Sucre: 1 day in the Crater of Maragua and cave paintings/art

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Discover the beautiful Crater of Maragua on a day trip from Sucre. Visit the Pumamachay and Incamachay Caves, see the cave paintings, and enjoy a vegetarian lunch in the Jalqa community of Tumpeca.

Highlights

  • Discover the Maragua Crater, a geological formation with stunning views
  • See the cave paintings in the Pumamachay Cave, dating back thousands of years
  • Visit the Jalqa community of Tumpeca and enjoy a vegetarian lunch
  • Explore the Devil's Throat, a small waterfall, and a beautiful viewpoint
  • Admire the colorful mountains near Sucre, full of different minerals

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Discover the Cordillera de los Frailes on a full-day guided hike from Sucre. Visit the colonial chapel of Chataquilla, see the cave paintings at Pumamachay and Incamachay, and enjoy a vegetarian lunch in the Jalqa community of Tumpeca. Start the day with a pickup from your accommodation in Sucre at 7:00 AM. Travel to the Cordillera de los Frailes, where you visit the colonial chapel of Chataquilla, a meeting place for the Jalqa community. Then, begin the hike, enjoying stunning views of the area. Pass by impressive geological formations, where you can observe the local flora and pine forests. After 2 hours of walking, reach the Pumamachay cave, where you can admire the first cave paintings dating back thousands of years. Continue walking for about 30 more minutes to reach Incamachay, where you find the second cave paintings and observe the traces of these ancient communities. Continue the hike towards the Jalqa community of Tumpeca, located in a valley near a river. In the Tumpeca community, have a vegetarian lunch before departing by car to visit the incredible Maragua Crater. From there, enjoy incredible views of the mountains near Sucre, which are full of colors due to the presence of different minerals. Within the crater, visit the Jalqa community of Marawa, as well as the area known as the Devil's Throat, where you can observe a small waterfall and a beautiful viewpoint of the area. Depart back to Sucre from the Maragua Crater.

Includes

Private transportation to and from Sucre Visit to the colonial chapel of Chataquilla Hike through Cordillera de los Frailes Exploration of Pumamachay and Incamachay cave paintings Vegetarian lunch in the Jalqa community of Tumpeca Visit to Maragua Crater and the Jalqa community of Marawa Viewpoint of the Devil's Throat and a small waterfall Entry tickets (10 dolars)

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