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La Paz: City Highlights Walking Tour with Cable Car Ride

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 Half-Day Walking Tour

La Paz Half-Day Walking Tour

Discover La Paz like a local on a 2 to 2.5 hour walking tour with an English-speaking guide. Learn more about the history, culture and traditions of the city and its people, such as why the women wear such amazing hats and why there are zebras on the streets! Hear why the shoe shiners wear masks, and why there has been so much political turmoil in the city over the years. Visit the Witches' Market to discover what potions you should buy, and get explanations about the beliefs of the people of the Andes. Go to Plaza Murillo to admire the Presidential Palace, National Congress of Bolivia, Cathedral of La Paz and other historic monuments.

From La Paz: Uyuni Salt Flat Tour & Overnight Roundtrip Bus

From La Paz: Uyuni Salt Flat Tour & Overnight Roundtrip Bus

Day 1 Go to the Bus Office at 8:30 p.m. for the check-in, then bus from La Paz to Uyuni departures at 9:00 p.m. Inside the bus, enjoy the service of Dinner (Meat and Vegetarian Option), Breakfast, a Bottle of Water, a Hot Drink, Heating, Toilets, a Polar Blanket, Wi-Fi, and a First Aid Kit. Day 2 Arrive in Uyuni City at 7:30 a.m. Free time to buy snacks, water, and more for your trip. (we have a free time, because all companies and tourist points are available from 10:30 a.m.) Then go to our office 1 block away from bus station. Start your tour off at 10:30 a.m. with a drive out to the Uyuni Salt Flats. The first stop is the haunting “Train Graveyard’, which is found on the outskirts of Uyuni. Then visit the small settlement of Colchani (salt miners’ workshops next to the salt flats), there, also find handicrafts made of salt, and textile art manufactured of llama and alpaca wool. These make excellent souvenirs to bring back home. Take photos as you cruise along the vast white expanse of salt, wade through “Ojos de Agua Salada”, also visit: a hotel made completely out of salt which is currently used as a museum – restaurant, Flags of the world (Where you can bring yours and put there for free) and a Monument of Dakar racing. After a morning of exploration, Lunch will be served on the way, following that, have time to take a hike to the top of the Incahuasi island to see giant cacti and rock formations made of petrified coral. Important: Due to the rainy season (from January to March), it is not possible to access Incahuasi Island. Next, take time to organize your group for fun perspective- and proportion-distorted photos, set on the blinding white surface of the salt flats, playing around with the scene, you can be sure to take some funny, and memorable shots! Finally, head to a spacious area for the unique experience of seeing a beautiful sunset over the salt flats, spreading its dazzling colors all over the Uyuni Salt Flats, and enjoying it with a glass of wine. Return from your tour to our office in Uyuni between 7:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. Then, head to the Bus Office on your own by 8:30 p.m. Departure Bus from Uyuni to La Paz 9:00 p.m. Day 3 Arrive at La Paz City between 6:15 a.m. to 6:35 a.m. The finish point of the tour: Main Bus Station in La Paz City. TOUR TIME: 2 Nights and 1 Day

La Paz: Full Day Trip to Copacabana and Isla del Sol

La Paz: Full Day Trip to Copacabana and Isla del Sol

Join a full-day tour of La Paz to Titicaca Lake, visiting Copacabana and Yumani as well as Isla del Sol. Enjoy the cobalt blue color of the water and the picturesque perimeter of snow-sprinkled mountains. Following pickup, stop at a Tiquinaviewpoint to get some of the best panoramic views of Lake Titicaca. Then hop on a ferry to explore the highest navigable lake in the world. Visit Copacabana, the main Bolivian town on the shore of the lake. Continue the day in Isla del Sol, considered by the Incas as the birthplace of their sun god. Later, head to the coast of Yumani on the south side of the island. Once there, marvel at the Sol Pilkokaina Temple and the details of Inca architecture. At the end of the tour, travel back to Copacabana by boat before taking the bus back to La Paz.

