La Paz City Walking Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10am, 3pm
  • Departure Details :
    Centro comercial maju, Galeria "La Republica", Avenida Mariscal Santa Cruz 918, La Paz, Bolivia
  • Return Details :
    Calle Jaen, Jaén, La Paz Zona 10, Bolivia
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

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.

Highlights

Choice of several departures throughout the day

Comprehensive tour of the city

Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

Get inside tips from a local

Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Small-group tour

Know More about this tour

This tour begins at either 10am or 3pm in San Francisco Square. You will meet in front of the San Francisco Church where our guides wear and orange and beige vest with our logo on the back. Your guide will then teach you about the traditions, customs, and secrets of La paz.

See historic San Francisco Church, which was built by early Franciscans, and visit the Lanza and Rodriguez markets to wander the colorful stalls. At the creepy but popularWitches Market, see traditional products that are used inwitchcraft for healing, health, and ceremonies, and when standing inside of Plaza Murillothe city's central squareadmire the soaring La Paz Cathedral as well as the Presidential Palace.

The 3-hour tour concludes on the beautiful colonial Jaen Street, where after saying goodbye to your guide and thanking them for the history and tales, you can go to a coffee shop and purchase a beer made from coca or quinoa and continue exploring around town.

Inclusions

Local guide

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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

Traveler Reviews

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  • 03-Feb-2020

    Christian was one of the most caring professionals knowledgeably guides I have ever had. I had just flown to LA PAZ and was having trouble with altitude sickness. He was so kind to help me get around so I could still take the tour with the least effort. He showed me so much of beautiful La Paz and I thank him so much for that. He deserves 10 stars. Thank you Christian so much He even helped me get oxygen at my hotel after the tour. What a good man!

  • 13-Sep-2019

    Andy (Andrea) was our tour guide and she was excellent. The tour was a small group (6) which is excellent. We started in front of the San Francisco Church, where Andy explain the history of the church, government, and why the witches market is behind the church, We then walked thru the Witches Market stopping at a local store where Andy explain the history of Pachamama how it fits into the native lives in the past and present. We continued to walk thru the witches market and stopping along the way to one of the open markets where we viewed the wide variety of foods and spices available. Andy convinced me to try a sugar apple and boy it was terrific I doubt that I can find them in the States but it was excellent. We continued our walk thru the other relevant areas of La Paz such as the San Pedro Prison, Plaza Murillo and finally a wonderful walk along the Calle Jean with Andy explaining the significance and history of each stop along the way and how current events affect the citizens of Bolivia (the clock running the other direction is interesting for sure). I could not have had a better guide than Andy. Bravo...

  • 29-Jul-2019

    The guide is wonderful. I enjoy every part of it. The instructions are clear and detailed. I will do it again.

  • 19-Jul-2019

    Very busy, our guide explained the different sites of La Paz well giving us a locals perspective. The witches market was interesting.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Our tour guide Franklin was nothing short of amazing, treating us with a huge number of anecdotes and informative stories while looking at numerous sites in La Paz city centre. Can' recommend highly enough.

  • 25-Mar-2018

    Fantastic tour and a fantastic guide Kari! You will learn a lot about La Paz, its history, daily life, and all other aspects you might want to ask in those 3 hours on your walking tour through La Paz. It was our first tour since we arrived in Bolivia, and at the end of our 10-day stay, we took another tour offered by the same company - Cable car tour of La Paz with Valeria a fantastic and very knowledgeable guide. Those two tours complement each other in a way that you feel that you really start to know this interesting and beautiful city. Taking these tours is so much more valuable in comparison to reading a particular brochure or a tourist book. You see and learn all through the eyes of real La Paz citizens who love their country, understand the past and give you a personal touch of their town. 3 hours per each tour pass like a breeze! Highly recommended.

  • 28-Feb-2018

    A cheap but excellent walking tour seeing the city sites.

  • 27-Feb-2018

    Great tour. It provided incredible insight and history into the city our guide's knowledge was very impressive.

  • 01-Feb-2018

    Very informative. Jorge spoke excellent English and guided us from San Francisco Plaza to the Witches market, San Pedro prison, Plaza Murillo, where all the government buildings are located and Calle Jaen. Jorge was very knowledgeable about Bolivian history, culture and traditions. We particularly enjoyed hearing about the unique San Pedro prison.
    We finished up at Loki hostel where we made and drank a Bolivian cocktail.
    I would definitely recommend this walking tour to any visitors to La Paz.

  • 24-Sep-2017

    It was amazing!!!

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