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City Sightseeing Tour of Modern and Colonial Santa Cruz

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Key Highlights

  • See the world&prime’s smallest book at the museum in the Cathedral
  • Buy exquisite local handicraft, leatherwork and weavings at the Arte Campo
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    3 hours

    Start time

    Start time: 0900h (09:00am) & 1500h (03:00pm)
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Santa Cruz(We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Santa Cruz

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the largest and richest city of Bolivia, Santa Cruz. Founded in 1561 by a Spaniard, this city still retains its colonial flavor despite its obvious affluence and growth.

    Walk down streets lined with colonnade-supported awnings and see the city’s magnificent cathedral in the main plaza. The museum of the cathedral has religious artifacts and a thumbnail-sized book!

    Other interesting attractions include the House of Culture, the San Roque Church and the Contemporary Art Museum. Get a glimpse of Bolivia’s lowland culture at the Ethnographic Museum, one of the major tourist attractions of Santa Cruz. Pick up some fine handicrafts, leatherwork, hammocks and beautiful weavings made by Bolivia’s rural women at the Arte Campo.

    Itinerary

    You will be picked up from your hotel and taken in a private vehicle on a city sightseeing tour of Santa Cruz, the largest city in Bolivia. A private English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour.

    On this tour you will visit:

    The Cathedral: Founded in 1605, the Cathedral overlooks the Plaza 24 de Septiembre and serves as the city’s most iconic sight. It is remarkable for its silver and wooden vaults covered by beautiful pictorial decorations.

    Museum of Sacred Art: The cathedral’s air-conditioned museum has a collection of religious icons and artifacts. There are also gold and silver relics from the Jesuit Guarayos missions. The most interesting exhibit is the world’s smallest book (thumbnail-sized) containing the Lord’s Prayer in several languages.

    Central Square (Plaza 24 de Septiembre): Santa Cruz’s main plaza is a charming place to just stroll around and watching sloths hanging in the tall trees.

    House of Culture: Those interested in learning more about Bolivia can visit this place. It offers lectures, theater works, concerts, movies, videos, courses and workshops, painting exhibitions, photographs and sculpture. It also has a library specialized in regional publications.

    San Roque Church: It is an architectonic temple built in the style of the 19th century; it has wood framework and external eaves.

    Contemporary Art Museum: This museum exhibits contemporary art by local and national artists and changes its showings on a regular basis.

    Ethno-folkloric Museum: This tiny museum contains pieces that reflect Eastern Bolivia’s culture, population and language groups, and folklore collected from small towns and rural areas throughout the fifteen provinces of the Department of Santa Cruz such as baskets, woven items, masks, musical instruments, typical dress, hunting and fishing implements, and others.

    The handicraft centre of Arte Campo: This is the best place to pick up local handicrafts. Arte Campo provides an outlet for the work of 1000 rural women who sell their wares ranging from leatherwork, hammocks, weavings and beautiful lampshades made from natural materials.

    At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Santa Cruz.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Experienced private English-speaking guide
    • Transportation in a private vehicle
    • Entrance fee

    Exclusions

    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.