74$

Urban Trek - La Paz

Duration: 4 Hours : (Morning – Afternoon)
Transportation: Local transport
Group size: 2-30 max
Difficulty: 1 – Easy walking
Departure Place: Plaza San Pedro
Destiny: Satellyte City – Museum – Markets
Altitude: 3616m – 4065m
Availability: Tuesdays – Thursdays – Saturdays

74$

Description

Our Urban Trek covers the “top half” of La Paz, beginning in Satellite City, El Alto and descending all the way to downtown. We meet up in the morning at the Plaza San Pedro and head up like sardines crammed into one of La Pazs “trufis.” Once in El Alto, your guide begins the trek with a history of El Alto and its role in the modern-day social, economic and political landscape.
Called by some the “Aymara Capital of the World” and by others Bolivias biggest problem, El Alto is a dynamic place with surprisingly far-reaching influence.
You may also visit El Altos new art museum, creatively installed in an old water tower with incredible views.

Start Time: 08:30 and 14:00
Our Urban Trek half day usually offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, however we can organize the trek on other days with at least 48 hours advance notice.
Combines well with: Living History Walk, Hampaturi Valley Ramble 1-day, Colibri Cabins & Camping

 

Program Price per person in USD
1 2 3 4 5+
Urban Trek – Half day
AM or PM program
44.- 24.- 20.- 16.- 16.-

The price includes a bi-lingual guide, local transport and an Andean snack.

Morning Trek

08:30 – Meet guide at Plaza San Pedro* and head up to El Alto
09:00 – El Alto “Satellite City” and Art Museum
10:00 – Descent through Hanging Neighborhoods
11:00 – Snack & rehydration break
11:15 – La Paz Markets & Handicrafts

Afternoon Trek

14:00 – Meet guide at Plaza San Pedro* and head up to El Alto
15:00 – El Alto “Satellite City” and Art Museum
16:00 – Descent through Hanging Neighborhoods
17:00 – Snack & rehydration break
17:15 – La Paz Markets & Handicrafts

*San Pedro Plaza is a popular meeting place in downtown La Paz. Just ask your hotel receptionist or consult your travel guide for directions to the plaza.


We Start in

Satellite City, the tour descends on foot into La Paz, passing through the precarious “hanging neighborhoods” built on the unstable and steep slopes of the valley. As you take in the stunning views of La Paz and the Cordillera Real in the distance your guide will explain how La Paz is organized and governed and point out signs of several development projects benefitting at-risk neighborhoods.

Colorful and complex markets

Next, after a brief ride on one of those tank-like painted school buses with upholstered ceilings, you are off La Pazs colorful and complex markets.
The market section begins in the black market (dont even ask for a receipt) and then passes through the beautiful flower and fruit sections (and just about everything else).

The handicraft section is next and we briefly take you to two Fair Trade craft shops, where you can have a look at the incredible textiles produced by Bolivian artesans. We do not receive a commission for suggesting the shops we share with you, however we do recommend picking up a few items before you leave, as greater benefits reach the producers.

Finish in Plaza San Francisco

We finish up near the Plaza San Francisco, unless you care to join us for a Full-day Urban Trek.
Check out the description for more details!

What days do these tours take place?
Our Urban Trek half day usually offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with 48 hours book to the tour.
However we can organize the trek on other days with at least 48 hours advance notice.

What type of shoe i need?

you need comfortable walking shoes. Your feet will appreciate.

Is this tour for me?

Of course if you want to travel. The perfect match if you’re planning to visit Bolivia’s most popular destination.

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Highlights

We Start on TOP HALF in La Paz

Beginning in Satellite City in El Alto and descending all the way to downtown.

Colorful and complex markets

where you can have a look at the incredible textiles produced by Bolivian artesans.

Finish in Plaza San Francisco

We ended up near the Plaza San Francisco, a very central and crowded place.

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Included

Bi-lingual guide
Local transport
Andean snack

Not Included

Personal Expenses

Recommended

Water bottle
Comfortable walking shoes

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