We want to invite you to discover the richness that the Jesuit Missions have to offer. A town with Living Culture, where the modern and ancient traditions come together. San José de Chiquitos, Cultural Heritage of Humanity, mixing the modern with the ancient traditions, with a unique fusion that we put at your disposal to live it, to feel it, to savor it. Be amazed by our gastronomy, our flavors and scents, our music, our dances, our products, our nature and above all, embrace the opportunity of experiencing and test your senses in this magical destination.

 

DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION Santa Cruz
WHAT TO BRING
  • Comfortable clothing and shoes, warm clothing for the evening, might get cold, raincoat for the rainy season (December to April), sun cap or hat and wool hat for the nights.
  • Sun block lotion, sun glasses, flashlight.
REMARKS
  • Yellow fever vaccine.
INCLUDED
Local taxes Accommodation, meals and services as mentioned in itinerary.
Bilingual guide.
Private services
NOT INCLUDED
Tips Air tickets

 

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Option 1: 2 Days / 1 Night

Day 1

  • Departure from Santa Cruz towards San José de Chiquitos (3½ hrs.), through the famous bi-oceanic road that joins us with Brazil.
  • Arrival to San José de Chiquitos and transfer to the hotel. At 11:30 a.m., you will visit “Pascana El Telar” where you will learn about the art of weaving traditional textiles with the Posiva family and will have the opportunity to taste the typical “masaco” made with yucca and green banana, accompanied by a delicious fruit juice.
  • Enjoy a traditional Chiquitano lunch; which is an essential part of this gastronomic touristic route.In the afternoon, you will hike along the “Valley of the Moon” and” La Montañeta”, where you will be able to witness the scenic beauty and an incomparable panoramic view.
  • You will also visit “La Siesta del Posoka”; a resting point where Mrs.  Juanita Tomichá – the rice bread artist – will invite you to observe the process of elaboration of her products and then taste her baked goods, accompanied by a traditional “quemau” (like tea)
  •  Included: Lunch, snack and accommodation

Day 2

  • After breakfast you will visit “La Casa del Bastón”. Brief explanation of the Indigenous Council’s traditions.
  • The next stop is “Santa Cruz La Vieja” National Park, where you will walk across an interpretive path of historical, cultural and archaeological importance (30 min.).
  • Later, you will visit La Tranquera where you will be able to witness the carving of masks, it will be an interactive experience.
  • Time to visit the Missionary Ensemble. You can visit the “Misiones de Chiquitos” museum, as well as admire the church of San José de Chiquitos.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch to complete your culinary experience in Chiquitana cuisine.
  • Last (but not least), you will visit the “Pasillo Seoane”, a place where renowned plastic artists are leaving their mark and organizing an open art gallery.
  • Return to Santa Cruz (3½ hrs.).
  • Included: Breakfast and lunch


2

Option 2: 1 Day / 1 Night

Option 2: 1 Day / 1 Night

  • Departure from Santa Cruz towards San José de Chiquitos (3½ hrs.), through the famous bi-oceanic road that joins us with Brazil.
  • Arrival to San José de Chiquitos and transfer to the hotel.
  • At 11:30 a.m., you will visit “Pascana El Telar” where you will learn about the art of weaving traditional textiles with the Posiva family and will have the opportunity to taste the typical “masaco” made with yucca and green banana, accompanied by a delicious fruit juice.
  • Enjoy a traditional Chiquitano lunch; which is an essential part of this gastronomic touristic route.
  • In the afternoon, you will hike along the “Valley of the Moon” and” La Montañeta”, where you will be able to witness the scenic beauty and an incomparable panoramic view. You will also visit “La Siesta del Posoka”; a resting point where Mrs.  Juanita Tomichá – the rice bread artist – will invite you to observe the process of elaboration of her products and then taste her baked goods, accompanied by a traditional “quemau” (like tea).
  • At 6:00 p.m. you will enjoy a Baroque Music Concert, by the San José Patriarca School of Music. Later, you will have a traditional dinner at a traditional Chiquitano restaurant. Transfer to the hotel.
  • Tomorrow, after breakfast, departure back to Santa Cruz (3½ hrs.).
  • Included: 1 breakfast, snack, 1 lunch, 1 dinner and accommodation

Traditional cuisine and tourism have become a duo capable of integrating many people in their processes, benefiting them thanks to the increasingly growing demand for touristic products with identity, designed from the base of local culture, responsible with the environment in which they develop and committed to the people who carry the traditions.

The methodological route that was followed for the design of this gastronomic product is based on the participation of the most representative social institutions of San José de Chiquitos: on one hand, the Indigenous Council and its representatives  (Caciques, Churapas, Grandparents, Lancers, Solfas, Children of Sarao) and, on the other hand, the Municipality represented by the Mayor and officials related to social, economic and cultural development; complemented with non-governmental organizations and  private entrepreneurs (hotels and restaurants).

The identity referred to the Chiquitana cuisine implied dimensioning it as food heritage. The kitchen seen as the space where family and social relationships are recreated and reinforced daily, thus presenting traditional cuisine as one of the relevant factors in the cultural importance of San José de Chiquitos.

Chiquitana cuisine is expressed beyond its explicit and invincible flavors and preparations such as rice bread, duck majau, “sopa tapada” (covered soup), seed soup or leaf cake; they are the sutures and welding points that have been articulating generations over time.

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