TRAVEL OPTIONS FROM VILLAZON TO SUCRE
Bus Tickets Peru offers several travel options to make this journey by bus:
- Direct trip: You can travel directly from Villazón to Sucre. The journey takes about 10 hours. Buses leave daily at 8:00pm and arrive in Sucre at 6:00am. The bus company offering this service is: 6 de Octubre (semi lie-flat buses).
- Trip with stopover: You can make a stop in either Uyuni or Potosi on the way to Sucre from Villazón. Uyuni is famous for its salt flats which you can visit during the day or you can spend time in Potosi and discover this beautiful old colonial mining town. You can travel with Exp.11 de Julio to Uyuni or with OGlobo to Potosi.
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THINGS TO DO IN SUCRE
- San Felipe Neri Convent: The Convent of San Felipe Neri is a neoclassical style church built between 1795 and 1799. Originally a monastery, the convent now functions as an all-girls parochial school. You can enjoy panoramic views of the city from the brick-floored rooftop and bell tower.
- Cretacic Park: 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.
- 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.
- Study Spanish: It’s a very popular place to study Spanish in Latin America. 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 (ASUR): Textiles and ceramic pieces of great antiquity are on exhibit and especially highlighting a collection unique to Bolivia from the Tiwanaku culture (A.D. 700) of a ritual and burial site. 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 (MUSEF): Sucre’s MUSEF was established in 2004. Visitors to the MUSEF can learn about Bolivia’s traditional dances, ethnic groups, history and customs. You’ll find there the mask museum and a permanent exhibition dedicated to the Uru Chipaya culture. MUSEF also has three temporary exhibition halls dedicated to displaying 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.