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“Awesome trek, awesome guides!”

Condor Trekkers Tours
Ranked #2 of 10 Outdoor Activities in Sucre
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: CondorTrekkers is a non-profit organisation working to break the cycle of poverty in one of the world's poorest country. We offer tours of Sucre's historic colonial centre and treks into the spectacular mountain ranges surrounding the city. All proceeds support development projects in the countryside where we hike as well as within Sucre. These projects provide food and accommodation as well as recreation, education and health services to local children and communities in need.
Reviewed June 26, 2013

My husband and I just finished a three-day trek with Condor. We've been traveling for about fifteen months, and can say without hesitation that this was one of the best organized and most fun short treks we've done (not to mention via a nonprofit that employs locals). Neyba and Rogelio were awesome and shared lots of fascinating information about the cultures and the people who live in the stunning mountains around Sucre. Putting your hands in dinosaur footprints is pretty humbling, and we had one of the loveliest sunsets we'd ever seen, surrounded by mountains that looked marbeled by the mineral color. There were celebrations in the communities we got to take part in as well, guided of course by our guides--who proceeded to take us out in Sucre for a fellow trekker's birthday when we got back. BONUS: The Condor Café is EXCELLENT, cheap, and has the best salads in town.

Thank aniehaus
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

We initially intended to book a 2 day trek, but there wasn't one running when we hoped to go. We booked on to the 3 day trek (and were informed that it is really a 2 day / 2 night trek with dfay 3 just being used to get the bus back to Sucre)

You are advised to take a 50litre backpack each, as you have to carry your own kit plus a share of the groups food - the guide and volunteer carry the majority of the food but we carried one large and one small container each.

The food was great, from the breakfast on day one to dinner on day two, although we felt shortchanged by the breakfast on day three which consisted of fruit, biscuits and hot drink only (we had good portions of cake for breakfast on day one and porridge on day 2).

The days were long - 9 hours on day one and 10 hours on day 2 but, because our group walked quite fast we did have time for a siesta after lunch. The accommodation in the crater and in Potolo were both very comfy and warm, with plenty of blankets on the beds to keep us warm. There were showers in both accommodations, but these were not tried by anyone in our group.

It is a great trek to do as there are few tourists and great views (we only saw one other group of tourists during our two days trekking)

1  Thank Andy and Lindsa... W
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

OK I haven't done 'all' the possible treks in Bolivia, but I have hiked the entire Appalachian Trail (USA), the Copper Canyon (Mexico) and about 100 treks around Xela (Guatemala) and this organization in Sucre is a great one.

Set aside the fact they are non-profit and 1) dedicated to raising money for children, in the areas where you trek, 2) run by the Bolivian guides themselves, as a Collective, 3) have a great non-profit restaurant in their office (or is it vice versa - an office in the restaurant?).

The treks are awesome!

Downhill on the Inca trail, uphill into a huge (non-volcanic, non-meteorite) crater, exchanging coca with locals, tasting some chicha (home brew, not so bad once you get used to it ... ), listening to a guy playing his 10 string ukulele type instrument (with two strings missing) while guides and trekkers play futbal and try not to lose the ball over the cliff edge, massive dinosaur footprints in the rocks, views so beautiful you want to smash your camera when it can't properly capture them.

These treks are so good I did all of them, and I did some of them several times. And some of the Bolivian guides are now ... great friends (or at least great drinking friends). Can't say enough about this organization ... trek with them!

2  Thank Rick S
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

I had a really good time on this 3 day treck through the maragua crater. The scenery was so bold and magestic and I felt quite lucky to be able to glimpse into the lives of the people living in the area. Walking down narrow tracks and stepping aside for a herd of goats or a couple of bulls and a donkey to pass. The guides were excellent and very respectfull of the people living there. The other people on the tour were like minded and a joy to spend time with. The all vegetarian food was great. The accommodation was pretty nice too....but Don't expect the showers to be too hot!
All in all, a fantastic time.

Thank 5truth
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

My boyfriend and I had the privilege of volunteering with this company for a month and a half. After shopping around a bit for tourism companies we instantly loved this one for it's desire to really help the city and rural communities surrounding the city. It is the only non-profit tourism company that I found in Sucre, meaning the two owners don't make a dime off of the tours. Our first initiation trek to the Maragua Crater was so lovely! The place is beautiful in itself but our awesome guide, the amazing and hearty vegetarian food, and the people of the rural communities really made it what it was. More than anything I felt a great respect between our tour guide and the people living in the rural villages and by the end of the trip I realized why. The places we trek to are not just spectacles for outsiders to take awesome pictures of, they are people's homes and villages and the guide really showed us how to care for it well while we were there. For instance, rather than giving candy to the children who do not have access to dental care, we were asked to give them nuts and fruit. We were also asked not to take pictures of any of the children or people without their permission. Because of the respect our guide showed to the people living here, one women allowed us to enter her home and eat some figs from her tree (I've heard this is a rarity). Recently, a library was built in one of the villages providing great resources for the children who live there. It's so wonderful to see such a lasting and worthwhile relationship built between this company and the villages, and for this I was greatly impressed.

The restaurant within Condortrekkers is also amazing. The women who work there are some of the hardest workers I've seen and all of the food is made completely fresh. It is easily the best value food with some of the best quality items for the cheapest prices! You really can't find a more environmentally friendly, health-conscience, and socially aware organization!

Thank LMarie12
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