A unique visit to the popular neighborhoods and markets of La Paz, guided by a “lustra bota” or “shoeshiner” will provide a different impression of this chaotic city. The walking tour starts with a short visit to the cemetery, continuing to the “Fish Street Market”, the “Flower Market” and the “Uruguay Market” where various species of birds and animals and food can be seen. The tour continues to Eloy Salmón Street, lined with shops and stalls selling the latest technology and to the “Cholitas Market” where Cholitas can be seen shopping for traditional skirts and blankets. Next, a visit to the popular “Belen” dining room and “Rodriguez Market”. The tour concludes at San Pedro Square, where the well-known San Pedro prison is located.
Following the tour is a Teleférico (cable car) ride, from which there is an excellent and beautiful view of La Paz, it’s a great way to discover the city!.
After the Teleferico ride, there is a visit of a traditional street market, rich in handicraft shops and stalls selling alpaca or llama wool, jewelry, leather goods, musical instruments, weavings and witchcraft artifacts. There is also a visit to the colonial part of the city, San Francisco Church, Gold Museum, Murillo Square and the outdoor replica of the Tiwanaku temple. Lastly, a descend to the more modern, southern part of La Paz to reach and visit the Valley of the Moon, where a clay mountain has been impressively shaped by erosion