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La Paz Small-Group Sightseeing Tour: Plaza Murillo, San Pedro Prison, and Witches' Market

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Discover La Paz on a city tour with an expert local guide who explains Bolivian culture and history as you take in local markets, colonial architecture and dazzling views. Get an insider’s perspective on La Paz as you learn about San Pedro Prison, see the folk remedies at the Witches' Market, and take public transport to a viewpoint high above the city. Sample traditional snacks and get to know the people that live in the world’s highest capital city. Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures personalized attention from your guide.
Highlights
  • Cover top La Paz highlights: Plaza Murillo, San Pedro Prison, and more
  • Experience local flavors in a colorful market
  • Features high-altitude views, shopping, and a traditional shaman
  • Small group size ensures a more personalized experience
What to Expect
Meet a guide at Plaza Murillo, where you start the tour with a light snack as you take in the plaza’s colonial-era architecture. Set out on foot toward San Pedro Prison, a self-contained community whose inmates live and work with their families.
See the exterior of the enormous prison and then duck into a local market to try some fresh fruit. Learn to navigate La Paz’ public transport on a trip high into the hills, where you can snap panoramic photos of the enormous city.
From there, descend to the Witches’ Market, a center for Aymara healers and spiritualists; if desired, you can pay to have your fortune told by an Aymara shaman. Make a final stop at a local household goods market before finishing the tour back at Plaza Murillo, close to top La Paz attractions.
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Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

We took this Walking Tour in La Paz about 1 month ago and still think it was pretty interesting. Our guide Estef had a big knowledge about the whole bunch of stuff like politics, religion, economics, history and the actual way of life in Bolivia....More

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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Steph (our guide) and us have done so much within the half day. We tasted local Salteña, visited local markets where they sell dehydrated potatoes, women polleras & hats, and the black/white witches and offerings; and of course the La Paz prison. Highly recommended this...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Took part in this tour this morning and enjoyed Steph’s knowledge of her city and her openness for discussion or questions. Gave us a good oversight of the city, included ride on local transport as well as one of the cable cars. Definitely good use...More

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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Steph (my guide) and I explored la Paz on this great walking tour today. We discussed the political, cultural and culinary aspects of Bolivia - visited markets, ate exotic fruits and experienced the Witches doing their thing in El Alto. Very recommendable tour!

Thank maggiemadsen
Reviewed February 17, 2018

I really enjoyed this tour and Steph was an amazing guide. We spent a great few hours just walking around La Paz, interacting with people at the markets, and seeing some beautiful and interesting sights. I learned so much about Bolivia and its people from...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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