Road Blocks

Due to political reasons, roads are expected to be blocked indefinitely, starting on August 25th, around the Santa Cruz, Chuquisaca and Tarija departments. It includes the Yacuiba international border crossing. More updates soon. Date: 8/25/08

Update: Promoters of the blockades in the opposition to the democratic government of Evo Morales have decided today, to increase the blockades indefinitely to all roads on the above mentioned departments. Police recommends travelers to avoid, if possible, going through these regions, due to the violence and radicalism of the enforcers of the measure. More updates soon. Date: 9/3/08

Fiesta de la Virgen de Urkupiña

The Fiesta de la Virgen de Urkupiña, it is one of the most important religious celebrations in Bolivia. The religious celebration includes procession and dances performed by devotes of the image of Virgin Mary of Urkupiña.

The event takes place in Quillacollo, 14 km. from Cochabamba around San Ildefonso Chapel; it is a spectacle of color, costumes, dance and faith. More than 15,000 dancers, 6,000 musicians and about 400,000 spectators enjoy every year the splendid entrada (parade) folklorica de Urkupiña.

During the parade (about 12 hours) the fraternities perform dances like: Caporales, tobas, Morenos, Diablos, Tinkus, saya, pujllay, moseñadas, tarquedas and vallunadas. People come from around the world, just to be part of this event known for its reputation.

So don’t waste more time and join us in the party.

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