La Paz: Mountain Chacaltaya and Moon Valley Guided Day Tour

La Paz: Mountain Chacaltaya and Moon Valley Guided Day Tour

Chacaltaya Mountain is 27 km from downtown La Paz, it is a mountain with 5400 m.a.s.l., it was a sky slopes the hightest of world. Nowadays, this is a magnific viewpoint of Mountain range, different colors laggon, La Paz City, Titicaca lake and hightlands boliviano. Enjoy walking on mountain hight. The difficulty of the ascent of the mountain is relatively easy when there is little snow, although due to the height and oxygen it turns out to be hard. You can return to the car at any time if you feel unwell. Once we have visited the mountain, our transport is taking us to the valley of the moon, this journey lasts approximately 1h 30m if we have a clear path. Moon Valley is 39 km aprox. from Chacalataya mountain, we descent until 3200 m.a.s.l. Here, it is eroded area with clay obelisks and sometimes "viscachas" tipical animal of hightlands. We need only imagine and feel be as the moon. Once the visit of the valley is over, we will return to the center of the city of La Paz. Some passengers can take advantage of staying on the road to visit other parts of the city, of course with the guide's recommendations.

La Paz: Uyuni Salt Flats & San Pedro de Atacama 3-Day Tour

La Paz: Uyuni Salt Flats & San Pedro de Atacama 3-Day Tour

Day 1 09:00 p.m. Bus La Paz to Uyuni Day 2 07:00 a.m. Arrival to Uyuni city Free Time 10:30 a.m. Tour Uyuni Salt Flats Day 3 Tour Uyuni Salt Flats + National Reserve Day 4 Tour Uyuni Salt Flats + National Reserve 10:30 a.m. Transfer to San Pedro de Atacama. 2:00 p.m. Arrival time to San Pedro de Atacama. DAY 1 Go to the bus office at 8:30 p.m. for the check-in, then bus departures at 9:00 p.m. Inside the bus, enjoy the service of Dinner (Meat and Vegetarian Option), Breakfast, a Bottle of Water, a Hot Drink, Heating, Toilets, a Polar Blanket, Wi-Fi and First Aid Kit. DAY 2 Arrive in Uyuni City at 7:30 a.m. then go to our office 1 block away from bus station, Free time to buy snacks, water, and use toilets to refresh you. (we have a free time, because all companies and tourist points are available from 10:30 a.m.) Start your tour leaving Uyuni town at 10:30 a.m. from Perla de Bolivia's office. Visit: Train Graveyard, the small settlement of Colchani (salt miners´ workshops next to the salt flats), handicrafts made of salt, and textile art made of llama and alpaca fiber. Next, “Ojos de Agua Salada” (‘saltwater eyes’), a hotel-museum made completely of salt, Isla Incahuasi. Then, make sure you and your group pose for some fun perspective- and proportion-distorted photos, taken against the backdrop of the striking white surface of the salt flats. To end of the day, head to an open, spacious area for the unique experience of seeing a beautiful sunset, spreading its dazzling colors all over the salt flats, and finally arrive at Ajencha town to have dinner and night stay in the hotel. DAY 3 Start off at 7:00 a.m. for breakfast. Visit: Ollagüe Volcano lookout point, the rocky road “El Pasito Tuntun”, the famous: Cañapa, Hedionda, and Chiarcota Lagoons in which flamingoes can be seen. Finally in the day, enter “Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve”, Desert of Siloli, Rock tree, and the immense Red Lagoon to see more pink flamingos in their natural habitat. Stay the night at a hostel in Huayllajara. DAY 4 Get off to an early start around 5:00 a.m. to visit: Sol de Mañana Geyser, Hot Springs, Dali Desert, Green Lagoon, White Lagoon on the foot of Licancabur volcano. Then head back to the Bolivia-Chile border (Hito Cajon), A Guide will assist with your border crossing at 10:30 am, finally arrive at San Pedro de Atacama at 2:00 p.m. The drop-off point is at San Pedro de Atacama’s main square.

