Guided tour

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

4.7 / 5

70 reviews

Activity provider: Red Cap Walking Tours
Guided tour

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

Activity provider: Red Cap Walking Tours

From US$ 17 per person

Escape the city center and explore La Paz's outlying areas, like the cemetery and El Alto. Take in spectacular views of La Paz on an amazing cable car ride, learn about Bolivian culture, and visit a local shaman who will read your fortune.

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Duration 3 hours
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English, Spanish


  • Ride the famous La Paz cable cars and marvel at the breathtaking city views
  • Learn about local culture and history from an amazing bilingual guide
  • Visit the cemetery and open-air street art gallery
  • Visit a local shaman who will read your fortune in coca leaves
Full description
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. 
  • Public transportation
  • Fantastic bilingual guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Inside Sol y Luna Restaurant Coffee (Murillo Street - Corner Cochambamba)

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Jacket
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • On Thursdays and Sundays, one of the world's biggest open air markets takes place in El Alto
  • On Thursdays and Sundays, there is also Cholitas Wrestling (matches between indigenous women)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 70 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Our fantastic guide Max, who was born, raised, and lives in El Alto above La Paz, was a great personality and a font of information about the history and folklore of the places we visited. There wasn’t a question we asked he didn’t know the answer to. He anticipated our questions and added folk tales to enhance the feeling of mysticism surrounding places like The Witches Market and Shamans. Our small group of six from France, UK, and USA spent a wonderful 3-plus hours exploring the side streets, cemetery, and riding the thrilling gondolas of La Paz / El Alto. Highly recommended, especially if you are lucky enough to be guided by Max.

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March 28, 2023

We had a great time as a family exploring La Paz with Max. He has a contagious love for his city and a ton of knowledge about its history, culture, and customs. We enjoyed learning more about the Cemetery, riding public busses and gondolas, and seeing the Witch Market and Witch Doctors in action. A great way to spend an afternoon!

June 7, 2022

We had the best time with our guide Max. Although it was raining about half of the tour he never gave us the idea he was in a rush or bothered by the rain or the fact we were with only two persons on this tour. The cementary was a nice experience. Max told us a lot and took the time to answer all our questions. By using the cable cart you had a nice view over the city. Highlight was walking around in El Alto at the witch market were we had the chance to visit a Yatiri (Shaman). We enjoyed every minute of the tour. Great experience! If you want to see a different part of La Paz I reccomend this tour.

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May 11, 2019

Product ID: 122397