Che Guevara Tour, 3 days
During this 3 days tour from Samaipata you will follow the last steps of the legendary Che Guevara in Bolivia.
On the 1st day you will get to see all places of interest in Vallegrande.
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.
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 and stay overnight in the place where Che got executed, La Higuera.
La Higuera is situated excellent; from there you have beautiful views over the surroundings.
Here we will visit the places of interest on the 2nd tour day.
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 be 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!
The execution of Che happened in the school building of La Higuera, in which a small museum is established now. We will visit this museum in the morning of the 2nd day.
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.
You can also choose to hike to 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.
After an other night in La Higuera you will return to Samaipata, arrival later in the afternoon.
We also offer a 3 days Che Guevara 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.
Tip: the Che Guevara Tour is part of the Old Trade Road to or from Sucre!
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