A unique city tour that will not only show you the usual parts of the city such as the historic government and financial districts but also take you to parts other tours do not and mingle with the locals, walk in the colorful markets, visit the fast growing city of El Alto above La Paz and travel on the Teleferico (the new cable car system). With your local, knowledgeable guide (English-speaking) you will visit parts of the city on foot that would normally remain undiscovered by tourists, interact with the locals in a responsible manner and learn about the real life of the citizens of La Paz and El Alto. The tour finishes at around 13.30 in La Paz downtown.

For this tour you will get picked up from your central accommodation at 9.00 (if your hotel is not in the pickup area then you will have to make your way to a central meeting point) finishing approximately 13.30. Tours run daily except public holidays. Tour finishes in central La Paz.

START TIME Please arrive by 08:30 AM for a prompt departure at 09:00 AM.
FINISH TIME Approximately 13:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hat, sunglasses & sunscreen.
Hotel pickup (only from central accommodations)
Local guide – English and Spanish speaking, ready to show you their city on foot
A local traditional Bolivian snack
Transportation on local transport between locations – otherwise this is a walking tour.
Unbiased advice and recommendations about what to do in La Paz
Travel Insurance
Pickup from your accommodation
Water / extra beverages
Sunglasses & Sun cream
Tips & Others not mentioned

Important Information
This tours involves walking and La Paz and El Alto are are high altitudes of 3600m to 4000m so you it is advisable to have spent a day or two at this altitude to get used to it so you can fully enjoy it. The sun can be strong here so sunglasses and sun cream are essential.

Group Sizes

Group sizes are small usually from 2 to 8 people meaning the guide can full interact with everyone. This tour needs a minimum of two people to leave but we can check for other people if you are a solo traveler.


Murillo Square

Dedicated to Don Pedro Domingo Murillo who headed the revolution of 1809, in which the scream for freedom of the citizens of La Paz, that were already fed up with the Spanish domain, was heard. In the center of the square a monument that immortalizes the martyr has been built. In the surroundings, there they are: the Presidential Palace, the headquarters of the Congress of the Republic and the Cathedral.

Cathedral of Nuestra Señora de La Paz

of neoclassicist style; it was built in 1831. In the interior, the columns that sustain the building are of Corinthian style. The planes of the temple -which facade is divided in two bodies- were designed by Antonio Camponovo.

Temple and Convent of San Francisco

Its centennial history is marked by tragic events that, in spite of its fateful consequences, could never dent its impressive beauty. The first construction of this temple of Baroque style goes back to the middle of the 16th century; but, in the 18th century, San Francisco had to be reconstructed, as the inclemencies of the climate caused it serious damages.

Temple of Santo Domingo

The facade of Baroque style was worked entirely in stone in the 18th century; on the other hand, the interior -built in the 19th century- is remarkable for its neoclassical style.

Market of Witches

Everything it is needed for the elaboration of traditional remedies, capable to cure any ailment or illness, is offered in the very old streets of Sagárnaga and Linares, in the colonial area of La Paz. Here handmade products of great quality are also offered.


In La Paz, you will be able to visit the Museum of Art in the Palace of the Counts of Arana, where a remarkable collection of colonial paintings is exhibited; the Museum of Ethnography and Folclore, in the House of the Marquis of Villa Verde, in which pieces of crafts, musical instruments and traditional gears of Bolivia can be appreciated; Museum House of Murillo, in honor of the initiator of the revolution of 1809 and the Museum of Pre-Colombinan Precious Metals, with valuable samples of art of the first inhabitants of the highland.

Tour Reviews

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La Paz es una ciudad con muchos contradtes desde las mansiones en la zona sur a los aymaras vendiendo en los cientos de ferias locales….sus calles empinadas que a mas de uno al caminar unas cuadras nos falta el oxigeno..tevomendacion las sorachipil o te de coca para no pasarla tan mal… ojo al caminar por sus calles ya que el trafico es super desordenado…tiene su encanto y su contraste….

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