Description

Cochabamba is situated in the center of Bolivia. This city is known for its gastronomy, being considered the gastronomic capital of Bolivia. It is a quiet city, with extensive and labyrinth markets, parks everywhere, cafés and restaurants that mix modern with traditional. Around Cochabamba, you will find colonial towns in Cochabamba Valley, where every first Friday of the month the customary practice of the Q`oa is celebrated. This rite is an act of reciprocity to Pachamama (the goddess of the earth) for the fortune of the past and the fortune that waits in the future.

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Itinerary

Departure from Cochabamba
  • Tata Santiago Bombori: Traditional Ritual 
  • Tarata, the oldest town 
  • Temple of the Lovely Virgin 
  • Lunch at Angostura Dam 

Includes

  • Private Transportation
  • Bilingual Guide English-Spanish
  • Traditional meal (lake fish)

Doesn't Include

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Personal Spending
  • Tips

Bring with

  • Sun Screen
  • Hat
  • Comfortable Hiking Shoes

Pachamama and Q’oa (Mother Earth and offerings)

The first friday of every month a traditional celebration takes place. During the Q'oa ritual, a "white table" is burnt asking for good fortune and well being. It is offered to the Pachamama (Mother Earth) along with alcohol. The white table is a mix of incense, confetti, herbs, bills, amulets and candy figures.

Colonial Towns

The colonial towns of Tarata, Punata, Cliza, Arani and Tiraque, among others, maintain alive the cultural mix of the Quechua and Spanish traditions. This is evident in the customs, clothing, language and architecture typical of the colonial time. These colorful towns present themselves as living museums to every visitor.

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Map

Geography

Altitude

Cochabamba city and the surrounding colonial towns average altitude is 2,570 meters above see level (8,430 ft)

Climate

How to get there?

The only access to the Colonial Towns is with ground transportation from Cochabamba.

From the City of Cochabamba:
  • 30min with private transportation
  • I hour with public transportation