La Paz

La Paz, One Of The 7 Urban Wonders Of The World

La Paz, one of the 7 urban wonders of the world. The world’s highest capital city is the starting point for travelers visiting Bolivia and, offers an exceptional blend of high-rise buildings set against the majestic Andean mountains. This mix of landscapes, cultures and people make La Paz one of the world’s most unique cities.

Explore one of the wonder cities of the world with a private local guide! La Paz is one of the world’s most unique cities who’s secret gems you simply won’t find nor understand without the help of a local English Speaking guide. The amazing Red Cap guides will take you on an adventure through La Paz’s bustling streets, colorful markets and fascinating historical spots (see Plaza Murillo, Calle Jaen, San Pedro Prison, the Witches Market and more!) on what many travelers have rated the best walking tour in South America! If you want even more, check out the Full Day Private City Tour where you will also explore the cable cars and the amazing city of El Alto!

If you only have one day and want to fit everything in, this is your best choice!  City Center, El Alto, Cable Cars, Local Food and more all in one very full and fascinating day with a private Red Cap guide.  After visiting the most important and interesting points in the city center, try local dishes and drinks. Then start the journey to El Alto via the amazing cable cars, which offer some of the best views of the city and the best way to get around. 

At the top, you will visit an incredible viewpoint with the city spreading out in the valley below. We visit several spots in El Alto including the working witches’ market, where if you choose you can get your fortune read by a local Shaman.

You can never truly know a place without eating from its’ table! Here the food is where the family meets, where the day’s madness comes to a halt and life’s simple pleasures are appreciated. Warm, hearty cuisine from a warm and hearty people.

This evening tour will leave your stomach, mind and soul full! Featuring the best of Bolivian cuisine and the stories behind the plates that tell you more about the people from whom they originated than the ingredients which make them up.

This 50-meter descent is the new must-do in La Paz! Scale down our wall in the center of La Paz like Spiderman or a Mission Impossible stunt double, or the rush of your life – jump face first, you can face your fears and push your limits! Right in the center of the city, the views from the 17th floor are spectacular! But the view that really takes your breath away is looking down 50 meters and the busy traffic below looks like ants!

This is part of The Condoriri massif, in The Cordillera Real, the famous climbing area in Bolivia. This popular one-day trek offers you a small taste of this amazing area. And if you are planning on doing more, this trek will help you acclimatize for even higher mountains in the region. Enjoy the mountains up close, see small communities and have the chance to see wild life in the Altiplano. The Andes are simply spectacular and you must take the time to experience them!

ACTIVITY: Trekking                            HIGH: Up to 5300 m               DIFFICULTY: 2 – Basic

What better trek in the Andes than on an ancient Inca trail? This trek starts just east of La Paz in the Cordillera Real (4060 m), going down through the cloud forest to the high jungle of the lush Yungas Region. You will be following a pre-Columbian road system, a Tiwanaku path which pre dates the Incas but the Incas undoubtedly used it as well. The trek is approximately 60 km long (3 days/2 nights) and you will pass through a variety of climates, from eternal snow to flowery vegetation and forest.

ACTIVITY: Trekking                            HIGH: Up to 4060 m               DIFFICULTY: 2 – Basic

Huayna Potosi (6088m) is northeast of La Paz in the Cordillera Real and is known as one of the easiest 6000+m mountains to climb in the world. Take part in Bolivia’s most popular climb and reach new heights! The adventure starts just one hour of drive from La Paz after 3 hours of trekking, you will be at the high camp where you can acclimatize as you take in the stunning views.

Huayna Potosi can be climbed by complete beginners, and provides views the sort of Epic only the Andes can provide, of the Cordillera Real, Lake Titicaca (3810m) and the Altiplano (4000m). If you are looking for a true Andean adventure, Huayna Potosi 3 Days/2 Nights is a must do option!