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Tour “Walking with the Yamparas” in Chuquisaca

If you want to explore Andean landscapes and get to know the culture of one of the Bolivian indigenous nations that still preserves its traditional weaved fabrics, gastronomy, and agriculture, the Yampara Trekk is the perfect option for you.

The “Yampara Trekk” offers a one-day experiential tour to learn about the Yampara communities’ culture,
settled in the Icla municipality, Chuquisaca department, in southern Bolivia.

On this trip you will be able to appreciate this indigenous nation traditions, from its weaved fabrics to the
men plowing the land and the women with their herds. The experience begins with a visit to some homes
and to the Unaypallay weaved fabrics museum.

Then you can continue to the San Jacinto community, from there walk 10 kilometers to the Icla town. On
the way to Icla you can observe the local people’s daily life, such as at k’arallantayoj, where the community
shows to the visitors their dances, weaved fabrics, and gastronomy.

Lunch is served at this town’s viewpoint, with an almost 180° panoramic view of the mountain chain and
the neighboring towns. In the afternoon, there is a walk through Icla’s town center, the municipality
capital, and the canyons, where rock formations up to 80 meters high and 20 meters wide can be
observed, which narrows as you walk in the canyon.

Location

Chuquisaca Department, Tarabuco municipality, Candelaria community.

Way to get there:

•    Coordinate a visit by calling the contact number.

Services

  • Specialized guide
    Private transport
  • Food
  • Entrance ticket

Essential clothing and accessories:

Durante el toru los visitantes pueden disfrutar los productos locales.
  • Boots, sneakers or walking shoes
  • Warm clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Cap or hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Money in order to buy souvenirs
  • Water, extra snacks for the trip
  • Waterproof poncho (rainy season, between November and March)
  • Insect or mosquito repellent
  • Medicine and / or personal use items.
  • Bring your own medication in case of any health problem

Consider

  • The tour is not recommended for people with acrophobia, claustrophobia, and lack of physical
    condition.
  • Because Icla Municipality different regions are visited, necessary precautions must be taken to
    avoid altitude sickness. It is recommended to drink hot tea or coca leaves tea as soon as you reach
    the altitude, you should walk slowly and eat lightly on the first day.

Contact:

Ademar Rodriguez: (591) 78661106

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This content is taken from the “Soy Bolivia” verified guide, prepared in April 2023 with information provided by organizations and communities involved. This guide is updated annually to ensure its validity. In order to suggest a community tourism venture, free of charge, you are welcome to send a WhatsApp message to the number (591) 70079347.

  • Note: Prices are updated to May 2023.

Warning. The images in this guide were provided by representatives of the involved communities, who assured that they use these photographs for the respective promotions of their ventures.

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