The Che road, in the footsteps of the famous guerrilla
After an eventful revolutionary guerrilla life, Ernesto Guevara, known as Che, was shot dead by the Bolivian army in 1967. The scene unfolds in the impenetrable maquis of the eastern Andes, where the "Comandante" and a small team of partisans were cornered.
Opportunity to discover a forgotten region, but landscapes and Nature is well worth the detour, this tour is accompanied by a specialist naturalist guide.
PROGRAMME DAY TO DAY
Santa Cruz - Valle Grande
Departure from the hotel at 08:00 by private vehicle to go to Vallegrande.
After lunch, we visit the small museum dedicated to "Che", where we will see unpublished photos.
We go to the famous washhouse of the hospital, where Ernesto Guevara's lifeless body was exposed to journalists.
We then go to the landing strip of the airfield, where after many adventures, and despite the animosity of the inhabitants who considered it a religious relic (!), The body of the "Guerrillero" was found in 1999, dug up and sent to Cuba, where he rests today.
Lunch and dinner included.
We take the road early in the morning (07:00) for the small village of La Higuera. We will arrive there around 10:00. Along the way, we can observe a geological formation, strangely resembling the famous beret that never left Guevara.
Departure for an easy hike (4 hours of round trip, good physical conditions necessary) which leads us to the Churo ravine, through a landscape of conquest of the west. It is here that the Bolivian army ambushed and captured the famous revolutionary, October 8, 1967.
We visit the school, where the Che was executed (now converted into a small museum), and the home of the telegraphist, theater of exchange of gunfire with the regular army, today a small hotel full of memories (most of the inhabitants of La Higuera were already living there at the time).
Return to Valle Grande at the end of the day.
Valle Grande - Santa Cruz
Leave from the hotel at 08:00am by private vehicle to drive to the village of Samaipata, a wonderful site in the middle of the tropical valleys between the Amozonian basin and the Andes.Before arriving to Samaipata we will visit the Cuevas waterfalls.
Lunch, then visit of the Fuerte de Samaipata where we can observe the remains of a Inca fortress built to control the invasion of the Guaranies tribes.
Arrival to Santa Cruz.