TOP 5 Tours in El Alto

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

Highlights

  • Ride the famous La Paz cable cars and marvel at the breathtaking city views
  • Learn about local culture and history from an amazing bilingual guide
  • Visit the cemetery and open-air street art gallery
  • Visit a local shaman who will read your fortune in coca leaves

Description

Experience the city of La Paz from a whole new perspective on this unique tour that takes you off the typical tourist path. Begin your adventure in the heart of the city and hop aboard the red cable car that will whisk you high above the bustling streets, offering breathtaking panoramic views of La Paz below. Marvel at the stunning scenery as you make your way towards El Alto.

Upon arrival in El Alto, immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions. Pay a visit to the renowned cemetery, where you can admire the captivating works of art displayed in its open-air gallery. Be captivated by the stories behind the art and gain a deeper understanding of the local customs.

Continue your journey through El Alto by visiting a local shaman. Delve into the fascinating world of Andean spirituality and gain insight into the healing properties of traditional herbs. Have your fortune read by the shaman using coca leaves, a unique and ancient practice that will surely leave you with a sense of wonder.

Accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide, explore the vibrant neighborhood of El Alto. Discover the harmonious blend of historical traditions and modern city life that characterizes this district. Experience the lively atmosphere firsthand as you navigate through the bustling streets and interact with the friendly locals.

As your tour comes to an end, bid farewell to El Alto and board another cable car for a scenic ride back to the city center of La Paz. Take in the incredible vistas that unfold along the way, soaking in the breathtaking beauty of this remarkable city from above.

Embark on this off-the-beaten-track tour and discover a side of La Paz that few get to experience. Prepare to be amazed by the stunning aerial views, enchanted by the local traditions, and captivated by the vibrant energy of El Alto.

Included

  • Public transportation
  • Fantastic bilingual guide

Price

From $17 per person

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Show Cholitas Wrestling

Highlights

  • Fighting women
  • Views of the city of La Paz and El Alto

Description

Located in the city of Alto at an altitude of 4,100 meters above sea level, the Cholitas Luchadoras are female fighters who perform a popular show. In this show, rural women are transformed into Cholitas by dressing up in traditional attire including a hat, shawl, long skirts (polleras), and shoes. This entertainment is especially significant in La Paz Department, where there is a large population of indigenous people and El Alto was born. The show takes place every Thursday and Sunday, and families and friends gather to enjoy the spectacle. The combatants, whether they are women or men, put on a display of strength and skill.

Itinerary:
We will pick you up from your hotel at 4:00 pm and depart for Ciudad del Alto. It will take approximately one hour to reach the Coliseum, where the show will take place. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the spectacle for about two hours before we return to the city of La Paz at 8:00 p.m.

Included

  • Pickup at Buhos Tours office
  • Entry tickets to Cholitas Wrestling
  • Transport share
  • Assistant
  • Seat
  • Snack
  • Drop-off near San Francisco church (downtown)

Price

From $25 per person

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La Paz: City Highlights Walking Tour with Cable Car Ride

Highlights

  • Feel the sensation of flying as you ride aboard the La Paz cable car system
  • Explore the city of El Alto, including San Pedro Square and the Witches’ Market
  • Take in panoramic city views of La Paz and El Alto from your cable car
  • Stroll through Jaen Street and discover the main square and markets of La Paz
  • Learn about the local culture, lifestyle, and history through a local guide

Description

Discover the vibrant city of La Paz and its neighboring city, El Alto, on a comprehensive walking tour that showcases the best that both have to offer. Immerse yourself in the rich culture as you explore traditional squares and bustling markets. Take in breathtaking views of the area from above by riding the local cable car system.

Begin your tour by meeting your knowledgeable guide at the iconic San Francisco Church. From there, dive into the enchanting world of La Paz by visiting the renowned Witches’ Market. Experience the unique atmosphere and browse the fascinating array of traditional medicinal herbs, potions, and ritual objects.

