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Trekking to Maragua Crater Trek

Trekking to Maragua Crater


Trekking to Maragua Crater

This 1 (or 2 day) trek in the Cordillera de Los Frailes near Sucre is one of the most famous and popular hikes in Bolivia. On Maragua Crater Trek, we visit part of the spectacular mountain range of the Friars, the pre-hispanic road, the so-called Gorge of the Devil and the Crater of Maragua. Besides the fascinating views of the geological formations in the valley, you also have the opportunity to get to know the community of Maragua.

Maragua Crater is an impressive natural landscape with rock formations, waterfalls, and canyons. A visit to the famous dinosaur footprints is also included. This Bolivian Inca Trail is an immersive experience that will lead you through breathtaking landscapes and cultural discoveries.

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Sucre (2750m) - Chataquila (3650m) - Maragua (3100)

We begin our trek in the morning, setting out from Sucre in our private transportation. We drive to the town of Chataquila for about 1 hour through the countryside and the surrounding pine forest. Arriving in Chataquila, we begin our Maragua Crater trek; first, into the direction of the pre-hispanic road for about 2,5 h in the beautiful scenery. At the end of the pre-hispanic road, our driver waits for us to take us to the Crater of Maragua for an approximately 50 minutes' drive.

At the crater, we have time to have lunch and to explore the Maragua Crater, as well as the close by a local community. Afterwards, we make our way back to the city of Sucre in our private transportation (ca. 2,5h), or, as the afternoon sun begins to set, we continue and arrive at our comfortable and warm hostel, a cozy sanctuary amidst the wilderness.

Day 2:

On the second day, we rise with the sun, ready to embrace a new day of exploration. Our Maragua hike resumes, leading us towards the picturesque town of Potolo. During the route, we'll encounter captivating highlights, including the ancient dinosaur footprints of Niñu Mayo and the inspiring red mountains of Potolo Valley.


8.00 or 9.00 am from city center of Sucre.

Return on day 1 or day 2:

Around 6:00 pm to the city center of Sucre


Trekking to Maragua Crater Trek
Trekking to Maragua Crater Trek
Trekking to Maragua Crater Trek

Practical Information

Leaving: leaving almost daily. Contact us.
Duration: Full day or 2 days/1 night. The one-day tour is usually private, while the 2 day trek is offered in small groups.
Transport: private transportation
Price: Contact us
Others: Please note that all itineraries are subject to change
Cancellation: Until 24 hours before your activity starts
Payment: pay nothing today: Book now and only pay 3 days before
Overnight: Andino El Bramadero or Samary Wasi, a comfortable hostel (2 day hike)

Bring With You
  • Day Pack
  • Good hiking shoes
  • Poncho or rainjacket
  • Hat or Cap to protect you from the sun
  • Sun Block
  • Water and Snacks
  • Camera
  • Professional bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
  • Lunch (one-day trek); lunch (2), dinner (1) & Breakfast (1) (two-day trek)
  • Entrance ticket to the pre-historic road
  • Overnight in shared room (2-day trek only)
Not Included
  • Tip for your guide
  • Other meals than the mentioned above
Additional Options:

It is also possible to extend this trekking route to a 2-day or 3-day Trek from Sucre. Contact us about these options.

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