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La Paz City Walking Tour

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During this 3-hour, guided, walking tour of La Paz, learn the fascinating culture behind this Bolivian city in the sky, and hear the myths, history, and legends behind the buildings and streets. Along with your local guide and a group of no more than 15 people, you'll browse through the stalls of the Witches Market and see the La Paz Cathedral, as well as learn the infamous history behind San Pedro Prison.
  • Cover some key La Paz landmarks and neighborhoods in a walking tour
  • A great way to get your bearings in a sprawling city
  • Begins and ends close to top La Paz attractions
  • Morning and afternoon departures available to suit your schedule
What to Expect
Make your way to a central location in La Paz, where you meet your guide and small group for a morning or afternoon departure. Start by taking in the historic San Francisco Church, built by early Franciscans, and then browse the colorful stalls at the Lanza and Rodriguez markets. Get a glimpse of Bolivia’s traditional healing and spiritualism in the Witches’ Market, and head to Plaza Murillo to see La Paz Cathedral and the Presidential Palace. Here and throughout the tour, the guide shares stories of La Paz’ history, ancient traditions, and modern-day culture, and you can get insider tips on where to eat, drink, and explore in the city. The tour concludes at a café in the narrow, colonial-era Jaen Street, where brightly painted buildings line the historic cobblestones.
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Departure Point
San Francisco Square, in front of San Francisco Church
Return Details
Tour ends in Jaen Street, 4 block from starting point
  • Local guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Operates in all weather conditions. Please dress appropriately
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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All reviews great tour bolivian history san pedro prison answered all our questions great city passionate guide totally recommend this tour great morning great introduction great stories enjoyable tour perfect english interesting facts explained everything witches market three hours spoke good english
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This great tour is at an easy pace for those adjusting to the altitude. For me one of the most interesting parts was learning about the traditional culture and Amyara beliefs vua an entertaining visit to a "witch doctor" shop. The flower market was also...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Lynn F
Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

Andrea our guide knew everything, fascinating, charming and extremely informative not just on the architecture, but on politics, history, the lot! So interesting! Done many walking tours, this is definitely one of the best! Thank you Andrea!!!!

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Reviewed September 9, 2019 via mobile

Since I was solo traveller on this trip,i decided to join walking tour! Maria was m guide and she was great! Tour is really helpful and interesting since she has shared many infos and facts! Thank you Maria and the entire team of HanaqPacha (i...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank kecojevicm
Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

Not realising this walking tour was unlike other walking tours we’ve been on in other cities, we just rocked up at the given time expecting to pay in tips at the end. While we didn’t book ahead (which isn’t necessary in the low season, but...More

Thank MLiddy
Reviewed September 1, 2019 via mobile

Fantastic time walking the streets of La Paz on a busy Saturday night. We got to taste some of the authentic local cuisine! Something that we would not usually do! Fantastic experience! Thanks!

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February 6, 2019|
Response from Frank I | Reviewed this property |
Too late to answer the question, but yes just show up they are very accommodating
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September 29, 2018|
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Response from marysamsonite87 | Reviewed this property |
Depends in the guide...ours was 2 hours
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