Sabores de Sucre: A Culinary Journey

Duration: 2h and 45min
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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  • 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.

Sometimes there can be some demonstrations or different events happening in the area but we can make some changes in the itinerary if required.

The price of food and drinks during the tour must be covered by the tourist taking part in this tour. It won't be a lot, but please bring some cash for this.

Free tours do not have a set price, I do not receive any sort of payment from the city hall or the Bolivian government.
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).

WE ONLY DO SMALL GROUPS, we are not trying to reach the most people, but the right type of people. The groups start from one to five and up to eight -upon request- people. I strongly believe in quality services, and because of that, I also require that the people who book this tour should be interested in learning something. Please consider other options if you are too tired to listen or uninterested.

We'll kick off our culinary adventure at 9 am, meeting at the vibrant Plaza Cochabamba. From there, we'll take a leisurely stroll to the bustling Mercado Central, where we'll indulge in some warm Api (corn porridge) and scrumptious Pastel de Queso (fried cheese-filled empanadas). Along the way, we'll try the finest chocolate from Bolivia's City of chocolate.

After getting a taste of Sucre's breakfast traditions, we'll head to the most iconic Salteñería in town to savor their mouthwatering Salteñas. These baked empanadas are brimming with meat, potatoes, vegetables, hard-boiled eggs, olives, and spices. Don't worry, vegetarians – there's a delicious meat-free option available for you too!

As we continue to explore the charming streets of Sucre, we'll have a choice to make: either delve deeper into the delights of Mercado Central or venture onward to the lively Mercado Campesino. The tantalizing treats we'll encounter for the rest of our tour will depend on this decision, so let's keep the upcoming surprises under wraps for now.

Get ready for an unforgettable gastronomic journey through the heart of Sucre!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    WPXQ+QCH Plaza Cochabamba, Nicolas Or...
    WPXQ+QCH Plaza Cochabamba, Nicolas Ortiz, Sucre, Bolivia
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    I will be one of the few locals talking with foreingners. I will find you ;)

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Sucre Peasant Market
  • 2
    Outside visit
    General Cemetery
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Central Market
  • 4
    Outside visit
    May 25 Square
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Cochabamba Square

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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Susana 18 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Una vergüenza que a las 4 am te escriban para cancelar el tour. Los otros comentarios son ciertos y si te toca Brian cancela o no se presenta.
yasmine 20 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
After so much confusion and cancelling by the operator in earlier tours, when Brian had not arrived by 9:03 I assumed “here we go again.” However I called and was pleasantly surprised when he said he was arriving right now.. The tour was good. It ended up a private tour as others had dropped out and we visited different food places, markets and sampled some typical Bolivian snacks and dishes. I would recommend Brian and his tour but not the tour company of Uku Pachay.
Yann 17 Mar 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
If you book a tour with Brian, make sure he's gonna come and meet you...
Manfred 19 Jan 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
That was already our second tour with the same (very knowledgeable) guide! Very good Tour, a lot of recommendations, where to buy what (like veggie options), even beuond the food we had. The best Saltenas in town!
monica 17 Jan 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in group - Jan 2024
El tour fue genial! Aprendimos muchísimo sobre la gastronomía local y Visítanos mercados y chocolaterias. El guía muy ameno. Tour super recomendable!
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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
A minimum of 5 people is 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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