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La Paz: Andean Architecture Tour in El Alto

Product ID: 308688
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Experience the captivating mix of old and new in the city of El Alto in the company of a local guide on this walking tour that explores the cholets and cable car system.
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Duration 3 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

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  • Marvel at the incredible uniquely Andean architecture
  • Enter a cholet and see how the designs continue on the inside
  • Ride on a traditional cable car
  • Get off the beaten track in an area unknown to tourists
Full description
Explore the colorful and exuberant architecture of El Alto as you admire the neighborhood's luxurious mansions, also known as cholets, on this daily half-day Andean architecture tour.

Discover a fascinating mix of ancient Andean civilization and colorful modern textiles through the kitsch designs of the cholets. Learn more about the bourgeois residents who show their wealth through building these vibrant, futuristic mansions and throwing luxurious parties in them.

In the company of a local guide, travel up through the city in a cable car which will allow you to see several different areas of El Alto. You will also have the opportunity to enter one of these cholets and see the vibrant designs throughout its interior. On this tour you will discover not only the breathtaking architecture of the cholets, but also the culture and traditions which they represent. 
  • Transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Local snacks
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide inside Higher Ground Restaurant Cafe (Calle Tarija). Your guide will be wearing a red cap.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• This is a walking tour at high altitude, take your time and advise the guide if you need to rest
• The weather in La Paz is extremely changeable, a rainjacket is recommended

From US$ 25 per person

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Product ID: 308688