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Be a Local - La Paz Walking Tour

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Stop At: Plaza Murillo, La Paz Bolivia

Located in La Paz’s Casco Viejo, or old town, is a lively plaza framed by some of the city’s most important political buildings.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Mercado Lanza, Zona 9, La Paz Bolivia

Conveniently located in the center of La Paz is one of the city’s largest and most uniquely-designed food markets.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Iglesia de San Francisco, Plaza San Francisco at Avenida Mariscal Santa Cruz, La Paz Bolivia

One of La Paz’s most important and historical landmarks is the San Francisco church (Iglesia de San Francisco), also known as the San Francisco Basilica (Basílica de San Francisco).

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mercado de Las Brujas, Melchor Jimenez, La Paz, Bolivia, La Paz Bolivia

“Do you have any dried llama fetuses?”

“How about a spell to punish a cheating lover?”

“Perhaps a little something to help altitude sickness then?”

For those suffering an ailment, searching for wealth or looking to exact revenge on a cheating partner, La Paz’s Witches Market (Mercado de Hechecería or Mercado de las Brujas), is the place to go for a variety of potions, medicinal plants, spells and spiritual advice.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Iglesia de San Pedro, Calle Colombia, La Paz Bolivia

Located only meters away from the tranquil Plaza San Pedro, lies one of the word’s most notorious and corrupt institutions, San Pedro Prison.

What makes San Pedro so interesting are the conditions in which around 1500 of Bolivia’s most hardened criminals live. A society within itself, the prison contains shops and restaurants run by inmates, women and children living voluntarily with imprisoned family members and ironically, some of the country’s busiest cocaine laboratories.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Fair Play, El Prado, La Paz, Avenida 16 de Julio, La Paz, Bolivia

The manicured gardens the statues, the park benches that line the Midway between the vehicle traffic going and coming from downtown was pretty cool. El Prado is also surrounded by huge office buildings housing many restaurants.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cultural Museum of Spain, La Paz, Bolivia

Avenida Camacho: One of the most important and traditional avenues of the City of La Paz, is located in the city center. Its route begins at the Obelisk Square and ends at the former Municipal Zoo, also known as Monkey Park. This avenue was named in homage to the former President of the Republic, Eliodoro Camacho.

Duration: 20 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: lpbo arquitectos, Lindas Montañas Te Vieron Nacer, La Paz, Bolivia
2: St. Peter's Square, Cañada Strongest, La Paz, Bolivia
Return Details
1: Don Bosco High School - El Prado, La Paz, Bolivia
2: Avenida Camacho, Av. Camacho, La Paz, Bolivia
  • Local Tour Guide (English-Speaking)
  • Snacks - Does not include food and drinks
  • Tips and Extras not mentioned in the Program
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 18 June 2019 via mobile

I had an amazing time with Ana and our group! We went to the best places and she told us all about it ! I really loved it and I recommend it for sure ! Thank you !

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Reviewed 11 June 2019 via mobile

Had a real enjoyable and interesting walking to with a great host, Anna. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm with us today.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Solon P
Reviewed 24 May 2019 via mobile

Highly recommend this tour as the guide Andre spoke perfect English, very knowledgeable about the culture and general situation of the city. Also she was happy to answer all my questions, gave me useful tips to travel around Bolivia Probably one of the best tours...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2019 via mobile

We went in the extended Thursday city tour with cable cars and cholita wrestling Excellent tour, guides Andre and Gera were very informative, details of the culture , political situation and humour thrown in along the way. Really well worth it!

Thank georgewindall
Reviewed 9 May 2019 via mobile

Americano and Daleb provided a great experience, once in a lifetime. Very professional and looked after our group well.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Owen L
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