Free walking tour: Hidden facts and forgotten lore

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on July 27, 2022

Hey! My name is Alvaro and it is sometimes difficult to pronounce for most foreigners, so just call me Daniel. I was born in Sucre but I lived and worked across the country and abroad. I studied language education and tourism at university and am a certified tour guide. I love hiking in the mountains, talking about history, politics, economics, etc... well, I lived briefly in America and learned a little bit of film criticism and literature. Currently I study in the culinary school. I'm proud of my Hispanic and Native heritage, and I'm pretty sure I can offer a very interesting and different perspective of my country.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

The tour that will give you a different perspective about Bolivia, while walking around downtown Sucre with a certified guide.

Hey, thanks for scrolling all the way down here! Thing is, I love history. I was born in this city and I have spent most of my life here. The city of Sucre is the capital of Bolivia and kwonwing how this region became an independent country is something every single tourist should know.

There are different versions you might hear  but, unfortunatelly, because of censorship, even most of Bolivian people ignore the true facts behind the foundation of this country. I have studied this issue for a long time: what happened here  before the Spanish arrival? And what about the Colonial times and the early republican era?? And how things are going on now??  I have some very interesting answers.

I also tend to foccus on some dark issues and events that marked the Bolivian society, if you wanted to ask something to a Bolivian friend, even if controversial, feel free to ask anything during this tour. We will also have our laughs, since I want you to have a good time as well.

Come with me and learn more about my country.

The tour takes place in the historic center of Sucre and visits:

  • The Plaza 25 de Mayo
  • The central market
  • Bolivar Park
  • Recoleta viewpoint

 And more along the way.

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  • Meeting point:
    Juan Jose Perez 301, Sucre, Bolivia
    Juan Jose Perez 301, Sucre, Bolivia
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    I'll be sitting in the plaza in an orange jacket

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Amélie 17 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Daniel es un super guide con mucho conocimientos sobre la historia de Sucre. Le recomiendo a 300%. Gracias a él por todo !
Dina 10 Nov 2022
Alvaro (Daniel) was a great guide! There ended up being four of us, each individual travellers, who went on the tour. We walked to all sorts of highlights around the city and Alvaro provided a lot of interesting insights on both the city of Sucre and the country as a whole. He was able to answer any questions we had and recommended some local foods that tasted great, as well as good local vendors to visit if we were interested. I am excited to try all his recommendations.
Marie 04 Nov 2022
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Very knowledgeable about history. Explains super good.
Mirko 29 Oct 2022
Really enjoyed the tour. Fascinating to learn about the politics,culture, economy, corruption, mixed up with casual stuff like food and sights. Cinco estrellas
Sarah 26 Oct 2022
We loved the tour with Alvaro because he gave us a good and really understandable summary of Bolivians history! He also talked about the actual Bolivian political situation. He really know the topic very well and could answer all the many questions we had. Thank you!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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