La Paz City Walk: Exploring Culture, History, and Landmarks
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La Paz
Embark on a 3-hour guided walking tour of La Paz to immerse yourself in the rich culture, history, and landmarks of this captivating Bolivian 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
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information

Embark on a captivating 3-hour guided stroll around La Paz, where you’ll uncover the intriguing culture of this high-altitude Bolivian city. Listen to the tales, historical accounts, and legendary stories associated with its buildings and streets. Joined by a local guide and a maximum of 15 fellow explorers, you’ll traverse the Witches Market and behold the La Paz Cathedral, while discovering the notorious past of San Pedro Prison.

  • Dress code is smart casual
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Operates in all weather conditions. Please dress appropriately
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
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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Apr 15, 2024
A wonderful way to discover La Paz! - I loved that walking tour with our guide Fernando. He was well informed about the city and the culture of the Aymara people. He kwew well the history if his town and his country. The cable car tour was amazing: it is such an interesting way to discover La Paz😀 I hightly recommand this tour!
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Apr 1, 2024
Lovely tour with Javier - We had the chance to have a guide "Javier" all for us alone. He was very nice and we learned a lot about bolivian culture end history. Thank you very much for the tour.
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Mar 18, 2024
Peace in 3 hours - Excellent way to get to know the most representative parts of the city of La Paz in a few hours. Illimani was a great guide, knowledgeable, patient, enthusiastic and had no problem managing a multicultural and bilingual group. Totally recommended.
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Mar 14, 2024
Great tour in La Paz - Our tour was amazing! Our tour guide took us to the non-touristic places. Explained a lot about different things in La Paz/Bolivia(politics, culture, people,…) We could ask lots of questions and he knew answer to all of them. Also his English was very good. Highly recommend to everyone!
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Feb 29, 2024
Totally recommended - Fernando was a magnificent guide! Many recommendations and everything very well explained. He does tours in English too!!
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Feb 19, 2024
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - It doesn't matter if you are going to spend a few or many days in La Paz, this tour not only gives you a good idea of the history and customs of the city, but also helps you find your way around quickly. Illimani is an excellent guide, his taste and passion are evident in each of his explanations. It makes you like the city even more.
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Feb 19, 2024
MUST DO in La Paz!! - We signed up for this walking tour via get your guide. Our guide, Fernando, was amazing!! He speaks fluent English and explained many things to us around La Paz that we would not have known if we went alone or just read online. He gave us insights into how things work in La Paz, from its people, to its history, social and political aspects. He even explained how the transportation system works and the traditional ways people give offerings in the Witches Market. The tour also includes multiple rides on the cable cars to see the city from a different view. 100% worth our time and money, would definitely recommend!!
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Feb 18, 2024
Visit La Paz - 3 hours - Excellent tour, we saw everything most important and without running. We went up 4 cable cars and were able to see different views. The walk along Calle de las Brujas was very educational. Our guide a 10!
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Feb 16, 2024
Exceeded my expectations! - Illimani was a great guide, super charismatic, passionate and knowledgeable. He made the tour amazing. It's worth much more than its cost...I would recommend it to anyone spending even a day or less in La Paz to get an holistic view of the city and its history.
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Feb 5, 2024
Knowing Peace! - The city is quiet, the cable cars clean and safe. With this tour you learn about its history, the customs, and you get to know the city. Good guide "Illimani". Recommended.
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up to 12 guests
May 2024