La Paz City Tour: Explore Bolivian Culture, History, and Legends with Cable Car Adventure
445 Ratings
La Paz
Discover the captivating Bolivian city of La Paz on a 3-hour guided walking tour. Immerse yourself in the rich culture, history, and legends while exploring the iconic landmarks and intriguing Witches Market. Embark on a cable car adventure for a unique perspective of this sky-high city.
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Mi Teleferico - We will start at the San Fransisco Church, visit the witches market of La Paz, San Pedro square and the infamous jail (from the outside)Then you will take various cable car lines and learn about the city from the sky. You will also visit the witches market of El Alto, very different from the first one you will see in La Paz, and on thursdays and sundays a bit of the giant flea market up there. Afterwards you will head back down to La Paz to visit our beautiful Jaen street and then you will go to the main square to see the cathedral and all the government buildings, you will walk through open air markets and various shops and finish back in San Francisco church.
What's Included
  • Local guide
  • All activities
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information

During this 3-hour, guided, walking tour of La Paz, learn the fascinating culture behind this Bolivian city in the sky, and hear the myths, history, and legends behind the buildings and streets. Along with your local guide and a group of no more than 15 people, you’ll browse through the stalls of the Witches Market and see the La Paz Cathedral, as well as learn the infamous history behind San Pedro Prison.

  • Dress code is smart casual
Basilica of Saint Francis
We meet in front of the main door of San Fransisco church. Our guides wear and orange and beige vest with the HANAQPACHA TRAVEL logo on the back and WALKING CITY TOUR below the logo.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Jun 20, 2024
A Great Way to Learn about the Culture and Get Your Bearings To La Paz - The guide was amazing and had a good level of charisma. The route of the tour gave a good taste of what the city had to offer. Would recommend to anyone visiting La Paz.
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Jun 20, 2024
Great walking tour - Fernando was great and was full of knowledge and able to answer all of the questions. A great tour to start off the trip in La Paz. He also had some food and restaurant recommendations which was great!
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Jun 11, 2024
Knowing Peace - Fernando is a great professional. It is obvious that he is passionate about his work. He explained to me all the doubts I had about the history, architecture, politics... of the city. Very kind and pleasant. I recommend it !!!
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Jun 9, 2024
Great Tour - This is a great tour because we saw all the highlights of the city in three hours. Then we passed the major museums which makes it easy to return and visit them. I enjoyed the tour very much. It was worth more than what it cost!
Review provided by Viator
Jun 2, 2024
A great overlook of the busy La Paz - Great option for those seeking an overlook of the city. We had the opportunity to know the most important points of interest in La Paz, such as the Witcher’s Market, the Plaza Murillo and surroundings. Our tour guide, Illimani, was great in telling us the stories behind each corner and to present us with great sights of the urban landscape!
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May 29, 2024
A pleasant tour without a lot of walking - Fernando is our guide. He is friendly. The tour is a good way to learn a bit of Bolivia history and culture, while checking out La Paz..,The cable car rides were fun. Recommend if you don’t want to figure out yourself.
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May 28, 2024
Great Way to Learn about La Paz and Bolivian Culture - We had a tour with Fernando. He took great care of us. He did a wonderful job explaining the history of La Paz and some of the culture of the Bolivian people. We had previously explored La Paz, but were unsure of the meaning of many things. We learned about food, clothing, infrastructure, mountains, religion, politics, and even got to ride around La Paz and El Alto on the cable cars (really neat!). I would definitely recommend this tour if you are interested in learning more about Bolivia.
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May 28, 2024
Best insights into La Paz and great guide - What an amazing tour with such an incredibly informative, helpful and friendly guide. Fernando - thank you so much. I learned so much more about Bolivia, La Paz, culture, religion, customs, cuisine, politics, geography, transportation and so much more. I cannot recommend highly enough.
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May 27, 2024
Excellent - It should be renamed, City Highlights by Cable Car and Walking Tour giving pre-eminence to the more interesting and unique experience of mass transit by cable car. Yes the ground highlights, San Francisco Cathedral, Witches Market, Murillo Plaza have the history and are picturesque and were well explained. But I was thinking the cable car would be up to El Alto and down again. At least it would introduce me to the system usage. No it was the purple line from Edifico Correos to change for the Silver line across the top to 16 de Julio and then down on the red line to Central, orange line up a little to Armentia. All the while explanations of our great personable guide Illimani of the history of the city, the growth, the different districts characteristics were excellent. If you want the history with outstanding views you can't do better.
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Jun 10, 2024
A decent tour but you can do it yourself - It was fun to ride cable cars and learned a bit about the history of La Paz for $10. However, it is rather easy to do the cable cars or visit the Witch Market yourself. It would be better if the tour can add a few things, such as tasting the best saltena, visiting the moon valley or interesting neighborhood.
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up to 9 guests
July 2024