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Ruta Del Che: Santa Cruz to Vallegrande

Listed under Road Trips in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.

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This a wonderful cultural and historical (mostly) unpaved route in Bolivia’s Andean valleys and Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara’s final revolution-rousing days. From Santa Cruz to the city of Samaipata, following en route to Vallegrande are the beautiful small village of Pucará, and Quebrada del Churo, Che’s last residence. Next is Higuera, where Che was eventually captured, close to final stop of Vallegrande – a sweet old town where can be found the hospital’s laundry room, which served as display for Che’s body for the press and public. Other attractions in Vallegrande include the traditional colonial architecture, the Che museum and the Che memorial – on the recently discovered burial ground before his 1997 Cuban burial.

Written by  George Monkhouse.

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This is a peaceful and aw-inspiring place, completely removed from the outside world, it's simplistic beauty is overwhelming! Jehovah has created such a beautiful world for us to live in it is hard to find a place untouched by humanity. If you should chose to visit this location you will truly walk away wanting more of the serenity that you will experience there.

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