3 Day Trek
Inca Trail, Maragua Crater & Dinosaur Footprints
This is a more challenging trek that allows you to experience a lot more. As with the two day trek, you will have the opportunity to enjoy magnificent views along pre-Hispanic trails, explore the spectacular crater of Maragua and then onto the amazing dinosaur footprints.
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We start day one by riding a micro to the outskirts of Sucre and then a camion to Chataquila, where we visit a lovely stone chapel dedicated to the Virgin and enjoy the view back towards Sucre. We begin trekking just after midday down the famous pre-Hispanic route known as The Inca Trail.
We eat lunch at a mirador with views above the unique, naturally formed crater of Maragua. After lunch, we continue down the trail past the aqueduct which supplies Sucre’s water and then follow the Ravelo River past magnificent rock formations to Socobamba and the suspension bridge. After crossing the river, we head up past waterfalls and spectacular rock strata.
At the top, we look back at the western face of the Cordillera and then on to the amazing Crater de Maragua, one of the most impressive and beautiful landscapes in all of Bolivia. Here, we have the option of camping or staying in houses of the local community.
We arise at dawn and eat breakfast before heading west to rise up out of the crater and enjoy magnificent views back over the entire crater. Behind the crater, we pass picturesque valleys on the way to the incredible dinosaur footprint site Ninu Mayu where we also have lunch.
After lunch, we follow another large valley with magnificent views past farmhouses and small villages high above the Pilcomayo River and down into the lovely village of Potolo.
After a sleep-in and a last breakfast we take the local transport back through the gorgeous valley of the Rio Potolo and over the Cordillera de Los Frailes and back to Sucre.
650 Bolivianos ($95 USD)
I did this tour just this past week. It was challenging but well worth it. During the trek we did not see any other tourists and walked past many indigenous villages. We went to "La Garganta del Diablo" which was beautiful with the waterfalls and caves. The dinosaur footprints are pretty cool to see and both campsites were peaceful and had great view. I recommend this tour to those who are looking for a workout and want to be in remote interesting places.
My husband and I are heading to sucre on Wednesday the 28 of July and would like to set up the 3 day trek starting on thursday. Please let me know if that's possible.
patricia and kurt
Muchos gracias para la experianca de 3 dias trekking con tu organicion. De el primero segundo haste el ultimo un grande fiesta! Para todo la gente que leen esso replys! Cuando me gustas la natura, la experianca en real i un organicion a donde la gente trabajan con el corrazon! Reservar el trek con Condortrekkers i tu disfrutas los dias doble!
We did this trek in July 2011. We really liked the trek, beautiful views and surrounding and especially the thermal baths at the end were great.
Only we had to carry a lot of (too) heavy food. Perhaps better to arrange a mule for tent,sleepingbags and food?!
I love the Condortrekkers model as a nonprofit tour company and how they send a local guide with a volunteer. I did the 3 day trek back in August and absolutely loved it. It was by far one of the best guided trips I've been on. Our guide was so great and so knowledgeable about the area. He also had a great sense of humor too, which was helpful when the hike got difficult and the weather turned very wet and cold. The scenery is stunning too. See photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/margiehatch/sets/721…