We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“No. 1 tourist and information center in Bolivia”
Review of Casa de Turismo

Casa de Turismo
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Casa de Turismo means information & artesanias. Free tourist information in various languages and a selection of high quality products, all made in Bolivia by national NGO's. We offer 100% alpaca items, hats, books, paintings, handbags, jewelry, coca products, and organic wines. Our goal is to promote sustainable tourism in Sucre.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Once you arrive in Sucre you should take some time and visit the Casa de Turismo. Marco the multilingual and established owner and his employee will give you the best tips you can get on Sucre and Bolivia. It seems there's almost nothing Marco doesn't know about this awesome country, be it tours, customs, habits and culture, sights, accommodation, restaurants, bars, language courses, whatsoever; he will get you the right thing.

They will also help you pick the right tour operator which can be really important in Bolivia (safety, price, knowledge, etc). We did the Uyuni-Tour with Red Planet Expeditions on the centre's recommendation and couldn't be more happy with this choice, it was just amazing.

The shop has some really cool souvenirs too and is well located. Please note: the address has changed lately. They aren't in the Calle Bustillos anymore as suggested by tripadvisor but you will find the centre at Calle Audiencia No. 81, which is a 2-minute-stroll uphill from the southern tip of the main square (Plaza 25 de Mayo). Honest, accurate and independent information in Spanish, English, German and French.
Muchas gracias, Marco!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
3  Thank Luke D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (109)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

23 - 27 of 109 reviews

Reviewed 4 August 2014

Fortunately we passed at Casa de Turismo in Sucre where we got for free independent and objective travel advices not only about Sucre but about whole Bolivia. We were particularly happy about Marco's recommendation to follow the so called "Ruta del Ché" which we would never have done without the detailed informations we got at Casa de Turismo. We did the trip Sucre - Villa Serrano - La Higuera - Samaipata by public bus (the side trip down to La Higuera by foot), almost without any other tourists. It was a great experience! Thanks a lot to Marco - he's doing a great job not only in favour of Sucre's tourists but also of Sucre's and it's region's tourism industry! PLEASE NOTE that Casa de Turismo changed its location to Calle Audiencia Nº 81.

2  Thank Nico H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

Check out this place to get all the touristic information about Bolivia. Marco is from Switzerland and speaks french spanish and german. He can tell you stuff you will not find in any travel guide.

Thank Michael W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 June 2014

finally the place where we got all the informations to plan our tour to potosi, uyuni and the saltflat-tour until san pedro/chile
the service they promised was what we got! thank you very much marco!

Thank Lucas H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 February 2014 via mobile

My partner and I both benefitted from a massage by Nelson who operates a small business in what used to be the Casa de Turismo. The building is now a bit of a white elephant with nothing in it but the massage place. Apparently as a tourist centre it never took off so the other businesses moved out, but Nelson's business is booming - and with good reason. 80Bs for a 40 minute massage, can't go wrong. He gave a firm massage and I felt thoroughly stretched out and softened up afterwards! Going back next week.

1  Thank Ruth K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
MarcoB2, Inhaber at Casa de Turismo, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2016

Thank's alot for your super review. Nelson makes allways a few minutes more than you pay for. But the prices since then went up: 40 min. - 100 Bs. / 60 min. - 130 Bs. / 80 min. - 160 Bs.

It's still a very good price for a very good masage!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Casa de Turismo also viewed

Sucre, Chuquisaca Department
Sucre, Chuquisaca Department
 
Sucre, Chuquisaca Department
Sucre, Chuquisaca Department
 

Been to Casa de Turismo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing