Land of the "Thari" (or men nest), the province of Tapacari is southeast of the city of Cochabamba. It limits with the provinces of Ayopaya and Quillacollo. It has 1500 sq km which is about 2.7% of the land in the department of Cochabamba, found at 2900 meters over sea level. You can find mountain ranges, and four rivers run through it: Semana Umam, Huateqa (which flooded the old town found on its beach), Choroma and Chillca. All these join to create the Tapacari rivers which later goes into the Rocha river.
Among there feasts and traditions, they have the "Fiesta Grande" or big party of the Virgen of Dolores in the las Sunday of September. They specially enjoy the tinku dances and have competitions of wuarak´as, chicote, wajta y a puñete (these are fights which use, following the list in quechua: slingshot, stick, spanking and fists).