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Che Guevara Tours

Ernesto "Che" Guevara: June  1928 – October 9, 1967, Commonly known as El Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. Read More.......

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Vallegrande La Higuera

The route of Che in Bolivia as it is understood is a long one. But all or most all of the trips or tours are directed towards the town of Vallegrande and the a very small community known as La higuera, which is a quiet community with very with few inhabitants.

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Itineraries
- 2 Days 1 Night
Vallegrande La Higuera
- 3 Days 2 Nights
Vallegrande La Higuera / Samaipata

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Two Days One Night - Che Guevara Tours Itinerary

Che Guevara Tours -From the City of Santa Cruz

2 Days 1 Night

1st Day

At 07H30 am or 08:H00 we pick you up from your downtown hotel / home  to commence a trip by car to the town of Vallegrande, located at 270 Km away approximately and at 6,660 feet (2030 meters) above sea-level, Vallegrande has a population of approximately 8,000 inhabitants in the urban zone and approximately 27,000 if we include the bordering communities.  This trip by car takes about 5.5 hours.  After about one hour of travelling  almost  all the road is full of up and down curves..Most of this highway is in a very bad conditions except the first 80 km. 

After about 120 km or 3 hours we drive by Samaipata. We will have lunch somewhere after Samaipata and before Vallegrande. At Vallegrande we pick up a local guide.

From Vallegrande to La Higuera village there is a distance of  62 km, and driving it takes about 2  or 3 hours.The dirt road from Vallegrande to La Higuera is narrow  and also we have to go and up and down on the skirts of the mountains with continue loops.

The peak altitude that we arrive is 3000 meters above sea level. The vehicle can stop almost whenever the visitor wishes to take some photos or to appreciate the landscape or an Andean Condor flying over the area. Please ask the driver to stop in a safe place.

Before arriving to La Higuera we will visit The Churo Creek, where “El Che” fought his last battle in total disadvantage, malnourished, without adequate clothing or boots (he made his own boots with some leather in disuse) and with his rifle was not working well.To get to this place we will have to do some trekking down a hill for about 1 1/2 hours.

In this place the guide who accompanies us will tell us in details how this uneven battle took place and how “Che” was captured by the military and taken to the small village´s school of La Higuera, which at the time had more inhabitants than it does at the present time.

 We plan arrive to the small village of La Higuera  before dusk. It  

In La Higuera Village if we still have the light of the sun  a walk on the couple of blocks of the community  and the plazita is recommended. to appreciate the great view to he mountains and the paintings on the house walls and monuments raised in honour of El Che.

The place to stay overnight in La Higuera is a small cute rustic house. 

Dinner usually  is also in this place..where you can buy some souvenirs

Early in the morning, usually before breakfast we need to visit the small museum of La Higuera.

We will visit the “El Che” museum, which is the place where El Che was killed. The guide will provide further explanation about the photos and objects in exhibition. Later, if time allows to, we will visit other places in the surroundings of where “El Che” was present.

The guide can tell us some facts about El Che and the rest of the guerrilla 

After about 1/2  hour in La Higuera the group returns to Vallegrande using the same dirt road. 

Once in Vallegrande with a guide we will visit some visit  places relevant to Ernesto Che Guevara. Like the old laundry  where his body  was exposed to the press in the year 1967 after having killed and  brought  in a helicopter from La Higuera Village

In Vallegrande we will also visit the mausoleum  where “ El Che” was buried next to some of his companions in battle. 

In the new museum of Vallegrande in honour to Che Guevara we will be able to appreciate many more photos and others objects.  

After Vallegrande we should get back on the highway to return to Santa Cruz city. Usually   the lunch is in the touristic town town of Samaipata  by the its main square

We will arrive at the city at evening or at night and leave you in your downtown hotel.

It is advisable to drive through the part of the mountainous  during the day, due to the scarce signalling and the road conditions.

End of our service. Thanks.

Please Read The Terms and Conditions of our Services.Amboró Tours is the only original source of this Itinerary.Amboró Tours also offers longer tours to this destination.

Adverse climatologist conditions or social unrest can change the original itinerary.


Three Days Two Nights- Che Guevara Tours  - Samaipata Itinerary

Che Guevarra Tours 

From the City of Santa Cruz

3 Days 2 Nights

1st Day

At 07:30 am or 08:00 we pick you up from your hotel or home  to go to the town of Vallegrande, located at 6,660 feet (2030 meters) above sea-level, a population of approximately 8,000 inhabitants in the urban zone and approximately 27,000 if we include the bordering communities. Vallegrande is located about 300  km away from the city of Santa Cruz, and the trip to this population lasts approximately 6  hours. Including the time need to have lunch

Lunch in Samaipta or somewhere else down the road.

After Samaipta we still need about 1 1/2 hours to reach Vallegrande In Vallegrande , we will meet our local guide.  He will take us to visit  places relevant to Ernesto Che Guevara. Like the old laundry  where his body  was exposed to the press in the year 1967 after having killed and  brought  in a helicopter from La Higuera Village

In Vallegrande we will also visit the place where “ El Che” was buried next to some of his companions in battle. And also the place where some others comarades like were buried

In Vallegrande accommodation and dinner 

(Some times it is convenience to go and stay overnight in La Higuera village)

2nd Day

After breakfast. The group starts the trip  to La Higuera.

From Vallegrande to La Higuera village there are 60 kms and driving it takes about 2  or 3 hours.

The road from Vallegrand to La Higuera is a narrow  and uphill on the skirts of the mountains

The peak altitude that we arrive is 3200 meters above sea level. The vehicle can stop whenever the visitor wishes to take some photos or to appreciate to the Andean Condor flying over the area. Please ask the driver to stop in a safe place.

Before arriving to La Higuera we will visit The Churo Creek, where “El Che” fought his last battle in total disadvantage, malnourished, without adequate clothing or boots (he made his own boots with some leather in disuse) and with his rifle was not working well. To get to this place some trekking down a hill for about 1 1/2 hours.

In this place the guide who accompanies us will tell us in details how this uneven battle took place and how “Che” was captured by the military and taken to the small village´s school of La Higuera, which at the time had more inhabitants than it does at the present time. Later the group continues to La Higuera

In La Higuera Village a walk around the plaza, where we will be able to appreciate the paintings on the house walls and monuments raised in honor of “Che”. We can ask the guide how many times a small monument was raised in middle of the town square and how many times the military came to destroy it.

We will visit the “El Che” museum, which is the place where El Che was killed. The guide will provide further explanation about the photos and objects in exhibition. Later, if time allows to, we will visit other places in the surroundings of where “El Che” was present.

After about 1 hour in La Higuera the group returns to Vallegrande using the same road. our guide stays in Vallegrande and the vehicle continues to Samaipata which is about 1 1/2 hours down the road to Santa Cruz

Dinner en Overnight in Samaipata.

3rd Day

After breakfast, we will visit the museum, where we will be able to appreciate different objects and ceramics that remain as a testimony of the different cultures that settled in the surroundings or from sites of Bolivia.

 The museum also has different pictures that explain the pass of the different cultures that left their signs on the famous carved rock known as “El Fuerte” (The Fortress) which is said to be the largest carved rock of the planet Earth. The museum has a small model of this rock.

After the museum, we go to El Fuerte, the entrance to the secondary road that leads to the fort is located 2.5 miles or 4 kilometers away from the town of Samaipata by the paved road to Santa Cruz. From this point we go up on a secondary road in the vehicle to the top of the mountain where El Fuerte is located and from where the footpath begins.

Once we are there, a specialized guide will accompany us during the long walk (about 2 hours of slow walking) around the big carved rock, 

providing us with the explanations of the possible reasons for the carving made there, the strategic location that this place had in those days and the clash of different cultures that happened in this location for this reason.

During the hike it is fascinating to wonder about the experiences lived by the different cultures that passed through this magnificent place. (Take a sweater with you)

When the tour of El Fuerte is over, we return in the same vehicle to the highway that leads to Samaipata.

Lunch in Samaipata, and after a short rest we start our return to Santa Cruz.

On the way back, if still  time is available it is possible to   visit one more place called "Cuevas"  Where after a  a walk of about 15 minutes we encounter some nice waterfalls

We will arrive at the city in the afternoon hours or at evening and leave you in your hotel or address.

End of our services. Thanks.

Please Read The Terms and Conditions of our Services

Amboró Tours is the only original source of this Itinerary

Amboró Tours also offers longer tours to this destination.

Adverse climatological conditions or social unrest can change the original itinerary.

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Ernesto Che Guevara

El Che Guevara 

Ernesto "Che" Guevara (Spanish pronunciation: June  1928 – October 9, 1967, Cmmonly known as el Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. 

Following the Cuban Revolution, Guevara performed a number of key roles in the new government. These included reviewing the appeals and firing squads for those convicted as war criminals during the revolutionary tribunals, instituting agrarian land reform as minister of industries, helping spearhead a successful nationwide literacy campaign, serving as both national bank president and instructional director for Cuba's armed forces, and traversing the globe as a diplomat on behalf of Cuban socialism. Such positions also allowed him to play a central role in training the militia forces who repelled the Bay of Pigs Invasion and bringing the Soviet nuclear-armed ballistic missiles to Cuba which precipitated the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Additionally, he was a prolific writer and diarist, composing a seminal manual on guerrilla warfare, along with a best-selling memoir about his youthful continental motorcycle journey. His experiences and studying of Marxism–Leninism led him to posit that the Third World's underdevelopment and dependence was an intrinsic result of imperialism, neocolonialism, and monopoly capitalism, with the only remedy being proletarian internationalism and world revolution.

Guevara left Cuba in 1965 to foment revolution abroad, first unsuccessfully in Congo-Kinshasa and later in Bolivia, where he was captured by CIA-assisted Bolivian forces and summarily executed.[17]

Guevara remains both a revered and reviled historical figure, polarized in the collective imagination in a multitude of biographies, memoirs, essays, documentaries, songs, and films. As a result of his perceived martyrdom, poetic invocations for class struggle, and desire to create the consciousness of a "new man" driven by moral rather than material incentives, he has evolved into a quintessential icon of various leftist-inspired movements. Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century, while an Alberto Korda photograph of him entitled Guerrillero Heroico  was cited by the Maryland Institute College of Art as "the most famous photograph in the world"

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    What To Bring ?

(DO NOT BRINGS THINGS YOU MAY DO NOT NEED)

- Sunscreen

- A Cap or a Hat  ( No to be used under the trees or branches)

- Sun Glasses

- A Warm Sweater

- Raincoat

- Swimsuit ( You may not have time to use it in one day tours)

- Insect Repellents

- Long-sleeved shirt- Pants 

- Passport (Original) Or identifications documents valid in Bolivia

- Plastic bags  to protect whatever you do not want to get wet

- Trekking Shoes or others proper Shoes.

- Bring your own medication for your personal needs

- Personal items you may need

- Extra food, cookies or sweets of your choice

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