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TerrAutentica, Agencia de Turismo Receptivo en Tupiza, Bolivia

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Tupiza

"The Jewel of Bolivia"

Presentation

Tupiza is nestled in the narrow valley of the Tupiza river. It is currently established in the ancestral territory of the Chichas.

Tupiza is considered an important mining center, highlighting in this activity the Chillcobija mines, which were rich in silver, lead, copper, tin, zinc and antimony. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the largest companies operating in southern Bolivia (such as Compañía Aramayo) built their headquarters in this beautiful town.

One of the most outstanding facts that frame Tupiza is that in 1908 the famous American bandits Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid made their last heists in these lands. After these actions, both characters were cornered by a small platoon of the Bolivian army, in the nearby mining town of San Vicente. After a shooting in which the bandits were wounded, Cassidy is said to have finished off her partner and then committed suicide.

This municipality has great landscape wealth, gorges and curious rock formations in its surroundings, such as those found in the Machos Valley and the Inca Canyon.

Horseback riding tours to the supposed grave of the legendary Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid, in the town of San Vicente, are popular and of great attraction.

 

Attractions

Attractive landscape formations with ravines, canyons and valleys (south-western United States style and westerns), possible to be explored on foot, horse, mountain bike and 4×4 jeep.

Excursions to the grave of Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid.

 

Transportation

Transportation by bus from the cities of Sucre, Potosí, Tarija, Villazón.