Free walking tour: hidden facts and forgotten traditions

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

Welcome to Uku Pachay: The Underworld, where we believe that the best way to experience a city is through its hidden secrets and forgotten tales. Our expert guides, Daniel, Manuel, and Brian, are passionate about uncovering the truths and mysteries of Sucre, Bolivia. Daniel's tour, "Hidden Facts and Forgotten Lore," will take you on a journey through the city's lesser-known history, sharing stories that you won't find in any guidebook. Manuel's "Sucre at Night" tour will introduce you to the city's nocturnal world, where shadows hold secrets and the unknown is just a few steps away. Brian's "The Food in Sucre" (soon) tour will tantalize your taste buds with the incredible flavors of Sucre, introducing you to local cuisine that you won't find anywhere else. At Uku Pachay, we are committed to providing the best possible experience on our tours. We believe that truth, mystery, and incredible flavors are the perfect combination to create an unforgettable experience. Join us on one of our tours and discover the magic of Sucre through our expert guides' eyes.

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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

IMPORTANT please read this before booking this tour.

Update: It's rainy season so remember to bring a waterproof jacket or umbrella. Some of the places may not be available due to rain, but we can make some changes to the itinerary if necessary.

The free tours do not have a fixed price , I do not receive any kind of payment from the municipality or the Bolivian government.
Each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount he deems appropriate (this usually varies from 10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

I ONLY DO SMALL GROUPS, I'm not trying to reach the most people, but the right kind of people. Groups start from one to five and up to eight - upon request - people.
I firmly believe in quality services, and for this reason, I also require that people who book this tour are interested in learning something. Consider other options if you are too tired to listen or disinterested.


The history of Bolivia walking through the center of Sucre with a certified guide.

Hey, thanks for scrolling all the way down here! The thing is, I love history. I was born in this city and spent most of my life here. The city of Sucre is the capital of Bolivia and knowing how this region became an independent country is something every single tourist should know.
There are different versions you might hear but, unfortunately, due to censorship, most Bolivians also ignore the real facts behind the founding of this country. I have studied this problem for a long time: what happened here before the arrival of the Spaniards? And what about colonial times and the early republican era?? And how are things going now?? I have some very interesting answers.

I also tend to focus on some dark issues and events that have marked Bolivian society, if you want to ask a Bolivian friend something, even if controversial, feel free to ask anything during this tour. We'll have our laughs too, since I want you to have fun too.

Come with me and discover more about my country.

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

  • Square 25 May
  • The central market
  • Bolivar Park
  • Récoleta point of view

And more along the way.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Juan Jose Perez 301, Sucre, Bolivia
    Juan Jose Perez 301, Sucre, Bolivia
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    I will be sitting in the square in an orange jacket

  • 1
    Outside visit
    May 25 Square
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Saint Francis Church
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Central Market
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Bolivar Park
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Plaza Pedro de Anzúrez

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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Lauriane 10 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Great tour! We learned a lot and much more than expected!!!! Don't hesitate in doing the tour
Michelle 06 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Daniel was a great walking tour guide. He provided us with so much historical information of Bolivia and also more current information about their culture, languages, etc. which is exactly the kind of thing we’re looking for on walking tours! Would definitely recommend this walking tour when visiting Sucre!
Martijn 21 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Very informative and interesting tour. Recommended!
Aylin 10 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Very informative if you‘re a history lover this is the right tour gor you!
yasmine 20 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Uku Pachay contacted me and said “…my tour starts at 9,30. It would be impossible fpr ypu to attend since you alsp booked the 9 am tour. I have to cancel ypur booking…” and then cancelled my place. I contacted Uku Pachay to inform them they were incorrect. I was not also booked on their 9:00 tour and they did not answer. I called them the next day and asked them to in-cancel and put me back on the tour. It was then that he informed me there was no tour that day as I was the only one who’d booked. The basically the reason given for cancelling was a lie, they cancelled because they did not have enough attendees. Later he sent me a message asking where I was and that he was in the park ready for the 2:30 tour. I was never booked on a 2:30 tour with them! Finally they informed me the 18:30 tour would not be going ahead as it was only me then at 18:30 asked why I was not at the meeting point. They seem very disorganised and either don’t turn up or cancel at the last minute. They really messed me around..
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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.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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