Chiquitania Missions, Tourism Santa Cruz
Program 3 days 2 nights.
Visit: San Javier, Concepción, San Ignacio de Velasco, SanMiguel, San Rafael and Santa Ana
Includes: Transportation by private bus; Complete meals; guide throughout the tour, accommodation in double and triple All tours mentioned.
Departures from the city of Santa Cruz.
First day: Santa Cruz-San Javier, Concepción, San Ignacio
07:00 Departure from Santa Cruz in a comfortable bus, bound forCotoca populations, Pailas Pailón, Trunks. Snack on the way.
11:00 Arrival at San Javier, short stop, to continue the trip to Concepcion (1 ½ hr. Drive approximately) where you can see along the way the different formations of granitic rocks (The Stones ofPaquió) and take pictures of herds of buffalo. To continue among palm trees and jungle islands to Concepcion.
12:30 Arrival at Concepción - lunch.
14:00 Departure to San Ignacio, an interesting tour we will seelakes, swamps and forests populated by a variety of wildlife.Refreshments on the way (4 hrs. Approx. Of traveling)
18:00 Arrival at San Ignacio. Accommodation at the hotel.
Second day: San Ignacio-San Miguel-San Rafael, Santa Ana-SanIgnacio-Concepción
09:30 Departure to the most isolated villages of the Mission, where traditions remain more genuine. Visit the Church of San Miguel andSan Rafael, where the hard work of the Chiquitanos is reflected in the decorations and precious sculptures preserved there, continuetowards the church of Santa Ana, the most little and best preservedancient missionary spirit. Visit the Museum in Santa AnaRefreshments along the way.
12:30 Return and lunch.
16:00 Check-out return to Concepcion, crossing landscapes ofcolorful vegetation, seen herons, coots and other birds.
20:00 Arrival to Concepcion. Overnight at Hotel.
Third day: Concepción-San Javier, Santa Cruz
09:00 Visit to the Church of Conception, jewel of the eighteenth century, and the Missionary Museum in which they will observe the different carvings that made by Chiquitano people for the support ofthe churches.
11:00 Departure to San Javier
12:30 Lunch. Afternoon visit to the oldest mission founded by the Jesuits (1,691).
15:00 Departure back to Santa Cruz, on the way visit to the Mennonite communities and farming centers. Refreshments along the way.
19:00 Arrival to Santa Cruz
End of the trip and return home happy!