Things to do in El Alto

Our most recommended things to do in El Alto

La Paz: City Highlights Walking Tour with Cable Car Ride

1. La Paz: City Highlights Walking Tour with Cable Car Ride

Experience the best of La Paz and the neighboring city of El Alto with a comprehensive walking tour. Learn about the fascinating culture as you stroll through traditional squares and markets. Ride the local cable car system for panoramic views of the area from above. Meet your guide at the San Francisco Church and visit the Witches' Market of La Paz. Head over to El Alto to see San Pedro Square and learn the infamous history behind San Pedro Prison. Visit the El Alto Witches' Market, riding several cable car lines during your journey. Head back to La Paz to stroll through the beautiful Jaen Street and step into Plaza Murillo, the main square of the city. Gaze at the cathedral and the government buildings, walk through open-air markets and shops, and finish back at San Francisco Church.

La Paz: Cable Car, Cemetery, Shaman, and El Alto Tour

2. La Paz: Cable Car, Cemetery, Shaman, and El Alto Tour

See La Paz from the sky and explore the alternative side of the city on this off-the-beaten-track tour. Start in the city center and ride the red cable car to El Alto, marveling at the spectacular panoramic views. Stop by the famous cemetery and take in the works of art at its open-air gallery. In El Alto, visit a local shaman and learn about Andean spirituality and healing herbs, as well as having your fortune read in coca leaves. Explore the vibrant neighborhood of El Alto, a district known for its fascinating combination of historical tradition and big-city lifestyles, with an expert local guide. Board another teleférico (cable car) and make your way back to the city center, admiring the incredible views along the way. 

La Paz: Private Airport Transfer Service

3. La Paz: Private Airport Transfer Service

Meeting with your driver to begin your express transit is easy. As you come out from the arrival gates, you will see your driver holding a placard stating your name on it. This is an easy and safe way to reach your destination, with no need to waste time looking for taxis. Booking your transfer in advance will also give you fantastic peace of mind. You can sit back and relax on a comfortable, private shuttle service from La Paz Airport directly to your La Paz city center accommodation. All vehicles are air-conditioned for your comfort, and will have you arrive feeling relaxed and ready to start your vacation or business trip fully refreshed.

La Paz: Airport to City Center Hotel Private Transfer

4. La Paz: Airport to City Center Hotel Private Transfer

Enjoy a hassle-free trip to La Paz and pre-book your airport transfer service to avoid long taxi lines, busy public transport, and language barrier confusions. After picking up your baggage, head to the arrivals area at El Alto International Airport and look for your driver who’ll be holding a sign with your name on it. Then simply sit back and relax while your driver takes care of everything. You can also upgrade your transfer package and ride the cable car downtown. Admire stunning views of the city as you travel to your destination, and marvel at the skyline from 11,000 feet. After your ride, hop into your driver's car and travel in comfort to your hotel.

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What people are saying about El Alto

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 63 reviews

I'm so glad I took this tour! It was really nice to be shown around by a knowledgeable and friendly guide. The cemetery was especially fascinating and I loved seeing all the beautiful murals there.

A good visit to the city and an opportunity for great views. Very interesting. Fernando (the guide) was knowledgeable and relaxed.

I can only recommend the cable car tour. In three hours you can learn important and interesting things about La Paz

Our guide spoke very interestingly about the city of Al Alto and about La Paz. I really recommend this tour.

Good activity if you want to see La Paz off the beaten track and don’t speak Spanish