Hotel Gran Concepcion
Mid-range colonial style hotel on the main square opposite Concepción's restored mission church.
Concepción is the principal town on Bolivia’s Jesuit missions circuit. Like the other towns in the region, it has a grid of quiet adobe colonial streets around a vast grassy central plaza dotted with fruit trees accommodating entertaining toucans and parakeets. This charming colonial style hotel is the best in town.
It sits on the main square opposite the restored church, with two patios, one featuring a small pool. There are lots of plants and flowers in the interior and carved wooden columns reflecting the design of the mission churches. The walls in reception feature photos of the Spanish Royal Family who have visited. Rooms are very comfortable, simply furnished but with have excellent shower, a/c and a cable TV with a few English-subtitled channels.
An American breakfast is served in the patio: the restaurant here is particularly attractive, with pristine white tablecloths on tables enveloped in luxuriant foliage.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
The flight with Amazonas felt v safe. The plane is brand new CRJ200 Bombardier, the staff is helpful and v efficient and the pilots seemed v highly skilled and trained. So of all companies that provides short haul national flight in Bolivia I would highly recommend using Amazonas.JO, Borough
Best aspect was that the constant variety of wonderful experiences and sights and - due to excellent guides - information on history and local culture.CR, Aylesbury
Bolivia was outstanding and we are grateful to our JLA travel consultant for her description of this trip.BR, Hornsey
Highlights: The trek and Bolivia in general.GN, Kingsbridge
It felt like the most authentic South American experience.CC, Carnforth
Most memorable experience: “The time we spent in Bolivia was amazing, despite the altitude sickness! The Uyuni salt flat was so beautiful and all the lagoons and mountains we saw on the way. We also loved Iguazu falls and lake Titicaca.”SC, Manchester
Most memorable experience: “So many...Bolivia was outstanding and we are grateful to our JLA travel consultant for her description of this trip.”BR, Hornsey
Most Memorable Moment: Difficult to pick out one thing as it was all great! For me probably being on Lake Titicaca, the achievement of a childhood ambition!JS
Highlight: Oh PLEASE !?? How can we do that. I think the early Hito Cajon border of Bolivia to Sucre had to be the highlights - the Salar, etc. the views all the way, our guide must have got tired of us oohing and aaahing !RH, Carshalton
A highlight was driving through Bolivia and salt flats. The lack of tourists during the long drive was something else. We saw hardly any other people at the attractions we stopped at. At some places we were the only people. Truly magical. More people at salt flats as expected but still a really memorable and spectacular experience.
The landscape in Bolivia was more stunning than expected. Uyuni was the highlight.MO, Liverpool
Highlight: “Seeing the physical geography of Bolivia and visits especially the silver mine and the mint.”KS
For both of us though the highlight of our trip was the journey through Bolivia, the crossing of Lake Titicaca and the visit to the Sun Island and then the 3 days we spent driving down to the Chilean border with the guide Juan Carlos and driver Rene was simply the best, it reminded us of journeys we made back in the late 60’s through Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran.RA, Croydon
Bolivia is very spectacular in terms of scenery but both food and hotels leave something to be desired. Not a problem for us but some might find it below expectations.MW
Across the Bolivian border was the long route which involved a four hour journey over a makeshift road with many potholes. However, the scenery was spectacular and I looked on it as a bit of fun.SG, Chigwell
Most Memorable Moment?: Uyuni salt flatsRH, Warrington
Highlight: Views over Lake Titicaca from Isla del SolBC, London
Bolivia was a revelation. I knew little about the country before the tour, but I fell in love with it. We visited beautiful towns and cities, the Bolivians were charming, we saw marching bands everywhere, ate great food very cheaply and stayed in an interesting range of hotels.DK, Coventry
Most Memorable Moment: Lunch on the Uyuini Salt PlainsFA, Preston
Overall a fantastic itinerary. Bolivia was an unknown for us but it exceeded our expectations in every respect thanks to a wonderful guide in Noel.SM, Wokingham
Bolivia - just stunning.PG, Northwood
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