Next, venture to El Alto to explore San Pedro Square and delve into the infamous history surrounding San Pedro Prison. Learn about the stories and legends surrounding this notorious institution.

Continuing your journey, make your way to the El Alto Witches’ Market. Take the opportunity to ride several cable car lines as you travel between the two cities, enjoying panoramic views of the stunning landscapes along the way.

Returning to La Paz, meander along the beautiful Jaen Street, lined with well-preserved colonial buildings. Feel the ambiance of the past as you stroll through this historical area.

Step into Plaza Murillo, the main square of La Paz, and be captivated by the sight of the majestic cathedral and impressive government buildings. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of the open-air markets and shops that surround the square.

Conclude your unforgettable tour back at San Francisco Church, filled with newfound knowledge, cherished memories, and a deeper appreciation for the captivating cities of La Paz and El Alto.

Included

  • Tour guide
  • Cable car tickets

Price

From $10 per person

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La Paz: Andean Architecture Tour in El Alto

Highlights

  1. Marvel at the incredible uniquely Andean architecture
  2. Enter a cholet and see how the designs continue on the inside
  3. Ride on a traditional cable car
  4. Get off the beaten track in an area unknown to tourists

Description

Immerse yourself in the vibrant and lively world of El Alto’s architecture on a captivating half-day Andean architecture tour. Marvel at the opulent mansions, affectionately called cholets, that dot the neighborhood, showcasing a unique blend of ancient Andean influences and contemporary flair.

Delve into the quirky and colorful designs of the cholets, a whimsical fusion of traditional textiles and modern aesthetics, reflecting the vibrant spirit of the residents. Gain insights into the bourgeois denizens who proudly display their wealth by constructing these futuristic, eye-catching residences and hosting extravagant gatherings within their walls.

Accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide, ascend through the city on a cable car, offering panoramic views of different districts within El Alto. Moreover, seize the opportunity to step inside one of these cholets, immersing yourself in the vibrant designs that adorn its interior. This tour not only grants you a glimpse into the awe-inspiring architecture of the cholets, but also delves deep into the rich culture and traditions they embody.

Included

  • Transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Local snacks

Price

From $25 per person

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La Paz City Tour with Moon Valley

Highlights

  • Learn a massive amount of fun filled facts about La Paz and El Alto
  • Get the best views of both cities and the Moon Valley
  • Discover all the different faces our city has to offer

Description

Experience the best of our city with this unique tour that combines walking, cable cars, and public transportation. Get ready to immerse yourself in the local culture and discover the hidden gems of La Paz!

The tour starts with a visit to the iconic San Francisco church, followed by a trip to the fascinating witches’ market in the heart of the city. Explore the bustling local markets that are scattered throughout downtown and get a taste of the vibrant atmosphere.

Next, prepare to be amazed as you hop on our cable cars that will take you to the captivating city of El Alto. Take in the breathtaking bird’s-eye view and capture stunning pictures from the cable car. In El Alto, you will have the opportunity to visit a unique witches’ market where local witch doctors perform rituals.

After experiencing the charm of El Alto, we will take a cable car ride back to La Paz, but this time, we will venture into the far south side of the city. Witness the diverse faces of La Paz as you gaze upon its panoramic views.

Continuing our journey, we will take a public car to the Moon Valley, a surreal natural formation renowned for its stunning landscapes. Enjoy a short trek amidst this enchanting place and seize the chance to capture some memorable photographs.

As we make our way back to the city, we will take a different set of cable cars that will lead us to the historic center. Explore the charming colonial homes along the famous street Jaen and conclude the tour at Plaza Murillo, the heart of the city. Marvel at the impressive Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, and the House of Parliament.

Throughout the tour, our knowledgeable and entertaining guides will share fascinating historical facts, cultural insights, and interesting anecdotes to enhance your experience.

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable adventure that combines the best of walking, cable cars, and public transportation to give you an authentic and immersive local experience in La Paz!

Included

  • Professional Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • Transportation
  • Cable Cars

Price

From $40 per person

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