Green Planet: Chichas Hiking Tour: Trek the Mountains, Eat Traditional Cuisine

Chichas Hiking Tour: Trek the Mountains, Eat Traditional Cuisine

Tupiza, Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Green Planet

Community-based cooperative

10 hours
From$87 USDper person

Green Planet provides technical support for the development of partner organizations and communities in the Chichas's nation in the form of information, training, communication, research, crafts, and cuisine.

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the natural beauty of southwestern Bolivia and support sustainable socio-economic development in the Chichas provinces.
  • Explore the Yucu Pururo and Yana Orkho mountains alongside knowledgeable local guides.
  • Learn about the heritage of the Inca Empire as well as the rich culture of modern-day Bolivia.

Tour revenue will be invested in the conservation of raw materials and the preservation of cultural identity in the Lipez and Chichas Provinces.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    7 am (summertime) / 8 am (wintertime)

  • Duration

    10 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Families

  • Languages

    Spanish, Quechua

  • Weather

    Tour will be cancelled or postponed in case of inclement weather

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 6

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Camera, Hat, Hiking boots, Sunscreen lotion, Long-sleeved turtleneck, long pants

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

Tour Description

Meet your community guides at the 40-million-year-old Yucu Pururo mountain before trekking to the Yana Orkho mountain of the Ordovician era — dating back over 470 million years! Learn all about the colonial Incas while discovering this naturally preserved geological wonder. Take in colorful landscapes and unparalleled views before enjoying a taste of the traditional cuisine of the Chichas nation.

During the trek, you’ll hike through Red Canyon, an incredible natural rock phenomenon, and travel down a pre-Colombian road until you reach the peaceful spot where two waterfalls meet. Visit the surrounding dwellings where small, mischievous creatures live, hiding from the presence of humans in the heights of the cliffs. Your guides will tell you about the ancient legends and local tales this magical place has inspired along the way. Be sure to capture a few photos of this majestic, humbling environment before returning back to Tupiza.

Tour Start Address

Av. Crnl. Pedro Arraya Nro 294, Tupiza, Sud Chichas, Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

More About Green Planet

Mission

To provide technical support to communities and partner organizations in Tupiza through a range of ecotourism, sustainability, and cultural services.

Main Programs

  • Sociedad Turística Medio Ambiental Raíces Rojas - Green Planet’s center of research, consultancy, and construction.

  • Promoting, researching, and developing management plans for two municipal protected areas (Eco Park and Enchanted Suskunas Ecopark) and a community protected landscape (Huayra Huasi) for the purpose of promoting its recognition and protection.