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Bolivia: Sucre and Potosi

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Bolivia’s big four cities - La Paz, Sucre, Potosí and Santa Cruz - are so contrasting that they could be in different countries. La Paz teems and bustles, semi-tropical Santa Cruz is warm and laid-back, while Sucre, at 2,800m, is the sunny second city and legislative capital in the south. It is the epitome of an elegant, whitewashed, red-tile-roofed colonial city with baroque churches and shady plazas. Just two to three hours’ drive away on the chilly altiplano at 4,090m is the mining city Potosí, where grandiose architecture harks back to a history of prosperity when it hosted the Imperial Mint.

Our holidays to Sucre and Potosi

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Hummingbird

Hummingbird: Ocean to ocean

Group tour

21 days from £3,978pp

Long shadows over the Uyuni salt flats, Boliva

Discover Bolivia and northwest Argentina

Private journey

15 days from £3,646pp

Market life in Bolivia

Signature Bolivia: The final frontier

Private journey

14 days from £3,681pp

Tailor-made holidays

We specialise in creating bespoke holidays designed according to your specific requirements.

Our tailor-made holiday service includes:

  • • A dedicated and friendly specialist to guide you through the planning process
  • • Our unrivalled knowledge of the region based on over 36 years' of expertise
  • • Access to the widest range of accommodation and activity options
  • • Your perfect itinerary, crafted exclusively for you

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Things to do in Sucre and Potosi

Royal mint

Visit the Potosi Royal Mint

Mines

Visit the Potosi tin mines


Tarabuco Market

Visit Tarabuco indigenous market

What our experts say

The cities of Sucre and Potosí couldn't be more different. On my last visit, having spent time in the sunlit plazas of the colonial legislative capital, with its ice cream parlours and whitewashed baroque churches, I really enjoyed the drive up past broom-fringed fields to the frost-bitten altiplano. Upon arrival at Potosi, where the grandiose architecture recalls the prosperous past of silver mining but which is now a poor backwater, I fortified myself with a hot mate de cocoa before heading off to check out the mines which welcome visitors.    

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