In order to travel from Tupiza to Oruro, you must take the bus from the terminal located on Avenida Pedro Arraya. Buses arrive at the new bus terminal, located on Avenida Las Banderas. Buses leave every day at 10:00pm and they arrive at 4:30am the next morning. The trip takes 6:30 hours through a paved highway, crossing beautiful landscapes of the Bolivian altiplano and Andes region.
is a town in southern Bolivia in the Tupiza River Valley characterized by
dramatic red escarpments. Infamous outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
were said to have been killed in the area. Oruro is located 254 km from the city
of Tupiza. Oruro is a very popular tourist destinations in Bolivia, it is a
colonial city rich in history and was declared a World Heritage Center by
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Tupiza to Oruro Bus Timetable
TRAVEL OPTIONS FROM TUPIZA TO ORURO
Tickets Bolivia offers several bus travel options to make this journey:
Direct trip: There are direct buses from Oruro to Tupiza. The journey takes 6:30 hours and the buses leave from the bus terminal on Avenida Pedro Arraya. Buses leave at 10:00pm and make a small stop in Cotagaita. The bus company doing this route is OGlobo (lie flat 3 rows).
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SOME TOURISTIC INFORMATION THAT CAN BE OF INTEREST
Casa de la Moneda: This is a great museum about the history of the silver mines and Potosí as one of the world’s first coin mints. Guided tours in English or Spanish lead you through 20 galleries that show everything from weapons to archeology to the coin presses themselves.
Cerro Rico: There are several companies that offer visits of the mines. Some companies are more ethical than others. Check online reviews to make sure you book the tour with a company that really supports the miners.
City Center: Several impressive and well preserved colonial buildings can be found in Oruro’s city center: Torre de la Compañía de Jesús, Catedral de la Ciudad de Oruro, Convento Museo Santa Teresa, and Iglesia de San Lorenzo de Carangas, are some of the highlights.
Hot springs: Belief in the curative powers of Tarapaya turned these thermal baths into the most frequently visited hot-springs around Potosí (21km northwest of the city). They date back to Inca times.
Restaurants: Typical dishes of Potosí are Cazuela, Aji de Pataskha, Chambergos, Chajchu, Calapurka, among others. Do not miss the calapurka, a soup made with wheat flour and cooked with a hot stone.
Accommodation: Located at 4,060 meters above sea level, Oruro can get particularly cold at night and in winter. Bring layers and be prepared that some hostels may not have heating.