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JESUITICAL MISSIONS OHE 13

Bolivia has wonderful areas one of the region is the Chiquitania in Santa Cruz. Chiquitania owns this generic name to the province of Chiquitos, by the original inhabitants of the region, Chiquitos or the Chiquitanos, where the Jesuitical missions settled down from second half of century XVII. The Jesuitical missions of Chiquitos have their beginning in the foundation of the town of San Javier, follow San Rafael (1696). San Jose (1697), San Juan (1699), Concepcion (1709), San Miguel (1718), San Ignacio (1748), Santiago (1754), Santa Ana (1755), Santa Corazon (1760), In this time the missions of Chiquitos belonged to the Jesuitical province of Paraguay.
In this region, of extensive tropical plains where true architectonic jewels conserved  interesting cultural manifestations of the missioner time. Also we will be able to appreciate the beauty of 6 original linen cloths of the missioner time. Visit towns which greater activity this centered in the wood.

The architectonic originalities of these constructions, the use of the carved wood, as much in the structure as in the ornamentation, the color and the use of worked material of the place artistic have been reason so that UNESCO in 1992 declares to these monuments Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity.
PROGRAM

Day 01: Santa Cruz – San Javier – Concepción: After the breakfast, we departure  direct  to  San Javier population, through typical populations of the tropic, arrival to San Javier, visit the church founded by the Jesuit Francisco de Arce and Antonio Rivas. The church of San Javier was founded in the year of 1691 as first Jesuitical mission that did mean the beginning of the evangelization in the territory of Chiquitos, later we will continue our route to Concepcion, arrival and night in a hotel.

Day 02: Concepción – San Ignacio: We continue our trip visiting  the church of Conception, a true architectonic jewel and the factory most important of restoration of the Jesuit Missions and to enjoy the tropical climate, the beauty of this small and cozy population. In the afternoon we will continue the trip to San Ignacio de Velasco which is the greatest population of the zone and main commercial center, is to a 410 m.a.s.l., its average temperature is of 25ºC. Account with a church of modern construction, which original structure stay in its altars, pulpit and concessionaries and to enjoy you will carve artisan, where techniques and natural materials of the inherited production of their ancestors are used. Night in a hotel..

Day 03: San Ignacio – Santa Ana - San Rafael – San Miguel: Early in the morning early we will begin our circuit to the three populations with more important Jesuit churches of the zone.  First we will visit the church of Santa Ana, one of the churches but you authenticate of the circuit then was initiated by the Jesuits and finished by such indigenous, later we will leave to San Rafael where we will be able to know its beautiful temple baroque style, that dates from 1695, San Miguel founded on 1721, counts on a completely recovered church, Its altar of golden leaves is unique, as well as its flat sky, its engravings and impressive natural paintings and their carvings. After we will return to San Ignacio. Night in a hotel.

Day 04: San Ignacio - Santa Cruz: In the morning we will have breakfast in the hotel and later return to the city of Santa Cruz. Arrival in the evening and night hotel. End of our services.

The Organized Service Includes

  • Private transport 4x4.
  • Specialized Overland guide.
  • Hotel nights and local basic accommodations.
  • Three meals during the day. (L.D.B.)
  • Entrance tickets to the national park.
  • Logistical material communication.
  • General Assistance.

Not included:

  • Personal equipment. (All the equipment we have for hire).
  • Extra expenses out mentioned.
  • Hotel and restaurant services in the cities.
  • Drinks and tips.
  • Personal insurance of any kind.
  • Tips.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
If you wish to discuss any aspect of the expedition or your suitability for it, please contact us by telephone or mail.

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Season: March – November
Contact: info@highexpeditionsbolivia.com
Phone: 591-2-2461902
Movil.: 591-79530949 / 73030569