Che Guevara Route

During this 1-, 2- or 3 days tour from Samaipata you will follow the last steps of the legendary Che Guevara in Bolivia.

On the 1 day tour you will get to see all places of interest in Vallegrande.
If you choose to go on a 2- or 3 days tour you continue and stay overnight in La Higuera, where you will visit the places of interest also.

We also offer a 3 days tour from Sa. Cruz. The 1st night you will stay overnight in Vallegrande then, the 2nd night in La Higuera and on the last day you will return to Sa. Cruz or Samaipata.


 


In the pleasant town of Vallegrande you will visit the Señor de Malta hospital, where Che´s corpse was exposed to the world press and the people on a laundry basin after he was executed, and where the text of his last letter to his children is copied on a wall.

 

You will also go to the place where Tania Bunke, the only female guerrilla fighter that was killed during the combats, was buried.


Further you will visit the excellent museum, which contains a huge collection of photos of El Che and also the graveyard where Che was buried for over 30 years.

 

Pucar�

 

You will have lunch in Vallegrande.

Between Vallegrande and La Higuera lies the authentic village of Pucará.
On the way we use to see condors many times. In Pucará we will make a stop so you can walk through the small streets and take some photos.

 

Then we continue to La Higuera, the place where Che got executed. This happened in the school building of La Higuera, in which a small museum is established now.

 



On the Plaza in La Higuera you can admire a small old bust of Che and a big newer bust that has been placed there 30 years after his execution.

 

Since October 2007 there is also a new statue of Che there to been seen which has been unveiled under big attention.

You will have a romantic dinner at candle light and sleep in La Higuera.
The hostal has a very pleasant atmosphere. It has been restored with original materials and in the authentic style.
You can have a hot shower here as well because it is on gas!
 


La Higuera is situated excellent; from there you have beautiful views over the surroundings.


We will make a walk of 2 or 4 hours to the Quebrada del Churo where you will see the place where Che was hiding for the army.

The sequence of visits to the places of interest we will let depend on the day you start your tour and the opening hours of the museum in Vallegrande.

This way we can make sure that you will get to see all mentioned places.



It´s also possible to go on a 3 days tour.

Then you can hike more and get to see the cave where Che spent his last night in freedom.

There will also be the option to go downhill biking to the Río Grande, where you can swim and relax.




 

 

 

Tip: If you want to include Sucre in your itinerary as well, the Che Guevara Tour is part of the Old Trade Road to or from Sucre in 3 or 4 days!

 

  • Included:
    Transport in 4x4;
    Spanish or English speaking guide, depending on availability;
    Entrance fees;
    Meals from lunch on the 1st day up to and including lunch on the last day;
    On more-days tours: stay(s) overnight.
  • Not included:
    The costs for renting a mountain bike (optional) in La Higuera;
    All other costs that are not specifically mentioned.




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