Guided tour

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

4.7 / 5

49 reviews

Activity provider: Red Cap Walking Tours

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

Activity provider: Red Cap Walking Tours

From US$ 17 per person

Escape the city center and explore La Paz's outlying areas, like the cemetery and El Alto. Take in spectacular views of La Paz on an amazing cable car ride, learn about Bolivian culture, and visit a local shaman who will read your fortune.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish

Experience

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
Full description
See La Paz from the sky and explore the alternative side of the city on this off-the-beaten-track tour. Start in the city center and ride the red cable car to El Alto, marveling at the spectacular panoramic views. Stop by the famous cemetery and take in the works of art at its open-air gallery. In El Alto, visit a local shaman and learn about Andean spirituality and healing herbs, as well as having your fortune read in coca leaves. Explore the vibrant neighborhood of El Alto, a district known for its fascinating combination of historical tradition and big-city lifestyles, with an expert local guide. Board another teleférico (cable car) and make your way back to the city center, admiring the incredible views along the way. 
Includes
  • Public transportation
  • Fantastic bilingual guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Inside Sol y Luna Restaurant Coffee (Murillo Street - Corner Cochambamba)

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Jacket
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • On Thursdays and Sundays, one of the world's biggest open air markets takes place in El Alto
  • On Thursdays and Sundays, there is also Cholitas Wrestling (matches between indigenous women)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 49 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Through the collective bus you reach the cemetery where you can discover many Bolivian traditions. Then the cable car offers a beautiful view of the immense city. Finally, in the magic market you can meet a sorcerer for a fee (be careful not to take everything that is said to be true!).

July 26, 2022

We had a great time as a family exploring La Paz with Max. He has a contagious love for his city and a ton of knowledge about its history, culture, and customs. We enjoyed learning more about the Cemetery, riding public busses and gondolas, and seeing the Witch Market and Witch Doctors in action. A great way to spend an afternoon!

June 7, 2022

Great out of the box experience

We had the best time with our guide Max. Although it was raining about half of the tour he never gave us the idea he was in a rush or bothered by the rain or the fact we were with only two persons on this tour. The cementary was a nice experience. Max told us a lot and took the time to answer all our questions. By using the cable cart you had a nice view over the city. Highlight was walking around in El Alto at the witch market were we had the chance to visit a Yatiri (Shaman). We enjoyed every minute of the tour. Great experience! If you want to see a different part of La Paz I reccomend this tour.

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May 11, 2019

Product ID: 122397