La Paz: Mountain Bike Down the World's Most Dangerous Road

La Paz: Mountain Bike Down the World's Most Dangerous Road

The dramatic and scenic “World’s Most Dangerous Road”, locally known as “Death Road”, “Camino de la Muerte” is a must-do adventure activity in South America. Your highly-trained English-speaking guides and mechanics will give you all the assistance you need to get down safely, comfortably, and with amazing time. Your guides have been riding this road for over 20 years, and know how to get it done with utmost safety and security. Drive up from La Paz, Bolivia, and begin biking at wind-swept La Cumbre at 4700 meters altitude. At this height, you’ll get fantastic views of a number of snow-covered peaks. From here, descend rapidly down a twisting asphalt road among mountain peaks, grazing llamas, alpacas, and tiny villages. Stop for refreshments, photos, and rests along the way, all the better to give you time to take in the scenery: towering cliff faces, dramatic drops and even greener vegetation. This will give you time to prepare yourself for the next breath-taking section of the ride. Descend even further, and after a brief undulating section of the road, you’ll enter the jungle itself and the most challenging part of the ride. This infamous narrow dirt road is cut precariously into the side of the mountain and descends 2000 meters in altitude. Ride on through mist, low cloud, and dust. As the end gets near, it gets progressively hotter and dustier. By the time you arrive at the bottom in Yolosa, you’ll be hot, dirty, and exhilarated, having conquered Death Road with no fear. Just around the corner, you’ll visit La Senda Verde Animal Refuge to enjoy a buffet lunch and take in the magnificent scenery and the animals of the Yungas. While there, have the chance to see some of the region's native animals, including hundreds of monkeys, an Andean spectacled bear, capibara, birds, and so much more. Your visit helps the refuge maintain their incredible work rescuing animals from the black market. Many happy riders have said this was the best experience of their trip to Bolivia. Even if you don’t have a lot of experience, your guides, bike, and coaching will get you down safely and feeling amazing for having done it. There’s truly no downhill ride like this in the world.

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

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 (if time allows). 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 City Tour with Cable Car & Moon Valley Visit

La Paz: Private City Tour with Cable Car & Moon Valley Visit

Begin the tour at your hotel, then head to Moon Valley first. Check out the tall spires that have been formed by the erosion of clay. Then, head on over to the cable car stop. Hop on to enjoy a 360-degree view of the city as you ride along the yellow, silver, red, and orange lines. Travel from La Paz to El Alto, and then get off the cable car at La Paz. Afterward, explore Jaen Street, a quiet street famous for its colonial buildings and museums. Next, go to Plaza Murillo, which is the city's central plaza. See the presidential palace, a cathedral, and more iconic landmarks. View the Basilica of San Francisco, a well-known baroque-style building that dates back to the 16th century. Finally, follow your guide to the Witches' Market, where there are many stalls run by local witch doctors. Look at the display of potions on sale here. Then finish up the activity.

Show Cholitas Wrestling

Show Cholitas Wrestling

Located in Alto City at 4.100 m.a.s.l., Cholitas Luchadoras are women flighters that do a popular show, where flight rural women so they are dressed from typical hat, shirt with shawl, long skirts (polleras) and shoes. Inside of La Paz Departament exist a big proportion of indigenous people in which El Alto was born this is entertainment to people. Where each Thursday and Sunday we can enjoy this show together with family or friends. Enjoy this show with strong fighters  between women or men. Itinerary: Departure, we will pick you up from your hotel at 4:00 pm Later we will ascend to the Ciudad del Alto for 1 hour once we arrive at the Coliseum to enjoy the Show for approximately 2 hours, then we will return to the City of La Paz at 8:00 p.m.

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(411 reviews)

The experience was amazing. Challenging cycling with stunning scenery. The equipment provided was great and the support driver was there when needed. Really minor thing a tee shirt after the ride would have made it 5 stars! other companies seem to do that.

The trip exceeding my expectations. The guides demonstrated a thorough onowledgebof the area and took care with all the members of the group as the skill levels varied. I would recommend this trip and Gravity to anyone who visits Bolivia.

Great tour, very informative. Frederico spoke excellent English. We learnt a lot about the Bolivian way of life while walking or riding on the cable cars. Super introduction to the city.

Our guide was very informative and easy going. He was patient when we needed many breaks throughout the day. The lunch was the best tour lunch I’ve ever had. Perfect day.

I was overcharged and there was a mistake with my booking. I will be seeking a partial refund.