through the valleys, through Inca ruins, colonial cities and beautiful landscapes to Sucre, which merge the usual itinerary Bolivia.
Day by day (short):
Day 1: Santa Cruz - Villa Tunari (- / - / -)
Day 2: Villa Tunari - Cochabamba (B / - / -)
Day 3: Cochabamba - Totora (D / - / C)
Day 4: Totora - Sucre (B / - / -)
Day 1: Travel to Santa Cruz Villa Tunari, through Buena Vista, visit a coffee plantation
In the morning, we left Santa Cruz to get to the town of Buena Vista located in tropical northern boundary of Amboró National Park. We visited a coffee plantation and you. Meet whole process of production of coffee, from seed to harvest, and drying the final product, of course, can enjoy. After lunch we continue our trip to Villa Tunari on a good road. The route takes us through the jungle and the tropical Chapare region, crossing several rivers and pass through several small villages inhabited by so-called "settlers". Migrants of the mountains are involved in the cultivation of the coca leaf. Along the journey, let accompany the branches of the Andes, where after Amboró comes from Carrasco National Park. Before coming to Villa Tunari, through a fully intact primary rainforest - one of the wettest and the planet's biodiversity regions. And in this region, we expect our hostel tonight. Overnight in lodge near Villa Tunari (B/-/-).
Day 2: Visit the Carrasco National Park and short walk in the cloud forest, the Yungas trip from Cochabamba.
In the morning, we planned a visit to the Carrasco National Park. To do this, cross the San Mateo River with a small manual funicular and then start a 3 hour walk to a pedagogical path that leads through the caves Repechón - a known haunt of nocturnal birds called "Guácharos" - and forests of the park.
After noon, we start from the Chapare to cross the majestic valleys of the Yungas - wild rivers, steep mountains covered with dense vegetation. At no time exceeded 3000 meters leaving behind the clouds and fog of the forest for mountain panorama totally different - he came to the Andes. 3.8000 m crossing a pass, we descended the fertile valley of Cochabamba, with a brief visit to the Cerro San Pedro with Christ largest in South America opens its arms to welcome visitors to 300 m above the city. At the foot of the massif awaits the Tunari mountain or the hotel "Berghotel" Carolina, offering fantastic views over the valley and the city. Berghotel night in Carolina, in the Cordillera del Tunari (B/-/-).
Day 3: Visit the "Cancha" the largest street market in the country and travel to the Inca ruins of Incallajta
In the morning, a transfer takes us to the city of Cochabamba (2,550 m) - known as the city of eternal spring for its pleasant climate and garden city because it has a number of parks and parkways. You. Walk through the colonial center of the main square and visit the country with the name "La Cancha" largest street market. In this vast and labyrinthine outdoor market will find all items imaginable and unimaginable goals, and your guide will know show you the most interesting corners. After lunch, we went out of town for the Upper Valley. With a brief stop in the colonial town of Tarata, cross the Valle Alto of Cochabamba fruitful to a hidden place where hope Incallajta ruins - Machu Picchu of Bolivia. The ruins extend over an area of 12 h are located on a hill near the river. Incallajta houses an absolute superlative - the so-called "kallanka" - a building 22m wide and 78 long. Actually, the "kallanka" pre-colonial building is the largest interior of South America After a complete tour through the ruins, hey embarked for colonial town of Totora, where we stayed at the Guest House Villa Eva (B/-/-)
Day 4: Visit the village of Totora and travel to Sucre
After loading the energies that fill us with a rich breakfast, embark on an extensive walk through the colonial streets of Totora, the beauty of the architecture and the picturesque main square. Later, we boarded for an exhilarating ride through beautiful Andean landscapes, where the spectacular views will motivate. In the village of Aiquile, you can visit the museum of the charango. Arriving in Sucre, in the course of the afternoon. Night at the hotel in Sucre Samary. (B/BL/-) - END OF OUR SERVICES
List of hotels:
• 1 night: Bridge Jungle Lodge, Villa Tunari
• 1 night: Berghotel Carolina, Cochabamba
• 1 night: Casa Villa Eva, Totora
• 1 night: Hotel Mi Pueblo Samary, Sucre
Food and refreshment services:
• 4x breakfast
• 1x boxlunch
• Spanish Language Guide from Santa Cruz to Sucre
• Private transportation from Santa Cruz to Sucre
• 4 nights in a double room with breakfast
• Food program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
• All entries
• Fees and taxes
Services not included:
• Travel insurance and other personal expenses
• Any services not mentioned in the program
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