Valle de la Luna, La Paz: Our most recommended tours and activities

From La Paz: Day Trip to Chacaltaya and Moon Valley

1. From La Paz: Day Trip to Chacaltaya and Moon Valley

Discover a unique area featuring lunar landscapes and bizarre geological formations located 10 kilometers from downtown La Paz lies. Valle de la Luna or Moon Valley isn’t really a valley at all, but a maze of canyons and giant spires.  Marvel at the formations, composed largely of clay and sandstone, that was created by the erosion of mountains by the area’s strong winds and rains. Enjoy the serene setting, full of wonder, and intrigue. Head to Chacaltaya after your visit to Moon Valley. Admire this glacier that served as Bolivia's only ski resort until the complete meltdown in the last decade. Discover the former world's highest lift-served ski area and the northernmost in South America as well as the world's second most equatorial after Maoke, Indonesia. Walk from the abandoned ski resort to the top of the Chacaltaya mountain to enjoy great views at over 5000 meters above sea level.

La Paz: Mountain Chacaltaya and Moon Valley Guided Day Tour

2. 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.

Private City tour, Cable Car and Moon Valley

3. Private City tour, Cable Car and Moon Valley

The best tour in La Paz is in the morning at 8:30 a.m. In the afternoon at 14:30 p.m. First, we go to the mon valley (don't forget sunscreen or hats), after that, we take the cable cars from La Paz to El Alto, and back to La Paz, then Jaen Street, plaza Murillo, San Francisco Church finally the witches market. 1. Moon Valley 2. Cable cars; Yellow - Silver - Red - Orange 3. Jaen Street 4. Plaza Murillo 5. Plaza San Francisco (Church) 6. The Witches Market (the last point) About the time of the tour In the morning we start at 8:30 am and finish at 2:30 pm approximately in the Afternoon we start at 2:30 pm and finish at 6:30 pm approximately

La Paz City Tour with Moon Valley

4. La Paz City Tour with Moon Valley

This tour combines walking, cable cars and public transportation to give the best local experience while you visit us! During the tour you will visit the San Francisco church, the witches' market in the city of La Paz, the local markets all around downtown. Afterwards you will have the most amazing bird's-eye view from our Cable cars which will take you to the city of El Alto, here you will not only have the best views and perfect picture spots but you will also be able to check out the witches' market of El Alto which is a bit different than the one in La Paz because you will get so see some of the local witch doctors actually performing rituals. Soon after you will ride the cable cars back down to La Paz but you will go past downtown and into the far south side, you will be able to really see all the different faces La Paz has to offer. Once in the south zone we will take a public car into the Moon Valley and enjoy this place with a short trek and the chance to take awesome pictures. After this we will head back to the city through a different set of cable cars and finally reach the historic center where we will visit the famous street Jaen with all the lovely colonial homes and finish the tour at kilometer 0 of the city, Plaza Murillo, square that is home to our Stunning Cathedral, our Presidential Palace with the brand new moder version of it right behind and our House of Parliament. All this made even better with amount of history, cool facts and cultural information delivered by our super fun and amazing guides.

From: La Paz: Chacaltaya Mountain and Moon Valley Day Tour

5. From: La Paz: Chacaltaya Mountain and Moon Valley Day Tour

Hotel pick up at 8:30 a.m. approximately to go straight to Chacaltaya, this is a mountain with an elevation of 5,300 m.o.s.l. Over 80% of Chacaltaya's glacier melted between 1987 and 2007. The glacier was one of the highest glaciers in South America. When arriving to the refuge, have the chance to walk up to the top of the mountain. Also people will appreciate the wonderful view of Huayna Potosi and Illimani Mountains, Lake Titicaca and some parts of El Alto city. Walking up and watching all landscapes last for about one hour and half, after that, go down, and get on the car again to leave for the Moon Valley. Arrival at 1:30 p.m. to Moon Valley. This valley has a particular rock formation which is similar to the moon`s surface. When in there, see different kinds of trees and plants (local of the area), between them is the cactus San Pedro. The tour lasts for about one hour. Finally, Arrives to your hotel around 4:00 p.m.

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guide was helpful although for the mountain climb make sure you get used to high mountain climb. otherwise you will struggle and not make it to top