To 3,600 Metres and Beyond: Discover the incredible city of La Paz with a local. Learn all about the unique history behind San Pedro Prison, one of La Paz’s most famous landmarks. Wander through the fascinating Witches Market, learning all about Bolivian myths, legends, and voodoo. Take in the outstanding view over La Paz from a scenic viewpoint above the city. Visit local La Paz food markets and learn about Bolivian cuisine. This La Paz tour hits all the right marks – captivating, scenic, and a little bit spooky. Journey through La Paz with a local to discover all the stories that make up this magical Bolivian city, from the inmates of San Pedro Prison, to the mysterious tales of The Witches Market, and the locals that live and work in highest capital city on Earth. <<br />
Your La Paz adventure will start in the very heart of this incredible city, at Plaza Murillo. There couldn’t be a more perfect backdrop for your introduction to Bolivia’s war, wealth, and nature, than the impressive architecture that surrounds you in this square. We’ll not only kick off your tour with plenty of insights, we’ll also make a stop here to try a traditional, tasty mid-morning Bolivian snack (because fun facts should always be accompanied by food, right?!). As we move away from Plaza Murillo on this La Paz tour, we’ll head towards San Pedro Prison, an infamous La Paz landmark that is best seen from a local’s perspective. Your guide will give you the lowdown on what makes this prison so famous, and what makes it one of the most fascinating local stories in town. We’ll stroll past the prison walls (don’t worry, it’s completely safe!) and then head towards several local markets, places where Bolivian culture really comes alive. Lean about the staple foods of Bolivia, such as the endless different types of Andean potatoes, produce that is worked into the local cuisine in all kinds of interesting ways. As we continue to tour La Paz, we’ll also head towards a local fruit market to taste freshly-picked organic fruit, sourced from every corner of Bolivia. Taste mouth-watering, flavourful fruit from the Bolivian Amazon rainforest, and try to guess their names! Next up, we’ll hop into some public transport and journey up into the outer heights of La Paz.
Meeting/pick-up point: Plaza Murillo main square, in front of the giant stone book statue .
Duration: 3 or 4 hours.
Start/opening time: 9 am.
End/closing time: 12 or 1 pm.
Languages: English .
Others: Drop-off location: Plaza Murillo main square in front of the giant stone book statue.