La Paz Cultural Walking Tour

Description

La Paz Cultural Walking Tour

In this alternative Cultural Walking Tour through La Paz, prepare to be dazzled by the views of the Andes and the sights of the famous heights "El Alto".

La Paz is the largest and most important city of the South American Republic of Bolivia. With its approximately 1.8 million inhabitants, the city extends into the highland plateau of Bolivia, the vast flatland called the Altiplano lying at 3800-4100 m. La Paz is an interesting city that combines ancient tradition and modern elements. Ever since the Spanish rule in the 19th century, it has been a major trading centre of the country.


Itinerary

Highlights: La Paz Cable Cars, Water Tower Museum, Traditional Textiles Project, City Markets & Foods, La Paz History & Culture

Our full-day Cultural Tour starts at 08:30 am when we take a "minibus" to the cable car station from where we soar up to the heights of El Alto. Once there, we visit the Antonio Paredes Candia Art Museum to see works by some of Bolivia's most famous painters and sculptors. Next, it's off to the village of Viacha to meet the Comca Sisters, a community-based women's project working to conserve traditional wool-dying skills among rural to urban migrants. On the way, keep your eyes peeled for the cholets, bizarre architecture created by El Alto's rising merchant class.

At the Comca Sisters project, we will try out hand dying alpaca and sheep's wool using coca leaves, onion skin, purple corn and other natural ingredients. After the workshop, we enjoy a delicious traditional lunch. Next, prepare to be dazzled by the views of the Andes and the sights of La Paz as you walk down through the "Hanging Neighborhoods" that surround the city. To top it off, we take a "micro" to the heart of the markets area, where we'll visit five different markets before finishing up our journey at the Witch's Market.

Departs: at around 8:30am in the city centre of La Paz.

Returns: at around 4:30pm in the city centre of La Paz.

Photos

La Paz Cultural Walking Tour
La Paz Cultural Walking Tour
La Paz Cultural Walking Tour

Practical Information

Leaving: Special departure dates may apply - Contact us for more information.
Duration: Full day
Transport: Walking Tour
Price: Contact us
Others: Please note that all itineraries are subject to change

Bring With You
  • Day Pack
  • Good Shoes
  • Hat or Cap to protect you from the sun
  • Sun Block
  • Water and Snacks
  • Camera
Included
  • Professional bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
  • Entrance to all visited sites
  • Small Bolivian Snack
  • Lunch
  • Local Transport
  • Wool dying workshop
Not Included
  • Tip for your guide
Additional Options
We also offer a half day tour of this Cultural Trek in La Paz. Contact us about this option.

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