TRAVEL OPTIONS FROM UYUNI TO SUCRE
Bus Tickets Peru offers you several options to travel by bus on this route:
- Direct trip by bus: There are direct buses from Uyuni to Sucre. The journey takes about 8 hours. Buses leave at 9:30am or 10:00pm from the bus terminal on Avenida Cabrera and arrive in Sucre at 5am at the bus terminal on Avenida Ostria Gutierrez. The companies doing this route are 6 de Octubre (semi lie-flat buses) and Expreso 11 de Julio (normal buses).
- Travel with stopover: The road to Sucre goes through Potosi, another beautiful colonial town full of history at only 3 hours away from Sucre. You can change buses in Potosi and spend some time there to discover this town. The bus companies which offer this service with a wide range of schedules are: Trans Emperador and Expreso 11 de Julio.
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THINGS TO DO IN SUCRE
- Convento de San Felipe Neri: This former monastery is a charming colonial building which represents everything that visitors love about Sucre. Pass through its sunny courtyard and climb up to the rooftop terrace to see for yourself why this is known as the White City.
- Parque Cretácico: This dinosaur park was built to showcase a selection of well preserved, prehistoric footprints. It also has an extensive selection of life-size fiberglass dinosaur models and a small but informative museum. The Dino-Bus takes tourists to the park from Plaza 25 de Mayo at 12:00pm and 1:00pm.
- Casa de Libertad: Located right on the main plaza, this museum pays homage to the most important moment in the country. It was here in 1825 that Bolivia declared its independence, and the original document is on display. This marked the birth of a nation that they named after Simon Bolivar, their most famous liberator. You can visit it for 15 Bs.
- Learn Spanish: Sucre is a very popular place to study Spanish. Not only are classes cheap (as little as US$6 per hour for individuals) but Bolivian Spanish is known for its clarity and for being spoken with an accent that’s easy to understand.
- Museum of Indigenous Art: Textiles and ceramic pieces of great antiquity are on exhibit and especially highlighting a collection unique to Bolivia from the Tiwanaku culture. The music showroom exhibits dance, costumes and Andean musical instruments accompanied by information concerning the role that music plays in Andean cultures.
- Museum of Ethnographic and Folklore: Visitors to the MUSEF can learn about traditional dances, ethnic groups, history and customs by watching a collection of short videos in the audio-visual library. There is a mask museum, a permanent exhibition dedicated to the Uru Chipaya culture. MUSEF also has three temporary exhibition halls dedicated to art, photography, ethnographic goods, paintings and various archaeological items from around Sucre. Entry is free.
- Maragua Crater: This trek will take you along the Cordillera de Los Frailes and let you explore the spectacular crater of Maragua, and will show you about a hundred amazing dinosaur footprints from up close. You can do a one day, two day or three day trek to the crater
- Accommodation: From fun hostels and friendly homestays to luxurious lodgings and comfortable apartments, there are a range of accommodation options in Sucre to suit every travel style and budget.
- Restaurants: The cuisine of the department of Chuquisaca, of which Sucre is the capital, is characterized by the skillful use of ingredients such as red pepper or yellow chili ground in their recipes. Chorizo chuquisaqueño, mondongo, qóqo, are some typical dishes of this Bolivian region.