San Pedro de Sola Community / Tarija

Culture, Nature, Valleys

Community members of San Pedro de Sola have proposed a productive activity with community tourism. Offers a journey where it discovers vestiges of cave paintings from the Inca Empire, it enjoys a cultural afternoon with dances of the region such as the footwork and chapaqueada, accompanied by music with regional instruments such as the erque, violin and case, all sharing the famous wine patero. Manantiales de Sola, is located about an hour from Tarija city, is the ideal choice for rest and an alternative to traditional tours offered, visitors can enjoy beautiful scenery from the valley, swimming in rivers and natural lakes, and discover vestiges of cave paintings from the Inca Empire.

The community shelter has beds and traditional food, so if you decide to stay for more than one day, you will be welcomed by their hosts. Additionally and taking advantage its way through Tarija, we can offer to make a city tour, accompanied by an interesting thematic tour for the Wine Route in the Valle de la Concepción.

Characteristics:

1

Route:

History, Ecotourism and Live culture.

Guide:

Spanish speaker.

Difficulty:

Depends on the package.

Comfort:

Good.

Packages:

Manantiales de Sola - 3 DAYS /2 NIGHTS
  • Difficulty: Average
  • Confort: Good
  • Starts: Tarija, Cochabamba or La Paz
  • Ends: Tarija, Cochabamba or La Paz

Day 1
At our arrival in San Pedro de Sola, at a 30 minutes ride from Tarija city only,we meet the villagers who will explain us about the running of their organization in order us to know how community-based tourism works in San Pedro de Sola.After lunch we go for a walk along the paths surrounding the village where we can watch local flora (shrubs, medicinal plants, sown fields)the Horse Stone (PiedraCaballo)and Inca rock paintings. On our way we will see several crystalline water pools where you can have a bathe. We stayovernight at the San Pedro de Sola community hostel.

Day 2
After second day’s breakfast, we go for a walk to Vinchalamirador from where you have a panoramic view on Tarija city.On our way we will visit the fox hunting (trap) and also some Inca ruins. Lunch at the hostel and in the afternoon you can horse ride (optional).

Day 3
In the morning we invite you on a walk to other miradors that provide different views on the Tarija valley and the village. In the afternoon we will enjoy a cultural show of regional dances such as zapateo, chapaqueada, and typical seasonal music performed with regional instruments such as erque, caja, violin, etc. You can also have some famous patero (foot-pressed) wine.

Advice
We recommend our visitors to take comfortable clothing, walking shoes and a small rucksack for personal belongings.

Tarija, Land of Wine and Charm- 5 DAYS /4 NIGHTS
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Confort: Good
  • Starts: Tarija
  • Ends: Tarija

Day 1   
During the afternoon we visit Tarija city in order to get acquainted with its history and culture. We visit the Casa Dorada, the Museo Paleontológico, the Castillo Azul and some green areas and miradors. On our way we pass through the ornamented avenues bordering poetical river Guadalquivir.

Day 2    
Next day morning we head to Valle de Concepción where we visit wineries and vineyards.  Concepción is a pleasant valley located at 25 km from the city and shows a typical grapevine-growing landscape. There the most renowned Tarija wines and singanis are produced. We visit the “La casa vieja” craft winery and manor and the “La Concepción” or “Kohlberg” industrial winery where we are invited to wine tasting and a walk across the vineyards. We return to Tarija around 6.00 pm where we have dinner and spend the night.

Day 3
Third day we continue our tour heading to San Pedro de Sola, at a 30 minutes ride from Tarija city. There we go for a walk along a series of paths surrounding the village where we can watch local flora, the Horse Stone (Piedra Caballo) and Inca rock paintings. On our way we will see several crystalline water pools where you can have a bathe. We have dinner and stay overnight at the San Pedro de Sola community hostel.

Day 4
Fourth day morning, we go for a walk to Vinchala mirador from where you have a panoramic view on Tarija city. On our way we will visit the fox hunting (trap) and also some Inca ruins and we will watch the lovely Vinchala stone. Lunch at the hostel and in the afternoon we will enjoy a cultural show of regional dances such as zapateo, chapaqueada, and typical seasonal music performed with regional instruments such as erque, caja, violin, etc. You can also have some famous patero (foot-pressed) wine.

Day 5
Fifth day morning we go for a walk to other miradors providing different views on the Tarija valley and the village.  We go back to the hostel for lunch. In the afternoon you can opt for some horse-riding (optional) before our return trip to Tarija city.

Advice
We recommend our visitors to take comfortable clothing, walking shoes and a small rucksack for personal belongings.

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Tarija

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