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Walking Tour of La Paz

La Paz, Bolivia
Walking Tour of La Paz

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

Experience the unique culture of La Paz while hopping from market to market on this walking tour through the city. Explore Plaza Murillo, and stop by a few brightly colored markets. See streets lined with more kinds of potatoes than you even knew existed, and make a visit to the notorious San Pedro prison.
  • Walking tour of La Paz, Bolivia
  • Stop by the Witches’ Market, known for selling traditional herbs associated with witchcraft
  • Visit one of the world’s most bizarre correctional facilities, San Pedro prison
  • Explore the central plaza of La Paz, Plaza Murillo
  • Stroll down a market's potato-sack-lined street where cholitas sit at their booths
  • Some snacks are provided, such as a sample of local fruit
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Cable car
Snacks
Local guide
Local transport
Drinks
Gratuities
Lunch
Breakfast
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Plaza Murillo , Socabaya, La Paz, Bolivia

Departure Point: Meeting point at Plaza Murillo Directions: The exact point is at the giant stone book at the center of the main square

9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Your La Paz tour starts at Plaza Murillo. Walk through the plaza as your guide explains the importance of this area to the Bolivian people.

Next up, is a quick visit to San Pedro prison. This correctional institute is unlike most others in the world—here, inmates have jobs inside the community, buy or rent their accommodation, and often live with their families.

Along the way, pass some of the brightly colored markets La Paz is celebrated for. Sample fruit native to Bolivia, and go down a market street that’s lined with sacks of potatoes. The Andes are known for an extremely large variety of these vegetables. Notice the cholitas (finely dressed ladies) by recognizing their bowler hats they wear while waiting to sell goods.

Head over to the Witches’ Market over in a semi-hidden part of the city. This market stays true to its name and is well-known for selling traditional herbs and medicines associated with witchcraft. After, stop at another market that’s popular for its trinkets, souvenirs, and Bolivian-made clothing.

At the end of your tour, your guide will take you back the starting point—Plaza Murillo.  
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Plaza Murillo
Meeting point at the main plaza of La Paz. Starting early in the Bolivian high lands gives us a chance to get acquainted with some local customs. The main plaza is very important for all La Paz people it tells us history of war, blood, wealth and nature. After the main plaza it's time to get some delicious local food. This tasty treat is the so called mid-morning Bolivian snack that everyone will cry for after leaving this country! On our way to San Pedro prison the guide will give some insights about why San Pedro is part of our tour and why we go visit the jail “from the outside”. On our way we shall see some markets that definitely will catch your eye. On this markets there are lots of things you should and shouldn’t eat but, locals do. Did you know how many kinds of potatoes there are in the Andes? Come and let´s find it out on the potato street. This street is also known for the dehydrated varieties sold and because of the many uses of them in local cuisine. Right after this, we´ll have some chance to have local fruit at the local fruit market, this is a great chance to find unknown fruit. Now it is time to get the local transportation that shall get us to the non-listed-in-any-guide-book lookout point. From this very point there are stunning views and great chances for cool pictures. The we take again a local transport that will lead us to our local witches market which is located in a hidden part of La Paz and that will surely surprises you! On the way back to downtown we shall visit a different and unique market in which you might want buy stuff to take home. This is a local market that displays all clothing brands but made in Bolivia.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Andes 2 Amazon
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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