©

Tarija trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Tarija

Tarija or San Bernardo de la Frontera de Tarixa is a city in southern Bolivia. Founded in 1574, Tarija is both the capital and largest city within the Tarija Department, with an airport (Capitán Oriel Lea Plaza Airport, TJA) offering regular service to primary Bolivian cities, as well as a regional bus terminal with domestic and international connections. Its climate is semi-arid (BSh) with generally mild temperatures in contrast to the harsh cold of the Altiplano (i.e., La Paz) and the year-round humid heat of the Amazon Basin (i.e., Santa Cruz de la Sierra). Tarija has a population of 234,442.HistoryAlthough in the local imagery the name of Tarija is said to come from a certain Francisco de Tarija or Tarifa, researched information disproves that probability. The valley, of where present-day Tarija is situated, was identified as "Tarija" and shared an articulation similar to its current pronunciation, prior to Spanish expeditions and occupation. In testimonials by members of the first group of Spaniards entering the Valley, the name of Tarija was already mentioned. This group did not include anyone by the name of Francisco de Tarija. One should also note that similar-sounding toponyms exist for surrounding places, such as Tariquia and Taxara. Around 1535 an expedition sent by Diego de Almagro arrived in the valley where Tarija is located. In 1574, the Viceroy of Peru, Francisco de Toledo, commissioned an expedition to establish Tarija. In July 4, 1574, San Bernardo de la Frontera de Tarixa was founded. In 1826 the citizens of Tarija voted to become part of Bolivia. In 1807 Tarija had become separated from Upper Peru to become part of the jurisdiction of Salta (part of Argentina), but its close ties to what became Bolivia provided the impetus for it to go back to its original jurisdiction. In 1899 Argentina renounced its claims in exchange for the Puna de Atacama.
Tarija is in Tarija Department. You can plan Bolivia trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Tarija

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Tarija

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Tarija

7 days in Tarija BY A USER FROM CANADA May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 42 days in Bolivia BY A USER FROM BELGIUM February, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Tarija BY A USER FROM CANADA May, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Chile & Bolivia BY A USER FROM FRANCE June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Bolivia BY A USER FROM PERU February, romantic, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 30 days in South America BY A USER FROM ECUADOR June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 37 days in Bolivia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Bolivia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 18 days in Bolivia, Asuncion & Montevideo BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Bolivia BY A USER FROM INDIA May, relaxing, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 23 days in Bolivia BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Tarija BY A USER FROM BOLIVIA December, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans