TRAVEL IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF CHE GUEVARA
The 9th of October 2017 marks the 50th anniversary since the capture and execution of revolutionary Che Guevara. To commemorate this historical occasion, the Latin American Travel Association (LATA) has collated tours from LATA members which retrace the last steps of Che Guevara in Argentina and the mountains of central Bolivia.
Visit the Che Museum in Alta Gracia, Argentina with Word Odyssey’s ‘Estancias and Gauchos’ tour
World Odyssey offers a 17 day ‘Estancias and Gauchos’ holiday which travels from the Pampas outside of Buenos Aires, to the rolling hills of Cordoba before heading south to the Lake District and glaciers of Patagonia. The trip includes a half day tour of the fascinating Che Museum in Alta Gracia, a tranquil mountain town located in central Argentina where Che Guevara once lived during his childhood. The museum chronicles many photographs and manuscripts which showcase his life, social openness and generosity. ‘Estancias & Gauchos’ is designed for travellers who wish to get off the beaten track and stay in small, private estancias in some of the most stunning parts of Argentina such as Estancia Los Potreros. The estancia, nestled between the Pampas and the Andes features stunning scenery and the opportunity for guests to experience first-hand the rural traditions of Argentina. The tour is priced from £5,478 per person based on two people sharing a double room. The price includes all domestic flights and excludes international flights.
Travel along the ‘Che Trail’ in Bolivia with Journey Latin America
Travel in the footsteps of Che Guevara with Journey Latin America’s 14 day ‘Signature Bolivia: The final frontier’ tour. The holiday departs from the vibrant city of Santa Cruz before travelling into the mountains to Vallegrande, a pleasant market town known for being the place where Che Guevara’s remains were found in 1967 following his failed revolutionary campaign. The town is also home to a Che memorial which attracts a steady flow of visitors every year. The tour also includes a drive along the ‘Ruta Che’, a scenic route which travels through the mountains retracing Che’s final steps to visit the famous Che shrine in the village of La Higuera before continuing to the picturesque towns of Villa Serano and Potosi. Other highlights of the holiday feature a tour of the salt flats in Salar de Uyuni and a boat trip over Lake Titicaca to the sun highland before travelling back to La Paz. The holiday is priced from £3,935 per person including domestic flights, accommodation and excursions. www.journeylatinamerica.co.uk/destinations/bolivia/holidays/signature-bolivia-the-final-frontier
Re-trace the final footsteps of Che Guevara with Bolivian travel expert Geodyssey
Bibiana Garside, marketing director of Bolivia specialist tour operator Geodyssey says: “Central Bolivia offers travellers the opportunity of walking in the revolutionary’s footsteps and visiting authentic Che Guevara landmarks. To learn about the history of Che Guevara, we advise visitors to begin their trip in Bolivia in the picturesque town Samaipata before travelling to Vallegrande to visit the Vallegrande Hospital laundry where Che Guevara’s remains were identified after his execution. Visitors wishing to learn about Che’s last days should also include a stopover in La Higuera where he was executed by the Bolivian army, a tour of the school where he was briefly imprisoned and a walk through the valley where his guerrilla mounted their last resistance”. Tours of Che Guevara landmarks can be included onto any of Geodyssey’s tailor-made Bolivia holidays. www.geodyssey.co.uk/bolivia/bolivia-holidays.aspx
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