La Paz is the starting point for many journeys to places in Bolivia and neighboring countries plus a number of great tours and activities. Most people who visit Bolivia will pass through La Paz at least once.
It was founded in 1548 and it owes its growth to its particular location, as it was located halfway between the two main cities of the area during the Spanish domination - Cusco and Potosi.
La Paz is definitely the most important city in Bolivia although it's not the largest and not even the official capital city. We offer all kind of activities in La Paz city and the surrounding department, and you can see them all below.
From the notorious Death Road to paragliding, snowboarding, rock-climbing and many more activities, La Paz area is definitely the place where you can challenge yourself and face a few fears. Adrenaline and fun are guaranteed, but all in absolute safety.
From La Paz there are also numerous day trips to the most interesting places of the area, such as Tiwanaku (most important archaeological site of the country, UNESCO heritage), Yanacachi, Chacaltaya and more. From La Paz you can also start a multiple day treks as well as climbs to the main peaks of the country, like Huayna Potosi, Illimani and Sajama. Most of the tours leave daily so it will be easy to make them fit in your itinerary if having a few days in the city.
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Stunning scenery with amazing snowcapped peaks, beautiful Andean lakes, good altitude training before climbing or simply an easy way to go on a fantastic short trek in the majestic Cordillera Mountain range. Highly recommended for everyone and perfect for those who are short on time but still want to experience the stunning views only Andes can offer.
Take this day trip and explore two natural attractions in southern La Paz, only a few km away from the city. This tour will take you first to the Valley of the Souls and its unique rocky landscapes filled with magic. Later you will explore and talk through the Palca Canyon, stretching out below the foot of majestic Illimani, the guardian mountain of La Paz.
Explore the sub-tropical Yungas valleys and get to taste different types of coffee by taking this one day trip from La Paz. The Coroico region is one of the main centres of coffee plantations in Bolivia and it's definitely worth a visit. Transfer from and back to La Paz is included in the price.
This half day ATV / quadbiking excursion (2-5 hours) will be an unforgettable riding experience through the stunning landscapes of the Moon and / or Sun Valley in southern La Paz. You will get to feel the thrill of four-wheeling, while experiencing the region’s natural beauty. You can start in the morning or in the afternoon.
A unique city tour on foot that will not only show you the usual parts of the city such as the the historic government and financial districts but also take you to parts other tours do not and mingle with the locals, walk in the colorful markets, visit the fast growing city of El Alto above La Paz and travel on the Teleferico (the new cable car system). This tour is an extended version of the Off the Beaten Track tour that takes in the Moon Valley and Southern Zone.
A perfect tour for those wishing to experience the city on foot but are short on time. We will take you to parts of the city such as the historic government and financial districts. Learn about the infamous San Pedro prison, experience the witches market walk in the colorful markets, travel on a local "chicken bus" and see the city from a 360-degree Killi-killi viewpoint above the city.
A unique city tour on foot that will not only show you the usual parts of the city such as the the historic government and financial districts but also take you to parts other tours do not and mingle with the locals, walk in the colorful markets, visit the fast growing city of El Alto above La Paz and travel on the Teleferico (the new cable car system).
The El Choro trek is the most popular trek with tourists due to its easy accessibility from La Paz, stunning views and varied scenery. Ranging from chilly Andean mountains, down through cloud forest to semi-tropical rainforest it offers a range of conditions to deal with but is also a fantastic introduction to the varied environments of Bolivia and the different conditions you can encounter trekking here.
This short but challenging trek follows a high altitude trail between two of Bolivia's most famous mountains - Huayna Potosi and Chacaltaya. All of this trek is above 4500 meters so it is essential to be well acclimatised to undertake this. This is a good option as altitude training if you are planning Huayna Potosi later on.
Exhilarating and relaxing, tandem paragliding requires no previous experience or special skills. Makes for a great half day out. Your tandem flight will be with an experienced pilot who has hundreds of previous flights and treats safety as a priority. Lots of fun!
Tiwanaku is one of the most important ancient civilizations in the world and more is being learnt about it every day. For anyone with an interest in the history of Andean cultures and archaeology it is a worth while day trip from La Paz. This archaeological site of is a little over 70 km west from the city of La Paz towards the border town of Desaguadero.
Chacaltaya was the "highest commercial ski area" in the world although very little sking takes place nowadays and it is mainly visited to witness the stunning views of the Cordillera Real mountain range from Chacaltaya's 5300 meter peak. Chacaltaya is a good day trip from La Paz and possible for anyone who has acclimatised a little.
Perfect for those short on time and wanting to see authentic Andean culture and get off the beaten track where tourists seldom venture.
Explore the incredible Bolivian high plain, marvel at Bolivia's highest mountain, natural hot springs and Andean Wildlife. A real off the beaten track adventure
The shorter version of the Sajama National Park 3 day tour. Explore the incredible Bolivian high plain, marvel at Bolivia's highest mountain, natural hot springs and Andean Wildlife. A real off the beaten track adventure.
This is an incredible 5 day trip that starts from La Paz and takes you down to the Uyuni salt flats passing through the amazing Sajama National Park and the seldom visited Coipasa salt desert. This tour includes English-speaking guide and is a new alternative to the classic salt flats tours. You can choose between three different levels of accommodations, from basic lodges to the Tayka Hotels. Price depends on groups size.